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What are My Rights to Owning a Gun If I Have a Protective Order Against Me in Oklahoma?

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When an individual requests a protective order, many times the offender whom the protective order controls, is not aware of the additional consequences of the order. There are provisions the offender must follow in addition to staying away from the victim and their place of residence and employment. 
One of the requirements the offender must follow is to surrender all firearms as well as being prohibited from purchasing any additional firearms.
What is Considered a Firearm?
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Does My Child’s Father Have to Pay Child Support if We Were Never Married?

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Many couples become confused with the child support and custody arrangement when they were not married before or after their child was born. However, once you become a parent, there are immediate rights and responsibilities attached. Knowing these rights and responsibilities is crucial in a child support and custody case.

 
The most beneficial first step in this case is to retain an experienced Tulsa child support attorney as soon as possible to preserve these rights and enforce the (more...)

What Can I Do if My Spouse Refuses to Follow Temporary Court Orders in Our Divorce?

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When a divorce case is filed with the courts, a hearing for temporary orders takes place. Temporary orders ensure that one spouse does not suddenly stop paying bills or cease certain responsibilities that they have traditionally been in control of during the marriage. 
For example, imagine the utilities, phone bill, and car payments are in your spouse’s name. Once you file for divorce, temporary orders are given by the judge instructing your spouse to continue (more...)

What Do I Do When There are Multiple Child Support Orders From Different States?

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Child support can get tricky when one parent moves out of state before filing for divorce or custody or during the divorce or custody process. This situation can result in multiple child support orders in different states that result in consequences if both child support orders are not followed. 
If your spouse moved out of state and both of you have filed for child support or custody it is important to hire a child support attorney to ensure (more...)

Do I Have to Claim Child Support Income on My Taxes?

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Question:
Last year my divorce with my husband became final and he started paying me child support for our two daughters. I’m going back to school, and the child support and alimony make up a lot of the money I get (I also work part-time). This is the first year I’m filing my taxes as a single since we got married. Do I have to claim the child support as income? Will I end up (more...)

Does Child Support Change When Child Custody Changes?

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When a child custody modification is ordered, most likely the parent that now has more custody time with the child will require additional child support to be paid to them each month by the other parent.
However, before we come to that conclusion, it is important to understand how your child support attorney will help you receive the financial support you need if you take on additional custodial responsibility of your child.
Modification Requirement
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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...)

How Recent Federal Tax Code Changes Will Make Alimony Payments Go Up in Florida

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How Recent Federal Tax Code Changes Will Make Alimony Payments Go Up in Florida
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Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:39

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Are you a breadwinner planning to get divorced in Florida? Beware -- a new law could make you pay more in alimony.

The new law, called the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), went into effect last year.  It changed the way the IRS taxes alimony payments. For the last 75 (more...)

I Lost My Job, What if I Can’t Pay Child Support Anymore in Oklahoma?

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If you recently lost your job and are currently unemployed, it is understandable if you can’t pay child support right now. The Oklahoma family courts are not unreasonable, however if you just stop paying your child support payments without notifying the courts or the other parent, you could suffer serious consequences. 
First Step If You Can’t Pay Child Support 
If you discuss the situation with your spouse and tell (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...)