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Dating Advice: 7 Questions To Ask On The First 3 Dates

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Here’s some dating advice to help you determine if you’re truly ready to go after your goal of having a long-term, successful relationship:
Picture this: You’re on the 3rd date with someone you really like – and who seems to like you. Can you imagine yourself saying something along these lines?
I think it’s pretty clear we like one another – and I think you’re a terrific guy/girl. (more...)

How to Divorce a Spouse that Earns Considerably More Income Than You

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Going through a divorce is an emotionally draining process, especially if you’re the dependent spouse in the relationship. There’s a lot of fear and confusion surrounding finances in divorce and being able to afford the process: will I be able to make ends meet without my spouse? Can I even afford to get divorced from them? Fortunately, though you might feel at a disadvantage, there’s a lot you can do to get fair (more...)

Looking After Children in a High-Conflict Divorce

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How to best look after children in a high-conflict divorce
Divorce is never an easy situation to experience for any spouse and it’s even worse for the children involved. In the event of a high-conflict divorce, this situation becomes even more devastating for children who are usually left confused and torn between the two warring parents. From the emotional scars to being used as pawns in these situations, the effect of high conflict divorces on children can (more...)

How Does an Oklahoma Court Determine the Custodial Parent?

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In many states, including Oklahoma, when determining visitation schedules or parenting time along with primary legal and physical custody, courts use the “Best Interest of the Child” test.
This test is very broad and allows for a lot of interpretation and discretion on the part of the courts to determine the custodial parent.
The test weighs many factors when coming to a determination as to what the best interest of the child is. A Tulsa child custody (more...)

What Evidence Do I Need to File a Protective Order in Oklahoma?

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A protective order in Oklahoma is a document that is issued by a civil court that instructs another person that is abusing, stalking, or harassing you to cease their actions or face punishment by the court. 
There are two types of protective orders: temporary protective orders and permanent protective orders. A temporary protective order is put in place as an emergency and lasts until the permanent protective order hearing. A permanent protective order can last up to five (more...)

Alcohol Addiction And Divorce Often Go Hand In Hand

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 I remember hearing awhile back that alcohol addiction was the number one cause of divorce. I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is, I wouldn’t be surprised. Alcohol addiction and divorce go hand in hand if the addict doesn’t get help. Read this reader’s story:
 
My husband and I are in our 60’s and have been married for 22 years. We are in (more...)

Understanding Domestic Violence Under California Law

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Disagreements are not something unusual in one’s life. After all, it is not possible to agree with someone every time. And yet, when someone constantly feels unsafe or has to continuously live in a state of fear, domestic violence could be a major contributor. Any emotional, mental or physical behavior or act, which can have a negative impact on people living in the house or family members to an extent where they feel afraid, furious or nervous (more...)

Looking For Love? 5 Relationship Truths To Guide And Motivate You

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I understand how hard it can be to re-enter the dating world. Looking for love, you desperately want to find that special someone to share your life with but have no idea where to start. Summer seems like the perfect time to find someone, but you’re also reminded of just how lonely you are when you see your friends out on adventures with their partners.
It’s important to keep perspective. While it may seem like (more...)

Tips for Men to Cope After Divorce

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There are some men who take a deep sigh of relief once their divorce comes through. However, for most men, it can be a shattering experience, which can impact their lives in a negative way. There is no doubt that divorce is not a child’s play. Plus the effects of divorce on men should not be taken light-heartedly. In fact, there are some men who start living a life of pain and suffering after separating from their (more...)

Lawyer Anna Ayscue Answers Your Unspoken Child Custody Questions

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One of the hardest aspects of divorce is getting you and your spouse to agree on how the lives of your children will be effected. When will you get to see them? Who gets to spend birthdays and holidays with them? How do you help them feel like a part of a family when everything is falling apart? Our attorney Anna Ayscue is here to take the case. Having been a member of our firm for years, she’(more...)