Why do some choose a legal separation over a divorce?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Thursday, March 14, 2019. When a couple’s marriage is on the rocks, it does not always mean that divorce is the inevitable resolution to their marital difficulties. In some circumstances, couples in Saint Louis County choose a legal separation over divorce. There are various reasons why some find legal separation preferable to divorce. First, it is important to understand that an informal trial separation is not the same as a legal separation. A couple might voluntarily choose to live apart for a while before divorcing. However, for their separation


What to do with the marital home in a divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Property Division on Monday, March 11, 2019. Home may be where the heart is, but when a married couple in Saint Louis County decides to divorce, what to do with the family home becomes a very pressing issue. After all, for many couples the family home is among their most valuable assets. Therefore, it is important that couples consider all their options when it comes to dividing the family home in a divorce. The family home may have a lot of sentimental value for some, and sometimes one party wishes to


How child custody decisions are made

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Monday, March 11, 2019. Child custody is usually high on the list of concerns for divorcing parents and couples. Because of this, it is always helpful for divorcing couples to understand how child custody concerns are handled through the family law process during divorce or otherwise. Generally, child custody concerns are determined based on the guiding principle of what is in the best interests of the child. There are many factors the court considers when evaluating what child custody arrangement would be in the best interests of the


What child custody issues can a parenting plan address?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Monday, March 11, 2019. Even parents in Saint Louis County who are facing the end of their marriage or relationship still want to do what is best for their child. Therefore, it is sometimes possible for them to put their differences aside and discuss their child custody issues out-of-court. Oftentimes the result of such conversations is a written parenting plan that can be approved by the court and made legally binding. Some couples choose to enlist the aid of a third-party mediator when negotiating a parenting plan. And,


Tips for single parents planning a vacation

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce/Separation on Monday, March 11, 2019. Everyone needs an escape now and then. Anyone with a child, though, knows that trying to relax is a challenge when there is a little one in need of constant supervision. This is doubly true when you are going solo with your child. A vacation in the weeks after finalizing a divorce may be the perfect way to blow off some steam and really connect with your child in a one on one setting. It is going to take some extra planning though. These are


8 factors for child custody

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Monday, March 11, 2019. In virtually all divorces involving children, child custody is the number one factor for the divorcing couple. Even dividing assets and money usually take a back seat to who will receive physical custody of their child and how much. There are a few things you can do to give yourself a fighting chance if you suspect that you will be facing a custody battle in court. First, seek out a skilled divorce attorney. Their expertise in family law will make them a critical ally


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