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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Splitting an IRA in a divorce

Splitting an IRA in a divorce On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The holidays have passed, the cold of January is settling in and tax season is rapidly approaching. January is also said to be the month when there are more divorce filings than at other times of the year. This can be an issue in particular for older couples who may be contemplating a divorce. As one nears retirement age in Oklahoma, thought must be given as to how best to handle retirement accounts and the tax implications of divorce

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Family law can help reduce the number or kids in foster care

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in family law on Monday, January 13, 2020. What makes up a family and what can happen to the family dynamic has changed in Oklahoma over the years. Sometimes these changes require children to go into foster care temporarily and sometimes the temporary situation becomes permanent. In those cases, the children may become eligible for adoption. A recent report showed that adoption of foster kids is up nationwide. A family law practice can offer assistance in the adoption of foster children. Two statistics that are heartening concerning the number of children looking

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