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How Does Child Custody and Visitation Work During COVID-19?

How Does Child Custody and Visitation Work During COVID-19?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, you may be wondering how COVID-19 affects child custody and visitation rights when orders to stay home have been put in place. Tennessee governor, Bill Lee, has lifted the stay-at-home order, but there are still social distancing recommendations that leave people wondering what the legal ramifications of visitation are. Some parents may not want to expose their child by continuing visitation or custody schedules, especially when the distance between parents is far. If you [...]

Can Child Custody Evaluations Be Used Against Me?

Can Child Custody Evaluations Be Used Against Me?

You or your spouse may have to go through a child custody evaluation if family court suspects abuse, domestic violence, or neglect. These evaluations are also used to help figure out whether a parent is fit to raise the child. This means you may still have to go through this evaluation even if you have been a good parent. The important thing to know is how these evaluations can be used against you and what is at stake. To [...]

What If My Spouse is Withholding Child Support?

What If My Spouse is Withholding Child Support?

You may be wondering what your legal options are if your ex-spouse is not paying child support, is not making the payments on time, or is failing to pay the correct amount. Since child support is an order issued by the court, you can take legal action when your ex-spouse refuses to meet the outlined requirements of the court order. Child support payments can be enforced in a variety of ways and if none of these methods work, you [...]

Defending Yourself Against False Child Abuse Allegations

Defending Yourself Against False Child Abuse Allegations

Being falsely accused of something you did not do can be extremely stressful. Your situation may feel hopeless at times when others are working against you, especially if the person working against you is your spouse. Unfortunately, false child abuse allegations are not entirely uncommon with child custody disputes and other divorce conflicts. False abuse allegations are often used by one parent to force the type of child custody desired by that parent. Be sure to talk with an Oklahoma Divorce [...]

Steps for Modifying Child Support in Oklahoma

Steps for Modifying Child Support in Oklahoma

After a divorce, paying for child support you can no longer afford is not an option for many people when financial circumstances change. Some parents unexpectedly lose their job, change jobs, or find themselves in a financial bind. When this happens, paying the same amount of child support each month can be close to impossible. The good news is you have the option to modify child support as long as your justification is valid. Try talking with an Oklahoma Divorce [...]

The 12 Grounds for Divorce in Oklahoma

The 12 Grounds for Divorce in Oklahoma

Grounds for divorce represents a legal reason for obtaining an official divorce. States vary on the grounds for divorce they require and without meeting the requirements, you may not be granted a divorce. Oklahoma recognizes 12 different grounds that would qualify. Knowing these can help you figure out whether you and your spouse have a legal justification for seeking a divorce. To find out more about what options you have, be sure to talk to an Oklahoma Family Lawyer.  12 [...]

How is Child Support Calculated in Oklahoma?

How is Child Support Calculated in Oklahoma?

Calculating child support in Oklahoma is done by the family court system and involves several complex factors. Factors like you and your spouse’s income will be looked at along with interfering factors like disabilities and what type of child custody is awarded. Some parents worry about whether they will be able to afford child support or what they will do if they lose their job. Child support can be modified in certain cases when circumstances change significantly. Talk to an Oklahoma [...]

What Can I Do If I Am Denied Visitation Rights or Custody?

What Can I Do If I Am Denied Visitation Rights or Custody?

After a divorce, visitation rights and partial custody for a parent who does not have full custody mean a lot to that parent. When a parent is denied the visitation rights or custody they were promised by the court, the natural response is to be angry or upset. This can happen when one ex-spouse refuses to cooperate with the orders issued by the court. However, you do not have to let this happen. Talk to an experienced Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer [...]

How Disabilities Can Affect a Divorce Case

How Disabilities Can Affect a Divorce Case

Disabilities in children or parents can often affect the outcome of a divorce case because additional factors will have to be considered. For children with disabilities, the best interests of the child standard will need to be upheld when deciding which parent is fit for child custody. When it comes to a parent with a disability, the court will have to figure out whether that parent can properly care for the child. In these types of cases, a parent [...]

Seeking an Order of Protection During a Divorce

Seeking an Order of Protection During a Divorce

Domestic violence is one of the many common reasons married couples seek divorce. For the person afflicted, continued verbal or physical domestic violence can be psychologically draining, especially during preparation for a divorce trial. This is when seeking an order of protection until the divorce is finalized can help. Talk to an Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer to see what your options are in this type of situation. A lawyer may also be able to protect your children from any kind [...]