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Stange Law Firm, PC has received lots of media attention and awards and honors.  To view more current articles and information, go to the Family Law In The News Page.  You can also view the Awards Page.

Below are prior media and archive items for Stange Law Firm, PC from 2013 and before:


12.23.13

Kirk Stange was in Time Magazine Law Section on December 23, 2013. This was the Time Magazine Person of the Year Edition for 2013. Mr. Stange was on page 126 of this edition.


12.17.13

Kirk Stange and Paola Stange selected as “Top 40 Lawyers under 40” for Family Law in Missouri by The American Society of Legal Advocates. The American Society of Legal Advocates, ASLA, is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. The ASLA’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 identifies and recognizes lawyers demonstrating leadership and talent early on in their careers, not only in their practice, but in exemplifying the characteristics that will demonstrate the best that the legal profession has to offer. ASLA limits its membership to less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide.


11.19.13

Kirk Stange to speak at National Business Institute CLE Seminar on December 6, 2013 titled: Advanced Family Law.


11.8.13

Paola Stange to speak at CLE seminar with Cynthia Garnholz, Esq. & the Honorable Judge John Essner titled: International Child Abduction Risk: Hague Convention and Enforcement, Drafting Appropriate Parenting Plans on 12/6/13 at noon.


10.14.13

Kirk Stange, Paola Arzu Stange and John Kershman are selected as Super Lawyer Rising Stars in 2013 by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor. In total, twenty four attorneys received this honor across Missouri and Kansas. Three of the twenty-four attorneys selected were from Stange Law Firm, PC. To read the entire magazine, click Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine 2013.


10.2.13

Stange Law Firm a Sapphire Sponsor of the Woman’s Place Iris Ball on October 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. You can make a difference in the lives of woman who have suffered abuse by supporting the Iris Ball.


9.20.13

Kirk Stange quoted in Ladue News Article titled: Paternity: The Importance of Establishing a Legal Father.


7.31.13

Kirk Stange to speak at National Business Institute National Webcast, to be filmed in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and aired on October 10, 2013 titled: Discovery and Evidence in Divorce.


6.20.13

Kirk Stange quoted in Ladue News Article on Grandparent Visitation.


6.18.13

Stange Law Firm, PC in June 24, 2013 Edition of Time Magazine for Missouri Family Law.


5.3.13

Previous hiring of John Kershman mentioned in the St. Louis Post Dispatch in People in Business


3.31.13

Kirk Stange to speak at Missouri Bar Annual Law Update CLE on Family Law in St. Louis on May 23, 2013 and in St. Charles on June 27, 2013. Paola Stange to serve as a commentator in St. Louis on September 12, 2013.


3.29.13

Kirk Stange quoted in Ladue News Article on Favorite Legal Movies. “Kirk Stange – I like The Devil’s Advocate with Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino. It’s kind of a dark movie. Reeves joins a law firm and it turns out his boss, Pacino, is Satan; he has Reeves doing all kind of things that are unethical, and at a certain point, he figures out he’s not such a great guy. The movie is interesting in terms of ethics and keeping things in perspective-that success and monetary wealth are not as important as being a good person.”


3.6.13

Kirk Stange to speak at National Business Institute CLE Seminar on June 25, 2013 in Clayton, Missouri titled: Divorce Law Guide from A to Z.


3.1.13

Paola Stange to serve as a moderator at the Missouri Bar CLE titled on March 15, 2013 in St. Louis titled: Persuasive Presentation Skills for Lawyers.


2.1.13

Stange Law Firm in the Profile Section of the 2013 St. Louis Magazine.

St. Louis Magazine (February 2013 Edition): “St. Louis Magazine takes a closer look at some of the area’s most accomplished attorneys.”


2.1.13

Stange Law Firm in Alive Magazine.

Alive Magazine St. Louis (February 2013 Edition): “Meet the top professional of St. Louis. As a cultural and social hub of the Midwest, St. Louis is proud to call itself home to a multitude of some of the most talented, professionals and accomplished lawyers in the country. To help you find the right one to fir your legal needs, ALIVE compiled a list of the most reliable, trustworthy attorneys in the area..”


1.25.13

Stange Law Firm, PC mentioned in the St. Louis Business Journal: “Six firms are new to this year’s list. The Stange Law Firm and eight other firms are ranked 52nd attorneys in a tie with 15 local attorneys.”


12.31.12

Kirk Stange in Newsweek Magazine 2013 Nationwide Attorneys Showcase.


