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How to Change a Child Custody Order

How to Change a Child Custody Order

Child custody orders control how often you can see your children and can limit how much time you are allowed to visit. There are different types of custody orders depending on the situation, the parent’s income, accusations against each other, and what is considered best for the children. Some custody orders allow both parents to raise the children on scheduled basis, whereas other custody orders only grant one parent permission to raise the children. Courts finalize custody orders as a [...]

The Custody Decree Process

The Custody Decree Process

Child custody decrees in Oklahoma are orders that determine who the child will be raised by after a divorce. Child custody can mean that only one parent raises the child, both parents take turns raising the child, or one parent raises the child while the other parent visits. If there are multiple children, the custody decree may have one parent raise one child and the other parent raise the other child. There is a legal process that involves filing documents, [...]

What Can You Do in a Family Law Court?

What Can You Do in a Family Law Court?

Family law courts manage problems that range from divorce to domestic violence. The purpose of these courts is to resolve family conflicts that require legal assistance, like issues concerning finances or child custody. Without these courts, there would be no objective way to determine how money is divided up after divorce and who the children will live with or not live with. Family lawyers are often hired for divorce cases in which the partners disagree with each other’s demands, [...]

Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce

Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce

When it comes to divorce, there are two main categories that can determine what will happen in court: contested and uncontested divorce. Depending on which one of these categories you find yourself in, you will likely need to hire a lawyer, prepare to cover a lot of expenses, and build a strong case for your defense. It is important to understand these concepts because knowing them ahead of time could potentially save you time and money. Uncontested Divorce An uncontested divorce [...]

Dealing with Debt After an Oklahoma Divorce

Dealing with Debt After an Oklahoma Divorce

The one major financial burden people try to get rid of during a divorce proceeding is debt. If a couple cannot negotiate who should pay which debts they owe, a court judge will ultimately decide which debts are to be paid by whom. Hiring a divorce lawyer can increase your chances of avoiding the bad end of the deal, and understanding the legal process of divvying up debts after a divorce can also help you be aware of unfair [...]

Common Factors that Lead to Divorce

Common Factors that Lead to Divorce

A staggering 40-50% of married couples divorce in the U.S., according to the American Psychological Association (APA) and the divorce rate increases after each subsequent marriage. What causes two people who decided to go through the stages of getting married to reach their limits and demand a divorce? There are several factors that can play a role, but not everyone may be affected the same way by these factors because everyone is different. If you are personally about to [...]

Financial Consequences of Divorce

Financial Consequences of Divorce

Many people already know that divorce often comes with child support payments and the division of total finances between both parties, but not everyone realizes that some divorces can result in poverty for one of the partners if an unprepared deal is made in court. Close to 50% of divorces lead to poverty afterward in the U.S. This is because the cost of living for a single parent with one job while raising a child can be expensive. Household [...]

Paternity Fraud Claims in Oklahoma

Paternity Fraud Claims in Oklahoma

When parents decide to file for a legal divorce, the courts will need to make decisions regarding child custody and child support payments. These decisions can dramatically affect who pays the other parent and who raises the child. Paternity is something that can be used only by the father to obtain full custody of the child. This is why paternity is often abused by forging a fake paternity test or affidavit acknowledging paternity. If you suspect that your husband [...]

Consequences of Not Paying Child Support

Consequences of Not Paying Child Support

Child support is a legal requirement and consequence of going through with an official divorce that enforces a non-custodial parent to make monthly payments to the parent with full custody of their children. The noncustodial parent differs from the parent with full custody in that the non-custodial parent has fewer rights over the children and is allotted a limited duration of visiting time each week. It is no surprise then that some non-custodial parents try to find ways around paying [...]

Factors That Can Remove Parental Rights

Factors That Can Remove Parental Rights

Deciding to get a divorce means you have reached a state of no return in a relationship, but it is important to know about potential consequences of going through with the separation. The most severe consequences revolve around financial decisions and child custody. Child custody means deciding on visitation rights, who will raise the child, and if money will be paid for the child support. Certain factors like past domestic abuse or other negative behaviors can lead to restrictions [...]