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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...)

The Nitty Gritty of Equitable Distribution in Oklahoma Divorce

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Oklahoma is one of forty states that is an equitable distribution state, which means that asset distribution after a divorce is accomplished fairly. Most people believe that assets and debts are divided 50-50 in a divorce, however in equitable distribution states, assets are divided based on the concept of fairness. 
The division process is quite complicated and requires representation. You should hire a skilled Tulsa divorce attorney in order to accurately and properly receive items that are rightfully (more...)

How Is Debt Divided in Divorce?

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Debt is a reality for a large number of families in the United States. According to Nerd Wallet, the average American family is saddled with $137,063 in debt. With that in mind, we thought it would be useful to republish this article about how debt is treated in divorce.
Did your husband just take out a massive car loan so that he could salve his mid-life crisis with a sleek new Porsche 911 Carrera? Well, once you hand (more...)

Here are Six Important Assets You Can’t Afford to Overlook During Your Divorce

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My husband and I have drawn up a list of what we own and we have tentatively agreed on how to split everything in our divorce. I’m afraid we might have missed listing something. Can you help?
As a financial divorce consultant, I often review final property settlements to determine additional tax and financial considerations that should be addressed. You may be surprised at how many assets you didn’t even think to add to your (more...)

Should I Keep the House After Divorce for the Sake of the Kids?

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Getting a divorce might be the right thing to do, but it will have a big effect on your children’s lives, creating uncertainty and possibly triggering a range of negative reactions. To lower the trauma of family change, you may want to stay in your current home, especially if you have primary custody of the kids.
According to an article in the New York Times, “psychologists, sociologists and epidemiologists have long recognized that children who move (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...)

What Evidence Do I Need to File a Protective Order in Oklahoma?

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A protective order in Oklahoma is a document that is issued by a civil court that instructs another person that is abusing, stalking, or harassing you to cease their actions or face punishment by the court. 
There are two types of protective orders: temporary protective orders and permanent protective orders. A temporary protective order is put in place as an emergency and lasts until the permanent protective order hearing. A permanent protective order can last up to five (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...)

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...)