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Divorce planning apps offered for iPhones and Androids

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Support on Friday, June 15, 2012. Let’s say you have filed for divorce in Illinois. You know you want to protect your rights as a father and you’d like to have a rough estimate of just what you’ll be paying in child support — and possibly alimony — if it’s applicable in your situation. But, aside from talking to an experienced Illinois divorce attorney, what other preparation steps can you take after filing for divorce? It turns out, that much like wedding planning, many are now putting efforts into divorce

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House passes controversial military child custody bill

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Military Divorce on Friday, June 8, 2012. The House recently passed a bill that could end up affecting child custody for military families in Illinois and throughout the country. However, while the House did pass the bill on a 390-to-2 vote last week, it’s believed that the Senate will almost most certainly not approve. The bill was introduced by one representative with the purpose of making sure military members are not put at a disadvantage when it comes to child custody due to their deployments. However, contenders of this bill —

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Celebrity divorces can teach Illinois residents lessons

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. It seems that every time we turn on the TV or radio, or happen to glance at a celebrity gossip magazine while checking out at the grocery store, yet another celebrity is getting a divorce. And while it is true that many of these scandals are filled with outlandish accusations, and at times seem to drag on forever, the truth is that beneath the surface there are lessons that Illinois residents can learn. For example, take the very public and nasty divorce between Kim Basinger

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Put thought into child support, divorce agreements

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Support on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. In Missouri, how much a parent will pay in child support — typically the non-custodial parent — is determined based on guidelines that take into account parents’ gross incomes and different necessary costs for the child, like medical and daycare. However, the truth is that when coming up with child support and divorce agreements, it’s important to think well into future costs to prevent contentious arguments from coming up later on down the road. When looking at determining costs, it’s important for parents to

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Divorced fathers and “second class citizenship”

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Saturday, May 26, 2012. It is not uncommon for fathers to feel like they have lost their place and have an uncertain status with their children after a divorce. Fathers may be left out of family events, friend circles and activities with neighbors they used to share their lives with. Fathers in Illinois and nationwide may have a difficult time adjusting to new personal and social arrangements after divorce. Most divorcing couples try not to share the private details of their relationship with mutual friends. However, leaving the details a mystery

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Even after warrant, father continues to have custody of son

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, May 18, 2012. A 27-year-old father is surely happy right now as a judge ruled he can continue to have custody of his 9-year-old son. However, he must continue to follow the court-ordered child custody agreement that he has with the boy’s mother. Earlier this week, the father ended up pleading guilty to criminal restraint by a parent. This charge was in response to the boy’s mother claiming she didn’t physically see her son at all over a roughly seven month time period in 2011. As per

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Military divorce a unique situation

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Military Divorce on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Military life can be particularly demanding and can put a great deal of stress on a marriage. However, while there has been concern over the role that deployments can play on a marriage, a recent study found that when it comes to the possibility of divorce, military marriages are just as vulnerable as civilian marriages. The study, which was published in the Journal of Family Issues, looked at records from the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and compared the data to the Current Populations

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Stange Law Firm Opens Office in St. Clair County, IL in Belleville

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC on Friday, June 24, 2011. 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. The family-law attorneys at the Stange Law Firm, LLC regularly represent parties in domestic matters such divorce, legal separation,

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