The coronavirus pandemic is creating some of the more unique issues for our family law courts that we have ever experienced. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) that was enacted last Friday will not likely reduce issues that must be resolved when courts reopen for business. Two pressing issues created by the coronavirus relief bill involve child support payments and the relief payments for children.
Shared parenting is difficult enough, but during this or any time of uncertainty, it is even more difficult. Here are some tips and guidelines to make shared parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic less stressful.
As a divorcing parent, you might have already anticipated what to do about child custody and child support. But if you are like so many other parents going through a divorce in Oklahoma, you may have almost overlooked visitation rules. In our final installment of this blog series about what parents should know when divorcing, our Oklahoma City family lawyers take a closer look at visitation and everything it entails.
Raising a child as a married couple is expensive. Raising a child after divorce is all the more strenuous on your finances. Oklahoma allows the creation and enforcement of child support orders to help the divorced parent of lesser income make ends meet after their marriage ends. In this second blog entry of three, we discuss what every divorcing parent should know about child support in Oklahoma.
In any family law dispute or divorce, questions most always arise when issues of child custody, visitation, and child support surface. This is not surprising, though, as everyone, including the court, is expected to act in a way that reflects a child’s best interests during divorce. It is only natural for there to be plenty of questions and contention about what to do.
Hiring an attorney to represent you in your family law matter is often an intimidating process. Most potential clients have no experience talking to an attorney, much less hiring one; and making the initial call to a lawyer to discuss your own divorce can present a very high emotional barrier that is only minimized with experience and information. To help, I’ve identified 6 tips to assist you in the purchase of your family law services.
“How is child support calculated?” It’s a question posed by clients in every case involving children. The calculation of child support can get complicated but we want to provide you with a base of understanding of what goes into the formula that determines child support in Oklahoma.
“Fathers' Rights” is a term that is thrown around a lot by attorneys, but what does it mean?
The well-being of children in the legal process is critical, and there are key consideration for children in divorce cases. Divorce can be a difficult issue to resolve amicably. The children in divorce are too often placed in the middle of the parents’ breakup in a way that creates anxiety for the children. This should be avoided at all cost. When considering a divorce where child custody will be an issue, consider the following: