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How Common is Divorce in the United States?

How Common is Divorce in the United States?

Many people say divorce rates are going up in the United States, while others say divorce has not changed much in recent years. Either way, if you are considering divorce, it can help to realize that you are not alone. Other people have gone through similar questioning and processes during the divorce process. Divorces are not always easy, but knowing the right steps you can take might make the transition easier. Consider reaching out to an Oklahoma Family Attorney if [...]

Can I Modify Child Support While Incarcerated in Oklahoma?

Can I Modify Child Support While Incarcerated in Oklahoma?

After being sent to prison, many people think they are unaffected by factors outside the prison system like child support. However, the reality is that you may still have to pay child support while you are in prison. If you do not have the funds to afford child support while in prison, then you could owe a massive debt by the time you are released. This makes taking control of child support and defending your rights in this situation vital [...]

Can My Therapy Records be Subpoenaed in a Divorce?

Can My Therapy Records be Subpoenaed in a Divorce?

Child custody cases during a divorce can lead to a variety of uncomfortable situations like child custody evaluations, interviews with a guardian ad litem, and having your therapy records subpoenaed. All of these things have a universal factor in common, they come with the threat of revealing private aspects of your life. If you have concerns about your records being subpoenaed, talk with an Oklahoma Family Attorney about your options to preventing this.  When Can My Therapy Records Be Subpoenaed? Not all [...]

How Does Child Custody and Visitation Work During COVID-19?

How Does Child Custody and Visitation Work During COVID-19?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, you may be wondering how COVID-19 affects child custody and visitation rights when orders to stay home have been put in place. Tennessee governor, Bill Lee, has lifted the stay-at-home order, but there are still social distancing recommendations that leave people wondering what the legal ramifications of visitation are. Some parents may not want to expose their child by continuing visitation or custody schedules, especially when the distance between parents is far. If you [...]

What Are the Limits of a Child Custody Evaluation?

What Are the Limits of a Child Custody Evaluation?

Going through the divorce process when you have children brings the possibility of going through a child custody evaluation when you and your spouse disagree on child custody. Deciding who should primarily raise the child is a difficult decision that is left up to the court when an agreement cannot be reached through mediation or on your own. Child custody evaluations are often dreaded by parents who fear losing their parental rights. However, there are ways you may be able to [...]

Can Child Custody Evaluations Be Used Against Me?

Can Child Custody Evaluations Be Used Against Me?

You or your spouse may have to go through a child custody evaluation if family court suspects abuse, domestic violence, or neglect. These evaluations are also used to help figure out whether a parent is fit to raise the child. This means you may still have to go through this evaluation even if you have been a good parent. The important thing to know is how these evaluations can be used against you and what is at stake. To [...]

Can I Seek Mediation if Domestic Violence Was Involved?

Can I Seek Mediation if Domestic Violence Was Involved?

Domestic violence can create various complications with a divorce case. One problem faced by many couples is not being able to seek mediation services to resolve divorce disputes because of domestic violence charges or a history of domestic violence or child abuse. Since mediation is a faster and cost-effective way to resolve divorce disagreements, not having access to this resource can be disappointing. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule that may allow you to still seek mediation services. [...]

What If My Spouse is Withholding Child Support?

What If My Spouse is Withholding Child Support?

You may be wondering what your legal options are if your ex-spouse is not paying child support, is not making the payments on time, or is failing to pay the correct amount. Since child support is an order issued by the court, you can take legal action when your ex-spouse refuses to meet the outlined requirements of the court order. Child support payments can be enforced in a variety of ways and if none of these methods work, you [...]

How Much Influence Can a Child Have on Custody or Visitation Orders?

How Much Influence Can a Child Have on Custody or Visitation Orders?

During a divorce case that involves children, you may be wondering how much influence your child might have over custody and visitation decisions. It is true that family courts will consider the child’s preferences for which parent the child wants to live with. However, there are several other factors considered by family courts that help make the final determination. A few of these include parent factors, the safety of the child, and the best interests of the child standard. To learn [...]

Defending Yourself Against False Child Abuse Allegations

Defending Yourself Against False Child Abuse Allegations

Being falsely accused of something you did not do can be extremely stressful. Your situation may feel hopeless at times when others are working against you, especially if the person working against you is your spouse. Unfortunately, false child abuse allegations are not entirely uncommon with child custody disputes and other divorce conflicts. False abuse allegations are often used by one parent to force the type of child custody desired by that parent. Be sure to talk with an Oklahoma Divorce [...]