Help your child thrive on transition days

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, May 8, 2020. One of the most difficult things for children to get used to when their parents divorce is spending time in two different homes. They may find that the days when they transition from one home to other are especially challenging. Trying to make these as easy as possible can greatly benefit the children. Make sure they know when they will switch homes. This isn’t always easy, especially when they are younger, but having something like a countdown or helping them to understand it on

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Think carefully about the proposed terms of a divorce settlement

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, April 24, 2020. The process of divorcing is often complex and difficult. There are a few things that make this even more challenging. Having numerous assets or having an ex who isn’t willing to work to come to mutually agreeable terms are two of these. We know that you might not want to think about having to battle things out in court, but it may be necessary if the negotiations to come up with a settlement aren’t successful. Negotiating the terms of the divorce requires that you and

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Communicate with your ex about your child’s health and safety

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, April 10, 2020. Keeping your kids safe is one of the top priorities for parents. This doesn’t stop just because you go through a divorce, but it can become much more complicated because you have to relay specific information to their other parent. It’s imperative that you remember the goal of this communication is to help keep the kids safe and healthy. It’s usually better to let your ex know what’s going on with the kids when it happens. Of course, you don’t need to contact them

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Uninsured medical expense terms in child support orders

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Friday, March 27, 2020. When parents divorce, they have to come up with terms of how to handle the child’s expenses. Typically, this means that one parent pays for the medical expenses for the kid. One parent might be ordered to carry the child on their health insurance plan, but there are usually some medical expenses that aren’t covered by these policies. Because of this, there must be information about how uninsured medical expenses will be handled. A few of the more common uninsured medical expenses that fall

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Tips for creating custody plans that work

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Whenever possible, courts in Kansas and throughout the country want parents to split custody of their children equally. In many cases, individuals assume that alternating weeks is the best way to allocate parenting time. However, children who spend too much time away from a parent could develop separation anxiety. It may also make them feel as if their parents don’t love or care about them as much as they truly do. Parents should consider whether having custody of a child for an entire week

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How kids can adapt after a divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, February 27, 2020. When Kansas parents get a divorce, their children may struggle to cope with the fallout of that decision. In some cases, they may believe that they were the ones who caused the marriage to end. It is important that they understand that there was nothing they could do to prevent the divorce from taking place. It is also important that a child has someone to talk to when the need arises. In some cases, it can be healthy and appropriate for kids to talk with

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The potential tax consequences of divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Individuals in Kansas and throughout the United States whose divorces were finalized after Dec. 31, 2018, don’t need to claim alimony payments as income. Conversely, those making the alimony payments doesn’t get a tax break for doing so. If a person doesn’t have to claim alimony as income, it may be easier to qualify for public services or generous health insurance subsidies. However, that person is not allowed to contribute alimony payments to an IRA. This may have an impact on the recipient’s ability to

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