When to Contact a Family Law Attorney

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Many families today struggling with family issues feel as though they have no where to turn for help and independent advice. In many instances, their questions can be answered and issues put to rest by speaking to a family law attorney. What Is Family Law? Family law is a legal practice area which covers a […]

Dividing Retirement Pay in Military Divorce

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Military divorce is just like any other divorce which involves dividing marital assets as part of the marital dissolution process. One of the valuable marital assets of a service member is their retirement pay. Under the 1982 Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, family courts are allowed to divide military retirement benefits between divorcing spouses. […]

Divorce Award No Longer Appealable after Ex-Wife Receives Judgment Benefits

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High-asset divorce cases can become complicated when ex-spouses tackle related issues of division of marital assets and alimony. When parties are unable to settle these matters among themselves, the family court must make the award based on evidence before it, and may not be the desired outcome of one party. The dissatisfied party may resort […]

Understanding Child Custody in Oklahoma

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The separation of two parents is a confusing and overwhelming time for children as well as their parents. There is a lot of new information, new details and new terms which everyone must deal with, with custody being one of the most impactful on a family. The State of Oklahoma recognizes that in most situations, […]

Who Is Entitled to Alimony in an Oklahoma Divorce Case?

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Many questions arise after a couple decides to file for divorce. One of the main concerns is property division, who gets what after the separation, who gets the custody of any children, and spousal support. Spousal support or alimony is a major concern for divorced couples, but it is not always awarded – and this […]

The Importance of Child Support for Oklahoma’s Children

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According to the Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement Association (OCSEA), there are 11,684 parents in our state with active bench warrants for being past due in their child support, and failing to appear at a court hearing. These delinquent parents owe a total of $397,680,850, including interest – an average of $34,036 for each parent.   […]

Oklahoma Couple Files Federal Suit Challenging State Indian Child Welfare Act

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Late this past summer, a couple from Oklahoma recently filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s Indian Child Welfare Act. The couple is challenging the constitutionality of portions of the law, which permits Native American tribes to intervene in voluntary, private adoption cases that involve children of Native American birth. Tribal Law in Adoption Cases […]

Military Divorce Rates Stagnating, But Still High

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The state of Oklahoma is known for many things: tornadoes, the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. What the state is also unfortunately known for, however, is having a high divorce rate.   With a divorce rate of 13.45%, Oklahoma currently ranks as being the state with the highest […]

Mother of 12 Loses Custody of Four Children

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Imagine: a happy home of four children and a single mother struggling to provide; a mother living in a community with a poverty rate so high that matches the same rate that it was at during the Great Depression nearly 100 years prior.   This is not the picture which readers and watchers of the […]