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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Wife claims she was held hostage by estranged husband

Wife claims she was held hostage by estranged husband On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Monday, September 23, 2019. Sadly, they are indeed households within Jackson County in which domestic violence is a constant presence. For those on the outside looking into such situations, the solution to the problems facing abuse victims seems to be simple: just leave the abuser. Yet in many cases, that is much easier said than done. For those who are the victims of domestic abuse, there may be a consistent fear that if they try to leave their abusers, they

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Challenging a proposed relocation

Challenging a proposed relocation On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. It is understandable that following your divorce in Jackson County, both you and your ex-spouse will want to move on with your lives. Yet if moving on to them includes moving away (with your children in tow), then you certainly may have objections to that. Many in your same position have come to see us here at the Stange Law Firm PC questioning if there is anything that they can do to prevent such a relocation from happening (or modify

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Custody dispute extends into space

Custody dispute extends into space On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Monday, August 26, 2019. It may be no secret to most in Jackson County that child custody proceedings between divorcing or separated parents can become heated. The emotion that both parties to such proceedings feel towards their kids is no doubt strong (and is often equaled in the negative feelings they may feel towards the other parent). If and when one who is a party to a child custody dispute does something rash, it may be easy to dismiss such a person as

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Is your marriage in trouble?

Is your marriage in trouble? On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Sunday, August 11, 2019. While one might think that the signs of a failing marriage are obvious, this is not always the case. In fact, some couples fail to recognize that their marriage is in trouble until divorce papers are filed. There are actually a number of signs a person can look for, which will help them prepare for the next steps, whatever they may be. Business Insider explains a few of the common signs of a marriage in trouble. Marriage can often pull both partners

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Are there different types of custody & visitation?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Determining child custody can be difficult for recently divorced parents. This is especially true when considering the many different types of custody arrangements that are available. When parents are at odds about custody and visitation, the focus must be put on the children at the center of the dispute. In fact, courts make all decisions based on the best interests of the children in question, to ensure they have a loving and healthy relationship with each parent. Very Well Family explains your options when it

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Detailing a stepparent’s financial obligations

Detailing a stepparent’s financial obligations On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Monday, July 15, 2019. Parents in Jackson County who separate are encouraged to not only help their child adjust to their break-up, but to move on with their own lives as well. This will often mean remarriage, which introduces an entirely new dynamic into what might already be a complex family relationship: a stepparent. Stepfamilies are certainly not an uncommon phenomenon in the U.S.; according to the Pew Research Center, four out of every 10 American adults have a step-relative. Yet when a

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How should I mentally prepare for collaborative divorce?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Collaborative divorce is not the same as a typical court proceeding where divorce issues are hashed out in front of a Missouri judge. To go through collaborative divorce is a much different process, and requires the right mindset in order to succeed. These mindsets include how you approach your collaborative divorce and the kind of legal representation you look for to help you in the process. As you would in a divorce trial, you need your own attorney for collaborative divorce. However, FindLaw points out

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