The importance of dads in a child’s well-being

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in fathers’ rights on Sunday, May 19, 2019. If you are a father facing a divorce in Kansas with one or more children, you will no doubt want to find out how you can remain connected to your children during and after your divorce. Even if you and your to-be former spouse are able to cooperate positively to reach agreements on how you will divide up your marital assets, the topic of how to share time with your kids can be a difficult one. One thing you should remain convinced of is

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Why is genetic information important to your child?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in paternity on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Some Kansas fathers may be pondering whether legally establishing their paternity is a good idea. If you are in this position, you should know that having the state recognize your parentage gives your child access to information about your family’s genetic history. If your child can learn about your genetic background, your child will be better informed to make crucial life decisions. The National Center for Biotechnology Information website explains that genetic information reveals the kinds of diseases and health conditions that run in a person’s

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When might the Kansas courts change a child’s primary residence?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Monday, April 29, 2019. If you are like most divorcees, your situation today looks drastically different than it did when you first got divorced one, two or ten years ago. This means that your former court agreements, such as your Kansas child custody agreement, may no longer apply to your circumstances, and you may wish to seek a modification. Before you petition to modify a custody order, however, you must first understand why the state decided custody the way it did in the first place and when it

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Steps to positive co-parenting

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Saturday, April 6, 2019. For divorcing parents in Kansas, the thought of working collaboratively with their former partner can seem all but impossible. However, this is exactly what is needed in order to raise children after a divorce. A high level of consciousness is required in making this happen and that can include reminding oneself of some guidelines along the way. Very Well Family recommends that parents find a way to both develop a schedule that maps out when kids will be with each parent but simultaneously leave the

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Paternity cases: what’s in a name?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in paternity on Monday, April 1, 2019. When two unmarried parents decide to end their relationship, it is still necessary to make legal provisions for the support and custody of their children, just as it is to make similar provisions for the children of married parents who decide to divorce. It is common for attorneys to refer to the former type of proceeding as a paternity case. We at Stange Law Firm know that, as a father involved in a paternity case in Kansas, you probably have many questions regarding how the legal

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Including the cost of daycare in child support

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Foregoing your career ambitions to stay home and raise your kids in Wichita may be a sacrifice that you are perfectly willing to make. Yet what happens, then, if you and your spouse subsequently choose to get a divorce? The simple answer is that you re-enter the workforce. Yet if your kids are still at an age where they require consistent adult supervision, that may be difficult. Daycare quickly becomes a necessity, yet its costs can be high. Thus, many in your same situation

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Remember your estate plan when getting divorced

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Saturday, March 2, 2019. If you and your spouse in Kansas have been struggling with marital difficulties and finally decided that divorce is the right option for you, you know that there are many decisions you will now have to make. Certainly, there are numerous immediate decisions you must address such as where you will live, who will the kids be with on what days and how you will tell friends and family members about your divorce. In addition to these things, you should not forget about other decisions

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