Fathers and presumed fathers: know your rights

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Monday, June 6, 2016. Becoming a father can be one of the greatest experiences in a man’s life, and that experience comes with great responsibility men must take seriously. For instance, fathers will be expected to provide for their child physically, emotionally and/or financially. These expectations are addressed and protected by state child custody and child support laws. However, there are many situations in which a man is presumed to be the father of child and held to these responsibilities even though he is not actually a child’s

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Johnny Depp’s wife seeks restraining order after divorce filing

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, June 3, 2016. Celebrities Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are making headlines recently as they divorce amid accusations of domestic violence. Heard filed a police report about an altercation in which she says Depp threw a cellphone which struck and left a bruise on her face, according to a story by The Associated Press. She filed for divorce and obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp. To further complicate matters, the couple does not have a pre-nuptial agreement and Heard has filed a petition for spousal support which

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How to deal with teen (custody) angst

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. If you are the parent of a teenager, you are probably well aware that your child is in a very tricky phase of life. In an attempt to navigate the teenage years, they very well may be taking risks, becoming more emotional and making mistakes. The fact is adolescence is an incredibly difficult and awkward time for most people, and it can become even more complicated for a teen whose parents are getting divorced. If you are a parent going through a divorce or custody

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How to deal with changes to custody schedules

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Monday, May 23, 2016. Sharing custody of a child is an ongoing responsibility parents all across Kansas City are faced with. It’s not just a one-time event; it’s something that moms and dads need to manage on an ongoing basis. Because of this, changes will come up. Schedules change, unexpected delays happen and plans fall through. How you respond to these adjustments and inconveniences can have a major impact on your relationship with the other parent and child custody arrangements going forward. In many cases, being a little

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Legal solutions for 3 common child support issues

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Monday, May 16, 2016. Every legal issue concerning your children can be particularly contentious and confusing when you are at odds with the other parent of your children. Rather than hope the situation works itself out or assuming you know what’s best, it can be critical that you discuss your legal options with an attorney. There are legal resolutions for just about any family matter that parents are confronted with. In this post, we will look at some possible solutions for three common disputes that arise in regard

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Actress protects sitcom earnings in recent divorce with prenup

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Whether you have significant assets, a few very important assets or investments that you hope will become quite valuable some day, it can be wise to take steps to protect your ownership of these assets when you get married. In order to do this, you can create a prenuptial agreement. This legal document will allow you and your soon-to-be spouse to make some important financial decisions that could otherwise become major points of contention should you divorce. According to recent news reports, it is a

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Do we have to go to court to determine child custody?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The short answer to the question posed in this headline is: no. If you are getting divorced (or were never married to the other parent of your child), you need to establish a parenting plan, but you don’t necessarily have to go to court to do it. There are several alternatives to filing a lawsuit and going to court for child custody. However, every situation is unique, so it is crucial that you understand the limitations and benefits associated with each method. There is

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Divorce and options regarding a family home

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Monday, April 25, 2016. Few words stir up as many feelings, emotions and memories as the word home. For most people, home is the place where they feel the most comfortable and happy and where they spend time with the people in their lives who mean the most. For parents, home is the place where a child took his or her first steps and experienced many other firsts. Given the significant place that a family home holds in the hearts of many people, it’s no wonder that divorcing couples

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How to tell your child that you’re getting divorced

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. While making the decision to divorce is never easy, for parents, breaking the news to the kids can be even harder. When it comes to announcing something as big as the breakup of the normal family structure, there are no second chances and parents would be wise to form a united front and to carefully think through and practice what they want to say before delivering the difficult news. Above all, a child wants and needs to know that he or she is loved

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Divorce considerations unique to baby boomers

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Individuals who were born between 1946 and 1964 are collectively referred to as baby boomers and, since the beginning, this generation has been known for bucking the trend that doing things their own way. For example, while a significant percentage of the 65.2 million baby boomers grew up in two-parent homes, today it’s estimated that one out of every three baby boomers “will face older age unmarried.” According to a 2013 Bowling Green State University study, between 1990 and 2010, the divorce rate among individuals

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