Missouri residents may have heard of a new trend in parenting after divorce called "bird nesting." The arrangement allows the children to remain in the family home while the parents take turns living there with them. This type of child custody solution has gotten mainstream attention as the premise of the show "Splitting Up Together." It features divorced parents who have chosen to live together with their children.
Getting divorced is difficult for most Missouri couples as it is. When parents of young children decide to end their marriage, there are a number of additional issues that might arise. They should be careful with how they handle their divorces and their children so that their kids are more likely to emerge relatively unscathed from the process.
Missouri residents with an eye for celebrity gossip may be interested to know Kevin Federline is seeking a bump in child support payments from pop singer Britney Spears. Federline and Spears have two children together, and he currently receives $20,000 a month from the superstar. Sources indicate his legal team put Spears on notice of his request last month in a letter sent to her father, Jamie Spears.
Many Missouri married couples may be interested to learn that the way that couples communicate could be a major predictor for divorce. One expert, for example, was able to identify four negative communication patterns that indicated that couples could soon be headed for divorce. They included contempt, criticism, defensiveness and stonewalling.
Stange Law Firm, PC, a family law firm, with offices in Illinois in St. Clair County (Belleville), Madison County (Edwardsville) and Monroe County (Waterloo - by appointment only), along with offices in Missouri in the St. Louis area, has now opened an office in Sangamon County in Springfield, Illinois at 400 South 9th Street, Suite 100, Springfield, Illinois 62701. This new office will better serve the firm's clients of Sangamon County, Illinois and in the surrounding areas. The opening for the new office is February 2nd, 2015.
If you are an Illinois father getting ready to go through a divorce, be prepared for the fact that your ex-wife may attempt to make up completely preposterous stories in order to get the upper hand in court. This can be anything from abuse allegations to having a history with drugs. All of these allegations, if not properly defended against, can have an impact on child custody and visitation.
Whenever a couple announces their decision to get a divorce, someone almost always will ask the inevitable question of when he or she knew it was time for divorce. Anyone who has gone through or is currently going through a divorce knows there is normally not one specific reason behind the divorce, but rather a series of signs that were present before one or both spouses just decided it was time to file.
For those who have recently suffered a divorce or separation, or who are still struggling with one, the holiday season can be very gloomy. It is easy to get a case of the bah hum bugs. What is the best defense for these holiday blues? A good offense usually does the trick or at least makes the season survivable. Below you will find some steps to guide you in creating an excellent offensive plan to beat back the doom and gloom of both the Mayan calendar and the holiday blues.
Stange Law Firm, a family law firm with offices in St. Louis (Brentwood), St. Charles, and Jefferson County (Arnold) Missouri, is now opening an office in the St. Louis Metro East, in St. Clair County, at 115 Lincoln Place Court, Suite 101, Belleville, Illinois, 62221. This new office office will better serve the firm's clients in the St. Louis Metro East in Illinois. The tentative opening is August 1, 2011.