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Britney Spears concerned about retaliation re child support issue

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Music fans in Missouri who follow the career of pop music star Britney Spears may recall the struggle the performer faced when her 2007 divorce made headline news. Since then, she has been trying to resolve various custody and child support issues that have arisen regarding her two children. The boys’ father, Kevin Federline, is apparently not satisfied with current payment amounts. Spears is said to be paying $25,000 monthly at this time as financial provisions, post-divorce, for her children. However, Federline may be

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Minor emancipation can be a path to future success

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Thursday, May 24, 2018. One woman’s journey to successful pageant queen started with less than ideal beginnings. She lacked support from her parents and needed to do many things for herself for which children are not typically responsible. At 16, she was granted a minor emancipation and was able to take more control of her life. Individuals in Missouri may find the details of the woman’s story inspiring. Although the woman says she harbors no resentment toward her parents, she was able to recognize that she wasn’t getting

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Before child support, be informed about paternity

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Friday, May 18, 2018. A man’s bond with his child can be incredibly strong. For some dads, however, they may have a nagging feeling that the child they are raising is not their true biological child. Other men are willing to live with the uncertainty and try to keep a strong, stable presence in the child’s life. However, for Missouri men, this attitude can come with long-term impacts, such as paying child support for a child who is not one’s biological child. There are shades of misattributed paternity, also

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A parenting plan can help make co-parenting work

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. After a divorce, working together with an ex can be tough for some people. However, there are ways to adapt and make the process easier for everyone involved. By drafting a parenting plan and keeping some recommended tips in mind, an individual in Missouri can keep the children’s best interests well provided for. At the end of a marriage, emotions can run high. It may be in everyone’s best interests for the individuals to separate their emotions from the task at hand. People can

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Paternity documents surface in disputed family case

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Thursday, May 3, 2018. A musician faces legal challenges, and the results aren’t yet clear. One woman claims that the man, the popular rapper Offset, is the father of her 2-month-old baby. He disputes the paternity and the documents that have popped up on social media. If found to be the father of the child, the man will have certain parental rights and responsibilities. Missouri fans of the rapper will likely want to follow the story as it develops. Offset, also known as Mr. Kiari Kendrell Cephus, recently became

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Statement of marital assets requested by Pete Rose’s wife

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Asset Divorce on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Major League Baseball star Pete Rose has made the bulk of his post-sports career cash by signing autographs. His wife claims that he makes hundreds of thousands of dollars every year doing so, but loses it in gambling. Their pending divorce, started in 2011, continues with a new filing. His wife requested that Rose to reveal his personal finances so that the couple can split the marital assets and finally complete the divorce. Missouri fans of Rose may be interested in the developing

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Bird’s nest child custody an option for some families

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Some individuals with children may examine their options when it comes to caring for a child after a divorce. Sole custody and joint child custody are common options. For others, an emerging custody trend known as a bird’s nest serves as an excellent temporary solution that reduces disruption in a child’s life. Missouri individuals exploring their options may find that flying in and out of the nest works for their family’s needs. During a divorce, the two parties usually find new housing. Finding appropriate

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Missouri parents could give up custody rights under new bill

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Thursday, April 12, 2018. A proposed state law would allow parents to seek outside help for caring for their children without facing charges of abuse or neglect. A Missouri state senator has introduced a bill that allows parents to give up their custody rights temporarily if they are unable to care for their children while they seek help for drug addiction or work to resolve any other major issues affecting their lives and livelihood. The practice is already used in the state, but the law would give a

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Modern divorce struggles include paternal rights issues and more

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Some lawyers have seen it all. In the field of family law, modern trends are creating new issues for couples to fight about. Whether it is about a father’s paternal rights to an embryo, or about contentious social media postings, Missouri families have plenty to disagree about during a divorce. In this age of advanced reproductive technology, some couples aren’t sure what to do with frozen embryos at the time of a divorce. In most cases, the embryos are treated as personal property and

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Man says he was tricked into giving away custody rights

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. One man in another state is without his daughter after an incident with Child Protective Services that was recently highlighted in the news. The man claims that he was tricked into signing away custody rights in a moment of duress and that he did not understand the document he was signing. He is now taking the matter to court. Missouri fathers who aren’t able to see their own children may find themselves empathizing with the man’s situation. According to reports, the man needed to

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Missing child located; child custody dispute may be to blame

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. A local child was the center of an abduction alert recently. The Missouri youngster was initially reported missing, and police were drafting details for flyers when he was found. The incident appears to be the result of adults fighting over a child custody dispute. Authorities indicate that the case is complex and the investigation is ongoing. Witnesses in the neighborhood where the child was taken report seeing two older women parked in front of a home. The witness said that she later saw police

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Splitting marital assets includes retirement, investment accounts

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Asset Divorce on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Ending a marriage is never easy. When two people have built a life together, it can take a bit of strategy to untangle the threads. One facet of divorce is property division, where the two parties divide the marital assets between them. Retirement accounts and investment accounts typically represent the divorcing couple’s largest collection of funds. In Missouri, each type of account has its own rules for separation, and by following the rules, an individual can avoid common mistakes that could potentially reduce his

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