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Putting the children first during the holidays after a divorce

With the holiday season approaching, families in Oklahoma look forward to the special festivities and traditions of the season. However, for children of divorce, the holiday season can be a confusing and sometimes stressful time. That being said, there are steps parents can take after a divorce to ensure a happy holiday for their little ones.

Paternity cases in Oklahoma can be complex

There are many reasons why it is important to establish a child's paternity should the child be born to unmarried parents who are no longer in a relationship. In Oklahoma, if a man is legally deemed to be a child's biological father, he may be responsible for paying child support. However, he may also gain the right to seek custody or visitation rights, so that he can cultivate a positive and nurturing relationship with his child.

There are consequences for failing to pay child support

Child support is an essential part of raising a child after the child's parents have divorced. After all, each parent is responsible for taking care of their child's everyday expenses. It is important that child support payments be made on time and in the entire amount due. Unfortunately, that does not always happen.

Taking care of the family pet post-divorce

When a couple in Oklahoma decides to divorce, big decisions need to be made. Couples need to decide who keeps the house, who will have custody of the children and what types of spousal support arrangements need to be made. Yet one other decision that needs to be made in many situations is what will happen to the family pets.

What are the factors for establishing permanent guardianship?

There are times when a child may need to be placed under the guardianship of a person who is not their mother or father. Oklahoma statutes have codified the conditions under which this can be done. While the following post is not to be taken as legal advice, it may provide you with valuable information on guardianship in Oklahoma.

Exploring the 12 grounds for divorce in Oklahoma

Filing for divorce can be a complex endeavor at the end of a marriage. One thing in Oklahoma that must be determined when filing for divorce is what will be the grounds for divorce. What many residents may not know is that there are 12 statutory grounds for divorce a couple in Oklahoma may claim.

Seeking the right help for property division cases

The property division process can be one of the most contentious parts of a divorce. This is especially true if each spouse is warring over who gets to keep the house or other pieces of valuable or sentimental personal property. At Baysinger Henson Reimer & Cresswell PLLC, we understand these are challenging times.

Oklahoma Supreme Court: Facebook message not legal notification

Social networking is all over the place these days and is usually a good way to share photos and keep in touch with people. However, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that the social networking website Facebook is not an acceptable means of legal notification.

How is DNA testing used to establish paternity in Oklahoma?

Children often benefit from having both their parents actively involved in their lives, offering financial and emotional support. Unmarried fathers may want to pursue their child custody or visitation rights. To do so, however, paternity of the child must be established. It is also necessary to establish paternity if an unmarried parent is seeking child support.

What should a parent's moral conduct be post-divorce?

Sometimes, a divorce can be a complicated matter, especially when children are involved. If a divorce is bitter and contentious, parents in Oklahoma may use the children in a tug-of-war with their exes, which is never in the best interests of the child.

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