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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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When does a parent’s child support obligations end in Missouri?

When does a parent’s child support obligations end in Missouri? On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Most parents are hesitant to ask questions about when they may stop paying child support. Many people believe that asking such a question will make them look as if they do not want to support their kids. Despite the hesitance, it is a valid and important question for parents who wish to begin planning later stages of their lives. While nearly all parents would never begrudge the money they spend to care for their

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Understanding the law for parental relocation in Missouri

Understanding the law for parental relocation in Missouri On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Monday, March 9, 2020. For some Missouri residents, child custody and visitation is a concern. One issue that is frequently problematic for both parents is if one wants to relocate. This can impact various aspects of the child custody agreement. With parental location, it is wise to adhere to the legal requirements regardless of the parent’s perspective. When a parent wants to relocate, the other parent and anyone who is entitled to custody and visitation must be informed via certified mail.

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Parenting plans need to be tailored to meet the children’s needs

Parenting plans need to be tailored to meet the children’s needs On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. It can be easy to create a plan in which a parent spends every other week with his or her child. However, this may not necessarily be in the child’s best interest, especially for kids who under 12 years of age. Fortunately, there are many different ways in which mothers and fathers can allocate parenting time after a divorce. For instance, a child could spend weekdays with one parent and the weekend with

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