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  • Oklahoma Senator Addresses the Separation of Immigrant Families

    On July 11, 2018, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford addressed the Senate in support of President Donald Trump’s request for new immigration legislation. While Senator Lankford has been pushing the administration to keep immigrant families together, he believes the issue of “fake families” must be dealt with before any constructive legislation can be passed. According to Senator Lankford, there has ...
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  • 4 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Summer

    When it comes time to plan out your summer vacation, make sure you consider how your parenting plan might be affected. Whether you share custody, have primary custody, or follow a visitation schedule, you’ll want to arrange any changes for the summer with your ex ahead of time. Co-parenting is no easy feat, especially during summer vacation and the holidays, but if you plan ahead and find a way to ...
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  • How Could a Postnuptial Agreement Benefit Me?

    While they might not be the most romantic contracts, postnuptial agreements can be extremely important tools when it comes to protecting your interests and establishing expectations in a marriage. Anyone going into a marriage expects that marriage to last, and to some, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement might seem like more of an insurance policy than anything else. While it is true that these ...
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  • Violation of a Family Law Court Order

    Court orders in family law cases are final and binding. This means that both parties must abide by the stipulations set forth in the court order. Whether the court order pertains to child custody and visitation, spousal support, division of assets and property, or other family law or divorce matters, both parties must perform the necessary functions as regulated in the order. If your ex-spouse ...
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  • Political Differences & Divorce - Understanding the Correlation

    Are political differences a contributing factor in today’s divorce rates? The research says yes. Recent studies done by Wakefield Research and Yale University provide information on the number of marriages that involve people with different political affiliations in the U.S., and the breakup rates of those couples. Here’s what you need to know: Yale University Studies the Percentage of Mixed ...
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  • 5 Questions to Ask Your Divorce Attorney During Your First Meeting

    Seeking a divorce can be a stressful experience. Having the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney can help make the process go smoothly, and you won’t have to handle the complex legal issues on your own. During your initial consultation, there are several questions you should ask to help you better understand your case, as well as help you understand what benefits the divorce lawyer can provide. ...
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  • Nursing Home Neglect Is a Form of Abuse!

    Nursing home neglect falls under the umbrella of abuse, although the two words have distinct meanings. While abuse involves doing things to another than can be physically and emotionally hurtful, neglect involves omission , that is, omitting to do things that promote emotional and physical well-being. When a nursing home fails to provide proper care, your loved ones can suffer significant physical ...
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  • Violation of a Family Law Court Order

    Court orders in family law cases are final and binding. This means that both parties must abide by the stipulations set forth in the court order. Whether the court order pertains to child custody and visitation, spousal support, division of assets and property, or other family law or divorce matters, both parties must perform the necessary functions as regulated in the order. If your ex-spouse ...
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  • Tips for People Who Are Thinking of Filing for Divorce

    Uncontested Divorces If you are considering filing a divorce and it is an amicable divorce, then sit down with the other party and write out the terms of the divorce. These terms include those relating to property, assets, and debt division, as well as custody, visitation, and child support if there are minor children. Contested Divorces If the divorce is not amicable, then before filing, ensure ...
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  • Back to School Visitation & Custody Modifications

    As the end of summer approaches and your child’s schedule inevitably changes, you may be wondering how the start of the school year will affect your visitation and custody agreement with your ex. Handling summer visitation and custody allows somewhat of a freer schedule, as your child has opportunities to go on vacation, camp, spend time with grandparents, extended family, and more. However, once ...
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  • Attorney Katherine R. Mazaheri-Franze Part of Committee for Strengthen Their Start

    We are proud to announce that Attorney Katherine R. Mazaheri-Franze , of Mazaheri Law Firm, is part of the committee for Strengthen Their Start, which is a program stemming from Infant Crisis Services, Inc. Strength Their Start is a fundraising drive for underprivileged children, and it asks for donations of diapers, baby wash, and baby wash--essentials that many newborn babies and mothers go ...
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  • Tips to Make a Blended Family Work

    Having a blended family can be an incredible journey. Your new spouse brings children into an already positive equation, allowing the family to merge and blossom in ways you previously might not have experienced. As exciting as this is, this happy circumstance is not without its own challenges. Adjustments always require some time, patience, and planning. Here are some helpful tips for you to keep ...
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  • Three Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

    Even the most secure and seemingly-perfect relationships can wind up ending in divorce , and because marital dissolution has become so common, many people choose to try to protect their best interests in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements have become much more common for couples who are about to be married, and for good reason: they allow couples to protect their possessions and create ...
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  • Top 4 Mistakes During Child Custody Battles

    Child custody is often one of the most contentious issues during a divorce and can create a massive divide between parents. While some couples are able to come to a mutually acceptable arrangement on their own, couples who cannot see eye to eye have no other choice than to go to family court and seek a child custody order from a judge. When this happens, parents are essentially placing their ...
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  • Social Media and Divorce

    Over the past decade, social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have exploded in popularity. These web and mobile applications have changed how we share pictures to who we keep in contact with. What many people may not know is that social media is beginning to play a growing role in divorce cases across the nation. In fact, a google search for “Facebook divorce” will call up ...
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  • Dating During Divorce

    If a marriage has broken down, exploring new and prospective romantic interests can seem like a breath of fresh air. While beginning another relationship may feel like the right move, dating during a divorce can have serious consequences. Remember, until a divorce is finalized, you and your spouse are legally married. Introducing a new relationship into the picture before the final papers are ...
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  • Actress Sofia Vergara Still Sorting Through Embryo Legal Battle

    Hollywood actress Sofia Vergara, largely popular due to her role on a sitcom called Modern Family , used vitro fertilization methods in November 2013 to cryogenically freeze and store two of her embryos for safekeeping. As a woman in her 40s, she and her fiancé, Nick Loeb, were not sure if motherhood would be an option later on and apparently agreed to freeze the embryos just in case. Troubles ...
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