Parental divorce and toddlers: How to help them understand & cope

Parental divorce and toddlers: How to help them understand & cope On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in family law on Friday, March 20, 2015. Divorce tends to be hard on children of any age. As such, it’s important for parents to know what they should expect during various stages of development and how to tailor support strategies accordingly. That being said, it can be especially difficult to help very young children cope with divorce or even help them understand what divorce is. In today’s post, we’ll share some tips on talking to toddlers about divorce. These tips

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Prenuptial agreements: Your presentation is important

Prenuptial agreements: Your presentation is important On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in family law on Thursday, March 12, 2015. If you are planning to get married in the near future, you are probably well aware of America’s high divorce rate. No one wants to go into marriage thinking about someday getting divorced, but it is a risk worth being prepared for. A prenuptial agreement is often the best way to stay focused on marriage while safeguarding against some of the risks associated with divorce. If you have decided that a prenuptial agreement should be included in your

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Statistics show declining military divorce rates in 2014

Statistics show declining military divorce rates in 2014 On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in military family law on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Since that fateful day in 2001 when the Twin Towers fell, military personnel and their families have experienced hardships that few civilians can understand or relate to. Lengthy deployments, traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and other battle scars have stretched military families to the breaking point. In light of this, it came as little surprise that the military divorce rate increased during this time. In 2011, the military divorce rate peaked at 3.7 percent.

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How is property divided in an Illinois divorce?

How is property divided in an Illinois divorce? On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. If this is your first time going through a divorce, then you probably have a number of questions about what to expect throughout the course of the process and how to make sure that you are getting the best outcome possible. Because of the complexity of the law both here in Illinois and across the country, most people direct their questions to a skilled family law attorney. With the topic we are about to present below, the

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Key considerations for high asset divorce

Key considerations for high asset divorce On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Sunday, February 15, 2015. For those going through a high asset divorce, they have a lot at stake.  Lots of individuals have spent their whole life working hard to put themselves into a solid financial position.  When a divorce then takes place, it can often put at issue all the fruits of that hard labor.  This can cause a great deal of concerning for those in this situation.  The following are some tips for those going through a divorce with a high net

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Depositions can help clarify matters

Depositions can help clarify matters On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in family law on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Often, in the midst of a divorce or family law matter, parties have lots of questions.  While they might feel as if they know all the facts of their case, lots of questions can often remain. Parties can often have questions as it relates to their goals for the case.  One party might not understand for example why the other wants a particular result.  One might not understand for example they they feel a particular custody schedule is being

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Maturity can help in custody cases

Maturity can help in custody cases On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Sunday, February 15, 2015. For those going through a child custody case, there can often be a lot of anger involved.  In many of these cases, the parties are at odds at each other.  Both the mother and father in other words might have totally different viewpoints on what is in the best interests of the children. On extremes, the mother might think the children would be better with her.  On the other end of the spectrum, the father might think the

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Child support proceedings require special considerations

Child support proceedings require special considerations On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Support on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Child support is a critical part of many family law proceedings.  Whether through a divorce or a paternity action, where there are children, the issue of child support has to be resolved in order to conclude a family law matter.  In some cases, the parties are able to agree to a child support number.  In other cases, the court has to resolve child support after a trial or evidentiary hearing. In the State of Illinois, there are various

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Illinois law now allows for right of first refusal

Illinois law now allows for right of first refusal On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in fathers’ rights on Sunday, February 15, 2015. A right of first refusal is an important clause in many custody plans.  Through a right of first refusal, a party has to first offer custody rights to the other parent before offering the children to third parties.  This means that before a parent offers their custody time to grandparents, other relatives or friends, if this clause is in a custody order, that parent has to offer the children to the other parent first in

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Paternity cases on the rise

Paternity cases on the rise On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity on Saturday, February 14, 2015. When most people think of family law, they think of divorce.  Divorce is certainly common in this society.  When a marriage becomes irreconciable, the parties divorce. Next to divorce, however, the most common family law case is paternity cases.  Paternity cases are simply custody and child support cases between unmarried parents.  Just like a divorce, when a relationship ends amongst unmarried parents they end up in court as well litigating custody and child support. In some cases, the mother may

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Stange Law Firm PC’s Springfield Divorce Law Blog

Stange Law Firm PC’s Springfield Divorce Law Blog On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in family law on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Stange Law Firm, PC is proud to announce the opening of their office in Springfield, Illinois in Sangamon County, Illinois.  The new office opened in February 2015. Stange Law Firm, PC is a divorce and family law firm with offices in Illinois and Missouri.  Stange Law Firm, PC takes great pride in providing family law representation to those in need.  The firm exclusively practices family law in areas such as divorce, child custody, child support, paternity,

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