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Child support tips for Missouri fathers

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Unmarried Couples on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Many times we talk about child support obligations in the context of divorce. However, it is important to remember that parents who were never married when they had a child can still have child support obligations. These obligations should be taken very seriously, as not paying child support could lead to wage garnishment and even possible jail time. When it comes to child support in Missouri, there are a number of things to keep in mind. The first is that it does not matter

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Separation frequently leads to divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Legal Separation on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. In Missouri, there are no official separation requirements before a couple files for divorce. However, it is quite common for many couples to separate in order to give themselves time to figure out exactly what they want to do: Either try once more to stay together or file for divorce. Statistically, when a couple does separate, it greatly increases their chances of getting divorced. One recent study even found that roughly 79 percent of couples who separate later go on to file for divorce.

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Study finds emotions play role in divorce negotiations

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. It should come as no surprise that during the divorce process it is quite natural and normal for a wide range of emotions to come up. Some husbands may feel guilty for filing for a divorce, while some wives may be angry that the marriage did not go as intended. Others may just regret that the marriage could not work out. However, what’s important to keep in mind is that it is often these different emotions that end up influencing how a divorcing couple

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Missouri Senate passes bill that addresses child neglect

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, May 25, 2012. Child safety is of utmost concern for people in Missouri and across the country. The Missouri Senate has successfully passed Senate Bill 628. This bill addresses several different matters. One of the most important issues addressed as part of this bill is child neglect and abuse. The bill creates a Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. This committee will be comprised of seven members from both the House and Senate. The purpose of the new committee is to study child neglect and child

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