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How should I develop a summer co-parenting plan?

54047616_S.jpgIf you and your children's other parent have gotten divorced since last summer, you will now be facing a very different type of summer schedule planning than what you have been used to in the past. Many other Missouri parents are in the same situation as yourself and hopefully you can learn a bit about how to navigate this situation from their experiences.

Sleep problems during a custody dispute

32559585_S.jpgIn a recent blog post, we discussed how family law issues can be problematic with regard to blood pressure. There are other ways in which family law matters, especially custody disputes, can have an adverse impact on one's health. For example, if you are in the middle of a difficult custody dispute, you may have difficulty sleeping at night. Whether you are losing sleep due to court-related stressors or you are worried about how your child's future will be affected by the outcome of the dispute, this can be a very troubling time, and sleep problems can make things worse.

Handling spring break with your ex

60090313_S.jpgMissouri parents who are divorced or who may have never been married to their children's other parent know that co-parenting is a continual process that requires ongoing effort and cooperation. Spring break is just one more time of the year when extra flexibility may have to be exercised in order to make things work for parents and kids alike.

What are some custody battle hurdles you may face?

84176033_S.jpgIn Missouri, couples just like you struggle to deal with child custody matters during the process of their divorce. Emotions can run wild, tensions can be high, and it can be difficult to get through without a little extra help. Stange Law Firm, PC, is here to give you that boost you need to clear the difficult hurdles of a custody battle.

How can you ensure custody exchanges stay safe?

36616098_S.jpgThere is an old saying that offers the hope of time healing all wounds. It was one that is certainly applicable to divorce. The hope is that the further you get from your separation, the more likely it becomes that any acrimony and animosity that exists between you and your ex-spouse will dissipate. The odds of that happening may be fairly high if no reasons exist for the two of you to continue interacting. However, if you have children together, you will need to coordinate their parenting with each other. 

Raising a child, key decisions and custody

68088579_S.jpgIn this post, we will take a close look at some of the challenges that are unique to parents. Raising a child can be tough for many reasons, from financial demands to daily stressors that surface in parents' lives. Sometimes, life as a parent can be particularly tough, such as instances where a couple cannot come to an agreement on a key decision in their child's life. For example, a couple may disagree about sending their child to a particular college for various reasons. In some cases, these disputes can even result in the end of a married couple's relationship.

How can I keep conflict to a minimum over the holidays?

34048153_S.jpgKeeping family conflict at bay during the holidays is a real concern for divorced couples. However, doing so is important for a few reasons, including proper stress management and maintaining optimum mental health for you and your children. In this case, VeryWellFamily.com recommends the following advice to ensure your holiday season is free of needless battles.

Terminating parental rights in Missouri

43028026_S.jpgAfter your divorce proceedings have been completed in Jackson County, the hope is that you and your now ex-spouse will be able to work together on those ongoing issues which require collaboration (namely, the custody of your kids). Such a task may not be easy, as evidenced by many of those that have worked with us here at the Stange Law Firm eventually seeking to have the parental rights of their former spouses terminated. The law may support your decision if you indeed feel that such a step would be the best option in your case. However, completing such an action can often be difficult. 

How do I file for child custody?

14972192_S.jpgIf you are in a situation where you want custody of a child that you currently do not have legal custody of, then you have to go through the Missouri court system to gain those legal rights. According to the Missouri Courts, gaining custody begins by filing a petition with the court. You need to have established paternity and not have a current custody order for the child to file this petition.

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