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Divorce is hard. There is no other way to describe this life event. It is hard on both of the adults, and it is even harder on the children. Even when a divorce seems to be moving smoothly, and both parties seem to want to end the marriage, emotional pain is still a very large…

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divorce

Divorce is a traumatic experience for everyone that is involved. The former spouses, even if it is an amicable divorce, or going through many life changes after becoming single adults again. However, the children of divorce are the ones that undergo the most stress and chaos when a marriage dissolves. As an OKC divorce lawyer,…

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divorce petition

Divorce, like all legal proceedings, has specific steps that must be followed for it to proceed through the court system for approval. Each of these steps must be followed and completed in order, or the court can refuse to hear the case. The first step is to file a Petition for Divorce. This is when…

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Divorce is defined as the dissolution of a marriage before either one of the spouses dies. It is the legal ending of a marriage and legally reestablishes a person to be classified as a single adult. For a divorce to be legal, it must be approved by the court in which the divorce action was…

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Divorce

The first year of marriage is said to be the hardest of all the years. Living together as a married couple is much different than dating. How the couple interacts with each other during this part of their marriage is a good indicator of how the marriage will proceed through the years.   Couples that…

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Degree of Separation

A couple that is divorcing may find it necessary to use a legal separation before the divorce is finalized. While this practice has become less common in recent years, it is still a very useful tool. Entering into a separation agreement before the dissolution of marriage protects the rights and the assets of both parties.…

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Alimony

Alimony is now known as spousal support. The change in term has occurred because spousal support can be granted to either party of a divorce. In the past, alimony was the word used to describe payments made to a woman from her former husband.   In Oklahoma, there are three types of spousal support payments…

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divorce and child custody

The stress of divorce exceeds the actual legal issues surrounding the end of a marriage. Dissolving a marriage takes its toll on the entire family, especially the children. Families will interact differently with each other during and after the dissolution takes place, and it is something that parents should prepare for during the process.  …

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Child custody¬†is one of the biggest issues in the area of family law. It is usually the most complicated issue during a divorce and can be difficult for single parents as well. The complications of this issue are due to the fact that the best interests of the child or children must be placed first,…

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disputes and consequences of separation

Divorce causes a lot of turmoil in the lives of all who are involved. This is not a secret. What most people do not realize, however, is that there is a huge adjustment period after the divorce as well. This period of time can be exceptionally rough if the dissolution of marriage proceedings did not…

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