The Father Effect is real

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, April 17, 2020. Fathers need to be involved with their children. This is true during marriages and after divorce. It is clear from research that having a father figure in their life can help a child in numerous ways. It is in their best interests to get time with their father. As one expert put it: “When fathers are actively involved with their children, children do better.” That statement, while compelling, perhaps does not go far enough. How exactly do children do better? What type of impact

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How fathers can maximize quality time after divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, April 3, 2020. The key to connecting with children is spending quality time together. This does not have to end for fathers simply because they got divorced. They may have less overall time with the children, as they split it with their ex, but they can still focus on quality time when they are together. One big thing they should do is to set adult concerns and obligations aside. Errands can wait. Work can wait. They don’t have to be productive and efficient 100% of the time.

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Military retirement pay and divorce property division

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Military Divorce on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. When military members in Illinois decide to divorce, they may be concerned about some special issues due to their situation. Of course, under state law, members of the military are the same as everyone else, with equal rights to divorce, child custody and property division. However, the divorce process may take a longer period of time if one party is stationed overseas or has been deployed abroad, even though residency requirements are often relaxed for active duty military members. When it comes to property

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Keeping a home after a marriage ends

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Property Division on Monday, March 9, 2020. Those who are going through the divorce process in Illinois or anywhere else may want to keep the homes that they currently live in. The first step in securing sole ownership of a home is to determine its market value. This is important because it will determine how much the other spouse could be owed in a buyout. However, it is also important because the person who wants to keep the house must have the financial resources to do so. A person who can’t

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Officials launch plan to support domestic violence victims

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, February 21, 2020. Illinois officials have raised concerns about domestic violence in the state, with Rockford police saying that they receive around 5,000 calls each year about incidents related to family violence. However, experts say that police calls do not capture the true scope of the problem, as many incidents go unreported and are handled outside the legal system. Advocates say that they are attempting to make the system easier to navigate and more palatable for survivors of domestic violence, launching a project called the Family Peace

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Allegations of abuse are often ignored in custody disputes

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Friday, February 7, 2020. Family law judges in Illinois and around the country tend to prefer joint child custody arrangements whenever possible because children tend to adjust to the realities of divorce better when they spend time with both their fathers and their mothers. Exceptions are made to prevent children being placed in dangerous situations, but the results of a study of 2,000 cases reveals that fathers are often favored in custody disputes even when there are credible allegations of abuse, parental alienation or domestic violence. The National

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