How are a child’s best interests determined?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Thursday, October 25, 2018. As a parent in Kansas, you naturally want to do what is in your child’s best interest in everything, including your divorce from your spouse and the child custody proceedings that result from it. However, in certain cases, the best interests of the child may be difficult to determine. According to FindLaw, the main challenge to resolving a child custody dispute often comes down to the practicalities of maintaining and promoting close relationships between the child and each parent. For this reason, it is often a

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Mother and daughter disappear following custody hearing

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, October 12, 2018. Even though the feelings that a married couple has for each other may change over time, the discord between them often may have no effect on how they feel for their children. This may explain why child custody disputes in Wichita can become so contentious. The hope may be that divorcing parents can put aside their differences and come to a custody agreement that is in the best interest of their children. However, the strong negative emotions sometimes felt between a separated couple may

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Is establishing paternity important for your child?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in paternity on Friday, September 21, 2018. If you have had a child with someone who you do not anticipate maintaining a relationship with, you may wonder whether or not it is important that you have an official document that declares paternity. However, being proactive about determining in writing, who your child’s biological parents are can actually prove to be quite beneficial to his or her future. If you are trying to determine whether or not paternity is important for your child in Kansas, you may be interested in the potential benefits

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Notoriety utilized by officials for child support enforcement

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child support on Friday, September 14, 2018. If asked to come up with an image of a deadbeat dad, most in Wichita may likely envision a man with no job, few prospects and little money. This likely comes from the assumption that those who can afford to make child support payments would, if (for nothing else) than to the avoid the potential legal trouble that can come from missing it. Yet the concept of the “deadbeat dad” may be more of a reflection of an attitude than it is one’s financial

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How can I afford a divorce?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, August 31, 2018. Sometimes, couples put off divorce when they think they can’t afford it. If the union is a contentious one, that may not always be the best course. Downloading divorce papers from an online site may not be a good choice either, however. Somewhere in the middle is an answer for couples who want a divorce but are worried about the cost. Money is an issue in any divorce, but being hands-on and getting organized financially can help you save a great deal, according to U.S. News

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How can you establish paternity?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in paternity on Friday, August 17, 2018. Popular media and other forums have seemingly made the process of establishing paternity a bad thing. This may be because such revelations are often given in the context of informing a reluctant individual that he is indeed the father of a child. Yet there may be just as many (if not more) advantages to you legally determining that a child is yours. Beyond the emotional bond that it establishes between you and your kid, confirming paternity may allow you visitation and custody rights, and makes

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The problem with being a “Disneyland Dad”

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The common school of thought is that the cards are stacked against men when it comes to being awarded custody of their children during divorce proceedings. While this has often proven to be true historically, recent data suggests that this trend may be reversing. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of fathers who had custody of their kids rose from 16 percent in 1994 to 19.6 percent in 2016. Yet even with this increase, it seems that mothers might still be favored

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