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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 [...]

How to Make Mediation and Divorce Work

How to Make Mediation and Divorce Work

When two people cannot reach an agreement on their own, a third party can be used to hear both sides and work with each person to achieve a compromise. Mediation is a process used when parents disagree on decisions that revolve around raising their children after a divorce. This can mean discussing each parent’s preferences for child custody, child support, or visitation schedules. Talk to an Oklahoma City divorce lawyer if you have experienced trouble with this process. What Happens [...]

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 [...]