Family law judges in Missouri and around the country make child custody and visitation rulings based on what they consider to be in the best interests of the children involved. However, their decisions may be revisited when situations change. The courts generally act quickly when children have been placed in situations that have become dangerous due to substance abuse problems or episodes of domestic violence in the household. Child custody arrangements may also be modified when parents die, move to another part of the country or routinely ignore visitation schedules.
For Missouri parents going through a divorce, the process can seem like a never-ending tug of war with children in the middle. Every parent wants what is best for their child and is usually willing to fight in court to realize that vision. When mediators, lawyers and judges bring up the idea of shared parenting, many people, especially those in high conflict divorces, simply refuse to listen. Although their motives in refusing to consider such an arrangement may be understandable, it might be a disservice to children not to consider shared parenting.
Stange 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.