The consequences of establishing paternity

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in paternity on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Asserting the legal rights and obligations of an unmarried father may begin by establishing paternity. Paternity is assumed if a father is married to the child’s mother, but there are other situations in which paternity may be assumed as well. These include a father signing a voluntary acknowledgment or even establishing a close relationship with the child and getting parental rights in court. However, in some circumstances, a Kansas mother or father may want a paternity test. A DNA test proves paternity with 99% accuracy.

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Why some parents ask for virtual visitation

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Thursday, January 16, 2020. When Kansas parents of young children are going through a divorce, they might want to include a schedule for virtual visitation in their plan. Virtual visitation can include email, phone calls, video calls, exchanging messages on social media and more. In general, it is any contact between parent and child that is mediated by technology. Virtual visitation is common in cases where a parent is moving out of the area where the child lives, and some critics of it say that it can make

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Getting a right of first refusal provision in a custody agreement

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Parents in Kansas who are going through a divorce may be concerned about how much time they will get to spend with their children. A noncustodial parent may want to introduce what is called a “right of first refusal” provision into the child custody agreement. This means that if one parent cannot care for the child and would need to have a sitter or another family member do so, that parent must first give that chance to the other parent. Parents may set up

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Britney Spears seeking more time with her sons

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Many people in Kansas have heard of Britney Spears’ recent mental health and child custody struggles. According to reports, Spears’ custody agreement with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, was altered after she checked into a treatment center in September. The ex-couple’s 50-50 custody agreement was changed to a 70-30 split with Spears having the smaller amount of time with her two sons. US Weekly reported that Spears has plans to seek more parenting time when she goes back to family court next year. Spears will

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How women can prepare financially for divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Monday, December 2, 2019. The median income for women is significantly lower than that of men, and women in particular may suffer financially after a divorce. However, women in Kansas can also take steps that will help them get back on a secure financial footing before, during and after the divorce. Before the divorce is underway, women should gather important documents about the family finances. This might include tax returns, bank statements, property titles and more. If they do not have credit in their own name, they may want

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Co-parenting with a difficult ex

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Many divorced and divorcing parents in Kansas are concerned about their children. They want to spend time with their kids while also recognizing that children benefit from having a strong relationship with both parents. However, there are situations in which effective co-parenting can be particularly challenging. While many divorces are amicable, others are not. In some cases, one spouse may engage in controlling, unpleasant or aggressive behavior that makes the relationship difficult or intolerable for the other spouse. In divorces where there are no

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Child support payments may linger into adulthood

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Kansas parents and others who are divorced or separated may be entitled to child support payments. While these payments typically end when a child turns 18, there are exceptions to this rule. For instance, parents may receive financial assistance until a child graduates from high school or until a son or daughter turns 21. Noncustodial parents may be required to help pay a son or daughter’s college tuition or make additional support payments for an adult child who is in college. In some cases,

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