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January 2017 Archives

Costs of splitting a retirement account

Oklahoma residents who split their retirement plans during a divorce may be in for a nasty surprise. Many 401(k) accounts have a processing fee associated with them that is triggered when the owning party tries to split the assets in the account pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order. It has proven to be a source of frustration for both account holders and attorneys.

Shielding children from emotional harm during a divorce

The number of contentious child custody disputes in Oklahoma and around the country may be falling, as a growing body of evidence highlights the destructive impact that these battles can have on the children involved. Co-parenting situations are viewed by many observers as being in the best interests of children, and family law judges are leaning more and more toward these arrangements when called upon to make child custody decisions.

Easing the transition in child custody exchanges

Some Oklahoma divorced parents are far too aware of the possible complications involved in child custody exchanges. Many people are indeed able to navigate these types of swaps without serious difficulty, but being aware of some of the different problems that can arise could help to avoid their unnecessary escalation should they occur.

Sarah Palin's son involved in child custody disputes

Oklahoma residents may be interested to learn that former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's son Track is involved in two child custody disputes with two different women. Track has a 4-year-old daughter with his ex-wife and a newborn baby with his former girlfriend. Both women have been seeking to limit Track's contact with the children.