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Mediation and collaboration: Oklahoma divorce alternatives

Does a divorce necessarily mean a heated emotional battle with each partner waging an acrimonious war against one another? Not always. Some couples in Oklahoma opt for mediation or collaborative law as an alternative to litigation in their divorce.

Completing a petition for guardianship in Oklahoma

When a person petitions to be the guardian of a child in Oklahoma, he or she needs to fill out specific forms. These forms can be filed out online or they can be filled out via traditional paperwork. There is certain information that one needs when filling out these forms.

What is the relationship between OK social media and divorce?

Social media is a deeply ingrained part of Oklahoma society. People all across Oklahoma post comments on Facebook, update their status on Twitter, share photos on Instagram and much more. These accounts can contain extremely personal information, and it is becoming more and more of an issue when it comes to divorce. Why is this so?

Don't forget to update your estate plan after a divorce

When it comes to divorce, couples in Oklahoma have a myriad of issues to work through. Property division, child custody and support and spousal support are only the tip of the iceberg. One issue that may be easily overlooked is what to do with one's estate plan following a divorce. However, failing to address this topic could lead to undesirable consequences down the road.

Alimony and the appeal of oil tycoon's divorce

In the ongoing saga of the divorce between Continental Resources oil tycoon Harold Hamm and his ex-wife comes the issue of alimony and a divorce appeal. Hamm's ex-wife reportedly cashed an alimony payment of $975 million. However, she claims that this action should not block her appeal of the divorce. According to her, even if the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects her request for a higher award, it is nearly impossible for the court to lower what she has already been awarded.

Child custody issues often require cooperation

When a couple in Oklahoma has a child together, they often work together to create a loving home for that child. However, their parenting duties do not stop if their relationship comes to an end. In fact, after a separation or divorce parents may have to work together -- through cooperation and communication -- to keep their child's best interests at heart. This can be difficult to accomplish at times.

The dangers of overspending during a divorce

For many Oklahomans, divorce can be costly. Between property division, spousal support and child support, the expenses quickly add up. However, there are steps they can take to lessen the financial blow a divorce can cause.

What is the relationship between divorce and taxes?

As tax season looms, recent divorcees in Oklahoma may have many questions. After all, divorce is a life-changing venture that can affect every aspect of a person's life, including their taxes. Here are some of the most important things Oklahomans should know about divorce and taxes.

When to honor the child's preferences after divorce

Even the best of divorces can be hard on a child. Children in Oklahoma depend on their parents to provide them with a safe and stable home environment, especially after a big life change such as divorce. The needs of the child vary depending on how old the child is, as well as their personality and relationship with each parent. In some circumstances, a child is able to express a preference as to which parent they wish to live with. This is usually true when determining child custody and visitation periods.

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