Changes to terminology regarding child custody

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, October 26, 2018. If you are a parent seeking to divorce your spouse, you may wonder about child custody arrangements. However, both the term and the concept are a little outdated. Rather than using the term “child custody,” Illinois courts now refer to the allocation of parental responsibilities. We at Stange Law Firm believe the change is beneficial because even if communication is problematic between two parents, the new rule involves both parents in their child’s life rather than determining custody and arranging for visitation. Allocation of

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Reviewing Illinois’ paternity laws

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in fathers’ rights on Friday, October 12, 2018. The moment that you learn you are going to be a father can be quite shocking, particularly if you are not married to the child’s mother. Many men from Bloomington come to us here at the Stange Law Firm in this scenario with the same sentiments. Some may be excited at the prospect, others may question the validity of such claims, and others might feel conflicted. Whichever of those groups you happen to fall into, it is important that you understand the local laws

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3 dead after violent encounter stemming from couple’s divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, September 21, 2018. While the pressure and emotions associated with getting divorced will undoubtedly affect all separating couples at some point, it can reach an extreme in some cases that results in tension that could turn dangerous. Unfortunately, there are some people in Illinois who are so angry at how their marriage is ending and perhaps with their former spouse’s behavior, that they become violent and dangerous. This is what happened in a recent case in Pennsylvania that left three people dead, including a man who was later

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Considering co-parenting after divorce? Three tips for success.

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Co-parenting is an arrangement that allows both parents to play an integral part in their child’s daily life after a divorce is finalized. This form of parenting has grown in popularity in recent years as research has shown that, barring any instances of abuse, children generally do best when both parents are actively involved in their upbringing. In theory, co-parenting sounds great. The reality is not always as wonderful. You and your ex have chosen to move forward with a divorce for a reason.

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How does property division work?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Many couples who think of divorce imagine fighting over who gets what. While it’s true people often disagree on how to divide their belongings after a marriage, there are laws that courts use to assist with this process. How your assets will be divided depends on where you were married, but luckily property laws in Missouri and Illinois are similar. Marital property All possessions acquired after the marriage date are considered “marital property,” and thus become subject to division during a divorce. It doesn’t matter

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Divorce Mediation: A Better Way For Many

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC on Friday, June 29, 2018. If you were to use your local newsstand or your Facebook feed to learn about divorce, you would think there are exactly two ways a couple can approach the process: A knock-down, drag-out fight, where the goal is victory at all cost regardless of how much emotional and financial damage is inflicted A kumbaya celebration, where all issues are uncontested and the couples moves forward into a world where they still regularly hug despite their decision to end their marriage In the real world you call home, things

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