Missouri lawmakers take steps to promote equal parenting time in custody decisions

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, March 4, 2016. In divorce cases involving minor-aged children, decisions must be made with regard to matters involving child custody and visitation. In recent decades, the outcomes of numerous studies and research indicate that children of divorce benefit the most when they are allowed equal access to and time with each parent. However, despite a wealth of information pointing to the positive effects of awarding parents joint physical custody, many family law courts and judges throughout the country continue to favor primary custody arrangements. According to proponents

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Learning to co-parent

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, February 26, 2016. The vast majority of divorces are preceded by weeks, months or even years of conflict and fighting. For this reason, it’s often best for all involved parties when a couple decides to call it quits and this is especially true in cases where there are minor-aged children involved. Despite what parents may think, even very young children are incredibly perceptive when it comes to sensing negative emotions and understanding conflict. Therefore, unhappily wed parents who vow to stay together for a child’s sake actually often

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How social media can negatively impact divorce and child custody proceedings

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, January 28, 2016. According to the Pew Research Center, as of 2015, an estimated 65 percent of U.S. adults had at least one social media account. Facebook remains, by far, the most popular of these sites with an estimated 72 percent of U.S. adult Internet users reporting having a Facebook account. Most avid Facebook users view the site as a way to connect and keep in touch with the daily goings-ons in the lives of old and new friends alike. Some users share news of their personal triumphs

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What do you tell your kids when you’re getting a divorce?

By Stange Law Firm, PC on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. One of the hardest parts of a divorce is telling your children about it. For them, this is a tragic and hard event in their lives. Kids always want to see their parents stay together and to work through it. But sometimes that’s not an option, and the breaking the news of the divorce can be extremely devastating. In some instances of a divorce, the kids may have seen this coming if there was constant arguing and fighting. In other cases, the kids may feel as if the divorce came

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Indifference in your divorce: how it can help you during the process

By Stange Law Firm, PC on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have decided to divorce, you are likely more than anything but indifferent towards the divorce process, and are likely anything but indifferent towards your spouse. Even the mere thought of your spouse creates a troublesome amount of emotions that may include: sadness, anger, frustration, guilt, and possibly longing. These feelings towards your spouse are completely understandable. But, it may benefit you to try to be indifferent towards your spouse during the divorce process. You cannot afford to let your emotions drive your certain approach

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It’s your choice on how you want to divorce

By Stange Law Firm, PC on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Divorce is comparable to an all you can eat cafeteria. You can enter the line, and choose a small salad, a single entrée, and a small side or two. You can even skip dessert. Or, you can begin heaping your tray with mounds of food until it is difficult to tell if you still have a plate underneath it all. You and your future ex-spouse can make a choice between forms of divorce. Some demand very little of the Missouri family court or can take up much of the judges

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What can the New Year teach you about family law issues?

By Stange Law Firm, PC on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Another day, another year; so long, 2015 and hello 2016. What can you be taught about divorce or family law litigation? What we need to remember is that anything and everything passes. If you’re in the midst of a difficult divorce or family law matter, it will eventually end. Time is the only constant; it cannot be stopped, then life continues. No matter if your family law issue has just started, in the midst, or almost ending, it’s important to think passed the present. Keep your mind and thoughts into

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Don’t count on Alimony in Missouri

By Stange Law Firm, PC on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. During some divorce cases, the question of alimony may come up. Alimony, or better known as the maintenance in Missouri, is being awarded to more men, considering some women are now out-earning their husbands. Women are no different from men when it comes to their dislike of paying maintenance for their former spouse. A recent study finds an increase in the percent of men receiving alimony nationwide increased 0.5 percent, but still only accounts for about 3 percent of the total alimony recipients. Alimony is become less and less more

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Stange Law Firm, PC’s Divorce Law Blog for Kansas City, Missouri in Jackson County

By Stange Law Firm, PC on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Stange Law Firm, PC is excited to announce the opening of their office in Kansas City, Missouri in Lee’s Summit in Jackson County. Stange Law Firm, PC is a family law firm with offices in Missouri and Illinois. Stange Law Firm, PC focuses solely on family law in areas such as, divorce, child custody, child support, father’s rights, guardianship and other domestic relations matters. You can find a full list of areas of family law matters that we handle on our website. Stange Law Firm, PC knows how difficult it

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Missouri child support modifications

By Stange Law Firm, PC on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. For many Missouri divorcees and their children, child support remains a greater issue. After a divorce or when unmarried parents separate, the custodial parent may be entitled to child support payments from the other parents. The main purpose of child support payments it to ensure that there are adequate funds to cover the expenses that the parent incurs as a result of having the child most of the time. This payment of child support may be a contentious issue between both parents. The amount of child support is determined by

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