Is your parenting plan ready for the holidays?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Missouri families are looking forward to the holiday season, which is fast approaching. While many look forward to time-tested recipes, activities and customs, sometimes the modern family is anything but traditional. When it comes to child custody, families may want to make sure that their parenting plan is focused on the children. At times, navigating the waters of shared custody can be difficult. Parents may have to consider their current partner or other children living in the home. Some families may be fine celebrating

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Modification of child custody must be handled by court

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Missouri parents have overcome the stress of “back to school” and now set the sights on the upcoming holidays. Traditionally, late autumn and early winter are times for celebration, often welcomed by family gatherings, special dinners and decorations. Especially for households with children, the coming months will be a time filled with joy and wonder. Though it may be tempting for a parent to want to spend every moment with his or her children, parents can find themselves in big trouble if they attempt

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Marital discord not the only reason for high asset divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Asset Divorce on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Though no marriage is guaranteed to last a lifetime, many Missouri couples cannot imagine splitting from the spouse they love. Research now shows, however, that some couples consider a high asset divorce for reasons that have nothing to do with love lost between husband and wife. It is becoming ever more frequent for some couples to view a divorce as a strategic financial endeavor. At first glance, a married couple may think that filing for divorce would not have enough benefit to warrant

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Calling attention to paternal rights in Missouri

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Friday, October 11, 2019. The birth of a child is usually a joyous occasion, and parents in Missouri and beyond typically look forward to the moment when the new baby gets to meet his or her family. There is much to be done to prepare for the birth of a child. In cases where biological parents are not married, establishing paternal rights might be among such tasks. Recently, a man in another state took his son on a trip and was accused of kidnapping the child. Though he

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A new way for parents to pay child support

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Sometimes, Missouri parents may feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day. Between holding down a job, caring for children and maintaining a home, parents often look for time-saving mechanisms, such as online shopping or mobile bill paying. Now, parents might be excited to hear about a new way to make child support payments. Recently, a company called Conduent, which processes mobile child support payments in several states already, announced a new partnership that will help parents in all 50 states be able

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Physical custody may differ for siblings from same family

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Many Missouri families may remember the Gosselin kids, a set each of twins and sextuplets, and their parents, John and Kate, from a reality show that was popular years ago. When the show was on the air, viewers tuned in to watch the family, with eight small children at the time, attempt to manage daily life. Though for years, the Gosselins may have seemed like the perfect family, there is truly no such thing, and catching up with the family members today provides a

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Important facts to know regarding Missouri child support

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Thursday, September 19, 2019. As in most other states, many Missouri parents will likely divorce before the year ends. Children’s best interests are always the court’s main focus regarding custody and child support. It is critical that a parent clearly understands state laws and guidelines before filing a petition pertaining to such issues. When a judge issues a court order for child support, both parents must adhere to the terms. Not paying court-ordered child support can land a parent in jail. However, the court understands that unexpected life

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Palin’s marital assets under scrutiny

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Asset Divorce on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Missouri residents may have been surprised to hear that former presidential candidate Sarah Palin is going through a divorce. Palin is no stranger to the public eye, and after serving several gubernatorial terms, making appearances to promote her literary works and starring on reality television shows, she has managed to maintain a level of financial success. Though, in years past, Palin scoffed at rumors of divorce, the news has now been confirmed, and Palin will now have to consider the fate of any

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Child custody: When should family members take action?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, September 6, 2019. The state of Missouri takes the well-being of children seriously. Indeed, parents often find themselves stressed out and exhausted from dealing with daily life. Sometimes a parent is simply unable to properly care for a child, and family members may struggle when deciding if they should take legal action regarding child custody. Recently, an unattended toddler was found roaming the streets in Missouri. Concerned citizens contacted authorities when the child, a 1-year-old, was discovered walking alone, dirty and wearing only a diaper. Authorities determined where

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Establishing paternity can help prevent criminal charges

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Thursday, August 29, 2019. As summer draws to a close, Missouri parents are focused on their children, preparing for a new school year, sporting events and other fun things. While certainly, watching a child learn and grow is an exciting part of fatherhood, many dads might not be aware of how important it is to establish paternity. A recent tragedy left one father facing serious criminal charges. The ordeal began when a young Missouri mother was found dead, apparently killed by someone else’s hand. As authorities frantically try

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Emergency situation leads to change in child custody

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Millions of Americans now struggle with drug addiction, and Missouri is no exception. Methamphetamine is one of the most dangerous drugs around, as users often get hooked fast and hard, and many feel unable to quit using even if they want to. While drug addiction is usually thought of as an adult problem, the epidemic effects children as well, and a drug problem in the home can lead to a change in child custody. Recently, Missouri authorities discovered three children living in dangerous conditions.

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TransUnion takes action to help collect child support

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Missouri parents know how expensive it can be to raise a child, and many parents struggle to provide all the things a child needs. School will be starting soon, and extra expenses like school supplies, new clothes and money for extracurricular activities can leave a parent feeling frustrated. It is estimated that nearly 60% of custodial parents are not collecting the court-ordered child support payments they should be, and in many situations, it can be difficult to track down the other parent that has failed to

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