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What You Should Know About Spousal Support in Oklahoma

What You Should Know About Spousal Support in Oklahoma

A lot of things change after a divorce. The children are separated from one of their parents, the father or mother has to start paying child support, and their combined income is divided up. Most people have heard of child support, but there is also spousal support. If you have legal or financial questions about divorce, feel free to talk with an Oklahoma family attorney who can work with you to protect your rights. Oklahoma Spousal Support Spousal support is not [...]

What Happens During a Divorce Trial?

What Happens During a Divorce Trial?

Learning that you have to go to trial for a divorce can be scary for anyone who is concerned about their finances. You may have heard stories of one person being sued or given an unfair deal during a divorce trial. The court has final say on child support, child custody, and how your income and property are divided. Try talking with an Oklahoma City divorce attorney if you are worried about the outcome of your case. When Does a [...]

How to Oppose a Divorce Motion Against You

How to Oppose a Divorce Motion Against You

Some divorces run smoothly because both partners agree on what they want to happen afterward. Other divorces bring up conflicts when neither party can agree with the other on the division of property, child rearing, and finances. Partners can disagree on who raises the children, how much child support is paid, where the child should live, and whether the other parent should have visitation rights. Even after a divorce, a partner who disagrees with a court order can file a [...]

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 a scheduled basis, whereas other custody orders only grant one parent permission to raise the children. Courts finalize custody orders as [...]

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 [...]