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Loss of child custody can be an emotional experience for parents

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, November 1, 2018. For many Missouri parents, it would be difficult to admit that another parent or family member is better equipped to raise his or her children. While certainly, the best interests of a child must come first, a parent who finds him- or herself on the losing end of a child custody dispute can face emotional pain. One mother has recently opened up about what it feels like to lose child custody. The woman has three biological children. Before having her third child, she came

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The challenges of a high asset divorce from a narcissist

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Asset Divorce on Thursday, October 25, 2018. It can be challenging enough to break away from a marriage in which the other party is a narcissist. They tend to view themselves as the victim under these circumstances. This could make a high asset divorce from someone with this personality type even more of a challenge than being married to one. Most narcissists, whether they live here in Missouri or elsewhere, refuse to be cooperative. They tend to ignore the other party’s points of view and do not want to compromise.

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A surrogacy agreement may be the way to go in 2018

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Many Missouri couples may find themselves struggling to find a way to have children of their own. In decades past, the alternatives may have seemed limited, but in today’s world, there are many options. One of these options is called a surrogacy agreement. In recent years, several celebrities have attempted to help change the stigma that was once attached to surrogacy. It used to be believed by many that women who offered their services to carry a child were doing so for the money

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Prenuptial agreement can be the first step to a lasting marriage

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Monday, October 8, 2018. Marriage is looked upon as the beginning of a wonderful journey that a couple will share for the rest of their lives in Missouri. The reality is that almost half of all marriages end in divorce. People enter into it promise to share worldly goods, support each other and care for each other in sickness and health. Divorce can change this perspective, particularly where worldly goods are concerned. Having a prenuptial agreement can simplify property division. Having a prenuptial agreement may even reduce the

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Immigration woes affect physical custody

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Missouri residents may be as confused as the rest of the nation as they attempt to keep up with the recent changes to immigration laws. Many people are aware that some immigrants have lost physical custody of their children as they attempt to clear up their immigration status. Many of these children are taken into government foster care, and the matter can be complicated to sort. When the immigration status of a parent is called into question, he or she may have the option

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Nonpayment of child support may face new penalties

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Missouri parents may already be aware that failing to make timely payments for a court ordered obligation can result in the imposition of legal penalties. Child support orders are enforceable by law, and falling behind on payments can result in myriad of troubles. One common repercussion in the state is that a parent who has failed to comply with a child support order for a period of three months may have his or her driver’s license suspended. Recently, an unrelated situation has some hoping

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Child custody orders protect parents and children

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Many Missouri families may be familiar with situations in which parents who live in separate households must figure out how to share custody of a child. Many parents believe they can work out a schedule outside of the court system, and may reason that the parents, though separated, have a friendly relationship. Though this may be a tempting route to explore, not having an official child custody order in place leaves parents vulnerable to future problems. Recently, police were contacted when a Missouri father came

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High asset divorce becomes convoluted legal matter

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Asset Divorce on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Ending a marriage can be a complicated matter. Turning one household into two separate ones can take time. In the case of a high asset divorce, there is potential for myriad of snags, especially if unrelated legal matters are unfolding concurrently. A former Missouri couple now stands accused of falsely filing for divorce. The male spouse was employed with a major food brand, and in the course of his time on the job, he was found guilty of defrauding his employer. The judge

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Disabled parents fear child custody issues

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, September 6, 2018.Missouri parents would likely agree that each parent-child relationship is different. In an age where parents are aware of the far-reaching extent of child abuse across the nation, many fear that the regular scrapes, bumps and bruises that children get from time to time may be mistaken by onlookers as a sign of physical abuse in the home. Recently, parents who suffer from conditions that have rendered them blind or deaf have spoken out, saying they feel they are often singled out in these situations,

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Child custody laws can apply to daycare workers

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, August 30, 2018. One Missouri mother recently found herself living a nightmare when she arrived to pick her daughter up from daycare. Instead of discussing the day’s events, and finding her child happy and ready to go home, she was horrified to find the daycare locked and empty. Fortunately, she found her daughter on a bench outside and learned afterward that action may be taken, because some child custody laws can apply to daycare providers. Though the daycare was apologetic for somehow forgetting the small child, the Missouri

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Brad Pitt looks forward to settling child custody case

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, August 24, 2018. Brad Pitt is no stranger to the big screen. The famous actor has starred in many movies over the years, earning his spot as a Hollywood icon. Frequently seen at star-studded events, Pitt has become a tabloid favorite, even more so in light of his recent legal woes. Pitt stands as a reminder that even the rich and famous must endure the struggles and stress that can come from divorce and child custody issues. Many people may not be aware that Pitt is a

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Candidate’s delinquent child support comes to light

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Missouri voters may be under the false impression that political candidates are sometimes above the law. This is not the case, because people running for office are subject to the same laws and penalties as everyone else. When it comes to light that a candidate has failed to pay his or her child support, it may cost him or her votes. Recently, it became public knowledge that Steve West, a Republican candidate running for a Missouri House seat and host of a popular radio show, was

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