Stange Law Firm, PC

Stange Law Firm, PC offers Experience, Focus and Vision in Family Law for residents of the St. Louis Metro Area in Missouri and Illinois.

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Firm Overview

Stange Law Firm PC has quickly expanded to include multiple offices in the St. Louis metropolitan area in Missouri and Illinois. The firm focuses on family law in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, father's rights and other domestic relations matters.

Four attorneys were named as Super Lawyer Rising Stars in 2014 by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers: Kirk Stange, Paola Stange, John Kershman, Sarah Brown and Jonathan Glassman. Stange Law Firm, PC had more Super Rising Stars in 2014 than any other firm in Missouri or Kansas. Additionally, Jillian Wood and Jamie Mitchell have been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor.

Attorneys at the firm have also received awards from organizations such as the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, the National Trial Lawyers, Lead Counsel, the American Society of Legal Advocates and AVVO.

Stange Law Firm provides clients with exceptional service, including giving their personal cell phone numbers of its attorneys and provides an online system where clients can view their files. A free mobile application for iPhones and iPads titled Divorce Headquarters is also something Stange Law Firm offers.

Mr. Stange wrote a chapter in a book titled "Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds)" through Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Publishing. He also has a full-length book through the same publisher titled "Prenuptial Agreements, Line by Line." Mr. Stange is on the advisory council for Kids Rock Cancer.

Paola Stange is a collaborative family law attorney and guardian ad litem. Ms. Stange was one of five attorneys selected for the Outstanding Volunteer Domestic Violence Guardian ad Litem Award in 2011. She served on the St. Louis County Rules Committee in 2010, where new local court rules in domestic cases were adopted.

Mr. Stange and Ms. Stange have also presented and commentated at CLE seminars for other attorneys, including through National Business Institute, the Missouri Bar and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Kirk Stange has even slated to present at national CLE seminars through National Business Institute and the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference.

To make access easy for clients, offices are throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area in Missouri in St. Louis County (Brentwood), St. Charles, Jefferson County (Arnold), Franklin County (Union), West St. Louis County (Ellisville), Lincoln County (Troy) and St. Louis City (by appointment only); and in Illinois in St. Clair County (Belleville), Madison County (Edwardsville), Sangamon County (Springfield) and Monroe County in Waterloo (by appointment only).

Stange Law Firm: Experience, Focus and Vision in Family Law.

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Main Office

Main Office
1750 South Brentwood Blvd., Suite 401
St. Louis  MO  63144

Phone
  • (314) 963-4700
Fax
  • (314) 963-9191

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

No

Hourly Rates

Varies based on attorney

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Office Manager

Rebecca Terry (Office Administrator)

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Other Offices

  • St. Charles Office
    2268 Bluestone Drive
    St. Charles,  MO  63303
  • Jefferson County (Arnold) Office
    16 Municipal Drive
    Suite C
    Arnold,  MO  63010
  • Franklin County (Union) Office
    5 South Oak Street
    Union,  MO  63084
  • West St. Louis County Office
    16024 Manchester Road
    Suite 103
    Ellisville,  MO  63011
  • St. Louis City Office (by appointment only)
    3115 S. Grand Boulevard
    Suite 350B
    St. Louis,  MO  63118
  • St. Clair County (Belleville) Office
    115 Lincoln Place Court
    Suite 101
    Belleville,  IL  62221
  • Madison County (Edwardsville) Office
    6 Club Centre Court
    Suite A
    Edwardsville,  IL  62025
  • Lincoln County (Troy) Office
    20 Centerline Drive
    Troy,  MO  63379
  • Monroe County Office in Waterloo (by appointment only)
    116 W. Mill Street
    Waterloo,  IL  62298
  • Sangamon County (Springfield), Illinois
    400 S. 9th Street
    Suite 100
    Springfield,  IL  62701
Divorce
Please note: Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri/Illinois nor The Missouri/Illinois Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
Stange Law Firm, PC is dedicated to the practice of family law. We handle only domestic relations matters. We represent clients in all types of divorces, including:

Uncontested Divorce: Uncontested divorces happen when both spouses both want to be divorced and when they agree on all the decisions that divorcing couples often have to make. In an uncontested divorce, parties have to agree on issues of child custody and visitation, child support, division of property and debt, as well as attorneys fees.

Contested Divorce: Sometimes, one spouse wants a divorce, while the other wants to stay married. Additionally, even when both parties want a divorce, the parties can often fight over the terms of their divorces on issues like child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support or property division. In such situations, the couples often go before the court to hear a final decision on the issues they were not able to negotiate themselves.

