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And you thought thermodynamics was complex

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, March 6, 2014. While physics has solved many complex theoretical problems, sometimes one wonders if they have any direct applications to the world in which we all live. A similar thought occurred to a physicist who had a particularly difficult problem. His child custody arrangements were complex, as he had been married twice, had children with both of his ex-wives and he was currently in a relationship with a woman who had children from a prior relationship. He and a fellow mathematician, who conveniently was versed in

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Could a prenuptial help your marriage before you are married?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Prenuptial agreements are like insurance. No one likes paying for insurance, but when your home is damaged in a storm, or car wrecked in a crash, it sure can come in handy. The same can be said of a prenuptial agreement. The difficulty with a prenuptial agreement is both raising the issue with your future spouse and conceiving in your own mind of the need for one. A prenuptial agreement is a contract that you and your future spouse agree to, prior to your

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Does divorce drive the economy?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Friday, February 21, 2014. One of the “benefits” of the Great Recession was the reduction in the divorce rate. Of course, whether you view the divorce rate as a “bad” may be a function of how happy you are in your marriage. If you are in a marriage that has soured, and are now looking for a way out, you may find a reduction in the divorce rate as the true “bad.” When it comes to divorce rate, the state of the economy is inextricably linked to how

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Arrested for a child custody violation?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Child custody cases can be difficult. Child custody orders or parenting plans detail the time a child spends with each parent and controls the decision making for the child. Child custody also affects the child support, as a parent with sole custody receives more dollars in child support than a parent with joint custody and shared parenting time. While violations of child custody agreements are considered civil matters as a breach of part of the contract of marriage dissolution, in some states they may

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Celebrity divorce highlights interest in divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Divorce in the U.S. is an interesting phenomenon, even if you are not involved in the dissolution of a marriage. It used to be relatively rare, and now the divorce rate approaches one out of every two marriages. Just as weddings have evolved from simple ceremonies with a reception in the church basement, now some couples now seem determined to go into debt with their wedding expense before they consider more significant expenditures, such as a home. As weddings have become an industry, so,

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Divorce: is it just a matter of time?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Is it possible to make the divorce rate go down by changing a law? That would be intention of a state representative in Oklahoma. The state suffers from the second highest divorce rate in the country and he believes that if couples had to wait six months to proceed with their divorce, it may give them some time to change their minds. Now, family law and divorce encompass many complex issues. Some people may have been too immature when they decided to marry, and

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A happy new divorce?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Monday, January 27, 2014. The winter holidays and divorce are odd bedfellows. From Thanksgiving through New Years, many people would view filing a divorce as inappropriate, as being in bad taste or simply mean spirited. Especially if you have young children, attempting to explain why mommy or daddy is throwing all of their clothes into a suitcase and leaving would be traumatic. Nevertheless, that does not mean they are not thinking about divorce. All of the parties and get-togethers, along with the big family meals can exacerbate all

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Part 2: New Research on the Impact of Divorce on Children

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Monday, January 20, 2014. As we stated in our last article, the media and general community tend to view divorce as having a negative impact on children. The recent article “Deconstructing the Impact of Divorce on Children” written by Sol R. Rappaport and published in the Family Law Quarterly (a publication of the American Bar Association) suggests that based on current research, it appears the majority 75 to 80 percent of children do not have psychological difficulties post divorce. In fact, most children do well post divorce and do

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Should all custody cases be joint custody?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, January 17, 2014. Child custody is often a complex issue in most divorces. In a marriage, many of the decisions regarding the children’s affairs, from where they go to the doctor to who picks them up after football or dance practice can be decided ad hoc. They may be driven by what is most convenient or what make the most sense, and they can be inherently fluid. After a divorce, there is no longer any spontaneity. The child custody agreement will lay out in the parenting plan

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Part 1: New Research on the Impact of Divorce on Children

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, January 16, 2014. American culture has convinced society that divorce has short and long-term negative effects on children. We hear this through the news media, talk shows and religious organizations. This, for the most part, is not completely true. The recent article “Deconstructing the Impact of Divorce on Children” written by Sol R. Rappaport and published in the Family Law Quarterly (a publication of the American Bar Association) suggests otherwise. Research trends suggest that several conclusions can be drawn from the impact divorce has on children. First of

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Abduction Bill headed to Senate could be approved as early as this week

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in custody on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. The story making international headlines is about a bill headed for the Senate, named for David Goldman and his son, Sean Goldman that if passed, would help families whose children have been kidnapped to foreign countries. Three years of negotiations have finally brought the “Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act” to the U.S. Senate to be approved, possibly as early as this week, according to U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith who with Goldman , met at the Asbury Park Press for

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Key Tips to Help Plan for a Financially Advantageous Settlement for your Divorce in 2014

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The so-called “polar vortex” of dense, frigid air that dropped temperatures in our area to arctic levels and record lows added to the psychological woes of Blue Monday, January 6, 2014, dubbed “the most depressing day of the year.”  After the snow cleared, to others, the month of January marked the start of the divorce process.  A study from Divorce Depot shows over 1.8 million couples argue and consider divorce post-holidays.  Below are some tips to help you plan for a financially advantageous settlement should

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