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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How social media is affecting divorce cases

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Some Kansas residents may be surprised to find out just how much social media evidence is looked at when it comes to divorce cases. Of course, this makes sense considering that millions of people are using social media accounts to share photographs, keep in touch with friends, and share what is going on in their lives. It has been estimated that over 80% of attorneys discover evidence in social media posts that are worth using in court. Over 60% of cases involving the end of

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Reasons men may not report domestic violence

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, October 11, 2019. At Stange Law Firm, we believe that regardless of whether you are male or female, you have the right to feel safe, particularly at home. However, domestic violence against men happens in the United States, including Kansas, every day. The Crime Report cites data from the Centers for Disease Control indicating that the portion of men in the United States who experience stalking and/or violence of a physical or sexual nature at the hands of an intimate partner (including but not limited to spouses) at some point in their

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Paying for the kids’ extracurricular activities

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Monday, September 30, 2019. There is a certain sense of finality that comes with divorce, yet despite this feeling, you and all of the others involved in your proceedings will eventually regain the perspective that life does indeed go on. Not only does it continue for you and your now ex-spouse, but it also does for your kids. That means years and years of more soccer games, dance recitals, band camps and beauty pageants. As you know, all of these activities cost money, and this prompts many to

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How can you relinquish your parental rights?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in paternity on Monday, September 16, 2019. When considering the issue of paternity, most in Wichita might think your actions in such a regard would be limited to either trying to establish your paternity or dispute such a claim being made against you. Yet there could also be scenarios where your paternity is not so much in question, but rather if you want to maintain your parental rights. Some might bristle at the thought of you willingly choosing to terminate your parental rights (assuming that your only reason for wanting to do so

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Is shared custody for everyone?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, August 30, 2019. As a Kansas parent who is getting a divorce, do you already know how you will be handling matters of child custody? You may have heard that shared custody is largely considered to be the better option, but are there any downsides? And what do you do if it simply isn’t the right choice for your family? FindLaw examines some of the different custody options you have, including shared custody. Shared custody is largely lauded as being beneficial to the children of divorce. This is because

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