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Archive for May 2013

Is a lower pay ground for child support modification?

Child support payments can seem immutable. They are based on statutory formulas created by the legislature, and once the child support payments are set in a divorce order, it can be difficult to obtain a modification. Difficult, but not impossible. The courts do not like to tinker too much with child support payments because it…

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The true cost of divorce?

We always tend to think of the past as being less than today, less busy, less threatened, less intelligent, less pressured, less sophisticated, or less something. The passing of years often sands off the edges, and we develop a sepia toned, soft focus view of history. The reviewer of the movie, “What Maisie Knew” marvels…

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Custody disputes and when to stop

Divorce custody battles are often a good example of the statement, “It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.” Many people feel this way about their divorce. They want more than a fair and equitable dissolution of their marriage and a custody arrangement that is in the best interests of their children. They want…

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Challenge to estate central to complex divorce case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a number of important cases in some upcoming sessions involving “preemption,” and these cases could change the way estate planning and divorce cases are handled in the future. Tulsa residents may not be aware of the cases, but they will prove crucial to the legal side of these topics.…

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