Stange Law Firm, PC

Since our founding in 2007, we have dedicated our firm to the practice of divorce and family law because of the tremendous need for lawyers who focus in this area. We have since continued to grow and have offices throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma in areas such as St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita, Tulsa and beyond in the Midwest.

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Collaborative Divorce As An Option A collaborative divorce is an option many parties should consider when their marriage is ending. In a collaborative divorce, parties both hire a lawyer trained in collaborative practice. They also utilize the help of experts, like a divorce coach, financial neutral and child custody professional. The hope is that parties can resolve their divorce or family law matter outside of court. After they reach an agreement, they can submit settlement paperwork to the judge to end their case. In some situations, however, collaborative divorce does not work. The parties may try in good faith to…
During the COVID-19 crisis, access to the courts is limited. Many courts were only hearing divorce and family law matters virtually. The lack of access to the courts caused many distress and concern. Many had immediate needs they needed to have addressed. It could be a divorce that could not wait. It might have been a child custody case where the parties could not agree to visitation time through consent. With courts opening back up, many are having their cases heard again. Even then, most courts are suffering from backlogs. These backlogs might mean that some cases will still not move…
The Coronavirus is having a significant impact throughout the world. For many, this pandemic came out of nowhere and has changed their lives in ways nobody saw coming a short time ago. Apart from the imminent health concerns, many are asking about the impact on divorce and family law litigation. In many ways, this is still in flux. But there are some immediate effects. In the future, there could be other potential impacts that may arise in the near or long-term future. However, below are some ways the Coronavirus is already impacting some divorce and family law litigants: First, courts…
In the collaborative process, parties are attempting to resolve their divorce or family law matter outside of court in an amicable manner. Parties enlist collaborative lawyers and professionals to assist them. In traditional negotiations, if parties are not making progress on settlement negotiations, one or both parties may threaten litigation if a settlement is not reached. Often, just the use of the word “litigation” or “court” can be designed to get the other party off an unreasonable position or back to the bargaining table. A question some have is whether this same tactic can be employed in the collaborative process