12.5.12

Kirk Stange quoted in Illinois Suburban Journal Article Titled: Civil unions coming legal complexity and personal relief.


10.25.12

Kirk Stange titled in Article titled Can You Afford A Divorce?


10.1.12

Paola Stange selected to be on the Board of Directors for Kids in the Middle.


9.20.12

Kirk Stange quoted in Ladue News Article titled Divorce Mediation.


8.1.12

Kirk Stange authored a chapter in a book on military divorce through Aspatore Publishing called: Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces. View portions of the chapter by clicking the link above.


5.24.12

Kirk Stange quoted in Ladue News article titled: Prenuptial Agreements.


5.14.12

Stange Law Firm the “Law Firm of the Month” in Attorney at Law Magazine.


5.11.12

Previous hiring of Jillian Wood mentioned in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.


3.22.12

Kirk Stange quoted in Ladue News Article titled: “Income Taxes and Divorce”

Stange cautions. “I see a lot of divorces where there’s pressure put on one party by the other to file a joint return when maybe that’s not the best route. I recently had a case like this and the tax return was a gigantic issue. The CPA was jumping up and down saying, Kirk, your client can’t sign that joint return! There’s funny business on it, and I think it’s going to result in them being audited.”


2.29.12

Kirk Stange to speak at National Business Institute CLE Seminar titled: Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish. Mr. Stange will speak on Exploring Visitation, Custody and Support Issues and Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice. The seminar will be held on May 17, 2012 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza.


2.9.12

Kirk Stange Quoted in Ladue News Article Titled: “Hot-Button Issues: Legal Outlook”

With somewhere on the order of 40 percent of children in the U.S. born out of wedlock, paternity cases are quickly becoming ‘the 21st century divorce,’ says Kirk Stange of Stange Law Firm. “Because of high divorce rates, more people are not getting married before having kids, and inevitably just like a lot of marriages, some of these relationships fail,” he says. “The parties are left figuring out who gets the child when, and who makes decisions.”


2 .1.12

Stange Law Firm is in the profile section of the 2012 St. Louis Magazine Lawyers Edition.


1.1.12

Stange Law Firm “Practice Area of the Month” in Attorney at Law Magazine

“Anyone seeking legal counsel from a family law attorney should come to the table open, honest and fully engaged in protecting their interests,” says Kirk C. Stange of Stange Law Firm, PC. The advice also represents that firm’s corporate philosophy of providing first class service to all clients-by being open, honest and fully engaged in protecting their client’s interests.


11.23.11

Kirk Stange Quoted in Article Titled: “Dissolving Partnerships”

Stange points out that “if it’s a business where you have four or five owners and they are just two of those owners, then it becomes more plausible that they would be able to keep their interests in the business. But people who are married and are running a business together really have to think long and hard about divorce before they go through it. Not only is a family unit divided, but now you’re talking about their business and both their livelihoods being divided, as well.”


11.9.11

Stange Law Firm to Host Divorce 101 Seminars mentioned at stltoday.com

Stange Law Firm will present a free Divorce 101 seminar for women and men on Wednesday, November 16, at Hilton Garden Inn in Shiloh, Illinois. The seminar will also be presented on Thursday, November 17 at The Lodge in Des Peres. Both begin at 7:00 p.m.


8.26.11

Kirk Stange quoted in Ladue News Article titled: Immigration and Divorce

“When we have a client going through a divorce with a non-citizen, our first step is to check if the country is a member of the Hague Convention,” he notes. “If it’s not, we’ve got to move quickly to ensure the parent doesn’t flee. So at the time we file the divorce or the custody case, we immediately file a motion to get the passports. Otherwise, it can turn into a nightmare.”


7.29.11

Previous Hiring of Kelly Jenkins mentioned in “People in Business” in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Stange Law Firm hired Kelly Jenkins as an associate attorney in their Arnold Office.


6.23.11

Kirk Stange in Ladue News Article titled: Everyday Men

Three local business namesakes recently got together for an afternoon of cocktails at Clayton’s newest hotspot, DeMun Oyster Bar. Arash Amini of Amini’s Home, Rugs and Game Room, Andy Dielmann of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Real Estate and Kirk Stange of Stange Law Firm had a great time talking business and family.


4.22.11

Kirk Stange quoted in Ladue News Article Titled: Finding the Right Attorn ey.

