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June 2016 Archives

Funding retirement accounts and preparing for divorce

Oklahoma couples who are getting married and who have a substantial difference in income might want to consider how they fund each of their retirement accounts. They might adjust the percentages they contribute in order to make the amounts the same.

The Johnny Depp divorce and property division

In an Oklahoma divorce, the court will distribute marital property on an equitable and fair basis between the two estranged spouses in the absence of a valid prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement. Several factors go into this determination, including the length of the marriage and the financial status of both divorcees. While the divorce of actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is different in this regard because of California's community property laws, it can be instructive in other areas.

Jurisdictional issues and military divorces

Military service members who either live in Oklahoma or who are from Oklahoma but are stationed elsewhere may not know where they should file for divorce. Complicating the issue, the person's spouse may live in a different state entirely. When both are in the military, it is possible for both to be stationed in different states or to be stationed overseas.

Cooperative parenting after a divorce

Childless couples in Oklahoma have relatively straightforward options for severing relations with their former spouses and moving on with their lives after a divorce. This will usually not be the case when the parents of young children obtain a divorce. Their offspring will likely require special care and attention as they go through the process with their parents.