Common Business Concerns in Kansas City, MO Divorces

Business owners have many unique concerns when it comes to divorce in Kansas City. If you are planning to divorce in the Kansas City, MO area in the near future, you should understand how state law views business assets in divorce as they apply to your unique situation. Depending on the nature of your business, the length of your marriage, and your spouse’s contributions to your professional success, various aspects of your business and/or career could be subject to scrutiny in divorce proceedings. An experienced Kansas City, MO divorce attorney can explain the property division process for your divorce and

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When Do Children Get a Say in Child Custody Determination?

Divorce in the Kansas City, MO area can entail many difficult questions and decisions. Determining child custody can be one of the most difficult parts of divorce for a parent. It’s natural to wonder how your divorce proceedings will play out and how much custody you will obtain. Quite a bit of misinformation circulates about child custody. Because of this misinformation, it’s important to know what the court will consider when making your child custody determination. One question many parents have is whether their children will have a say in their divorce proceedings. The Court’s Duty In Missouri and throughout

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How Your Attorney Can Assist with Domestic Violence Issues in a Kansas City Divorce

Missouri takes domestic violence very seriously – whether it’s against partners, children, or other family members. Allegations of domestic violence often accompany divorce. If you are involved in any type of domestic violence incident on either side in the Kansas City area, you should know your legal rights and what to expect in terms of the domestic violence issue influencing your divorce proceedings. What Is Domestic Violence? The legal definition of “domestic violence” includes any harmful or threatening acts committed against one’s family members or members of their household. A few of the most common examples of domestic violence seen

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Navigating the COVID-19 Restrictions with a Child Custody Agreement

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, July 17, 2020. COVID-19 has altered daily life for millions of people. One of the most difficult subjects to address during this uncertain time is child custody. As states implement changing orders for citizens to navigate their lives safely during the pandemic and courts determine the best ways of handling active cases, you could very well face a great deal of uncertainty when it comes to your child custody agreement, whether it’s been finalized or not. Kansas City, MO coparents need to know a few best practices when it comes to

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Child support: What is included in gross monthly income?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Thursday, June 11, 2020. When determining child support in divorce, family courts strive to establish a consistent standard of living for minor children. This means calculating the gross monthly incomes of each parent when handing down a child support order. For many, there are often multiple sources of income. Some of these sources can easily be overlooked when performing your calculations. As you might imagine, this can lead to a big surprise in terms of how much support you might be ordered to pay when the judge makes a ruling. You already

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Tips to make child custody exchanges as easy as possible

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Most divorces in Kansas City result in at least some degree of bitterness, often lingering even after the divorce is complete. Many spouses would not mind if they never had to see their ex again, but parenting does not stop in the wake of divorce. This can lead to trouble for some Missouri couples when making child custody exchanges. Some of the issues that arise during exchanges can be harmful to a child’s mental and emotional wellbeing. For example, if parents engage in heated arguments or name-calling every

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Custodial parents have child support responsibilities, too

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. In discussions about child support, much of the focus is on parents that are responsible for making payments. Considering how hard it is for some to collect support from co-parents, it is natural to focus on these issues. However, children benefit from love and support from each parent, which means that the custodial parent has responsibilities, too. All custodial parents in Kansas City, Missouri, should try to learn about their responsibilities when receiving child support. In a best-case scenario, you will have already discussed these issues with a legal advocate.

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Men, do not be afraid to seek spousal support when divorcing

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, May 1, 2020. As attorneys serving Kansas City, Missouri, residents, we have nearly seen it all when it comes to divorce. With that said, one thing that we do not see very often is men pursuing their right to spousal support when a marriage ends. Just like women, men have every right to seek support when they are less affluent than their wives. However, it seems that not many men take advantage of this beneficial option. We will offer a scenario for you to consider. Say that you

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Child custody: What qualifies as parenting time interference?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, April 17, 2020. At one time in our nation, family courts were much less progressive. In some cases, these courts may have failed to recognize the many benefits a child receives when he or she has a relationship with both parents. The legal approach to child-related matters has changed a lot over the years. In these more contemporary times, Missouri courts support and advocate for quality parenting time regardless of who has primary child custody. Interfering with a co-parent’s court-ordered right to spend time with a child

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Getting a divorce when your spouse is a bully

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Missouri residents in unhealthy marriages often dream about getting away from their situation. Divorce may be the best answer for those living in marriages with an unfair balance of power. However, getting a divorce is not as simple in these relationships as it is in other situations. Divorce can bring out the worst in people. Now, imagine trying to divorce someone who uses bullying to get their way. To put it mildly, it is an extremely difficult process. A narcissist or bully often displays the following types of behavior:

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