Essential Questions to Ask a Potential Kansas City, MO Family Law Attorney

Hiring an attorney to represent you in any family law matter is a very important step in your legal proceedings. You will rely on your legal representative and their team to handle the fundamentals of your case and ultimately guide you to a satisfactory result. If you need a Kansas City, MO family law attorney to help you with any legal situation, you should know a few solid tips that will help you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing your legal counsel. Take your decision to hire an attorney as seriously as possible. Family law matters pertaining

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Determining the Enforceability of a Kansas City, MO Prenuptial Contract

Prenuptial contracts are one of the most commonly misunderstood elements of marriage law in the United States. These agreements can allow a couple to have difficult but honest conversations about their goals and expectations, starting their marriage on a stronger footing with peace of mind for the future. It’s essential for anyone marrying in the near future to understand how prenuptial contracts work and how they can come into play during divorce proceedings. A prenuptial contract can essentially lay the groundwork for divorce proceedings and allow the whole process to unfold more swiftly, but only if the prenuptial contract was

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Jackson County Family Law Blog (1)

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Legal Options for Ending a Marriage in Kansas City, MO

Ending a marriage is often a challenging situation in many ways. The common emotional struggles of a divorce may be obvious, but divorce also has a habit of causing many other frustrations and difficulties. One of the most important early decisions to make when you are sure it is time to end your marriage is how to go about ending it. There are several legal options for ending your marriage. It’s important to know your options in Kansas City, MO so you can approach the end of your marital contract with more confidence. A Kansas City, MO family law attorney

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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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