The Next Chapter

Divorce Resources for Women

‘Child Custody’ Category

What Evidence Do You Need to Prove Your Child is Being Abused By the Other Parent?

Share with a friend
 

If you suspect your child is being abused by their other parent, you must collect sufficient evidence as soon as possible. However, because this is your child, collecting the evidence should be done in such a way that it does not harm your child’s well-being. 

Before You Start Collecting Evidence to Prove Your Child is Being Abused

If your child is with you and discloses they were abused or you notice signs of abuse on (more...)

How to Win Your Child Custody Case in Oklahoma

Share with a friend
 

Battling for child custody is one of the hardest situations you and your children will have to go through in your lives. However, there are options that allow the process to be easier and more successful. 
Hire Qualified Child Custody Attorney
The first, and most important step you must take is to hire a child custody attorney. What takes place in a courtroom and superior knowledge is not common to those not in the field of family law. (more...)

Is An Uncontested Divorce Possible For You?

Share with a friend
 

The Basics of Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce is one where all of the issues are settled without litigation by attorneys. It requires a couple to agree on all the important points, such as alimony, child custody, and how to divide their property. This is typically the best-case scenario because the divorce will be over quicker, and legal fees will be lower with less for lawyers to do in court.
A contested divorce is the opposite. Strong disagreements between (more...)

What Do I Do If the Other Parent Accuses Me of Child Abuse in OK?

Share with a friend
 

If you are accused of child physical abuse or sexual abuse in Oklahoma, the first step is to read this article. Then, start interviewing child custody attorneys as soon as possible. Handling a case like this quickly and aggressively allows your child custody attorney to effectively defend you and accomplish a successful win on your behalf. 
Hire an Experienced Child Custody Attorney
Contacting a child support attorney right away will help you get ahead of the accusations and (more...)

Paying For Your Child’s Medical Care After Divorce

Share with a friend
 

In most cases, divorce means one parent generally provides child support. The payment is made to the other parent so that the child’s daily expenses are met, including food, cloth and housing. The problem is that courts cannot predict the future medical expenses of any child. It follows that the support amount every month for the child may not be sufficient to cover the future medical expenses of the child.
Covered medical expenses
Californian courts will take (more...)

What To Know About Dividing Antiques In A Divorce

Share with a friend
 

Other than your home, considerable joint property exists in valuable items present in your home. Similar to the appraisal of the real estate before your divorce, it is a good idea to appraise the personal property as well. This is as the total value of your personal property can add up to a large amount. Only after you determine the total value, can you decide upon a fair property division. An appraisal of personal property can assist to insure (more...)

Creating A Divorce Safety Plan In Case Of Domestic Abuse

Share with a friend
 

If you are in danger, call “911” immediately. You are solely responsible for keeping yourself and also your children away from any harm due to domestic violence. You must prepare a safety plan. A safety plan is a scheme which you can execute to keep yourself and your children safe from any kind of domestic violence. It is possible to ask for help to craft a safety plan. Assistance is generally provided free or you will be (more...)

What Can And Cannot Be Considered As Income For Child Support

Share with a friend
 

Divorce is always a difficult period for the couple going through the procedure. The proceedings, however, are much harder if there are children involved. Children below the age of 18 are involved in the unpleasant business of divorce despite their unwillingness. Divorce settlements often do not proceed smoothly especially when there are issues revolving around child support. Debates often arise when it comes to calculating the percentage of an individual’s income that goes into child support. Confusions (more...)

Divorcing A Spouse Who Does Not Want The Divorce

Share with a friend
 

There could be a time when you want to end your marriage but your spouse does not want it to continue. It is possible to get a divorce in such a case. Do note that such a contested divorce can take a lot of time. It could also involve a number of complexities.
Trial needed
In this instance, a contested divorce, unlike a divorce where both spouses agree to terminate a marriage, usually needs you to attend trial before (more...)

Pros and Cons of Cohabitation Versus Marriage in California

Share with a friend
 

The subject of whether marriage better or cohabitation warrants a lot of debate based on people’s personal experiences and beliefs. There are some who believe nothing can replace a marriage in a loving relationship, while others beg to differ and believe that cohabitation is equally amazing without the legality of marriage. We discuss some of the benefits and disadvantages of cohabitation over marriage.
Pros of cohabitation over marriage 
One of the most obvious benefits is that (more...)