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What Tennessee Family Courts Recommend for Separated Parents

What Tennessee Family Courts Recommend for Separated Parents

Being a divorced single parent is not always easy and can come with a variety of unexpected hardships. You may have concerns about your children and whether your spouse is taking proper care of your child if they gained full custody. Under the best interests of the child standard, you may have options to intervene when you think your child is being mistreated. Family courts also have certain recommendations for child-raising for divorced parents. Consider seeking help from an [...]

How Cross-Examination Works During a Divorce Trial

How Cross-Examination Works During a Divorce Trial

Cross-examination happens during a divorce trial when the family court needs to find out more information from both sides. By comparing information from both sides, the court can uncover previously hidden contradictions and lies. In some cases, a cross-examination may hurt you, but in other cases, a cross-examination might help you. Knowing how a cross-examination works and what to expect can help you better prepare for this stage of the divorce trial. Working with an experienced Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer can also [...]

Helpful Information You Should Know About the Divorce Discovery Process

Helpful Information You Should Know About the Divorce Discovery Process

A lot can happen during the discovery process of a divorce case that many people are not aware of. Knowing what can happen and why certain things can happen will not only help you prepare for what to expect but might help you prepare better for your defense. Rather than being thrown in blind, you can look at the different types of discoveries and reasons for discovery. Working with an experienced Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer can also help you build a stronger [...]

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 [...]