DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Divorce is a serious decision and can have lasting legal effects if not completed correctly. Divorce also has a vast array of complex issues. A party to a divorce action needs an attentive, aggressive, thorough, and truthful attorney to represent their position and interests. Gelona-Hendricks Law P. L.L.C. can provide and assists clients through this difficult period. With experience in this field of law, Christina Gelona-Hendricks will provide confident legal representation in these trying times while analyzing all aspects of your case. Below are simply a few snapshots into the issues that will be addressed.
Custody and Visitation
Many people confuse these two issues, which carry distinct legal consequences and are very separate in nature. Visitation concerns the time one parent spends with the children. In application, visitation could be a standard visitation schedule, a rotating week on week off between parents, or a schedule that parents agree to. On the other hand, custody concerns the legal rights to the minor children while determining who can make major decisions for the children. Some decisions include the child's school enrollment, residence, and medical decisions.
Property and Debt Division
Whether your marriage was short in duration or lasted 50 years, property division is complex and time consuming. Several questions to consider for analysis are 1) Is there a jointly owned business; 2) What property did you own before marriage; and 3)Who can afford to pay the debts. Let Christina carry your worries for you and walk you through a fair and equitable division of the martial estate.
Child Support and Alimony
Child Support is calculated by determining the gross monthly income of the parties. If a parent has the child more than 120 overnights, a shared parenting credit can be considered by the Court, which reduces monthly child support payments. There are three kinds of alimony in Oklahoma: support alimony, rehabilitation alimony, and alimony in lieu of property. Support alimony is based on the needs of one party and the ability to pay of the opposing party, when considering their net income.