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Alimony Court Statutes

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Alimony Statutes. Click on a statute title for the full text.

§ 50-16.10. Alimony without action.

§ 50-16.1A. Definitions

§ 50-16.2A. Postseparation support

§ 50-16.3A. Alimony (16 factors)

§ 50-16.4. Counsel fees in actions for alimony, postseparation support

§ 50-16.6. When alimony, postseparation support, counsel fees not payable

§ 50-16.7. How alimony and postseparation support paid; enforcement of decree

§ 50-16.8. Procedure in actions for postseparation support

§ 50-16.9. Modification (more...)

Child Custody Statutes

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Child custody statutes. Click one to see an in depth description.

§ 50-11.1. Children born of voidable marriage legitimate.

§ 50-11.2. Judgment provisions pertaining to care, custody, tuition and maintenance of minor children.

§ 50‑13.1. Action or proceeding for custody of minor child.

§ 50-13.2. Who entitled to custody; terms of custody; visitation rights of grandparents; taking child out of State

§ 50-13.2A. Action for visitation of an adopted grandchild

§ 50-13.(more...)

What Actually Happens to Your Debt After Divorce

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Finances are the leading cause of stress in a relationship, and disagreements over debt—accumulating it, managing it, and getting it paid off—can lead to divorce. According to Bloomberg, the divorce rate has doubled among couples 50 or older, while among millennials, 61% of married women leave financial decisions to their husbands, which can cause lack of transparency and additional conflict later if the marriage ends.

Estate Planning 101: Five Reasons to Put Your Money Into a Trust

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A Super Fast Explanation of a Trust
Think of a trust as a huge bank vault where you can park all of your money and assets. You can put your house into the vault, as well as your investment portfolio, business interests, your classic cars, even your jewelry. The trust is controlled by a “trustee.” A trustee can be one of your adult children (though this may cause family squabbling), a sibling, a good friend, or a (more...)

What Should I Bring With Me to the First Family Law Attorney Meeting in Tulsa?

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For many, the idea of your first family law attorney meeting in Tulsa can be overwhelming — and a little intimidating.
If you are going through a divorce or child custody action, you probably know very little of the procedures involved. In contrast, divorces and child custody cases are what your soon-to-be family law attorney works on every day and went to years of schooling to perfect.
However, your family law attorney is there to help you and be (more...)

3 Really Bad Reasons For Staying In An Unhealthy Marriage

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 Here’s a synopsis of a reader considering either getting divorced or staying in an unhealthy marriage:
 
She 27 years old, and she and her husband have been together for about a decade. He’s a student and she has been working and supporting him financially almost the entire time. She said one problem with the marriage is that the only thing they do together is watch TV.
 
I’m starting to feel (more...)

6 Tips To Getting A Mortgage After Divorce

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When I was going through my divorce several years ago, amongst the countless worries that kept me up at night was the fact that I wanted to stay in my home. But, even if I was fortunate enough to get the house in the divorce settlement, how would I go about getting a mortgage after divorce? I knew little about the process, AND I was not employed at the time. It was beyond stressful.
 
Jeremy Woods is a (more...)

The Brutal Pain Of Divorce And 7 Reasons You Should Never Give Up On Happiness

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I cannot describe how heartbreaking I feel when I read comments on Divorced Girl Smiling like this one, that unveil the brutal pain of divorce:
 
How do you shake the “never want to wake up” feeling? I’m so miserable. Every single day is pain and I just want to give up.
 
Before I offer my advice for those feeling the brutal pain of divorce and why you should never give up on being (more...)

Are You In An Abusive Relationship?

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Last night was the Super Bowl, so today seemed like an opportune time to publish this post, written by an anonymous author who was in an abusive relationship.
I know, I know… it’s a myth that Super Bowl Sunday spikes the highest incidence of domestic violence. But still, I have to believe that drinking and partying and football can lead to domestic violence and abuse in a relationship. Even more important, EVERY day, domestic violence is (more...)

Understanding The Stepfamily Cycle.

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Blended Families
The Stepfamily Cycle
I have been working with a lovely family who are finding it hard to adjust to the changes that blending two families together brings.
I always remind my clients that bringing together 2 separate families is a process and not an event, and it takes time and flexibility on everyone’s behalf to settle into new family relationships.
It’s about managing your expectations and keeping the lines of communication open.
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