No matter what type of divorce you are experiencing Stange Law Firm, PC can help you. Stange Law Firm, PC can also help you if you want to mediate your divorce or try collaborative divorce.

At Stange Law Firm, PC, we offer potential clients a half-hour consultation. To schedule a confidential, half-hour consultation at any of our convenient locations in St. Louis County, West St. Louis County (Ellsiville), St. Charles County, Jefferson County (Arnold), Franklin County (Union), St. Louis City (by appointment only), Missouri, or St. Clair County (Belleville) and Madison County (Edwardsville), Illinois, call us at:

Saint Louis County, MO: 314-963-4700

West County, MO: 636-200-6400

Jefferson County (Arnold), MO: 636-296-3060

St. Charles, MO: 636-940-5900

Franklin County (Union), MO: 636-388-0700

Saint Louis City, MO (by appointment only): 314-499-8340

St. Clair County (Belleville), IL: 618-310-3711

Madison County (Edwardsville), IL: 618-307-7100
Family
Please note: Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri/Illinois nor The Missouri/Illinois Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
Stange Law Firm, PC is dedicated to the practice of family law. We handle only domestic relations matters. This gives us the knowledge to help clients with the most complex and sophisticated family law matters for our clients.

Some of the family law cases we represent clients in are as follows:

Divorce - Where parties wish to dissolve their marriage, we can help. We represent clients in contested, uncontested, mediated and collaborative divorce matters.

Legal Separation - Where parties are separating, but the marriage is not irretrievably broken.

Paternity - Custody and support cases dealing with unmarried parents.

Adoptions - We represent clients in agency and step-parent adoptions.

Prenuptial Agreements - Often, parties need to make important decisions prior to marriage about how matters would be addressed if the marriage later ends in divorce.

Guardianships - In some cases, parties may need to seek guardianship over a minor child or adult who is unable to make decisions for themselves.

Contempt - Where a party fails to abide by a family court judgment or order.

Orders of Protection - Where parties need protection from another individual because of physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, stalking or harassment. We can help parties with adult orders of protection and child orders of protection.

Juvenile Matters - We can help parties with cases involving juvenile law.

At Stange Law Firm, PC, we offer potential clients a half-hour consultation. To schedule a confidential, half-hour consultation at any of our convenient locations in St. Louis County, West St. Louis County (Ellsiville), St. Charles County, Jefferson County (Arnold), Franklin County (Union), St. Louis City (by appointment only), Missouri, or St. Clair County (Belleville) and Madison County (Edwardsville), Illinois, call us at:

Saint Louis County, MO: 314-963-4700

West County, MO: 636-200-6400

Jefferson County (Arnold), MO: 636-296-3060

St. Charles, MO: 636-940-5900

Franklin County (Union), MO: 636-388-0700

Saint Louis City, MO (by appointment only): 314-499-8340

St. Clair County (Belleville), IL: 618-310-3711

Madison County (Edwardsville), IL: 618-307-7100

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Stange Law Firm, PC was founded by two domestic litigation attorneys, Kirk C. Stange, Esq. and Paola Arzu Stange, Esq., and is dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law and to preserving the integrity of fractured families.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Stange Law Firm's hard work and successful outcomes for clients has helped them achieve a great deal of recognition, including four attorneys from Stange Law Firm, PC being selected as Super Lawyer Rising Stars in 2013 by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, including Kirk Stange, Paola Stange, Sara Marler and John Kershman. Kirk Stange and Paola Stange were also selected in 2014 as Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for Missouri Family Law by the Amercian Society of Legal Advocates.

Mr. Stange has authored a chapter in a book through Aspatore Publishing titled: Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds). He is currently working on a book through Aspatore Publishing scheduled to be released in 2014 titled: Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line. Mr. Stange is also on the Advisory Council for Kids Rock Cancer.

Ms. Stange was selected by St. Louis County Judges in 2011 as one of five to win the Volunteer Domestic Violence Guardian ad Litem Award. She served on the St. Louis County Circuit Court Rules Committee, in 2010, where new local court rules in family law cases were adopted. Ms. Stange has been a commentator for CLE Seminars through the Missouri Bar.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Stange Law Firm, PC exclusively practices family law, which distinguishes the firm from many others. The firm also also makes accessibility key by returning all phone calls and e-mails left before 5 pm the same day and providing the personal cell phone number of attorneys.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

At Stange Law Firm, PC, we believe in providing excellent family law representation to help clients achieve the best possible results. In some cases, the parties might be able to obtain this through an amicable settlement via negotiation or through mediation or collaborative law. In other cases, litigation is necessary for a positive outcome. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we can assist clients no matter what means are necessary to obtain a positive outcome. The firm has litigators who can take a case to trial if necessary. And the firm excels in negotiated settlements, including those which are obtained using alternative dispute resolution.

