Family Law Attorney Tulsa-Child Support

Explanation of the Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines There is the often used phrase that the only two certain things in life are death and taxes. To be certain, even a bankruptcy wont allow a parent to discharge their obligation due under Oklahoma child support laws. If you are a parent in the State of Oklahoma going through either a divorce involving minor children or…

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Paternity Attorneys-Presumption of Paternity

Presumption of PaternityTulsa Oklahoma What happens when a married couple separates, without getting a divorce, and the wife has child with another man? What happens if a couple has a child, but the husband finds out later that the child isn’t his? In these and similar situations, there is a presumption that the husband is the father. Under Oklahoma Family Law and the Uniform…

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Child Preference in Oklahoma Child Custody

Child Preference and Modification of Custody Orders Contrary to their name, final orders such as Decrees of Paternity and Decrees of Divorce, are never truly “final orders”. When it comes to orders involving the legal custody, physical custody (visitation), and child support, these orders can be changed or modified until the minor child(ren) graduates high school. In Oklahoma, the case of Gibbons v. Gibbons,…

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Preserving Your Last Will And Testament Tulsa Ok

Preserving Your Oklahoma Will A last will and testament is one of the most important original legal documents possessed by many people in Oklahoma. It is generally a signed and witnessed document that specifies, among other things, who is to receive your last possessions at the time of your death. Most people are aware of the importance of having a will prepared by qualified…

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Prenuptial Agreements Oklahoma

Prenuptial agreements are enforceable in Oklahoma. Given that fifty percent of all marriage end in divorce, having a properly drafted prenuptial agreement is prudent. Prenuptial agreements are also used for civil unions or any other long term agreements between people. A prenup is a contract. The contract is entered into prior to the final marital or civil union. A properly written prenup must meet…

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Tulsa Divorce Lawyers-Serving My Spouse The Divorce Petition

Divorce Petition-Alternative Means For Service Of Process- When filing an initial petition for divorce or paternity in Tulsa, the non-filing parent must be served with the petition and a summons. When a parent is filing to modify a previous court order, the other parent must be properly served with that motion. When filing any other post decree relief, such as for contempt, the non-filing…

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Moving Your Child Out Of State After Divorce

Relocating After a Final Oklahoma Divorce Decree Even though a final decree of divorce or paternity has been entered, as long as the child or children are under the age of 18 (and have yet to graduate high school), the provisions of child support, legal custody and visitation are never really finalized or exempt from the other parent bringing an order modification. Life circumstances…

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How Much Child Support Do I have To Pay

What Counts as Income for Oklahoma Child Support Cases In a previous child support posting, we discussed how Oklahoma Child Support Law takes into consideration the parties’ gross income, over night visitations with the minor child, health insurance and day care expenses, when Oklahoma child support is calculated. While we went into more depth regarding day care, visitation, and health insurance, we only briefly…

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Tulsa Divorce, Child Support In Oklahoma

Child Support Lawyers in Oklahoma: Without getting into too much legal history, child support used to be an after thought. With the passing of laws, that set forth the child support guidelines in 1988, child support has become one of the biggest issues in current Tulsa Oklahoma Divorce and Paternity action. We have the hard job of breaking the news to some of our…

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Oklahoma Family Law: Am I Common Law Married

Common Law Marriage in Oklahomaand Family Law In Tulsa Oklahoma Oklahoma is one of the eight states in the United States of America that still recognizes common law marriage. What does it take to be considered married under common law? In Oklahoma, you have to establish the following: 1. The couple agrees to be husband and wife. 2. The couple is in a permanent…

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