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Am I responsible for my spouse’s debts?

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Your ex’s credit card bill may not be the first thought that crosses your mind when getting divorced, however you may be responsible for that bill and other debts incurred by your ex if they are found to be “marital debts”. Just like physical property obtained during your marriage, debt can be a marital asset that must be divided. Generally, marital property includes the things bought or accumulated during the marriage using funds earned during (more...)

11 Common Financial Mistakes Made in Divorces

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During your marriage, you and your ex most likely comingled funds and budgeted together. These are sound marital practices, but divorce puts you in a position that requires an in-depth review of the income, expenses, and assets that you and your ex brought to the marriage and forces you to make important decisions with lasting implications. Too often people underestimate just how complex these issues can be and how important it is to make the right choices. Your best (more...)

How To Avoid A Mistake When You Decide Where To Live After Divorce

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Figuring out where to live after divorce is often very unsettling and is the issue that causes the most upheaval. While you and your STBX are discussing what happens to the marital home, you feel in a state of limbo, uncertain where life will take you. That makes it hard to make other decisions and yet, at least one of you is going to have to move.
Here you are, in the middle of one of life’s (more...)

What Could Make An IRS Problem Worse? Divorce

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Being in trouble with the IRS is no one’s idea of fun to begin with and getting divorce can make that problem even worse.
It’s pretty typical in a marriage for one spouse to take on the responsibility for doing the taxes. Often times, the other spouse is all too happy to be relieved of that task.
And then divorce happens …
And then they find out that the taxes they thought had been filed, (more...)

Maintenance Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — Part 1

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{4:00 minutes to read} On December 22, 2017, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA) was signed into law. One of the most significant changes found in the TCJA for couples seeking a legal separation or divorce is the elimination of the “maintenance* deduction.” Prior to the TCJA, maintenance was a tax deduction to the [...]

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...)

Property Statutes

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Property statutes – click one to be taken to an expanded definition.

§ 50-20. Distribution by court of marital and divisible property upon divorce

§ 50-20.1. Pension and retirement benefits

§ 50-21. Procedures in actions for equitable distribution of property; sanctions for purposeful and prejudicial delay

§ 50-20. Distribution by court of marital and divisible property upon divorce(a) Upon application of a party, the court shall determine what is the marital property and divisible property and divisible (more...)

Should I sue for Alienation of Affection?

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If your partner has been unfaithful in your marriage, there are often more pains than just the initial shock of the infidelity. Many couples struggle to return to the same level of love, trust, and security found in the beginning of their marriage after a spouse’s affair. Additionally, if you are a victim of a spouse’s infidelity, you may also harbor resentment towards the person your spouse has been unfaithful with. This person is (more...)

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...)