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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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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