Military divorce and military retirement payments

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Thursday, June 27, 2019. The Midwest has its fair share of brave men and women who serve our country in the armed forces. These service members put their lives on the line to ensure that we are safe at home. In addition to putting their own safety at risk, though, these men and women oftentimes find themselves dealing with personal matters while away from home. This can, and often does, include divorce. A military divorce is like any other divorce in many respects, but it also has its own


Our firm knows how to handle child custody cases

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, June 20, 2019. As we discussed previously on this blog, child custody and visitation determinations are made based on the bests interests of the child involved. Although some couples are able to work together to come to an arrangement that they feel furthers those interests, in many instances parents disagree with each other. In these circumstances, the matter may be left for a judge to decide, which can be a scary proposition considering he or she may know little, if anything, about one’s family. Since the best


What couples with a business should do during divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Saturday, June 15, 2019. High net worth divorces, especially those that involve businesses and business assets, can mean additional complexities beyond a typical divorce. How a business and business assets will be handled is a common and understandable concern during a divorce when a business is involved. High asset divorces can require specialized attention and expertise. When the couple are business owners, the divorcing spouses will likely be concerned about how the business will be impacted by the divorce and the divorce process. How the divorce impacts a business


How to handle a business during property division

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Property Division on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The division of marital property can be one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce, and for good reason. The outcome of this matter often sets the stage for one’s post-divorce finances, which means that a poorly negotiated divorce settlement or improperly handled litigation of the matter can lead to long-term financial strife. This is why it is often advisable for Midwesterners who are considering divorce to work closely with a legal advocate who can help them advance their position and secure a


Unpaid child support can result in serious penalties

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Support on Thursday, June 6, 2019. It goes without saying that child support is meant to ensure that a child’s best interests can be met and that the responsibility of raising a child is shared as equally as possible amongst a child’s parents. Yet, while the focus of child support is on a child, and rightfully so, the issue can have serious ramifications for adults. The amount of child support owed can cause financial strain to either a custodial or noncustodial parent depending on the circumstances and the specifics of


Child custody and parental relocation

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Child custody and visitation can be two of the most hotly contested family law issues. When parents split, each often has a different idea about how to raise a child and what actions further that child’s best interests. Disputes may arise with regard to a parent’s activities, such as domestic violence and substance abuse, and financial consideration may also come into play. Another common issue that arises is parental relocation. In today’s mobile society, it’s not uncommon for individuals to regularly move to be


Determining the best interests of the child

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Knowing how child custody decisions are made is important for divorcing parents to understand and be familiar with. Child custody is determined based on what is in the best interests of the child which is based on a variety of factors. Each child custody situation is unique and the family law court will evaluate the factors to determine what is in the best interests of the child . Though the family law court can determine child custody and what is in the best interests


Facing child support dispute? Consider legal assistance

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Support on Friday, May 24, 2019. We’ve devoted a little bit of time on this blog to discussing child support. Child support can include many expenses, from day-to-day living costs to extracurricular activities and medical expenses. Although the state implements guidelines that serve as a starting point for child support considerations, the circumstances often justify a deviation from those recommendations. Of course, the facts of each case are often disputable, which could have a profound impact on a child support obligation. These arguments are not just powerful on the front


Understanding divorce and legal separation

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Saturday, May 18, 2019. When a couple has made the difficult decision to divorce, they may wonder what the divorce process will look like for them. In addition, couples considering divorce may wonder what options they have and how the process will play out in their situation. There is no requirement in Missouri for a couple to legally separate prior to divorcing. Once they have filed for divorce, however, there is a 30-day waiting period that requires them to live apart. The laws and requirements differ in Illinois and


A primer on child support modification

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Support on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Child support often plays a significant role in marriage dissolutions. After all, the outcome of this issue can result in serious financial ramifications. For custodial parents, a favorable resolution can ease the financial strain of raising a child alone. For noncustodial parents, an overwhelming child support obligation can be a financial death knell. With so much on the line, Midwesterners sometimes find themselves aggressively fighting over this issue. Yet, even once a child support order is in place, life changes may warrant a child


Property division sure to be tough in singer’s divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Friday, May 10, 2019. The extremely popular torch singer Adele and her husband recently announced that they are seeking a divorce. Though they appear to be splitting on relatively good terms, the property division phase of their divorce could be highly complicated. According to reports, the couple did not enter into a prenuptial agreement, and so they will have to agree on the division of their marital property as part of their divorce settlement. Adele’s estimated worth is somewhere near $180 million, and they own property in the United


Legal help with the complexities of a high-net worth divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Saturday, May 4, 2019. It is important for parents who are considering divorce in the St. Louis County and Missouri area to understand how child custody is determined where they live. This can help improve the outcome when divorcing parents need to sort out one of their most precious concerns regarding custody of their children following a divorce. When making child custody determinations, certain factors are used to determine what is in the child’s best interests. The child’s best interest is the governing consideration for child custody concerns.


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