Stange Law Firm, PC

St. Louis, MO Divorce & Family Law Firm

Stange Law Firm, PC

120 South Central Avenue
Suite 450

Clayton, Missouri 63105

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Stange Law Firm, PC Overview

Stange Law Firm PC is a family law firm with its headquarters office in St. Louis (Clayton), Missouri, and serving clients throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Indiana in cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbia, Springfield, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Lincoln and more. Practice areas encompass divorce and separation, child custody and support, adoption, paternity, and fathers' rights, fertility and surrogacy agreements, spousal maintenance, property division, military divorce, family violence, cohabitation agreements, minor emancipation, juvenile matters, modifications, contempt, and appeals as well as collaborative law/mediation.

Stange Law Firm PC has a team of more than 40 attorneys with various backgrounds and experiences, supported by the staff and resources to help with your case. Highly regarded by clients and peers, the firm’s lawyers provide knowledgeable and effective representation.

We understand the impact of divorce and other legal matters on you and your family. We will explain your legal options so you may make the best decisions.

Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. Stange Law Firm, PC and Kirk Stange, 120 South Central Avenue, Suite 450, Clayton, MO 63105. Founding Partner Kirk Stange is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

Year this Office was Established: 2007

Languages: Spanish, English

Stange Law Firm, PC Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Adoption; Prenuptial Agreement; Victims of Domestic Violence; Grandparents' Rights; Guardianships; Conservatorships; Military Divorce; Stepparent Adoption; High Net Worth Divorce; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Postnuptial Agreements; Cohabitation Agreements; Orders of Protection; Modification of Court Orders; Contempt of Court; Qualified Domestic Relations Orders; Enforcement of Court Orders; Contested Divorce; Legitimation; Legal Separation; Dissolution of Marriage; Collaborative Law; Fertility & Surrogacy; Minor Emancipation; Juvenile Matters; Parenting Plans; Paternity; Spousal Support; Hague Convention; Victims of Domestic Abuse; Parental Alienation; Parental Abduction; Family Law Appeals; Name Change; Temporary Restraining Orders; Annulments; Bankruptcy and Divorce; International Divorce; Same-Sex Divorce; Child Abduction; DNA Paternity Testing; Parental Rights; Child Relocation; Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA); Out of State Orders; Property Division; Equitable Distribution; Trusts; Pension and Retirement Plan Issues; Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act; Family Violence; Child Neglect; Guardian ad Litem; Father's Rights; Trusts; Elder Law; Special Need Planning; Asset Protection; Long-Term Care Planning.


Kelly Davidzuk Ms. Kelly M. Davidzuk
Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning

Kirk Stange Mr. Kirk C. Stange
Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law

Stange Law Firm, PC Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

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Stange Law Firm, PC News and Publications

Articles Published by Stange Law Firm, PC

Marital Settlement Agreement- Drafting Key Provisions

Drafting settlement and separation agreements is an important part of any family law practice because only fifteen-percent of divorce cases eventually go to trial.

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Discouraging Adoption Fraud and Misrepresentation / Duty to Report Abuse and Guarding of Confidentiality

Especially in the case of adoption, the Code specifically requires an attorney to actively discourage adoption fraud or misrepresentation and prohibits the attorney from engaging in such conduct.

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Appraising All Parties of Their Rights and Obligations

Adoptions and Surrogacy Agreements raise substantial ethical considerations. Particularly in the case of Surrogacy Agreements, the parties are essentially contracting with one another for the use of another woman’s uterus.

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Social Networking Sites and Divorce Discovery

Social networking sites vary on their ease of use in terms of acquiring discovery. It is important to know the varying nuances if social network evidence is important to your divorce or family law matter.

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Attorney Tips for Handling Stress and Quelling the Fires of Conflict

Part of handling stress deals with the selection of the cases a lawyer takes. Lawyers should be cautious of taking cases from extremely difficult and unreasonable clients. These kinds of clients can raise stress and make the practice of law unenjoyable. Where it can be done ethically, in some cases, an attorney may wish to disengage or withdraw from cases where the client is completely unreasonable. These clients can also tend to seek conflict versus trying to quell the fires.

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Unlawful Provisions in Premarital Agreements

it is vital that any attorney drafting a prenuptial agreement know about unlawful provisions. Otherwise, a client may later be unhappy if provisions of a premarital agreement, or an entire premarital agreement, is later deemed to be invalid because of the inclusion of unlawful provisions. In addition to the information provided in this article regarding unlawful provisions, any attorney should be careful that they are complying with the laws in their specific jurisdiction.

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Family Limited Partnerships and Divorce: Structuring the Division

Family Limited Partnerships can present unique challenges in divorce litigation relative to the division of property and debt. It is vital to understand the key components, their structure and various valuation methods in order to effectively represent a client where a Family Limited Partnership is part of divorce proceedings.

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Getting Social Media Evidence Admitted In Court

Knowing the rules of evidence in your particular state is vital to getting social media admitted into evidence. Cross-examination is often a time where you get much of the information admitted. This is accomplished through showing them the information on their page to verify that the data contained on their page is authentic.

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Obtaining Discoverable Information in Litigation

Obviously in litigation, you cannot just lean over the poker table and take a look at their hand, but how do you let someone know that you need to see what they have? You are required to give the party notice that you need to look.

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Electronic Discovery: Model Code of Conduct, Clawback Agreements and Quick-Peek Provisions

With electronic discovery, remember that you are still bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct in your state. However, some have proposed the EDRM Model Code of Conduct to deal specifically with e-discovery. The Model Code of Conduct (MCoC) sets forth aspirational guidelines intended to serve as a basis for ethical decision making by all participants in the electronic discovery process.

