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December 2014 Archives

Preserving the child-parent relationship should be a priority

A parent plays a unique and irreplaceable role in the life of their child. At the Stange Law Firm, PC, we want to see this relationship preserved after a child's parents separate or divorce. Sadly, though, this is not always the viewpoint of all parents, and many do find themselves entrenched in a custody battle. This is where we step in to provide guidance.19204046_S.jpg

What is a child care right of first refusal?

14633376_S.jpgIt is common for situations to arise in which a divorced parent, during their assigned parenting time, needs child care for their kids. In such situations, the divorced parent's ex may be interested in being the one who provides such child care. Depending on the terms of the custody order/agreement regarding their kids, a divorced parent's ex may be the first person the divorced parent is required to ask when they are looking for someone to provide child care for the kids. 

Do you know the signs of domestic violence?

16418055_S.jpgMany people reading this may assume that the moment they are involved in a domestic dispute with a loved one, is the moment that relationship is over. As recent news stories regarding domestic violence indicate, for some, the matter can be more complicated than that. While it can happen to either sex, in general women are on the receiving end of the abuse. In fact, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, it is the leading cause of injury to U.S. women. Because of this it is important to recognize the signs and when possible get out of the relationship early. In this post we will discuss some of those signs.

US Senate holds hearing on family violence and pro sports

8726426_S.jpgDomestic violence can impact people from all walks of life, all ages and is not a gender specific issue. In Missouri and Illinois, like every other state, family violence can be a matter in divorce, in restraining order hearing and other areas of law. Allegations, whether true or false, are not matters that should be taken lightly. We discussed the issue of domestic violence in September, pointing out that domestic violence has impact on all age groups and both genders.

What things can be factors in Illinois property divisions?

7579741_S.jpgThere are many different things that a divorce does. One is divide one economic household into two. Thus, there are generally many financial issues that need to be figured out in a divorce. One of these issues is what exactly the split of the property in the marital estate will look like. When divorcing individuals are unable to come to an agreement on how they will divide their marital property, the decision as to how this property is to be divided generally ends up in the hands of a court.

Retirement benefit matters in military divorces

5571634_S.jpgIt is common for an individual to have many questions about the future when a marriage breaks down. Any divorce involves restructuring of finances, living arrangements and distribution of marital property. When minor children are involved, the divorce process will include determining child custody and support issues.

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