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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Mediation can pave the way to a smoother divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Monday, December 30, 2019. January has the unfortunate connotation of being known as divorce month by some in the legal community. This is thought to be because of people looking at the new year as an opportunity for new beginnings and fresh starts. The decision to divorce may be a mutual one as couples who may have been married for many years realize they have grown apart. This can be particularly true for many older couples in Oklahoma whose children have grown and they may find they just don’t

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It may help to understand the reasons behind a divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Marriage is typically entered into with a vow that is not supposed to be broken except by death. While the overall divorce rate has declined in Oklahoma in recent years, almost half of all marriages still end in divorce. The reasons for divorce may be different in each case and most people acknowledge that a couple should not remain in an unhappy marriage nor remain together for the sake of the children. There are other myths that largely do not hold true. Property division and

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An amicable divorce can be positive on many fronts

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Divorce has been depicted by the entertainment industry for years as a long, drawn out and contentious process as depicted in the 1989 movie “The War of the Roses.” In recent years, divorce, even among the wealthy and famous, has occasionally been a more civilized affair. In addition to being more civilized, divorces are frequently not as drawn out in Oklahoma. As such, when children are involved, the impact on them may be less traumatic. One of the most publicized recent divorces was the Jeff

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Child custody can be a challenging issue

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. The decision to divorce is seldom made lightly in Oklahoma. When marriage vows are made it is with the intent that the couple will remain together, raise a family and enjoy old age together. When this becomes an unrealistic possibility, the decision to end a marriage can be a very difficult one. It can be made all the more difficult when there are children involved and child custody becomes an issue that must be solved. In reaching an agreement regarding children it is important

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