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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.

Is it legal to withhold child support in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma divorce brings with it many challenges, and there are many decisions that must be made. Specifically, when children are involved in the divorce, this means child custody and child support decisions must be decided upon. The following blog should help you understand more about child support and visitation, although it is not to be construed as legal advice.

Oil tycoon's divorce highlights economics of property division

The divorce between Oklahoma billionaire and oil tycoon Harold Hamm and his wife is well underway and has been making headlines for numerous reasons. The couple's worth is estimated to be around $17 billion or more, making their divorce one of the largest ever. There are, however, lessons to be learned that could apply to any divorcing couple, no matter what their worth.

What are some of the steps for getting a divorce in Oklahoma?

For some couples whose marriage has deteriorated, getting a divorce is in their best interests. However, there are certain requirements that must be met to make this happen. The following information is for general purposes only, and is not legal advice. Still, it should provide you with a better understanding of divorce in Oklahoma.

Airplane diverted due to child custody dispute

It is not unheard of for child custody battles to become acrimonious, particularly when both parents want sole custody of their child. In some cases, desperate parents in Oklahoma will resort to wrongfully taking their child to another state or even another nation in order to prevent their ex from having custody or visitation with the child. However, these types of moves are extremely detrimental, not only to the custody and visitation rights of each parent, but to the child, as well.

Alternatives to litigation in a divorce may bring peace

Even when emotions run high, it is not always advisable for a divorce to involve a heated courtroom battle between spouses. In fact, many spouses in Oklahoma wish to avoid such a situation altogether. This is when mediation and collaborative law could be two good roads to take.

Establishing paternity in Oklahoma

Many couples in Oklahoma look forward to the days when they will have children. They plan together and prepare for lives with their growing families. Their expectations of parenthood follow what many consider traditional lines of building families.

This traditional manner of having kids as a couple is not, however, the only way that people find themselves expecting kids. Relationships of varying durations may result in pregnancies and in some cases men may not be sure if they are soon-to-be fathers. In these uncertain situations the state of Oklahoma has established several ways that child paternity can be determined.

In Oklahoma, guardians tasked with many different roles

Taking care of and raising a child is one of the most important, and most fulfilling, roles an Oklahoma parent can take on. Unfortunately, there are times when a child's mother or father, either due to their deaths or their unfitness as parents, can no longer look after the best interests of the child. When this happens, the court may appoint a guardian to make legal decisions on the child's behalf.

How do we make our Oklahoma divorce settlement official?

No matter how much animosity exists between a divorcing couple in Oklahoma, they may still wish to avoid a trial. After all, trials are a matter of public record, and many spouses may want to preserve their privacy when it comes to divorce. To do so, they may enter into a mutually agreed-upon out-of-court settlement regarding their divorce.

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