What should grandparents know about child custody?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Missouri grandparents may be among the estimated 2.4 million nationwide raising their grandchildren full-time. If a parent has passed away, suffers from a serious medical condition or addiction, or is otherwise unable to care for a child, a grandparent often comes to the rescue. In such situations, grandparents may need more information about pursuing child custody and other important matters that can affect the well-being of the household. Many grandparents may feel a bit overwhelmed. Having raised children of their own, they must learn

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Parties and partings: your friends and your divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, March 12, 2020. When Missouri marriages come to an end, a court usually hashes out the details. Who gets the house? How will time with the kids be split? Personal details like these are a few examples of normal things that might be included in a divorce order, but a court cannot tell a couple how to share “custody” of their mutual friends. Recently, a newly divorced woman was invited to a party set to take place during a trip back to her old town of residence. She

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Divorce is sometimes amicable, sometimes not

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, February 27, 2020. While most people are well aware of the number of marriages that end in divorce, they still enter into a marriage with the anticipation that theirs will be the one to last. Sadly, this is often not the case. Many couples are finding ways to achieve their splits while remaining amicable. In Missouri, collaborative settlements are becoming more commonplace as couples are able to amicably negotiate agreements, resolve custody issues and arrive at divorce settlements that are mutually agreed upon. In some instances, remaining amicable

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Divorce: Effective negotiation skills come in handy

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Whether a Missouri couple decides to litigate or mediate an end to their relationship, it is helpful to enter the chosen process armed with effective negotiation skills. There are typically several ways to say the same thing. The phrasing a spouse chooses and the manner in which he or she conveys an idea can mean the difference between an ability to negotiate a fair and satisfactory divorce settlement in a swift and amicable manner or becoming entangled in a lengthy court battle. A spouse who

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Shared-custody becoming more normal in child custody cases

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Monday, January 27, 2020. Divorce is never an easy task to contemplate in Oklahoma and it can be complicated all the more when children are involved. Young children in particular may feel the emotional trauma that can come with changes in the family dynamic, but child custody norms have evolved to expand the options that are available. This includes a change in the paradigm concerning fathers and custody. It is now widely accepted that the best interest of the child includes a strong relationship with both parents. This

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Child custody and a successful divorce are possible

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Thursday, January 16, 2020. For whatever reason, January seems to see an increase in filings for divorce. It may be a result of the new year focus on starting fresh, new beginnings or clean slates. It is seldom an easy journey and one made even more difficult when children are involved. There are steps Oklahoma parents can take to lessen the trauma that children can experience with child custody in a divorce situation. The post-divorce living situation can be a very big factor in how well children weather

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