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When You and Your Ex Should Get A Cell Phone for Your Teen

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Years of parenting has led to one inevitable event: the day your teenager asks for a cell phone. While this may not be a surprise, you and your ex must decide together whether getting your teen a phone protects their best interests. If one of you buys a phone without the other’s consent, it may create serious discord between you and your former partner.
There are a number of steps that you should take to decide with (more...)

Shared Parenting & Child Custody – Put Down the Boxing Gloves

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC
When divorced parents let the negative emotions they’re feeling toward their former spouses – hatred, hurt, disappointment, guilt, shame, anxiety, frustration, mistrust and more – influence their decisions about child-custody issues, they are sabotaging their children. It is selfish, insensitive and extremely unproductive to let your personal vendetta determine the relationship your children have with their other parent – and extended family on both sides.
Throughout the U.S. and the world divorce (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...)

How Do Oklahoma Courts Assign Debt in a Contested Divorce?

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Debts and liabilities are some of the most common items that must be divided and assigned to each spouse during a divorce.
In Oklahoma, courts use the concept of “equitable division” to divide both assets and debts. This is how courts assign debt in divorce.
The most important step the court takes first is to determine whether the debt is marital debt or separate personal debt. After this determination the court will then assign the debt using (more...)

How Does an Oklahoma Court Divide Property During a Contested Divorce?

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If you have begun the divorce process, you are probably concerned as to how your assets and your personal property will be divided.
This is especially a concern in a contested divorce when spouses cannot agree on what items will be assigned to whom, or how to divide assets that spouses consider personal items.
Oklahoma is a state that observes “equitable division,” emphasizing concepts of justice and fairness as the procedure to divide assets when there (more...)

50/50 Custody Versus Traditional Every Other Weekend Parenting Time

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When I was going through my divorce 11 years ago, I had the feeling that most divorced couples were still doing the traditional custody arrangement, where Mom has the kids during the week, and Dad gets them one night a week and every other weekend. Especially in the case where Mom was a stay-at-home mom. I have a feeling that 50/50 custody splits started to become more common a few years after I got divorced.
 
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Who Gets the Family Home in a Tulsa Divorce?

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There are many factors Oklahoma courts consider in weighing how to award the family house in a divorce. The home is often the largest asset most families have and often the most sentimental.
It is not an easy decision for many judges to split up the family home if the spouses cannot agree. However it may be necessary if the parties are unable to come to an agreement.
Some factors include:
If either spouse moved out of the house
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What Should I Ask a Tulsa Family Law Attorney During the Consultation?

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Beginning the divorce process is not easy. Most individuals have never experienced the family law system before, and navigating the court process can be overwhelming. Hiring a family law attorney helps prepare you for the process, helps protect your rights, and provides information and education on the process. 
The Importance of the Attorney-Client Relationship
Choosing a family law attorney is not a decision to take lightly. This professional will know intimate details of your relationship, your finances, and (more...)

Wake County Forms

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Use this page to access all the Wake County forms you’ll need for filing your divorce. You’ll find resources for alimony, child custody, property, and general divorce concerns listed below.
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WAKE-CVD-01 Calendar Request
WAKE-CVD-02 Motion / Order to Continue
WAKE-CVD-05 Civil Submissions Coversheet
WAKE-DOM-06 Custody Mediation Cover Sheet (Rev. 2/10) (Word)
WAKE-DOM-18 Initial Pretrial Order (Equitable (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...)