“I worry that sometimes there is a belief out there that an aggressive attorney is what a lot of people should look for,” Stange notes. “I think judges are looking for an attorney who can give them an accurate picture of the case. If you’re aggressive all of the time and take positions that are on the fringe, the judges may tune you out over time.” – Kirk Stange


2.11.11

The Ladue News writes an article on Stange Law Firm, PC in the Legal Families Section.


2.1.11

Stange Law Firm in Profile Section of St. Louis Magazine Lawyers Edition 2011

Stange Law Firm in the Profile Section of the St. Louis Magazine Lawyers Edition for the fourth year in a row for their high quality representation in divorce, child custody, child support and other family law matters.


11.23.10

Kirk Stange to Speak at NBI Advanced Family Law Seminar March 11, 2011

Kirk Stange to speak at CLE seminar for other attorneys called Advanced Family Law on March 11, 2011. This will be at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis – Clayton. Kirk Stange to speak about: non-traditional family structures and paternity disputes, effectively arguing contempt issues and special issues in military divorce.


06.25.10

Stange Law Firm to allow clients 24/7 access to their file online

Stange Law Firm to allow clients 24/7 access to their file online. This upgrade offers clients peace of mind that they can access their file at any time.


03.10.10

Stange Law Firm to Open Jefferson County (Arnold) Office

Stange Law Firm to open a new office in Jefferson County, Missouri, in Arnold, to better serve the firm’s clients in Jefferson County on March 15, 2010 at 16 Municipal Drive, Suite C, Arnold, Missouri 63010.


02.01.10

Feature in St. Louis Magazine 2010

Stange Law Firm, L.L.C. noted in the profile section of the St. Louis Magazine for their high quality representation of clients in divorceschild-custody modificationorders of protectionpaternity and other family law cases.


10.23.09

Stange Law Firm mentioned in Jerry Berger’s Beat for “Unmarried Father’s Seminars”

And, the Stange Law Firm, that headlines its “informational seminars for men who are fathers, but who are not married to their children’s mothers. The event is also targeted to men, who are unmarried fathers-to-be.” Next stop on Thursday at Haftrak’s Sports Bar in St. Chaz.


09.05.09

A baby daddy is no daddy in the eyes of the law – St. Louis Post Dispatch  (pdf)

As reported in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Stange Law Firm has held seminars for unmarried fathers about paternity cases. Unmarried fathers and fathers-to-be need to file a paternity suit to ensure parental legal rights. If unmarried fathers fail to do so, the father has no enforceable custody rights. The paternity lawyers at Stange Law Firm have helped countless unmarried fathers face the cold reality of ensuring their parental rights and ensuring that they are treated fairly with child support.


05.03.09

St. Louis Post Dispatch Interview of Paola Stange (pdf)

Paola Stange is a partner in the Stange Law Firm with her husband Kirk Stange. She does a great job at balancing her life as a mother of a toddler and a practicing family law attorney.


03.20.09

Stange Law Firm in St. Louis Business Journal.

The Stange Law Firm opened a second office, at 1550 Wall St. in St. Charles. The husband and wife team of Kirk and Paola Stange also have an office at 120 S. Central Avenue. Paola Stange is a native of Guatemala and is fluent in Spanish.


03.13.09

Stange Law Firm Opens St. Charles Office – stltoday.com

Stange Law Firm has opened a new office in St. Charles, Missouri.
Stange Law Firm opened their new office to better serve clients based in St. Charles County.


02.01.09

Featured in St. Louis Magazine 2009

Stange Law Firm, L.L.C. is a rising firm practicing family law. The firm represents clients in divorceschild custody disputespaternitygrandparent visitation and child support.


02.01.08

Featured in St. Louis Magazine 2008.

Stange Law Firm, L.L.C. is a rising firm that practices in family matters, including divorcecustodychild supportmaintenancepaternitycontemptmodifications and abuse orders.

The firm’s principals, Kirk and Paola, have extensive experience in trial advocacy and litigation and ensure that their clients are well represented whether their case is settled amicably or goes to trial.

At Stange Law Firm, each client receives individual attention and knows that their case is a priority.

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Saint Louis County: Clayton, MO
West County: Ellisville, MO
Jackson County: Lee’s Summit, MO
Jefferson County: Arnold, MO
St. Charles County: St. Charles, MO
Franklin County: Union, MO
Lincoln County: Troy, MO
Boone County: Columbia, MO
Greene County: Springfield, MO
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Madison County: Maryville, IL
Sangamon County: Springfield, IL
McLean County: Bloomington, IL
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Johnson County: Overland Park, KS
Sedgwick County: Wichita, KS
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