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Special Considerations for Child Custody Rules for Military Families

Special Considerations for Child Custody Rules for Military Families

Military families have special challenges that other families who are not serving do not have to experience. One is having to periodically live apart for various amounts of time. Service members often have to spend time away from their families if they are on active orders. When two parents decide to divorce, and one of the parents is in the military, the rules that apply to child custody in Oklahoma are tweaked to account for the unique circumstances that [...]

Beware of Using Social Media When Going Through Divorce

Beware of Using Social Media During a Divorce

In 2021, the Pew Research Center reported that 69% of adults in the United States used Facebook, 40% used Instagram, and 28% used LinkedIn. These days there is no shortage of social media platforms to engage with others. While doing so may only be a part of your normal daily routine, when you are divorcing, it is better to take a break from social media or at least take caution when using it. Putting too much out there in [...]

Do You Have to Pay Child Support if You Do Not Have Custody of Your Child in Oklahoma

Do You Still Pay Child Support if You Don’t Have Custody in Oklahoma?

When a couple decides to part ways and children are involved, the separation becomes a lot more complicated. Oklahoma family law shows that the courts always consider what is in a child’s best interests when working out issues related to custody and financial support. If a judge orders one parent to pay child support they are required to make these payments. While it can be possible to make adjustments to court-ordered child support, there is no option to just [...]

What Happens If I Am Falsely Accused of Child Abuse By My Ex

What Happens If I Am Falsely Accused of Child Abuse By My Ex?

Domestic violence and abuse of children is something that the state of Oklahoma takes very seriously and for good reason. It is critical that, above all, children should be protected from harm. If it can be shown that a parent or caregiver is abusing a child, they will be held accountable for their actions. One thing that may result under Oklahoma child protective laws is that the parent who is suspected of abuse could lose all rights to their [...]

Why You Should Not Compare Your Divorce to Someone Else

Why You Should Not Compare Your Divorce to Others

When going through a divorce, you may not know what to expect or how things will ultimately turn out, so it is only natural to look to others that have gone through a similar life situation to get a better idea of what is to come. However, this is not usually the best approach for figuring out how things will unravel and what a final resolution will be for your specific situation. This is because everyone’s situation is unique, [...]

Avoid These Mistakes When You Are Separated from Your Spouse

Avoid These Mistakes When You Are Separated from Your Spouse

You and your spouse may have decided to separate for a time for different reasons. Potentially, you want to see what living apart would feel like to see if divorce is right for your situation. Maybe you know you want a divorce, and you cannot continue to live with your spouse while you wait for the marriage to be officially terminated. Regardless of the reason, like many issues related to legal cases, what you do during an active case [...]

Average Length of an Oklahoma Divorce

Average Length of an Oklahoma Divorce

There are many reasons why marriages do not work out and often fail to withstand the test of time. The United States Census Bureau indicates that of all men and women who have been married, aged 20 years and over, approximately 34% of women experienced a divorce. Meanwhile, in this same group, 33% of men have been through a divorce. Of individuals who were married and aged 55-64, 43% of both men and women had gone through a divorce [...]

When Your Partner Serves You with Divorce Papers

When Your Partner Serves You with Divorce Papers

Perhaps you and your spouse have hit a bumpy spot or have been fighting for some time. If your marriage is not the most pleasant one and you can feel the distance between you and your spouse, this can be a distressing situation to be in. While you may not want to end your marriage, your spouse could feel quite different. If you suspect that your partner is considering divorce or taking steps to serve you with divorce papers, [...]

How to Get Sole Custody in Oklahoma

How to Get Sole Custody in Oklahoma

The reason why most people file for divorce is that their marriage is not working out and is no longer meeting their needs or making them happy. Your decision to divorce may or may not be mutual with your prospective ex-partner, and if you have children, the divorce process can be highly contentious and emotional. This is especially true if one or both parties are seeking sole custody of the children. Simply being angry at your spouse after a tumultuous [...]

What is Divorce Mediation

What is Divorce Mediation?

Alternative dispute resolution for couples going through a divorce can be a preferred way to end a marriage without having to endure litigation in court. While alternative dispute resolution options may not be ideal for every couple and may be tried without success, where they work, there are many advantages. One method for divorce without having to go to family court is mediation. If your marriage is not working out and divorce is the next step, having help along the [...]