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How the Child’s Best Interests Are Determined for Child Custody

How the Child’s Best Interests Are Determined for Child Custody

Divorce comes with several changes to finances and arrangements with children. The law mandates that any legal decisions regarding children should be made with the child’s best interests in mind. This does not mean making decisions based on what the child wants, but rather on what would most benefit the child in the long run. Each state has its own factors for deciding child custody, but there are some universal standards shared by all states. If you are experiencing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Oppose a Divorce Motion Against You

How to Oppose a Divorce Motion Against You

Some divorces run smoothly because both partners agree on what they want to happen afterward. Other divorces bring up conflicts when neither party can agree with the other on the division of property, child rearing, and finances. Partners can disagree on who raises the children, how much child support is paid, where the child should live, and whether the other parent should have visitation rights. Even after a divorce, a partner who disagrees with a court order can file a [...]

The Custody Decree Process

The Custody Decree Process

Child custody decrees in Oklahoma are orders that determine who the child will be raised by after a divorce. Child custody can mean that only one parent raises the child, both parents take turns raising the child, or one parent raises the child while the other parent visits. If there are multiple children, the custody decree may have one parent raise one child and the other parent raise the other child. There is a legal process that involves filing documents, [...]

What Can You Do in a Family Law Court?

What Can You Do in a Family Law Court?

Family law courts manage problems that range from divorce to domestic violence. The purpose of these courts is to resolve family conflicts that require legal assistance, like issues concerning finances or child custody. Without these courts, there would be no objective way to determine how money is divided up after divorce and who the children will live with or not live with. Family lawyers are often hired for divorce cases in which the partners disagree with each other’s demands, [...]