Tulsa Divorce Attorneys Blog

Tulsa Lawyers Discuss Genetic Testing in Paternity

October 18th, 2016
  The need for genetic testing in Paternity cases arises when there is a need to contest or to establish who the father of a child is.  It’s important to note that fathers can only bring challenges to paternity, with very limited exceptions, within in the first two years after the child is born.  Additionally, genetic… View Article

Tulsa lawyers Discuss Guardianship by Power of Attorney

September 23rd, 2016
Guardianship by Power of Attorney is a tool for parents and Family Courts in Tulsa. An ongoing problem is how to balance an immediate need for low cost care against the need for safe and secure child custody. The Oklahoma legislature recently passed laws that attempt to address this exact concern. Although Guardianship by power of… View Article

Relocating Out of State With Children After Tulsa Divorce

September 13th, 2016
Relocating out of State with children after Tulsa divorce is done only through Court order. Notwithstanding this simple rule, divorce is an emotionally rough experience. With the uncertainties of life without a former spouse creating stress and strain. And, the prospect of raising the children in a divided home can put the pressure over the… View Article

Oklahoma Same Sex Step Parent Adoptions

September 9th, 2016
Oklahoma Same Sex Step Parent Adoptions are no longer a prohibited method of parentage. With the Supreme Court’s ruling establishing a right to same-sex marriage, laws in all the states including Oklahoma have expanded several rights for LGBT couples.  One of these new rights is for same sex step parent adoptions.  For years, without the right… View Article

Explanation of Protective Orders

November 3rd, 2015
A restraining order is a court document that prohibits one family member from having any contact whatsoever with another. The purpose of a protective order is to prevent an immediate risk of harm. An example of this is an angry spouse, a jilted lover or any other threatening family member. One important requirement is that… View Article

Family Emergency Custody in Oklahoma

September 9th, 2015
There are times when a child is in imminent danger because one or both of parents are abusive. This abuse can involve drug use, sexual abuse, physical abuse or any other imminent risk of harm to the child. Oklahoma courts take the welfare of children very seriously. At those times the court must step in to determine… View Article

Marital and Separate Property in Divorce

July 30th, 2015
When you are married, some of your property remains separate and some becomes marital property. If you later divorce, an Oklahoma judge will divide this marital property between you and your spouse. This division is known as equitable distribution. Equitable distribution does not mean that each spouse gets an equal share. Rather, equitable distribution means… View Article