Blended and non-traditional families are common today, but the legal needs of these families are often overlooked. Non-married couples and couples with children from prior marriages or relationships often find themselves without legal protections or living under conflicting legal rules. READ MORE
Parentage or paternity cases are the way in which parents who are not married to each other can address matters of paternity, child support, child custody and visitation and can enforce their rights regarding a child. READ MORE
Many couples avoid considering a prenuptial agreement -- they are in love, and set on having a happy, healthy marriage “until death do us part.” And, there’s a general attitude that “pre-nups” are for Hollywood-types, and not “real” people. But that is not always the case. READ MORE
When substantial assets are involved in a divorce, property division can become extremely complex, particularly where closely-held businesses, family trusts or other complicated assets are involved. Our lawyers thoroughly understand the law of property division. READ MORE
If spouses are in the midst of divorce or legal separation, a spouse who can demonstrate a need for support may be eligible for temporary spousal support or temporary attorney’s fees while the divorce case continues. MMSR Law can ably assist clients in temporary spousal support matters. READ MORE
As Oklahoma family law attorneys, we thoroughly understand Oklahoma divorce laws and how they apply in different circumstances. One of the first legal requirements that must be met to begin the divorce process in Oklahoma is the state residency requirement. READ MORE
The Oklahoma attorneys at Mullins Martinez Sexton & Reaves, P.C. have substantial experience in enforcement of court orders when a parent or former spouse is not meeting his or her custody, child support or support alimony obligations. READ MORE
A party to an order involving child support, child custody or spousal support may request a modification if either party has experienced a material change in circumstances. When the proposed modification involves child custody or visitation, it must also be in the best interest of the child. READ MORE
In some situations, divorcing couples are unable to resolve matters through mediation or settlement negotiations. Such matters must be presented to the judge in trial. Although trial is the costliest and often the least efficient way of proceeding, it is sometimes the only viable option. READ MORE
Oklahoma child support laws hold parents responsible for the financial support of their children until a child reaches eighteen years of age or marries, but support can be extended until age 20 if the child remains continuously enrolled in high school. READ MORE
Child custody laws in Oklahoma distinguish between legal and physical custody of a child. Legal custody refers to the responsibility to make major life decisions for a child, and physical custody refers to the time the child will spend with each parent. READ MORE
Alimony, or Spousal Support, is the legal term for money one spouse or former spouse may be required to pay the other spouse during or after divorce. Oklahoma law requires that spousal support be awarded for a specific period of time and be set forth as a specific sum. READ MORE
Divorce mediation is a voluntary process where divorcing couples work together with a trained and neutral third-party mediator to negotiate and resolve their differences in a non-adversarial forum. In mediation, no one decides who is right and who is wrong, or who wins and loses. READ MORE
When parties wish to separate their financial and domestic affairs, but desire to remain married, Oklahoma law provides for legal separation, also known as “alimony without divorce”. The procedure is nearly identical to a divorce case, except the court does not grant a divorce. READ MORE
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