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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 [...]

Paternity Fraud Claims in Oklahoma

Paternity Fraud Claims in Oklahoma

When parents decide to file for a legal divorce, the courts will need to make decisions regarding child custody and child support payments. These decisions can dramatically affect who pays the other parent and who raises the child. Paternity is something that can be used only by the father to obtain full custody of the child. This is why paternity is often abused by forging a fake paternity test or affidavit acknowledging paternity. If you suspect that your husband [...]

Consequences of Not Paying Child Support

Consequences of Not Paying Child Support

Child support is a legal requirement and consequence of going through with an official divorce that enforces a non-custodial parent to make monthly payments to the parent with full custody of their children. The noncustodial parent differs from the parent with full custody in that the non-custodial parent has fewer rights over the children and is allotted a limited duration of visiting time each week. It is no surprise then that some non-custodial parents try to find ways around paying [...]

Factors That Can Remove Parental Rights

Factors That Can Remove Parental Rights

Deciding to get a divorce means you have reached a state of no return in a relationship, but it is important to know about potential consequences of going through with the separation. The most severe consequences revolve around financial decisions and child custody. Child custody means deciding on visitation rights, who will raise the child, and if money will be paid for the child support. Certain factors like past domestic abuse or other negative behaviors can lead to restrictions [...]

The Financial Aftermath of Divorce

The Financial Aftermath of Divorce

The emotional impact of divorce on parents and children, if the couple has children, can take a toll on a family, but the financial costs of divorce can have serious implications if legal counsel is not sought for advice. Some couples get divorced and the husband or wife ends up having to pay for over half of the other’s property expenses or child support. In other cases, a spouse may refuse to make any payments after the divorce is [...]

What Happens When Your Personal Injury Case Goes to Court

What Happens When Your Personal Injury Case Goes to Court

If you have been injured in an accident and it was the fault of another party, you may want to consider filing a personal injury claim in Oklahoma. Doing so will give you the opportunity to potentially receive compensation for your property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. However, as most personal injury claims resulting from accidents are thoroughly investigated and disputed by insurance companies, there is a high likelihood that you will need to defend your [...]

Three Steps to Take Before You Can Get Divorced

Three Steps to Take Before You Can Get Divorced

Divorce is not something anyone looks forward to because of the negative emotional and financial effects divorce can have on the partners and their children. There are different types of divorce out there with different consequences and results, so it is often worthwhile to hire a divorce attorney to become aware of and protect your rights. Working with an Oklahoma family law lawyer could potentially save you from costly mistakes Step 1: The Decision The decision to get a divorce can [...]

What You Should Know About Oklahoma DUI Laws

What You Should Know About Oklahoma DUI Laws

While many states share the same general laws governing to driving under the influence (DUI), the specific rules and laws in each state and even each county can vary. Since laws more often than not are created in response to a continuous problem, the DUI laws in one state may be far more excessive than those in others. With 38 percent of those found to have BACs over the legal limit involved in fatal car crashes in Oklahoma every [...]

What to Expect When Hiring an Oklahoma DUI Attorney

What to Expect When Hiring an Oklahoma DUI Attorney

The consequences of a driving under the influence (DUI) charge can be costly, running up to about $10,000, not to mention possible jail time, license suspension, and a damaged reputation in terms of getting hired. These charges can also follow you long after you’ve gone to court and paid your required debt to society. A DUI charge may lead to increased insurance rates and can bar you from jobs that require you to drive company vehicles. However, with the [...]

How Sexual Harassment Harms the Workplace

How Sexual Harassment Harms the Workplace

Sexual harassment can happen unexpectedly and often feels ambiguous, leaving those affected questioning why it happened to them. With the stigma around sexual harassment, recognizing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace is a challenge. However, instances of workplace sexual harassment can be decreased if certain practices are adopted. If you have suffered through workplace sexual harassment in Oklahoma City or the surrounding communities, the lawyers at Putnam Law can help. Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment in Oklahoma There are two [...]