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January 2015 Archives

Tax season can get complicated by divorce and custody: Part I

17542382_S.jpgWith January coming to a close, we are now entering tax season (although most Americans will inevitably procrastinate for at least a couple more months). If you have experienced a major change in job or family circumstances in the past year, your tax return may be more complicated than it has been in the past.

Dealing with your spouse's mean texts and emails during divorce

Thumbnail image for 6244750_S.jpgIt's common for couples to fight frequently prior to separating or filing for divorce. The fights can happen in person, on the phone or even by text and email. But what should you do when you have filed for divorce (or legal separation) and the nasty texts and emails keep coming?

Money-saving tips for working with a family law attorney: Part II

23950163_S.jpgIn our last post, we began a discussion about ways to save money during a divorce or other family law dispute. While some people will tell you to forego the use of an attorney altogether, this is usually not a good idea. The settlement you reach with your former spouse may be unbalanced, unfair and unable to meet your long-term needs.

Stange Law Firm, PC Opens New Branch in Sangamon County, Illinois in Springfield

Sangamon county 2.pngStange Law Firm, PC is opening a new branch of Stange Law Firm, PC in Sangamon County in Springfield, Illinois. This office will help better serve the firm's clients in Sangamon County and the surrounding area. This is the ninth full-time office for the firm and the eleventh when appointment only offices are included. The new office is set to open on February 2nd, 2015.

Money-saving tips for working with a family law attorney: Part I

13673481_S.jpgIt's no secret that divorce can be expensive. In fact, most legal matters are. The expense associated with divorce sometimes prompts couples do take the do-it-yourself approach. But in such cases, the divorce settlement reached may be unfair and may end up costing much more money in the long run.

The lessons we can sometimes learn from celebrity divorce

15723569_S.jpgEarlier this week, we wrote about some sage divorce advice given by actress Anna Kendrick, whose parents divorced when she was a teenager. America's fascination with celebrity divorce drama is most often just a form of voyeuristic entertainment. But every once in a while celebrities prove to be good role models for coping with divorce and maintaining a positive sense of self.

First divorces in America date back to colonial times

5920092_S.jpgDivorce in the United States has only become common practice within the last half-century. Before then, it was not impossible to dissolve a marriage, but it was certainly more difficult. Divorce also came with a social stigma strong enough to keep many unhappy couples from pursuing it.

Life events could force a change in your divorce arrangement

12621752_S.jpgSometimes life throws you a curveball, and it won't relent or "take it easy on you" even if you're already dealing with something major such as a current or recently completed divorce. A new job in a new state may open up. A family member may pass away. You may suffer a medical emergency. You could be laid off from your job, or the company you work for may reduce your salary due to a poor year for the company.

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