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Establishing Paternity in Tulsa

In Oklahoma, a child born to two married parents is presumed to be the legal and biological child of those parents. If parents have a child and they are not married, they will have to establish paternity, which provides both biological parents with legal parental rights. If no paternity is established, the parent who gave birth to the child will be the only parent with parental rights and responsibilities. A Tulsa paternity lawyer can help you determine the ideal legal steps to establish paternity. Establishing paternity can be a wonderful way to ensure both parents have the same responsibility for


Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid in Tulsa

Estate plans are important tools for protecting your estate and its assets during your life. They enable you to pass your estate to designated beneficiaries, provide instructions for your end-of-life medical care, and give financial and medical powers to a trusted loved one or professional. Importantly, a comprehensive estate plan keeps the majority of your assets out of probate court, which saves your beneficiaries and family members significant time, resources, and money after you pass. However, estate planning can be complicated. If done improperly, it can actually increase the stress and cost for your loved ones and prevent your wishes


Why Is An Attorney Important in an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce happens when spouses file for a divorce in agreement on all major issues or agree on most and are prepared to negotiate the terms of their separation agreement. This is different from a contested divorce, where parties have the court decide the major aspects of a divorce, including property division, spousal support, and child custody. An uncontested divorce is faster, less expensive, less stressful, and often much easier on the whole family. Of course, many divorcing spouses may wonder if the cost of an attorney is worth it in an uncontested divorce. The truth is that working


How Domestic Violence Changes Divorce Proceedings

Domestic violence impacts the lives of many families and individuals. It is an unfortunate reality that many people face throughout Oklahoma and the country. If you are someone facing domestic violence from a spouse, you may be unsure how this will affect the divorce proceedings. It’s essential to understand how to keep yourself safe, get legal protection, and understand how domestic violence accusations alter divorce litigation. Oklahoma Definition of Domestic Violence and Abuse In Oklahoma, domestic violence is any violent act or act of abuse between partners, ex-partners, close family members, or those who share a household. Domestic violence does


Default Divorces in Oklahoma

If a spouse refuses to sign divorce papers, it can make an already stressful process seem more overwhelming. Any divorce, even uncontested divorces, comes with stressors. If your spouse contests the divorce, you enter into a contested divorce. Contested divorces are lengthy and expensive. However, if your spouse refuses to respond to divorce papers, or avoids being served them at all, you may be able to get a default divorce. When your spouse refuses to respond to or acknowledge divorce papers, there can be many reasons for this. Sometimes, they may believe that this will prevent the divorce altogether. Other


How Is Property Divided in a Tulsa Divorce?

Oklahoma is an equitable distribution state when it comes to the division of property. Unlike a community property state, marital assets are not divided 50-50 between spouses. Instead, the judge will look at the unique circumstances of a couple’s divorce and determine a fair and equitable split. Though an equitable split may be equal, it doesn’t have to be. Marital vs. Separate Property Not all property is up for asset division. Only marital property is split between spouses. Separate property is not divisible, although there are cases when the separate property becomes marital property. Marital Property Marital property refers to


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