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Stange Law Firm's Unmarried Fathers' and Fathers' To Be Seminar 2014

Unmarried Fathers logo small.jpgStange Law Firm, PC will host Unmarried Fathers' and Fathers' To Be Seminar on October 15, 2014 and October 16, 2014. This free event will be held at Pitchers Sports Pub and Pizzeria at 7pm in Belleville, Illinois on October 15th, 2014 and at Fandango's Sports Bar and Grill in St. Louis, Missouri at 7pm on October 16th, 2014.

Missouri stepparents may wish to make relationships official

17732672_s.jpgAs St. Louis-area readers of our blog know, families come in all shapes and sizes these days. Interracial households, same-sex parents and single fathers raising their children might all have raised eyebrows once upon a time. These days, however, what might have been considered a non-traditional family once upon a time is utterly commonplace.

Alternative court for unmarried parents

When an unmarried new father is hailed into court, the rulings usually involve financial determinations, not the role he will play in the child's life. One judge in Minnesota found that too often, even men who contributed financially faded from their children's lives. The same judge found that additional efforts need to be made to ensure that unmarried fathers uphold parenting obligations.

Update: Missouri father wins six year custody battle

More than a year ago we posted on one Missouri father's ongoing battle to get custody of his son. The claim was that his girlfriend had been suffering from postpartum depression when she signed away parental rights of the couple's 3-month-old baby without first consulting the father. Since he did not sign the birth certificate at the time of his son's birth, he was left with no legal rights to stop the adoption process.

Paternity tests on the rise

Since teen pop star Justin Bieber was alleged to be the father of a young woman's baby, paternity has been a hot topic. However, paternity disputes are not just for celebrities. There were approximately 500,000 paternity tests performed in the U.S. last year. This week, the largest DNA testing company in the U.S. reported that they have experienced an increase in paternity inquiries recently.

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