Establishing paternity for child support purposes

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Support on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Raising a child is an expensive endeavor and one that a parent shouldn’t face alone. Unfortunately, though, far too often noncustodial parents try to dodge their financial obligation to their child, especially when that child is born out of wedlock. In these instances, men oftentimes deny that they are the father of a woman’s child. When they are successful in doing so, they avoid child custody and child support issues. Yet, women in the Midwest should not give up simply because a man claims


Property division basics in Missouri

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Property Division on Thursday, August 8, 2019. How property is divided during divorce is an important concern for couples in Missouri. Understanding some property division basics can be helpful to ensure that divorcing spouses can protect their interests and reach a property division settlement agreement that both parties can live with. Missouri property division is based on equitable property division laws. What is important to note is that only marital property is subject to the division process. Separate property is not subject to the property division process, so an important consideration


Property division critical in gray divorces

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Property Division on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Divorce can take an emotional and financial toll on people of all ages. Short-term and long-term marriages can both have tremendous ramifications when they end in divorce, which is why Midwesterners need to do everything they can to protect themselves and their well-being when marriage dissolution is on the horizon. While this often means surrounding one’s self with supportive friends and family, it also means knowing how to utilize divorce laws to one’s advantage. This is of particular importance to individuals who are age


How to deal with unfair divorce tactics

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Friday, August 2, 2019. Ending a marriage can be a challenging experience on many different levels. The emotions that are tied up in the marriage dissolution process can be more than enough to make it difficult, but the logistics of untangling two lives can be overwhelming. Making matters worse, a contentious divorce can see the parties taking steps to try to thwart a fair resolution. This is why Midwesterners need to ensure they are protecting themselves as fully as possible throughout the divorce process, which includes knowing how to


Divorce, property division and hidden assets

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Friday, July 26, 2019. Marriages should be built on trust. Yet, when some Midwesterners contemplate divorce, they begin to shroud themselves in lies. There are many reasons for this behavior. Shame can play a role in instances of infidelity, but oftentimes, these lies have financial motives. Those individuals who know the laws as they pertain to divorce may realize that marital assets will be subjected to property division; thus, they seek to hide assets in an attempt to keep them for themselves. While this behavior is unethical and illegal,


How to develop a parenting plan for child custody

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, July 25, 2019. As part of the child custody and visitation process, parents are required to submit child custody plans. Because the process of developing a parenting plan for child custody and visitation can be challenging, it is useful for parents to rely on family law resources to help them through the process. Child custody, visitation and parenting plans are all based on what is in the best interests of the child and it is important for parents to keep this in mind. Parenting plans need to


Child custody and the importance of a father’s presence

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, July 18, 2019. It’s a sad reality, but fathers are often overlooked in our society. This is especially true when viewed through a child custody lens. Mothers automatically retain custody of children who are born out of wedlock and child custody disputes that arise during divorce proceedings can find a man struggling to prove why he is better suited to further his child’s best interests. Some men even find it difficult to merely obtain visitation with their children, which is nothing short of tragic. As a result,


What is an uncontested divorce?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Friday, July 12, 2019. There are generally two types of divorce based on whether there are contested issues between the divorcing spouses or not. In circumstances of an uncontested divorce, the divorcing couple are largely able to work out the major divorce-related issues and agree to how they want to resolve property division, spousal support, child support and child custody. Whenever a couple is entering a divorce process, however, it is likely they have questions. An uncontested divorce refers to when the divorcing couple agrees to the divorce and


Child support and the skyrocketing cost of daycare

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Support on Thursday, July 11, 2019. There is no doubt that the cost of raising a child is enormous. Many parents in the Midwest find themselves struggling to make ends meet, even when both parents are living and working together to meet financial obligations. Oftentimes, however, parents don’t live together, which can make sharing the financial responsibility of raising a child even more difficult. These circumstances usually give rise to child support disputes that must be appropriately addressed in order to reach a favorable outcome. As we have discussed previously


Many contemplate divorce during the summer

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Friday, July 5, 2019. Summer is here. Kids are out of school and family vacations are underway. This may be a joyous time for many, but for others, spending more time together only highlights familial strife. Spouses can find themselves bickering over finances, personalities can clash, and differences in parenting styles can be accentuated. This is why there is often an uptick in divorces once the summer comes to an end and children return to school. In fact, a study from 2016 found that March and August see spikes


How a military divorce is different from a civilian divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Friday, June 28, 2019. Military divorces can have different concerns from civilian divorces that military couples should be familiar with. While there are similarities, the military divorce process can be somewhat different in some respects which is why familiarity with the process is helpful for divorcing military spouses. Military divorces will address property division, alimony, child support and child custody issues just like civilian divorces. The family law process can help both military spouses and non-military spouses with these concerns. In military divorces, however, there may be differences compared


Founding Partner Kirk C. Stange Featured in Latest Issue of Lawyer Monthly Magazine

By Stange Law Firm, PC on Friday, June 28, 2019. Stange Law Firm, P.C. Founding Partner Kirk C. Stange was recently featured in the July 2019 issue of Lawyer Monthly Magazine. The four-page Q&A-style feature, titled “Important Divorce and Family Law Issues,” touches on all of the factors we should consider when splitting up in divorce: from pensions to hidden assets. Mr. Stange also discusses elements that your attorney should bring to the table to assist you in your matter.


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