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Student Records Confidentiality Laws

The disclosure of student records can be important an issue in litigation, including cases involving students and educational matters, child custody and support cases and other areas of civil litigation.

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Are Disparaging Social Media Remarks by an Ex Protected by the First Amendment?

In 2010, Steve Nash, a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers, filed for dissolution of his marriage to Alejandra Nash. Nash v. Nash, 307 P.3d 40 (Az. Ct. App. 2013). The parties were able to the resolve custody and parenting time with their two young children through a joint agreement, but the matter went to trial on the issue of child support. On the day the trial court issued its decree, Mrs. Nash “tweeted” several disparaging remarks pertaining to Mr. Nash.

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Depositions: A Metal Detector in a Landmine Field

Parties often question the necessity of a deposition in a contested family law case. Versus allowing their attorney to take a necessary deposition, parties often dismiss the idea as a cost savings move or in the blind hope that their case will settle. This is a common mistake for parties who will undergo a trial or contested hearing in their family law matter.

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Avoid A "Bar Fight Mentality" In Your Family Law Case

Parties going through a divorce often have the viewpoint that it is helpful to be aggressive, confrontational and hostile in their family law case. By being a bully, or acting angry, they wrongly conclude that this will lend to a positive result in their family law case.

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Divorce and Credit Card Debt – Known and Unknown

More and more couples are racking up excessive amounts of debt. To make matters worse, some debt, especially credit card debt, is hidden from the other spouse. Some blame this phenomenon on the fact that more marriages consist of two-income couples. Each spouse may find it difficult to relinquish control of his or her own money. But when divorce is on the horizon, how is this debt ultimately divided?

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Protect your Financial Security During and After Divorce

A growing number of people are divorcing late in life. No matter what the reason it is imperative to protect your financial security throughout and after the divorce process. You have accumulated a lot of things during the marriage—now is the time to retain as many as possible. There are savings and investment accounts, real estate and other personal and in some cases business assets to consider. An estate plan must be updated, health and other insurance replaced and the list goes on.

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Post-Divorce Child Custody Modification Issues in Missouri

The “best interests” of the child is the family law gold standard used to determine child custody, adoption, guardianship, and visitation rights among other issues. This also is the benchmark for modifying custody and support issues post-divorce. True, it is a subjective, discretionary test that evaluates factors that affect the welfare and interests of the child, but its importance is paramount as a tool for determining child custody in Missouri.

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Chronic Illness and Divorce

Chronic illness is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Experts say it also increases the risk of divorce from the 40-50% norm to as much as 75%. Given the relationship between chronic diseases and conditions—such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, immune conditions, arthritis, etc.—and divorce, it becomes prudent to plan what steps to take if one should become seriously ill. This is especially true for older married couples.

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Helpful Tips for Single Mothers After Divorce

This is for the single mothers out there who never thought they could make it through their divorce and did. Divorce is draining, both emotionally and physically. You know you’ve made the right decision because it was more painful to be in a dysfunctional marriage.

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How to Protect Your Children When Dealing with a Difficult Ex

Divorce is never easy and if you think you will never have to deal with your ex after the divorce; think again if you share children. When divorced couples share children, there is no end to their relationship. This can make moving on rather difficult because not only do you have to deal with the ex, you now have to often deal with all the aspects of him or her that you tried to divorce.

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Many Men in Shock at their Wife’s Request for Divorce

For a lot of men, a wife’s request for a divorce drops like a bomb. It is usually the first sign of trouble in the marriage for many men, usually hitting them out of the blue. The fact of the matter is that these men don’t recognize the signs. Say for example, a wife continuously snipes at everything her husband does, but he never stops to ask why she is always angry.

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Tips for Adult Children Who Grieve their Parents’ Divorce

Tips for adult children who suffer grief and anguish after the divorce of their parents.

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Men After Divorce: How to Recover

Divorce an affect men in a unique manner. Here are some of the challenges for men who are facing divorce.

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Settling Your Family Law Case When a Settlement Proposal Is in the Margin of Error

The decision on when to settle a family law case is a difficult one. This article suggests that the time in most circumstances to settle is when a settlement offer is within the margin of error.

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Supreme Court Ruling: Man Convicted of Domestic Violence Barred from Possessing a Gun

This article talks about an important U.S. Supreme Court decision issued in the case of U.S. v. Castleman, 12-1371. This was a unanimous opinion dealing with the ability of an individual convicted of domestic violence to possess a firearm.

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In Divorce: Preparation Helps Lead to Settlement

The vast majority of clients who have a family law matter would like to reach a reasonable settlement. The question is how do they get there when a case cannot settle from the very beginning. This article addresses how preparation is the best way to achieve settlement in a case that does not initially settle.

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What is a divorce settlement hard to reach when both parties want to settle?

Parties to a divorce almost universally want to settle their case in a general sense. However, even when both want to settle, parties often have a difficult time coming to a concrete settlement once they get into specific terms. This article addresses the problems many parties face in trying to settle a divorce.

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The Average Cost of Divorce and What I Can Do to Lower My Cost

Choosing an attorney can be a stressful and difficult decision. How can you be sure attorney is the right one for your needs? In terms of case itself, how much is the case going to cost? What is fair and reasonable to expect? The issue of cost is one of the most common questions people on the cusp of a divorce ask.

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12 Mistakes That Guaranty You Will Come Up Short in Your Divorce Settlement

If you are like most out there, you have neither planned, wanted or prepared for a divorce. Lack of information about the divorce process, combined with the emotional angst your are experiencing, could cause you to make improper decisions that can have negative repercussions for years to come.

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