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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.

Oklahoma child support goes beyond basic necessities

When Oklahoma parents divorce, it is usually the case that one of them will be paying child support. While parents often dispute the amount of child support owed -- some say it is too much, others say it is too little. Either way, there is no denying that child support is of vital importance to the welfare of the child.

Staying in-the-know on marital finances prior to divorce

Fights about money often crop up between warring spouses both before a divorce and during the divorce process. Oklahomans should be aware, however, that it is important to keep oneself in-the-know about their marital finances prior to filing for a divorce.

Alleged Oklahoma baby abductors vindicated

A child custody dispute can create strife in families. Sometimes those disputes can get resolved in Oklahoma by mediation and sometimes court action is necessary. A divorce or relocation can impend the best interest of the child. It's important for parents to know their rights in a case involving child custody.

Two women were recently vindicated after they were mistakenly accused of abducting a baby in Oklahoma. The incident spawned a 14-hour search. It turned out the two women who had the child actually had legal authorization from the mother. The women had taken the 5-month-old girl from her grandmother's home in Oklahoma on their way to Texas. The grandmother called the police and authorities issued an Amber Alert.

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