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‘Child Custody’ Category

What Should I Ask During My First Family Law Attorney Consultation?

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It is not uncommon for many individuals to go into their first family law attorney consultation expecting the attorney to talk the entire time. This is actually the opposite of what happens. Typically, your first family law attorney consultation will entail you talking about your family history, assets and debts, children, and foreseeable issues in the case dealing with your soon to be ex-spouse.

The meeting ends and then you are left wondering, “How much time will (more...)

What Can I Do If I Disagree with Medical Decisions My Ex is Choosing for My Child in Oklahoma?

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Most child support and custody agreements will broadly address medical decisions. This can include: who pays for medical insurance, special medications, and medical care not covered by insurance. However, standard custody agreements typically do not include when to take your child to the doctor, approved doctors, sharing medical records, or notifying the other parent when your child has to see the doctor. 

It becomes especially important when your child has a medical condition to have an agreement in (more...)

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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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...)

What Can I Do If I Am the Non-Custodial Parent and I Disagree with My Child’s Schooling?

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Although this topic was not very popular 10, 20 or 30 years ago, more and more family law attorneys are experiencing a differing of opinion when it comes to children’s schooling between ex-spouses. 
It is important to begin by defining a few terms that will help you understand how this article applies to you.
Sole physical custody refers to where the child lives most of the time with the custodial parent, and the other parent has (more...)

What are the Consequences of Not Paying Child Support in Oklahoma?

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After a divorce or child custody order, one parent is deemed the custodial parent, and the other the non-custodial parent. The non-custodial parent must pay child support to the other parent if ordered to do so. 
Not paying child support obligations can have a huge impact on your life and severe consequences. If your spouse is not paying child support or you are ordered to court because you aren’t paying child support, it is a very (more...)

Do I Have to Move Out If I File for Divorce in Tulsa?

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Choosing whether to move out of the family home can be a difficult decision. Moving out can have a significant impact on child custody and access to assets. Understanding the benefits and consequences of making the decision to move out is important before making that first step. 
There is one instance in which one spouse must move out of the family home. This instance occurs when one spouse has a protective order against the other spouse requiring the (more...)

How Can My Spouse and I Avoid Going to Court When Filing for Divorce in Tulsa?

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Many couples do not realize that appearing in court and attending hearings is not necessary to obtain a divorce in Oklahoma. When a couple is amicable or has agreed to be cooperative in the divorce process, court can be avoided altogether. 
Couples that do choose to work together have the opportunity of taking part in two different processes Oklahoma offers. The first process is called the waiver divorce.  Couples are rewarded with a short divorce timeframe as (more...)