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Going Through Divorce Gracefully

There's A Better Way To Get Through Your Divorce

Frustrating courtroom disputes, angry parents, confused children, and lengthy divorce proceedings don't have to be part of your divorce story. Thanks to the benefits of the Collaborative Law process, you can settle your divorce a better way.

Mothers still get more rights, but joint custody is on the rise

The 21st century has been good to dads in Oklahoma and other states in the sense that there is no longer a strong inclination to award full custody to mothers. While mothers still do get more rights when there is a need to sort out custody matters post-divorce, joint custody is becoming increasingly common. Custody of a child involves two different types of custody: legal and residential or physical custody.

California Woman Wins Child Support from Husband 50 years After Split

In a recent NBC news article, a California woman was awarded 50 years of back child support for bringing her original 1970 court documents to a San Diego judge. 

Sharing a financial advisor in divorce can lead to disaster

Seeking financial advice prior to and during a divorce in Oklahoma makes perfect sense, but when two splitting spouses share the same financial professionals, the waters can get a bit murky. Whether someone is a dependent spouse or not, continuing to rely on the advice of a shared financial advisor may lead to a conflict of interest for the advisor and a conflict with one's soon-to-be ex over assets.

FIVE WAYS To INCREASE Your Chances of Winning A Custody Battle

No matter which way you slice it, divorce is hard. There is rarely a circumstance or situation where divorce comes without its difficulties-- either financially, emotionally or mentally. The situation grows even grimmer when minor children are involved in the process. It's difficult enough to divide assets and separate what once were the inner workings of an intimate life. But to also be faced with dividing time with children can become an entire battle of its own.

Overdue child support and homeownership

Prospective Oklahoma homebuyers who are delinquent in paying child support should be aware that these payments are considered debt for mortgages purposes. This means that delinquent child support is counted as a derogatory credit event that can impair the chances of obtaining a mortgage approval. While such a low mark can be a major hindrance, there are other options that may allow a buyer to qualify for a mortgage.

Grandparents Rights: How Can I Secure Visitation?

Grandparents make up an integral part of the family unit, especially for grandchildren. When a family is going through a divorce however, it can be especially tricky for grandparents to secure visitation rights that give them access to a continued relationship with their grandchildren. The laws for grandparents rights vary by state, but in Oklahoma certain requirements need to be met in order to grant rights to grandparents for visitation.

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