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How Well Are You Protected?

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Few words leave a person feeling more vulnerable than “I want a divorce.”  Because of acting in anger and/or out of revenge, many people make initial, costly mistakes that can permanently affect them, their family or their financial future.
While child support and alimony may be contributing factors to your post-divorce budget, circumstances can change and payouts may be modified making the long-term dependability of these sources of income uncertain..  The question becomes, what (more...)

Secrets To Divorce

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Hey Juror’s, so last week we told you a few things you should do prior to filing to divorce. One of those things included taking the proper legal actions necessary to assure all your assets are protected. This week we are going one step further with those legal actions in a little bit more detail. Watch the informative video below.
First it is suggested that you make any big purchase prior to filing. Many states issue (more...)

How Do I Prove the Other Parent’s Income Increase in an Oklahoma Child Support Modification?

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Rarely does an individual stay in the same station in life financially…especially over a significant amount of time. Promotions, new job offers and bonuses are common. When this happens child support should be reevaluated to make sure the child benefits from this increase through a child support modification. 
If you are reading this article, you may have recently noticed that your child is coming home from the other parent’s home with more gifts, shoes, (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...)

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...)

Public vs. Private School: What To Do If You And Your Ex Can’t Agree

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Couples in the process of divorcing often say that the list of disagreements to resolve seems like it never ends. Some couples wage war on each other over every little thing… but you’d assume that one thing they should agree on is what’s best for their kids, right?
Wrong.
Custody battles are among the most frightening and traumatic aspects of divorce proceedings, for adults and kids alike. But when it comes to hashing out (more...)

Getting Divorced During Pregnancy: What To Do

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There is never a good time to come to the realization that your marriage is ending, but discovering that you are on the brink of divorce when a baby is on the way is extra difficult. Pregnancy, as exciting and joyous as it is, brings with it huge amounts of stress for everyone involved, and the added demands of divorce are a lot to shoulder even when the rest of life is running smoothly.
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Who Will Support You?

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Child Support.  Alimony.  Dollar Signs.  Years of Payments.  Custody Battles.  Is this what divorce sounds like to you?
The fact is, divorce can be expensive.  Who will pay support, how much and for how long are simply part of the process, especially when children are involved.  We assume every judge does his or her best to make the most fair, just decision, when it is left to them.  However, only you (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.
 
These days&(more...)

How To Pick Your Divorce Battles

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It came down to three things, all of which seem so silly right now: a nice car, new furniture, and when to drop off the dogs on the weekend. These things were my lines in the sand—what I had chosen to fight over during my divorce. I hadn’t learned then that you have to pick your divorce battles. Most people going through a split haven’t
When we are fighting during divorce, we (more...)