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How Mental Illness Might Affect Child Custody Rights

How Mental Illness Might Affect Child Custody Rights

Mental illness can impact anyone, often at unexpected times. Many people are able to recover from a mental illness with treatment, but unfortunately, not everyone is able to return to full independence. When child custody is decided by the court during a divorce case, one of the factors that are considered is the mental health of each parent. This is done in the best interests of the child to make sure the child grows up in a stable and [...]

How Substance Abuse Can Affect Divorce

How Substance Abuse Can Affect Divorce

An addiction to drugs or alcohol can place great strain on the family. Even one parent who is addicted to a substance can displace their addictions struggles on other family members like their children or spouse. Built-up tensions from these different types of conflicts can lead to domestic violence or abuse. This can push many spouses to contemplate divorce. If you are considering divorce because of substance abuse in your spouse, try talking to an Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer to [...]

Seeking Continuance for Divorce Cases

During the tedious divorce process of keeping up with legal documents and filing other documents to court by certain dates, many people with hectic schedules may find themselves falling behind. An emergency can come up that can prevent someone from meeting certain deadlines or from appearing on a certain date for the divorce trial. There are several other factors like these that can warrant a request for a continuance, but obtaining a continuance takes certain steps by itself. Talk [...]

When Visitation Rights Can Be Revoked

When Visitation Rights Can Be Revoked

By this point, you have probably heard about visitation rights after a divorce if you have children. You already know that visitation rights mean you will only be able to see your child for a certain amount of time each week or a few times a month depending on the court order. What you may not know if when visitation rights can be revoked by the court. In certain cases, visitation rights can be restored, but this depends on [...]

Can I Have My Marriage Annulled in Oklahoma?

Can I Have My Marriage Annulled in Oklahoma?

Many people may find themselves in a marriage they did not intend to be in. A marriage that is found to meet the standards of annulment in Oklahoma was technically never a marriage in the first place. This is often good news for people who did not want to enter the marriage and were dreading the lengthy and tedious divorce process. The only thing you have to do is present evidence for why your supposed marriage is invalid. An [...]

Can I get Spousal Support in Oklahoma?

Can I get Spousal Support in Oklahoma?

Obtaining spousal support can be a tricky process depending on your income, marriage history, and other factors. You can receive spousal support in Oklahoma, but a fair amount of spousal support in Oklahoma tends to be temporary. However, certain circumstances can warrant long-term spousal support, like instances where you are unable to fully support yourself because you have an illness or disability. Talking to an Oklahoma Divorce Attorney can help you figure out your eligibility.   Factors Involved with Spousal Support  When [...]

5 Things You Need to Ask Every Attorney Before Agreeing to Work with Them

5 Things You Need to Ask Every Attorney Before Agreeing to Work with Them

Regardless of whether you are seeking legal help for a divorce or car accident, there are five questions you should always ask every lawyer before officially hiring them. The reason you should do this is to make sure you do not hire someone who has little to no experience with your specific problem. Some lawyers may not have the same experience with divorce cases as they have with personal injury claims. Asking these questions could save you time and [...]

Who Gets the House if We Seek Divorce in Oklahoma?

Who Gets the House if We Seek Divorce in Oklahoma?

A common concern related to divorce is whether someone will lose their house, car, TV, or other personal possessions. The law sorts out disagreements about who owns what with two separate categories called marital property and separate property. The category your possessions fit in can determine whether you will keep or lose those possessions after the divorce. If you have questions about whether your property fits these categories, you can call an Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer for assistance.   Marital and [...]

How Long Do I Have to Pay Alimony to My Ex-Spouse in Oklahoma?

How Long Do I Have to Pay Alimony to My Ex-Spouse in Oklahoma?

The length of alimony varies by each state and may or may not be ended based on certain changes like life circumstances or income. There are different levels of alimony like monthly alimony and temporary alimony that can depend on your ex-spouse’s income. Oklahoma does not require alimony for the divorce process, but this does not mean alimony is never awarded if the circumstances demand for spousal support. An Oklahoma Family Lawyer can help you figure out how long [...]

8 Things You Need to Know Before Seeking Divorce

8 Things You Need to Know Before Seeking Divorce

The process of obtaining a divorce is not easy for everyone. A transition like this can be easy or challenging depending on various factors like grounds for divorce, child custody decisions, alimony, and whether you and your spouse disagree on certain legal issues. Disagreements are what often lead to complications and concerns about future finances after the divorce. There are 8 things you should become familiar with before attempting a divorce that can better prepare you for what to [...]