Sometimes a parents will run out and get a protective order against the other parent and get the court to put the children on that PO.
In the state of Oklahoma, if you don’t pay your child support, you have more than just a couple of days in jail to worry about.
Tahlequah attorney, Ryan Cannonie explains placement preference for child custody in cases with Native American children.
Tahlequah attorney, Ryan Cannonie, describes what courts look at in a good cause finding for juvenile cases involving Native American children.
Tahlequah attorney, Ryan Cannonie, explains the rules about guardianship filings of you live outside of Oklahoma.
Tahlequah attorney, Ryan Cannonie, with Wirth Law Office, explains what you need to know about ending child support payments.
Tahlequah’s attorney, Ryan Cannonie, delves deeper into what is an adjudication.
Tahlequah attorney, Ryan Cannonie, explains one way to prepare for the worst while hoping for the best in in family law.
Tahlequah attorney, Ryan Cannonie, explains how the Indian Child Welfare Act can apply even outside of Oklahoma due to the federal statute.
Tahlequah attorney, Ryan Cannonie, let’s you in on the number one way to make your attorney’s lifeless stressful when you have a family law case.
When should you transfer a case to tribal court? Tahlequah attorney, Ryan Cannonie, informs you about the ability to transfer a case to tribal court.
Tahlequah attorney Ryan Cannonie explores the impact the McGirt case is having in areas of the law beyond just criminal.
Tahlequah attorney, Ryan Cannonie, discusses the difference between relinquishing your parental rights and the State terminating them.
Cherokee County attorney Ryan Cannonie discusses changes to the courts during the Covid-19 pandemic and considerations you need to be aware of when pursuing legal action.
What is a default? My name is Ryan Cannonie, I am the Tahlequah criminal defense attorney for Wirth Law Office in Cherokee County. I want to talk a little bit about default. In legal terms, a default is when one party has put forth a claim, and the other party either doesn’t respond or doesn’t show up.
Does Getting a Divorce Always Require Going to Court? Tahlequah attorney Ryan Cannonie discusses mediation and how the process is different than what people normally expect in a divorce case. One thing that most people think of when they think of courts, they think of judges and attorneys battling it out and witnesses on the stand. You can’t handle the truth lies, being able to prove people are lying or whatnot, but they don’t always think about the alternatives to court.
Tahlequah attorney Ryan Cannonie explains generally what is alimony and if it is even still something Oklahoma courts will grant. So with alimony, yes, it is legal in Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s one of several states that recognize alimony. Alimony, the point of it is to cushion the fall of one party in a divorce, from the lifestyle they had before to what they’re going into.
When you go to file a divorce, there has to be a petition filed, there’s paperwork to do. If you have an attorney, they can guide you through this. What you’re going to be seeing though, is that there’s an attorney fee on it. Let’s say this is a very simple divorce. Attorney’s charging you only 1,500. Even let’s say this is just an agreed upon. Well, in addition, that 1,500, you’re going to have to pay filing fees, which range from 250 to 300, depending if you have kids or not. There are certain things you have to have in your divorce filing. There’s certain paperwork by statute. You can’t just file a piece of paper that says, “I want to be divorced.” You have to have certain other pieces, certain other documents filed with it. Your attorney’s going to know what those documents are. If you have children, it actually increases the filings and increases some of the costs when you file for divorce. But your basis for divorce are going to be those reasons I listed. Like I said, there’s more, but those are really the primary ones. Once you get that, then you’re going to have to go sit with your attorney, start going through what documents they need from you, what things they have to have you sign, and then proceed with filing the divorce.
Tahlequah attorney discusses some options you have if you are thinking about filing for a divorce. Some divorces are actually, in fact, a lot are very amicable. The people just realized, “Hey, we’re not good together. Maybe we make better friends than spouses. Or we decided that this is just not our thing, and we tried and it didn’t work out.” And there’s no shame in that. When you have an agreed-on divorce, it actually makes things a lot simpler. Your options, I’m going to go through some of our options we give people when they contact us about a divorce. The first thing we do as a firm is we can just draft the papers for you. We will draft up all the divorce papers, we will sell them to you for $500, is how the retainer fee works.
Tahlequah attorney Ryan Cannonie explains a paternity action and some considerations for those thinking of filing one. One thing that comes up quite a lot actually is paternity actions. Now, when I say paternity actions, this is a situation, let’s say you’re a father, you have children, but you weren’t ever put on the birth certificate. You have never had DNA done. You and the children’s mother were never married and just their kids were born and you’ve always kind of been in the picture. You maybe don’t live together, so they visit with you sometimes. They visit with her sometimes, and that’s kind of the situation you’re in. So if you find yourself in a situation like most of the time when people come in, it’s not because things are going well. No one goes to the court system because things are going well. But a lot of times what happens is over the years, there’s disagreements, there’s re-marriages, there’s other situations, maybe possibly moving. And what happens is visitation is stopped. So you are no longer allowed to see your children because their mother just won’t let you around them. Well, when you go to try to get an order from the court to let you see your children, you’re going to run into one big problem. It’s that you’re going to have to prove you’re their father.
If your kids have been placed in a guardianship based on a deprive situation, DHS was involved and the court placed them in a guardianship, you’re going to have things in that guardianship order that you’re going to have to have completed and you’re going to have to have proof of that. If this is just a regular guardianship, a Title 30 guardianship is what we call it, then you’re still going to have to come in and prove that you’re the parent and you have a good home situation, and that there’s a reason for the court to terminate that guardianship. Remember, the court at one point found there was good reason to have a guardianship so you’re going to have come in and prove well, there’s a reason now to get rid of it. And if you don’t have an attorney, and if you don’t have an attorney that knows what they’re doing, this could be very difficult for you, and in some cases you’re probably going to get told no and you’re going to have keep coming back.
What Does Guardianship Mean in Oklahoma? Tahlequah attorney Ryan Cannonie gives you an in-depth overview of guardianships. One of the things that comes up a lot is guardianships. A guardianship, I think I’ve done a video about them as it relates to deprived, deprived guardianships are usually found in title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes. We’re going to be talking about a different form of guardianship right now, specifically a title 30. That just means it’s found in the Statutes under title 30. A title 30 guardianship is what most of your guardianships are going to be filed under. Title 30 includes guardianships for both adults and for children, so it can be filed in either case. There are certain things you have to do to qualify, certain requirements that have to be met depending on if you’re filing for an adult or a child.
Every parent has a legal obligation to support their biological children, marital or non-marital. Learn how Tahlequah, Oklahoma child support is determined and what happens when paternity is contested. As always, a Tahlequah attorney is your best source for case-specific advice. Tahlequah, Oklahoma Child Support Facts Child support is the duty of financial support that […]
As time passes after your divorce, you may come to the realization that your divorce decree is unfair or unreasonable due to changes that have taken place in your life since the decree was ordered. For instance, if your income has significantly decreased, the cost of raising your children has significantly increased, or you were […]
When spouses divorce, a court must determine how their marital property will be divided. This includes their houses, cars, furniture, collectibles, and even their pets. Read further to learn how marital property is divided in a Tahlequah, Oklahoma divorce. Marital Property in Tahlequah, Oklahoma In Oklahoma, only the couple’s marital property will be divided during […]