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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...)

How To Use Technology To Solve The Most Common Single Parenting Problems

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Juggling parenting and working can be challenging – doing that when your children are in two homes is even more challenging. Thankfully, this is one area where technology can solve the most common single parenting problems.
It’s common for one parent to take on most of the responsibility for coordinating their child’s schedule, activities, transportation logistics, play-dates, doctors’ appointments and so on. It’s easy for something to fall through the cracks.  (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...)

False Allegations In Divorce Must Stop

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The Kavanaugh allegations have put the seriousness and devastation of sexual misconduct and assault, and the importance of justice in those situations to the forefront of America and I’m glad about that. No one who has been a victim of sexual misconduct or assault should go unheard, and no one who is a perpetrator should go unpunished. All that said, the Kavanaugh situation has also put something else into the spotlight that I think is extremely meaningful (more...)

Divorce Without Damage – Your Parenting Plan

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Your Parenting Plan
This is an example of the sort of basic parenting plan that I help the parents I work with to create, as they go through the transition of divorce.
It will help you think through the numerous issues related to co parenting your children from now on – it is designed to get the conversations started ( without anger or misunderstanding) and of course it should be flexible as your children mature, grow up and become more (more...)

Parenting Software for Families in Los Angeles County

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Parenting Software for Families in Los Angeles County
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Parenting software can facilitate co-parenting communication and information sharing from within one neutral and secure space. Doing a quick internet search for 'parenting software' may leave you wondering what kind of service your being requested to use and how it can meet your needs.

In Los Angeles County, many divorced and separated families turn to OurFamilyWizard for their (more...)

Parallel Parenting: It Doesn’t Make You A Bad Parent

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While the emphasis of parenting after divorce is clearly on co-parenting, the fact is that parallel parenting doesn’t make you a bad parent.
Co-parenting is held as the gold standard, the target we’re all to aim for. It means working collaboratively with your ex on everything to do with your child, being jointly actively involved in their school, attending your child’s events together, having consistent rules between your two homes, sharing Holidays and (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...)

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...)

Is Alimony I am Already Paying for a Previous Marriage Considered in Determining Alimony in my Current Tulsa Divorce?

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In Oklahoma, alimony (also known as spousal support) is calculated and assigned based on many different factors. Judges have wide discretion when assigning alimony. Judges use their discretion to weigh various factors in deciding what is fair and equitable.

However, before discussing how alimony is calculated and if alimony from a prior marriage is considered in the calculation, it is important to understand the purpose behind alimony.
What is Alimony
The word “alimony” itself came from (more...)