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March 2011 Archives

Study: Parents of twins more likely to divorce

A new study found that couples who have twins as their first born are more likely to get a divorce than those couples who either have no children, or have kids one at a time. And while there are no concrete answers as to why the parents of twins have slightly higher divorce rates, researchers did note that added financial and emotional stress is most likely to blame.

Paola Stange to speak at LawReviewCle on May 26, 2011

Paola Arzu Stange is to speak to other attorneys about domestic violence on May 26, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63122 at LawReviewCle's CLE titled: "First Domestic Violence Case." This is an important issue that effects many fathers in divorce and child custody cases.  

Divorce over 50: Make sure to consider all assets in settlement

Each divorce can have its own set of questions. Who gets the family home? How are the bank accounts going to be split up? And who gets custody of the kids? And while these are all legitimate concerns, it turns out that when people over the age of 50 decide to file for a divorce, they tend to be looking at a whole new set of concerns that those younger are most likely not faced with.

Mother faces ten felony charges for unpaid child support

A mother is facing ten felony charges for failure to pay child support. At this point she owes more than $50,000, and if convicted on all ten of the charges she could face more than 23 years in prison.

Grandparents are one step closer to visitation with grandchild

In February this blog covered a case about a child visitation court battle between a set of grandparents and the mother of a 3-year-old girl. At that time the paternal grandparents of the child had been awarded every other weekend visits with the girl, however, the mother had broken the court-ordered agreement and moved with the child out of state.

Cohabitating couples face tricky situations in breakups

Nowadays more and more couples are choosing to live together, buy a house and have children together, but are not making the choice to get married. So in situations where these couples break up, both exes find themselves having to file separate lawsuits to do things like divide up a home, but then another lawsuit to figure out child support, child custody and visitation.

Stange Law Firm wins reversal of spousal maintenance award in the Court of Appeals

Stange Law Firm won an important decisions today in reversing a maintenance (alimony) award entered in the St. Charles County Circuit Court against a father.  The Court of Appeals agreed that the decision of the trial court was in error as to maintenance (alimony) and should be reversed and remanded. The Court of Appeals also found that the trial court "erred" in conducting an inquiry into father's religious beliefs.  

Japan still ranks high for international abductions

The Hague Convention on the Prevention of Child Abduction has been put into action by 84 countries in an effort to encourage the safe return of children who have been abducted and taken into other countries. And while many counties are in full agreement that a parent should not be able to just take their child away from another parent and live in another country, Japan is yet to agree and sign the Hague Convention.

Some husbands feel trapped in unhappy marriages by the recession

The correlation between financial trouble and marital problems is well known, but a surprising aspect of the recession is that troubled economic times can delay couples from divorcing as well. Divorce mediator Rosyln Zinner writes in a recent Huffington Post article that many unhappy couples feel trapped by the recession because they cannot afford to live on their own.

Study: Distance has impact on fathers' contact with children

A study that looked at the involvement a noncustodial father has with his children pointed to one of the biggest factors coming down to how far away he is living from his kids. This distance can be due to the father choosing to live farther or closer, but also if the mother decides to relocate the children.

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