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Some good reasons to consider a prenuptial agreement

Some good reasons to consider a prenuptial agreement On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, February 7, 2020. Some Missouri couples may want to consider a prenuptial agreement before they get married. While no one likes the idea of thinking about divorce before walking down the aisle, experts say there are three circumstances in particular in which a prenup is critical. Blended families can create a number of complications. It is generally important to each spouse that their own children get their assets, but without a prenup in place, this may not be what happens.

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What parents should know about visitation

What parents should know about visitation On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Generally speaking, Missouri parents are allowed to have a relationship with their children after a divorce. This may be true even if a parent is not allowed to have custody of a son or daughter. When making a physical custody ruling, a judge must ensure that the best interests of the child are being met. In some cases, it is easier for a child to live primarily with one parent. Those who are denied custody rights are generally

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How a child’s age can affect custody plans

How a child’s age can affect custody plans On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. When parents with young kids in Missouri decide to divorce, some challenges will emerge. They may need to transition to a new coparenting relationship, no matter what disputes they went through before the separation. Coparenting requires good communication, but different approaches to custody might be necessary depending on the age of the children. When determining how parents should share custody, one situation does not have to remain the same forever. The parenting plan can even change

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Misconceptions about noncustodial parents

Misconceptions about noncustodial parents On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Thursday, December 26, 2019. There is a misconception that noncustodial parents in Missouri and throughout the country don’t care about their children. However, not having custody of a son or daughter doesn’t mean that a parent doesn’t play a significant role in that child’s life. In many cases, he or she will have visitation rights and provide for the child financially. It is possible that a custodial parent will pay child support to the noncustodial parent. There is also a misconception that all noncustodial

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Fathers have equal rights to child custody

Fathers have equal rights to child custody On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Monday, December 9, 2019. Fathers in Missouri may be concerned about their future relationship with their children if they are going through a divorce. Many dads worry that family courts will be biased against them and in favor of the child’s mother even though they are loving, active participants in family life. Historically, child-raising was seen as the natural province of mothers, and fathers were expected to be more distant. Many of these views date back to a time when two-income

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Handling the holidays after a divorce

Handling the holidays after a divorce On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Monday, December 2, 2019. The holidays can be a challenging time for Missouri parents who have recently gone through a divorce. Scheduling plans with extended family members can be difficult to sort out at any time, but this is especially true if the child custody situation is still settling into place. Both parents’ families may have traditions that they want the children to be part of, and as a result, the kids may become the center of a battle for control of the

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How attitudes toward custody for fathers have changed

How attitudes toward custody for fathers have changed On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Some fathers in Missouri may be concerned that they will face bias in family court when they are trying to get custody of their children. Traditionally in divorce cases, mothers were awarded custody because it was assumed that they would stay home with their children while the fathers continued to work outside the home to continue caring for their children. However, attitudes toward the roles of mothers and fathers have changed over time, and courts have

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Zooey Deschanel’s husband files for divorce

Zooey Deschanel’s husband files for divorce On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Missouri fans of actress and singer Zooey Deschanel might be interested to learn that her husband, Hollywood producer Jacob Pechenik, recently filed for divorce. Apparently, the pair separated in September. According to media outlets, Pechenik, age 47, filed the divorce papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Oct. 22. He and Deschanel, 39, were married in 2015 and share a 4-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son. The former couple released a joint statement saying they came to the decision

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Protecting business owners with prenups

Protecting business owners with prenups On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. When Missouri entrepreneurs decide to get married, they may be concerned about the future of their businesses. A growing number of tech startup founders and other business owners are rediscovering the importance of a prenuptial agreement. Once considered by many to be a realm reserved for the ultra-wealthy or celebrities, prenups are particularly important for business owners. As people choose to marry later in life after establishing successful careers, they can benefit from thinking about a potential future separation. Of

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What is the financial reality of a gray divorce?

What is the financial reality of a gray divorce? On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. If you are one of the many people in Missouri who is over the age of 50 and approaching or in the midst of a divorce, you should make it a priority to learn how you can minimize financial losses and set yourself up for a stable future. This can be a difficult task indeed when you must split your assets with your former spouse. However, it is possible to make wise decisions if you know

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