Divorce over 50 need not decimate retirement plans

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. While the divorce rate in Oklahoma and around the nation is on the decline, it is actually increasing among couples aged 55 and older. As these couples are nearer to retirement age, the issue of retirement and finances becomes a crucial consideration when contemplating divorce. It is certainly more important than for a younger couple who may have many earning years ahead of them. A late-life divorce can have a significant impact on a couple’s retirement plans should they decide to divorce. Maintaining two households

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Divorce is sometimes the answer

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. In Oklahoma and elsewhere, marriage is a contract entered into by two people who are intent on forming a partnership that they believe will endure for the rest of their lives. In roughly 50% of cases, the end comes sooner as about half of all marriages eventually end in divorce. Marriage is hard and full of ups and downs. When do the ups and downs give way to the need for divorce? The toughest questions can involve the well-being of children. Many couples believe it

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Oklahoma has a high rate of divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Marriages in Oklahoma are typically entered into with the firm belief that the couple are embarking on a lifetime partnership. All too often, cracks appear in the partnership that may ultimately lead to divorce. While there are multiple issues that can be involved in obtaining a divorce in Oklahoma, there are some basics that a person should be aware of. Oklahoma recognizes the condition of irreconcilable differences as acceptable grounds for divorce. This allows just about anyone to file for divorce for just about any

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Real estate law can impact divorce decisions

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. People like to think that marriage is the beginning of a life together, of starting a family, building a life and growing old together in Oklahoma. The sad truth is that Oklahoma currently has the 4th highest divorce rate in the country. When real estate is involved in a divorce, there are many question that may arise, and there are some added complications in Oklahoma. When negotiating settlements, the question of who gets the house is frequently a big issue. Included is whether or not

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Tips for recovering from a painful divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, September 20, 2019. While no one enters into a relationship thinking it will end in divorce, nearly half of all first marriages end that way, and the American Psychological Association says the percentage is even higher for second and third marriages. Divorce is not just the loss of a once-beloved partner, but many can view it as the end of hopes and dreams that they have had since they were very young. Depression is a common side-effect for divorced spouses, who can struggle physically as well as emotionally.

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It is important to be informed regarding facts of divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Monday, September 9, 2019. Marriages in Oklahoma are entered into with the anticipation of a relationship that will continue to grow and thrive as the couple ages and builds their life together. Sadly, this is often not the case as couples can grow apart. Adding children to the mix can cause additional stress on the relationship, and divorce may be the result. There are certain assumptions that people may make regarding separation and divorce that are not true. One such assumption is that maintaining separate bank accounts means that finances

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