Mediation and Grounds for Divorce in Oklahoma
Dear Ms. Allison: I feel so stupid. My husband has told me for years that we cannot get a divorce because Oklahoma doesn’t have “no-fault” divorce. His reasoning has been that one of us (at least) would have to have the fault and it can’t be him because of his business, so he is “protecting”…Read More
Mediating the Private Divorce – Let’s Make Peace!
This is from my recent LinkedIn Pulse article to answer questions from several readers: Almost half of U.S. marriages end in divorce according to countless, long-term studies. The whole process of that is sad, uncomfortable, emotional, confrontational, extremely costly and sometimes, mean-spirited. As story lines, “ugly” divorces get lots of TV, press, and movie coverage,…Read More
Should my possibly divorcing parents update their Trust?
Dear Ms. Allison: So our parents are fighting all the time. It’s about many things, but one of the issues is their Trust. They did a Trust years ago when my mom was pregnant with my brother and I was 2 years old. From what they are screaming at each other, it seems they have…Read More
Do mediation papers not filed in court have to be followed?
Dear Ms. Allison: The non-custodial parent and I went to mediation and couldn’t agree on things. My old lawyer and the mediator told me to just the sign papers agreeing to what the non-custodial wanted because a judge would just give the non-custodial what he wanted. Afterwards, I found a new lawyer and asked questions.…Read More
Asked and Answered: Divorced, but buying property as husband and wife
Dear Ms. Allison: My father married and then, a month later, divorced. He then wrote a Will and gave me a copy. They proceeded to live together and he bought several places. When property was purchased it was put in as husband and wife. Since they were not married, is this still binding? [Name Withheld]…Read More