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One of the most personally satisfying things an Oklahoma family law attorney can do is to help a client successfully navigate our state’s adoption process. If you and your family are seeking to enrich your own lives and the life of the child you wish to adopt, The Self & Spurgeon Legal Group, PLLC can help you to accomplish your goals with skilled and experienced legal representation.
Contact us today and talk to an adoption lawyer.
At The Self & Spurgeon Legal Group, PLLC, our attorneys take a great deal of satisfaction and pride in helping families in and around the Oklahoma area to grow larger through the process of adoption. Our adoption practice includes:
- terminations of parental rights
- open adoptions
- family adoptions
- grandparent adoptions
- stepparent adoptions
- DHS foster parent adoptions
Whatever type of adoption you are considering, the help of an experienced attorney can make the adoption process less stressful and easier to understand. Our firm can help you to avoid mistakes, unnecessary delays, and heartbreaking surprises.
Call 405.378.2000 today for a phone consultation — we can help make your adoption plans a reality.
Contact our Oklahoma City adoption attorneys today about your adoption plans and together we can start taking action to make those dreams come true. We offer a phone consultation and reasonable fees.
Oklahoma Child Custody Lawyers
Regardless of whether you are going through a divorce or a paternity action, child custody battles can be emotionally draining and difficult. The strain and stress can affect not only your own life but also your children.
At The Self & Spurgeon Legal Group, PLLC, we understand how important your relationship is with your child. We will handle the legal aspects of your case so you can concentrate on the health and well-being of your children. Our attorneys work to give you the personal attention and experienced advocacy you need and deserve in your child custody or visitation matter.
We offer a compassionate and caring environment for our clients. Contact an Oklahoma child custody attorney at our firm to discuss your case and set up an initial consultation.
How Child Custody Is Determined in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, the standard a court uses to determine child custody is: what is in the best interests of the child? However, the court will look at a number of factors to determine custody, including, but not limited to:
- Moral, physical and emotional well-being of the child
- Child abuse, domestic violence or drug abuse
- Which parent is most likely to foster a relationship the other parent
It is important to remember that, in Oklahoma, both parents start on equal ground. There is no presumption that the child would be better off with the mother or the father. We can help you work for custody and visitation schedules that meet your and your child’s needs.
Military Service and Child Custody
In cases involving child custody, accommodations are given to parents in the military. If the parent with custody is sent on a tour of duty or overseas for military service, a court cannot enter a final order until the tour is complete. However, a parent in the military can give permission to the court to make a ruling while they are on duty.
Modification of Custody or Visitation
Child custody and visitation agreements can be modified if there has been a permanent, material and substantial change in circumstances. For example, a pattern of failure to comply with court-ordered visitation might be grounds to modify a custody agreement. We will work with you to change custody or visitation to accommodate your new circumstances.
Retain an Oklahoma Paternity Attorney
Dealing with a paternity action or a divorce can be difficult and overwhelming. With the help of a skilled, compassionate lawyer, the process can be made simpler and less stressful.
Contact our Oklahoma paternity lawyers and we will work toward a child custody solution together.
Oklahoma Child Support Attorneys
Every child needs emotional and financial support from both of their parents. However, determining the amount of child support can seem like a daunting and difficult prospect for many parents.
At The Self & Spurgeon Legal Group, PLLC, we can help you understand how child support works in Oklahoma. We offer a compassionate and safe atmosphere for our clients, regardless of whether you are going through a divorce or seeking child support outside of marriage. We help parents through all types of family-related matters, including paternity actions and legal separations.
We have the legal knowledge and experience you need to feel confident in the decisions you make for your family. To talk to an Oklahoma child support lawyer, contact our family law firm.
How Child Support Is Calculated in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, child support is determined by he child support guidelines. The guidelines act as a formula and allow courts to calculate the amount of child support by using the income and other information of both parents.
Our attorneys will work one-on-one with you to help you understand the child support guidelines and how they pertain to your case. We will give you an honest and complete assessment of your financial situation and we will fight to get you and your child the support you are entitled to under the law.
Minimum Wage and Child Support
In Oklahoma, minimum wage is the baseline income for parents under the child support guidelines. This means that if one parent makes less than minimum wage, even if he or she is unemployed, he or she will be treated (for child support computation) as making minimum wage (currently, $1,265 per month) for child support purposes.
Modifications to Child Support and Enforcement
Child support orders can be modified when there has been a permanent, material and substantial change in circumstances. Our attorneys can help you modify an existing child support order and help you and your child secure the support allowed by law.
We can also help you enforce a child support order. If the other parent has not been paying child support, you may bring a contempt action. We can also pursue wage garnishment and other remedies through Oklahoma’s Child Support Enforcement Offices.
Contact Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement Lawyer
Fighting for child support can be overwhelming and difficult for any parent. Contact our Oklahoma child support enforcement attorneys and together we will work toward a solution.
Oklahoma Divorce Attorneys
During a divorce, the process of dividing your property with your ex-spouse can be frustrating and stressful. Understanding your rights and protecting your assets requires the help of a skilled and knowledgeable attorney.
At The Self & Spurgeon Legal Group, PLLC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, we help clients resolve property division issues. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing a safe and compassionate environment for our clients. We will handle the legal aspects of your divorce settlement, including property division, so you can concentrate on your family and your future.
Your concerns are our top priority. To discuss your divorce, contact an Oklahoma City divorce settlement attorney at our firm.
Division of Assets in Oklahoma
Oklahoma is a “joint industry” property state. This means that property, including assets and debts, acquired during the marriage through the joint effort of the parties is marital property. Marital property is subject to equitable division in a divorce settlement.
Most often, equitable division means that the marital property is split as close to equally as possible. However, in certain circumstances, one party may be awarded more or less property than the other party. We will work to provide you with an equitable share of your marital assets and the marital debt.
Understanding Marital Debts
Courts look at a number of factors to determine how to divide debts, including:
- Was the spending wasteful?
- Was the debt incurred without the other spouse’s knowledge or consent?
In cases where one spouse incurred the debt wastefully, excessively or wrongfully, the court may grant a larger portion of the debts to that spouse. We can help you evaluate your debts to determine a fair allocation of debt in your divorce.
Contact an Oklahoma City and Norman, Oklahoma, Division of Marital Property Lawyer
Dealing with a divorce can be overwhelming and difficult. With the help of a compassionate attorney, the process can be made simpler, less stressful and easier to understand.
Contact our Oklahoma division of marital property attorneys and together we will work toward a solution. We offer reasonable fees and accept credit cards.