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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.

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.

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