Establishing paternity in Kansas

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in paternity on Friday, July 6, 2018. Quite a bit of misinformation exists about establishing paternity in Wichita. Many seem to believe that it can only be done through genetic testing, through which results are shockingly revealed by someone exclaiming “You are the father!” In reality, paternity is a concept that is more presumed than it is proven. Many clients have come to us here at the Stange Law Firm questioning the exact processes for establishing paternity is Kansas (both in cases wanting to disprove they fathered a child and those where

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Dealing with your ex-wife’s relocation

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in fathers’ rights on Friday, June 22, 2018. Not having your kids around you all the time is often one of the most difficult byproducts of a divorce to deal with. Dealing with it can become even more difficult if your ex-wife suddenly comes to you and says that she intends to move away from Wichita. Several divorced fathers have come to us here at the Stange Law Firm in a similar situation wondering if there is anything they can do to stop such a relocation. While you may not be able

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Determining imputed income

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Friday, June 8, 2018. It is assumed that most parents in Wichita have no problem supporting their kids. Yet like many of those that we here at Stange Law Firm have worked with in the past, you might find yourself dealing with an ex-spouse or former partner that cannot (or does not want to) do it. He or she might get the idea that as long as he or she is not drawing in income, the courts cannot impose a child support obligation on him or her. He

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Top reasons spouses get divorced

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Kansas attorneys, like those throughout the U.S., may tell you that January is the time of year when divorce filings peak. Some can pinpoint it to the day–Jan. 8–as the one that sees the most divorce inquiries from spouses, according to Harper’s Bazaar, because it is the first business Monday following the Christmas and New Year holiday season. All that togetherness tends to make underlying issues rise to the top. The biggest reason? Money pressures. A study of more than 2,000 people found more than

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Child custody disputes: getting over the obstacles

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, May 11, 2018. It can often be difficult to draw the line with parenting after divorce. With separation already causing a major divide in normal family life, the different ways parents regard childrearing can spark extra discord. Many Kansas families find it challenging to fit into a new groove of living, especially with children involved. Some strategies may help make a situation more manageable. While separated parents are well past the point of agreeing under one roof, Verywell Family’s list of pointers when dealing with parenting disagreements can help solve

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Approaching a paternity test discussion

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in paternity on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Bringing up the topic of a paternity test alone is enough to throw most Kansas residents into a world of stress. Although ordering a test is possible without the mother or father’s knowledge, many would prefer to keep communication open — especially when it comes to family planning. Despite the fact that communication can help ease tension, many express confusion and worry over a paternity discussion and the procedures that follow. Those who fear the big discussion looming ahead are not alone. DNA testing service Identigene

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America’s changing family dynamics

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in fathers’ rights on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. As American families continue to shift away from traditional dynamics, so, too, have the laws that surround them. With the rise of blended families comes the need to plan for children in the best way possible. Some Kansas parents, however, cannot seem to reach an agreement. Just as the traditional household has changed, the gendered laws that prioritize mothers in regard to child custody have faded to the background. Last December, The Washington Post highlighted recent potential changes within child custody laws. According to the

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