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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...)

The Dynamics Of The Step Family

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​I. The Stepfamily Cannot and Will Not Function as Does a Biological FamilyThe stepfamily has its own specific dynamics and behaviors.Since we know no other there is a tendency to overlay the expectations and dynamics of the biological family on to the new stepfamily.II. There is No Replacing the Biological ParentIn the stepfamily we cannot reconstitute the biological family. Mother and father are hallowed words and are determined by biological connections. A child often almost (more...)

How To Help Your Children Adjust To Your Remarriage

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Blending a family is a huge, complex topic and this is only going to scratch the surface … if you are dating again, thinking about getting married again then you’re going to need to help your children adjust to your remarriage.
We know that second marriages are not easy. The U.S. Census Bureau in 2006 found that 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. It seems that third marriages are even harder, ending in divorce (more...)

The Financial Ramifications Of Remarriage

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Your marriage might officially end when the judge signs your divorce decree, but that doesn’t necessarily end your divorce case.
One party is often ordered to pay spousal support, often referred to as alimony. If children are involved, child support is typically ordered and there are often lingering custody issues to work out. When financial circumstances change, one party might ask the court to modify the amount or duration of the support payments.
A common situation that (more...)

Remarriage After Divorce and Kids

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Remarriage After Divorce and KidsThu, 06/09/2016 - 16:13 Getting married again after going through a divorce is certainly not uncommon. Many people find a new partner and choose to remarry, and a good number of these remarriages involve parents with children from their previous marriage. Kids don't always understand the reasons behind divorce or remarriage; they might only see it as a bad thing. Helping kids cope with remarriage after divorce will be something (more...)

The Importance of Acquiring a Financial Order

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When it comes to divorce, the main misconception is that when a couple separates, their shared financial arrangements then come to an end. But this is not true. However, when a divorce is eventually finalized – also known as a Decree Absolute – there are no changes made to the financial arrangements. 
A recent case brought financial orders in divorce into the limelight, proving just how important a financial order in a divorce really is. As reported heavily (more...)

Maryland Family Lawyer Marjorie G. DiLima on Alimony in the State of Maryland

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Alimony is a common issue facing many of the divorcing couples in Maryland, and beyond. Today Maryland family lawyer Marjorie G. DiLima will be answering frequently asked questions on the differences between spousal support and alimony, and how a judge decides whether an individual qualifies for alimony…or not.
 
 
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Divorcing After 50? Make Finances Your Top Priority

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Divorce is a reality for a growing number of aging couples, a phenomenon commonly referred to as “gray divorce”. According to a 2013 study at Bowling Green State University, the divorce rate among adults ages 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010. Now, one in four Americans getting divorced is 50 or older.
The study also found that the divorce rate is 2.5 times higher for those in remarriages compared to those in first marriages. (more...)

How Blended Families Are Formed

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The topic of how blended families are formed is fairly simplistic for the person who is part of a blended family. However, unless your family is one of the 1300 blended families that are being formed every day, or you are in social work, medicine, or are part of a profession that would cause you to be familiar with blended families - you may not be familiar with how they are formed. For that reason (and the many searches (more...)

4 Events Every Step-family Should Know About

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Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings can be a difficult time for members of step-families because, as they are currently celebrated, they are designed to bring biological family members - and mutually agreed upon friends - together. The step-family is somewhat fragmented; causing the very holiday designed to foster closeness to cause a further divide among it's members. Step-families could benefit from participating in events that cause them to connect as a unit. The following "holidays'" may aid (more...)