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.
When deciding on the right type of adoption for your family, research is key. Without understanding the pros and cons of each, you can't make an informed decision. Take a look at our tips on adoption research, then begin your journey by downloading our free eBook, Types of Adoptions in Oklahoma.
Divorce can be one of the hardest decisions you make in your life. While many fear the turbulence and adjustments the entire family will endure in the wake of separation, sometimes divorce can be best for everyone involved. While we aim to ensure you’re making the right decision for your family, here are a few ways children can actually benefit from the divorce process.
Divorce is common these days – even celebrities can’t seem to escape unscathed. It’s tough to be in the spotlight, and stars often deal with the repercussions of a very public breakup (immediately and in painstaking detail, thanks to social media). And, like us, some of the famous figures we admire learn the hard way that a “conscious uncoupling” may be the best way to resolve an unhappy marriage. Here, we’ve listed a few of the messiest celebrity divorces in the last 20 years (and how to avoid some of the mistakes they made):
Let’s be honest, the line between custody and guardianship can get a tad blurry. Differentiating between them is difficult because they’re essentially the same thing. However, a major distinction between the two is that family courts grant custody orders while probate courts grant guardianship.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how guardianship affects parental rights as well as its key differences from child custody and adoptions.
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.