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Divorce CAN be nobody’s fault – can’t it?

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The law affecting families in England and Wales is changing. Since legal aid was withdrawn in family law cases by legislation in 2012, resolving disputes amicably on divorce has never been more important. People are having to navigate a complex legal framework without legal support at the most emotionally fraught time of their lives.
But the law itself is failing divorcing couples by making compromise more difficult. It effectively encourages spouses to attribute blame even when no-one is at (more...)

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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Can I Move Out of Oklahoma to a New State with My Child Without the Other Parent’s Approval?

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Many times, after a divorce decree and child custody order, one or both parents wish to relocate out of state with their child. There are various reasons for this, such as moving to be closer to family now that the divorce is final, job opportunity that is necessary now that the parent only has one income source, or when a parent marries a new spouse and wants to relocate to their location. 
Your child custody attorney will explain (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...)

4 Questions That Will Take Your Life In A New Direction After Divorce

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Life is full of change.
Sometimes it’s a welcome change like getting married or having a baby.
Sometimes it’s not so welcome like being made redundant or getting divorced.
Sometimes it’s simply part of life when children leave home and you feel bereft and question your role in life.
Whatever the circumstances change is a shift in your life situation, and it is a journey that people react to differently.
It can be (more...)

How To Keep Your Marital Home With Your Ex After Divorce

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Typically, the marital home in divorce either gets sold or one spouse buys out the other spouse but these days we’re seeing more and more cases where this isn’t what people want. Couples are wanting to know how to keep your house with your ex after divorce.
What’s driving these conversations are rising interest rates making it difficult to refinance. Home prices are also going up making it impossible for both spouses to (more...)

Divorcing And Not Working? You Might Regret It

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If you’re divorcing and not working, you might regret it. Why?
Standard advice used to be not to go back to work as it would likely impact the alimony you’d receive and not just the amount but also the duration.
You’ll rarely hear that advice these days. Gone are the days of lifetime maintenance, and if you’re not working you’re at risk of being treated as voluntarily unemployed. That (more...)

How an Oklahoma Prenuptial Agreement Can Actually Help Couples Before Marriage

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Prenuptial agreements, also known as “prenups” and “antenuptial agreements,” have always received bad press and negative connotations. However, prenups have become more common in recent years, especially for second marriages, blended families, and individuals who are concerned about protecting a separate business, family gifts or inheritance. 
Antenuptial agreements are commonly believed to be a negative occurrence prior to marriage because they are predicated on the couple eventually divorces. This is a common misunderstanding that (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
As with many motions that (more...)

Nesting 101: Is a parenting nesting arrangement right for your family?

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The term “nesting” is used to describe an arrangement where the children remain in the family home while the divorcing parents take turns living in the family home and in another location. (The parents move in and out of the home rather than the children moving between homes.) Nesting is an option that some parents consider as a transitional parenting arrangement because they  want to keep the children’s living arrangements in place for a (more...)