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Why Paternity Matters in Oklahoma

Why Paternity Matters in Oklahoma

When a married couple has a baby, the state of Oklahoma will legally determine that the husband is the biological father of the child. This is called the “presumption of paternity.” The child is entitled to the benefit of their relationship with their parents like inheriting their estate in cases where the parents do not have end-of-life planning documents stating otherwise. And the parents, have the ability to raise their children according to their values and views. In situations where [...]

What Happens if an Oklahoma Divorce Appeal is Unsuccessful

What Happens if an Oklahoma Divorce Appeal is Unsuccessful?

Divorce is typically not the most enjoyable process or one that people look forward to. Even when a couple agrees that their marriage is over and they are still courteous and respectful of one another, divorce can still be highly emotional and stressful. Often, if two parties can agree on all or most issues, their divorce can move forward more smoothly, be less expensive, and come to a conclusion more quickly. By contrast, when there is much contention between [...]

What Happens If Divorce Mediation Fails

What Happens If Divorce Mediation Fails?

There is no way to completely dissolve a marriage easily. Divorce can come with emotional ups and downs, and even when a couple is cordial with one another, there may still be points of contention as they work through the process. The best way to complete a divorce successfully is to do so in the least amount of time, as affordably as possible, and as amicably as feasible. And while a couple may have determined that their marriage is [...]

Choosing Legal Separation Over Gray Divorce

Choosing Legal Separation Over Gray Divorce

Not all divorces occur between young couples. As people reassess their lives and what is important to them, they may find that what their future holds is something that does not include their current spouse, regardless of how long they have been married. If you have been with your spouse for a significant amount of time and as you enter into your golden years, you believe that it is best to end your marriage, you may be looking into [...]

Penalties for Missing Child Support Payments in Oklahoma

Penalties for Missing Child Support Payments in Oklahoma

When a couple splits up and they have children, they will have to deal with the issue of child custody and support. In Oklahoma, the law states that how these situations work out is always with the best interests of the children in mind. As such, it is a consideration for the child’s welfare, and not the parent’s preference that will be critical in determining such arrangements. When you are the parent that is deemed to have to pay child [...]

3 Examples of Emergency Custody Situations in Oklahoma

3 Examples of Emergency Custody Situations in Oklahoma

Child custody issues are not often cut-and-dry, especially when parents want equal time with their children or are fighting over who gets the most time with the kids. It can take a bit of back and forth while working out custody arrangements in a divorce. Unfortunately, there are situations where it is essential that children be removed from certain environments to keep them safe. In these situations, an emergency custody order may apply. If you sincerely believe that your child [...]

Types of Financial Support After Divorce in Oklahoma

Types of Financial Support After Divorce in Oklahoma

For married couples who have decided to part ways, the subsequent financial impacts that a divorce can have are one of the most common concerns. Potentially, if you are a spouse who relied on your former partner for financial support, you could be quite scared about your future and how you will manage after your marriage is officially over. When you also have children to care for, however, this can make your situation even more uncertain. You may not [...]

What is Split Child Custody in Oklahoma

What is Split Child Custody in Oklahoma?

When a couple is going through a divorce and they have kids, it is inevitable and unavoidable that the question of custody must be decided. It is not uncommon for a divorce to draw out because there are issues over the two most sensitive subjects, which are money and child custody. It can be very hard for a parent to have to come to the realization that their time with their child could be reduced. As a result, the [...]

Is Domestic Violence Grounds for Divorce in Oklahoma

Is Domestic Violence Grounds for Divorce in Oklahoma?

When your marital relationship is not working out and divorce is the best option, moving forward will be dictated by the laws that exist in your state. In Oklahoma, if you have certain grounds or legitimate reasons for ending a marriage, you will be permitted to do so. Of the viable motives to end a marriage, domestic violence is certainly one of them. If you have been victimized by domestic abuse, your request to dissolve your marriage is feasible. Oklahoma [...]

Top Financial Disagreements Divorcing Couples Have

Top Financial Disagreements Divorcing Couples Have

Tensions can become high and emotional when money is involved in any matter. For a divorcing couple, there are many things that could be a point of contention with financial disputes often at the core of disagreement and strife. There are several cases where a couple is in the position to divorce mainly because of personal finances that created an issue in the marriage. If you are preparing to work through a divorce from your spouse, there is no avoiding [...]