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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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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