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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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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