Kirk Stange

Kirk C. Stange, Esq. is a Managing Partner of Stange Law Firm, PC. He is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Stange received his JD from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000.

Mr. Stange has years of family law litigation experience. Mr. Stange was chosen as a Super Lawyer Rising Star through Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers in 2013 as one of the top up-and-coming lawyers in the State of Missouri. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor each.

Mr. Stange was also selected in 2014 by the American Society of Legal Advocates to the list of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for Missouri Family Law. Further, Mr. Stange is a 2006 graduate of the presitigious ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute.

Mr. Stange has been a mentor through the Missouri Bar Mentoring Program. He is a frequent lecturer at CLE seminars for other attorneys and legal professionals on family law topics through National Business Institute and the Missouri Bar.

Mr. Stange wrote a chapter in a book through Aspatore Publishing titled: Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds). Mr. Stange is currently working on a book through Aspatore Published set to release in 2014 titled: Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line.

Mr. Stange is on the Advisory Council for Kids Rock Cancer, is a member of The Journey and has served as an officer in Clayton-Ladue Rotary.
License
  • Bar Number: 49732
    Missouri , 2000
  • Bar Number: 6304529
    Illinois , 2011
  • Bar Number: 23422
    Kansas , 2008
Education
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    J.D. , 2000
    Honors: National Member, Order of the Barristers -- A National Honors Society
    Honors: Regional Moot Court Team
    Honors: Finalist, Fall Moot Court Competition
    Honors: Board of Advocates, Executive Officer
  • Fontbonne University
    B.A. , 1997
    Honors: Dean's List, Member of the Pi Lambda Theta Honors Society
    Honors: Secondary/Middle School Certification in Social Studies
    Honors: Finalist, Fontbonne University Student Leader of the Year Award

Paola Stange

Paola Arzu Stange, Esq. is a Managing Partner of Stange Law Firm, PC. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Missouri.

Ms. Stange received her B.S. in Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Stange also obtained her Juris Doctorate at Emory University School of Law. Since graduation, she has practiced family law exclusively.

Ms. Stange is a trained Collaborative Family Law Attorney and Guardian Ad Litem. Ms. Stange was one of several selected by St. Louis County Circuit Court Judges in 2011 to receive the Outstanding Volunteer Domestic Violence Guardian ad Litem Award. Ms. Stange served on the St. Louis County Rules Committee in 2010. Ms. Stange is also one of the Board of Directors for Kids in the Middle and chairs the marketing committee.

Ms. Stange was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star through Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers in 2013. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
Ms. Stange was selected in 2014 by the American Society of Legal Advocates to the list of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for Missouri Family Law. Additionally, she is a graduate of the ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute.

Ms. Stange is fluent in English and Spanish and regularly assists clients who need a Spanish-speaking attorney.
Education
  • Emory University School of Law
    JD , 2005
    Honors: Member, Moot Court Society
    Honors: Semi-Finalist, Oral Argument Competition
    Honors: James C. Pratt Award for Best Brief Submitted by all Contestants
    Honors: Member, Lamar Inn of Court
  • Emory University
    B.S. in Biology

Jillian Wood

Jillian A. Wood is a Partner with Stange Law Firm, PC over the Belleville and Edwardsville Offices of Stange Law Firm, PC. She is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Missouri.

Ms. Wood obtained her B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science from Saint Louis University where she attended the University as a Presidential Scholar. She later returned to the University and received her Juris Doctorate and Masters in Public Health.

Ms. Wood was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for Family Law in 2015 by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. She is also Lead Counsel Rated for Divorce Law.
License
  • Bar Number: 61397
    Missouri , 2009
  • Bar Number: 6307350
    Illinois , 2011
Education
  • St. Louis University School of Law
    J.D.
  • St. Louis University
    Masters in Public Health
  • St. Louis University
    B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science

John Kershman

Mr. Kershman is a Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC over the St. Louis County (Brentwood), West St. Louis County (Ellisville), St. Charles, Lincoln County and Franklin County (Union) Offices. Mr. Kershman received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University Law School. Mr. Kershman earned his B.S. from St. John's University in New York, and his Masters Degree in Business from Webster University at its main campus in St. Louis, Missouri. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, including the Eastern and Western Federal Districts and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Kershman is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law. Mr. Kershman has been selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers as one of the top up-and-coming lawyers in the State of Missouri. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Mr. Kershman is also Lead Counsel Rates for Divorce and Family Law.
License
  • Bar Number: 56357
    Missouri , 2010
Education
  • Washington University School of Law
    J.D.
  • Webster University
    M.A. in Business
  • St. John's University
    B.S.

