Understanding child custody during the holiday season

Understanding child custody during the holiday season On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, November 21, 2019. As winter approaches, families throughout Illinois may be planning their holiday celebrations and the travel they will undertake to visit with family members and friends. While the holidays can be a wonderful time of year for parents and children alike, it can also be a very difficult time for families that are split due to divorce. Parents can find themselves struggling to work with their co-parents when they cannot agree about how and where they will each

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What is a premarital agreement?

What is a premarital agreement? On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Friday, November 8, 2019. Marriage is both an emotional and legal undertaking. While an Illinois resident may initially find themselves drawn to another person on an emotional level, they must formalize their relationship through the legal process of marriage in order to be recognized by the state and thereby qualify for marriage-related benefits. Choosing to marry is thus a big decision. Those who decide to pursue marriage can and should speak with their prospective partners about whether they will enter into a premarital agreement.

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What penalties can be assessed for failing to pay child support?

What penalties can be assessed for failing to pay child support? On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in family law on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Child support in Illinois is a significant financial responsibility. Based on an agreement between a child’s parents or an order from their family law court, a person may be required to provide their child with money until that child becomes an adult or is otherwise self-sufficient. A child who does not have the financial support that they need may struggle to attain their most basic needs, and because children should not be made

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Working a child’s best interests into their custody plan

Working a child’s best interests into their custody plan On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Every child is a unique individual with their own special needs, preferences, and expectations. Illinois parents who have more than one child may recognize the diverse talents, emotions, and requirements possessed by each child. When children are affected by the divorces of their parents it can be difficult for adults and the courts to establish custody and support plans that will meet all of their needs and further their best interests. When children are involved

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Spousal support can be a critical component of a divorce

Spousal support can be a critical component of a divorce On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in family law on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Money is sometimes the reason that Illinois residents decide to end their marriages in divorce. When the partners to marital couples cannot agree on how to spend and save their money, they may find that unhealable wounds are created in their relationships. While money is not the key to happiness it certainly is an important part of supporting a growing family. Similarly, money is an important component in the divorce process as well. When

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What is a post-divorce modification?

What is a post-divorce modification? On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in family law on Thursday, August 29, 2019. It can take months for an Illinois couple to work out the details of their divorce. If they have children and share significant wealth, there may be many unsettled issues that they must process through in order to ensure that all of the members to the dissolving family will be provided for once the divorce is complete. When a court agrees that the parties to a divorce have resolved all of their outstanding issues it will issue a decree

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Considerations for military members going through divorce

Considerations for military members going through divorce On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in military family law on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The divorce process is hard on everyone, even when the partners to the ending marriage are willing and able to work together. However, individuals who serve our country as a member of the military can run into extra challenges when they decide that they want to get a divorce. In Illinois and other states throughout the nation, military members must consider residency, benefits, and other factors when they wish to end their relationships with their spouses.

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Divorce later in life can be financially crippling

Divorce later in life can be financially crippling On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Friday, August 2, 2019. While it is important for Illinois residents to always be true to their own needs and emotions, it is important that they also fully realize the consequence that their decisions may have on their lives and futures. This is especially true when a person decides that they want to end their marriage in divorce. A divorce can bring about many emotional, financial, and legal changes that those who pursue it may not be prepared to cope with.

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Interference can impact a father’s relationship with his child

Interference can impact a father’s relationship with his child On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Parents would do anything for their kids, and when parents must share their children’s time with their ex, it can be hard on everyone to find a good balance of how and when to be together. For some Illinois families, following the terms of child custody and visitation agreements are straightforward and the parties respect each other’s time with their shared children. For others, respecting their ex’s right to have interactions with their children is

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Is it too soon to modify child custody for the next school year?

Is it too soon to modify child custody for the next school year? On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, July 5, 2019. Parents across Illinois may feel that while the days seem long, the years may blitz by at an incredible rate. A reader may feel as though they had just enrolled their child in kindergarten, only to blink and see them crossing the stage at their high school graduation. Time does not stop even when parents want it to so that they can enjoy the many diverse developmental stages their children go

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Martial and separate property during an Illinois divorce

Martial and separate property during an Illinois divorce On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The property that a person owns when they get married may be treated differently depending upon what it is and what purpose it may serve in the individual’s relationship. For example, while the individual’s car may be shared with their spouse and immediately retitled to demonstrate their joint ownership of it, the individual’s pre-marital savings account may stay under their name only and untouched by the parties, never being used for marital purposes. Property in Illinois may

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