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What Happens to My Estate Plan When I Divorce in Oklahoma?

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Many individuals neglect an important issue both during and after a divorce. If you and your spouse created an estate plan during your marriage, chances are you may not have the same wishes in your estate plan that you have now. 
Neglecting to consider your estate plan during your divorce and failing to update your estate plan after a divorce can have serious consequences for you and your family. We highly recommend consulting with a divorce attorney and (more...)

Can Pets Be Separate Property in a Divorce in Oklahoma?

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Under Oklahoma law, animals and family pets are still considered property during a divorce proceeding, and thus will be distributed as property under the equitable distribution doctrine. 
The necessity to determine how family pets are divided during divorce proceedings is evident in the number of people choosing to forgo having children, and instead, adopting “fur babies.”
Being able to anticipate how a court will likely divide your pets helps your divorce attorney better prepare you for (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 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...)

Spousal Abandonment Syndrome

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The general definition of abandonment is: Giving up or withdrawal of support from something or someone The act of leaving or deserting a person or property. Spousal Abandonment Syndrome is when one of the spouses leaves the marriage without any warning, and—usually–without having shown any signs of unhappiness with the relationship. With spousal abandonment,

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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...)