Sarah Brown

Sarah A. Brown is an Of Counsel with Stange Law Firm, PC in the Arnold Office in Jefferson County, Missouri. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.

Ms. Brown graudated from Columbia College where she received a B.A. in English. Ms. Brown received her Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
License
  • Bar Number: 60520
    Missouri
Education
  • Regent University School of Law
    J.D.
  • Columbia College
    B.A.

Russell Baker

Russell Baker is an associate attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC in the Brentwood Office in St. Louis County. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois.

Mr. Baker graduated from Knox College where he received a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in English Literature. He received his J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law.
License
  • Bar Number: 64711
    Missouri
  • Bar Number: 6310965
    Illinois
Education
  • St. Louis University School of Law
    J.D.
  • Knox College
    B.S.

Kelly Davidzuk

Kelly M. Davidzuk is a Senior Associate with Stange Law Firm, PC in the St. Charles Office. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.

Ms. Davidzuk obtained a B.A. from Southeast Missouri State University where she was a recipient of the Dean
License
  • Bar Number: 63523
    Missouri
Education
  • Appalachian School of Law
    J.D.
  • Southeast Missouri State University
    B.A.

Dzenana Delic

Dzenana Delic is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm in the St. Louis County Office in Brentwood. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.

Ms. Delic received her B.A. in Legal Studies from Maryville University in St. Louis. Ms. Delic received her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law in Northwest Indiana.
Education
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
    J.D.
  • Maryville University
    B.A.

Chad Hager

Chad Hager is an Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, P.C in the Union Office in Franklin County, Missouri. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.

Mr. Hager graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.A. in History. Mr. Hager received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois.
License
  • Bar Number: 63850
    Missouri
Education
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law,
    J.D.
  • Middle Tennessee State University
    B.A.

Adam Schaffer

Adam Schaffer is an associate attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in the Brentwood Office in St. Louis County. He is licensed in Missouri and Illinois.

Mr. Schaffer received his J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law. He received his B.A. from Loyal University.
License
  • Bar Number: 65160
    Missouri
  • Bar Number: 6311360
    Illinois
Education
  • St. Louis University School of Law
    J.D.
  • Loyola University
    B.A.

Matthew Wideman

Mr. Wideman is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in the Union Office. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.

He received his undergraduate degree from Westminister College in Fulton, MO with a Major in History and a Minor in Business Administration. After graduating from Westminister College, Mr. Wideman earned his MBA from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Wideman then received his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Mr. Wideman has now limited his practice to family law and represents client in divorce, child custody, child support, paternity and other family law matters
Education
  • Westminster College
    B.A.
  • Webster University
    M.B.A.
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
    J.D.

Christine Fuchs

Christine Fuchs, Esq. is an associate attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC.

She is licensed in Missouri and Illinois.

Anna Feygina

Anna Feygina is an associate attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC.

She is licensed in Missouri and Illinois.

Jordan Panger

Jordan Panger is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC.

He is licensed in Missouri.

Timothy O'Grady

Timothy O'Grady is a Senior Associate at Stange Law Firm, PC.

He is licensed in Missouri and Illinois.

Jamie Mitchell

Jamie Mitchell is a Senior Associate at Stange Law Firm, PC.

She is licensed to practice law in Illinois

Ambry Schuessler

Ambry Schuessler is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. She is based out of the firm's St. Charles office.

Ms. Schuessler is licensed to practice law in Missouri.
License
  • Bar Number: 66214
    Missouri
Education
  • St. Louis University School of Law
    J.D.

Ki'ara Cross

Ki'ara Cross is a Junior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. She is based out of the firm's Edwardsville office in Madison County.

Ms. Cross is licensed to practice law in Illinois.
License
  • Bar Number: 6318220
    Illinois
Education
  • University of Missouri School of Law
    J.D.

Kristin Olson

Kristin Olson is a Junior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. She is based out of the firm's St. Clair County office in Belleville, Illinois.

She is licensed to practice in Illinois.

Bradley Bodeux

Bradley Bodeux is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. He is based out of the firm's West County office in Ellisville, Missouri.

He is licensed to practice in Missouri

Betsy Wirth

Betsy Wirth is a Senior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. She is based out of the firm's Sangamon County office in Springfield, Illinois.

She is licensed to practice in Illinois.

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