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What’s the Difference Between Legal Separation, Annulment, and Divorce?

What’s the Difference Between Legal Separation, Annulment, and Divorce?

Many couples find themselves in a situation in which they are unsure whether they are eligible for an annulment, legal separation, or divorce. Most people try to avoid the divorce process because of all the tedious legal matters that come with this type of separation. Knowing the differences between these three types of separation can help you figure out which option best fits your situation. Talk to an Oklahoma City Family Lawyer if you are still unsure which route [...]

How the Child’s Best Interests Are Determined for Child Custody

How the Child’s Best Interests Are Determined for Child Custody

Divorce comes with several changes to finances and arrangements with children. The law mandates that any legal decisions regarding children should be made with the child’s best interests in mind. This does not mean making decisions based on what the child wants, but rather on what would most benefit the child in the long run. Each state has its own factors for deciding child custody, but there are some universal standards shared by all states. If you are experiencing [...]

Why Was a Guardian ad Litem Appointed for My Divorce?

Why Was a Guardian ad Litem Appointed for My Divorce?

Married couples who decide to obtain a divorce and have children may be assigned a guardian ad litem at one point by the court. This usually happens when both partners disagree on legal decisions regarding the children, like visitation rights and child custody. In some cases, you may feel like the guardian ad litem made an incorrect decision regarding your case. An Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer may be able to help you correct this decision. What is a Guardian ad Litem? Guardian [...]

Common Problems That Can Arise from Alimony

Common Problems That Can Arise from Alimony

Alimony, also called spousal support, is a legal agreement that one spouse will pay the other a certain amount of money for a certain period of time. Payments tend to happen monthly and are usually ordered for spouses who will not be well-off financially after the divorce. In some instances, one partner may lie in order for the other to have to pay spousal support. In other cases, one partner may fail to pay spousal support on time. In [...]

Mistakes that Could Jeopardize Your Child Custody Case

Mistakes that Could Jeopardize Your Child Custody Case

Going through a divorce is extremely difficult. Not only do spouses suffer throughout the ordeal, but children are often overwhelmed with an array of difficult emotions. Children often have a difficult time dealing with divorces and can feel like they are caught in the middle of a confusing and trying situation. Ideally, children whose parents divorce while staying in the same town should have equal access to both parents. Although the situation will be different than the two-parent home life [...]

How a Family Lawyer Can Help You

How a Family Lawyer Can Help You

Family lawyers can help in a variety of areas related to divorce and marriage. Common troubles people face after divorce are disagreements about the division of debt, property ownership, child custody, and who should be responsible for paying child support. Some marriage partners are able to go through with a divorce without any kind of conflict. These are the couples that probably do not need a lawyer, but couples who disagree on fundamental legal decisions can benefit from hiring [...]

Types of Divorce in Oklahoma

Types of Divorce in Oklahoma

There is more than one way a divorce can be finalized in Oklahoma City. The method by which two spouses dissolve their marriage depends on the circumstances of each marriage partner and whether they agree on certain orders that will be issued afterward. Child custody, child support payments, and division of finances are the main types of orders that need to be considered when figuring out whether both parties agree or disagree. Depending on how these matters settle, a couple [...]

What Happens to Power of Attorney After Divorce?

What Happens to Power of Attorney After Divorce?

A lot of things can change after a divorce is finalized in court. Children can be taken away to live with one parent, finances can be divided up, and one parent can inherit all the legal rights for making decisions for their children. Another aspect that could potentially change after a divorce is the power of attorney rights for making financial and medical decisions. Talk to an Oklahoma City divorce lawyer if you have concerns about your rights concerning [...]

4 Main Types of Child Custody Orders

4 Main Types of Child Custody Orders

While over 90% of people in the United States enjoy marriage by age 50, close to 50% of marriages end in divorce. Unfortunately, making the wrong decision when it comes to child custody can lead to potential psychological issues in children later in life. This is why choosing the right parent to raise the child, someone who has the best interest of the child in mind, is a crucial step to take. Sometimes, a parent may wrongfully accuse the [...]

What Happens During Divorce Mediation?

What Happens During Divorce Mediation?

Mediation is the process of reaching a resolution between two people in a peaceful and respectful manner. A neutral mediator, a person trained in conflict resolution, will guide both marriage partners to a fair resolution. This is often used as a last attempt to come to an agreement before the divorce moves to trial. Divorces that do not go to trial tend to be less stressful with smoother transitions from marriage to independence. If you are experiencing trouble with [...]