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How long will it take to regain child custody?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Life is unpredictable, and sometimes, a parent can face a situation or set of circumstances in which he or she is at risk for losing custody of his or her children. When this happens, parents may become discouraged quickly, because it can often take a long time to regain child custody. A Missouri parent may feel as if there is little chance he or she will be able to jump through all the hoops necessary to get his or her children back, especially if

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High asset divorce: Is your retirement plan safe?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Asset Divorce on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Missouri residents may find themselves considering divorce for any number of reasons. Without a doubt going through a divorce is an emotional and life-changing experience. Nevertheless, there are practical matters — like finances and property division — to tend to. An individual facing a high asset divorce will want to make sure his or her ducks are in a row. Many people work for decades to accumulate savings for retirement. After so many long days grinding away at a job, a person may look

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NFL player struggles with child custody situation

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Many Missouri families may have personal experience dealing with a court situation involving children. Child custody proceedings can take a toll on any parent. Recently, an NFL star finds himself facing just such a dilemma. The man, a star player for the Chiefs, finds himself in a legal predicament concerning his child. Authorities had reason to suspect that a child in the home was in need of immediate care. At this point, the details are unknown, except that the man was named as a

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Tragedy and paternity

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Missouri residents, even if not fans of rap music, may recall the untimely and tragic slaying of next generation superstar XXXTENTACION last summer. The artist, who was quickly becoming a favorite among teens and young adults, was slain in a hail of gunfire. His girlfriend at the time had recently found out she was carrying a child, and she is now asking the court for help to prove paternity. The baby boy was born about seven months after his father’s murder. The mother of

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Child support needs may change

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Many Missouri parents know what it’s like to work around a child custody schedule. When two parents share time with a child, having the appropriate court order in place can decrease stress on both parents and children. Often, when the time comes to calculate child support, the amount of time each parent has a child under his or her roof is an important factor to consider. Recently, superstar performing artist and mother of two boys Britney Spears feared she was on the verge of a

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Times are changing for fathers’ rights

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Missouri parents may look back upon their own childhoods and be amazed at how much has changed. Over the past few decades, such advances have been made that many parents find it amusing to see the bewilderment on a child’s face upon hearing that just a generation ago, children their age did not have cellphones, the internet and other technology that is now commonplace. Gadgets are not the only advances that have been made, and now people are noticing exciting new standards regarding fathers’

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Establish paternity now, save a headache later

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Missouri families look forward to the arrival of a new baby with preparation and anticipation. Making sure the nursery is well-stocked and everything placed just so can be fun, but there are other matters to tend to before Baby comes home. Establishing paternity is an important part of a child’s life, and a way for parents to ensure that the child will be well cared for by both mom and dad. Recently, a celebrity couple, made famous by the MTV “Teen Mom” franchise, welcomed a

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Shocking report reveals national child support issues

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Missouri residents need only tune in to the daily news to see a recent rash of tabloid-esque stories surrounding celebrity parents. Most recently, R&B singer R. Kelly was reported to be in arrears on his child support in an amount of $161,000. Further, a reputable news outlet aired a shocking report showing that the entire nation seems to be a bit behind on child support. The report informs readers and viewers that an estimated 30 percent of child support payments are not made in

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High asset divorce just got more complicated

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Asset Divorce on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Missouri residents know that technology is changing each day. Most American households have integrated the internet, and all it has to offer, into daily life. Whether it be for communication, paying bills, or even games and entertainment, people now rely on technology in an unprecedented way. Now, there is a growing concern that the law needs to catch up. In cases of high asset divorce, litigants may have trouble getting a fair shake. The calculation of assets just got a bit more tricky.

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Actor Channing Tatum is seeking a shared child custody plan

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Missouri parents who are estranged from their spouses understand how challenging life can get regarding their children. Especially if there is no existing court-approved plan in place for child custody, things can get rather complicated quickly, particularly if parents disagree about what’s best for their kids. Actor Channing Tatum has been learning what it’s like to be a single father and says he believes a set schedule for custody would be better for his 5-year-old daughter. Tatum and his wife have been apart for

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Man in another state is behind bars re child custody dispute

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Many Missouri parents encounter challenges regarding situations related to their children. In circumstances where parents are divorced or sharing child custody as parents who were never married, such problems can really get out of hand if one of the parents involved refuses to play by the rules. If the court has issued orders regarding custody, visitation or support, both parents must adhere to the terms unless and until the judge overseeing the case modifies the order. Serious problems can arise if a parent refuses

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Do you know the facts about child support?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Many Missouri parents may still be confused about some aspects of raising children between two separate households. Especially in cases where parents have recently separated, finding the “new normal” may be tricky. In addition to working on custody agreements and co-parenting, many families must begin the process of filing for child support. While child support agreements are certainly not unusual, each family is different. The courts will consider a myriad of aspects when calculating the amount a parent needs to pay to cover his

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