If you are involved or potentially about to be involved in a child custody battle, one number that you will want to keep at the forefront is 121. The number is significant for one reason specifically: a shared parenting credit cannot be acquired by the non-custodial parent without your child staying overnight in excess of more 120 nights per year, making it all the more important to make sure that you seek consultation from an elite Tulsa divorce lawyer.
What is Shared Parenting Credit and how can a Tulsa divorce lawyer help?
While it ultimately is up to the judge to decide whether the non-custodial parent receives shared parenting credit, the parent stands a much greater chance of getting the credit if he or she retains a proven Tulsa divorce lawyer with extensive experience in trying child custody and shared parenting cases.
The importance of acquiring shared parenting credit is that it provides the non-custodial parent with a reduction in the amount of child support they will have to pay that is based on a percentage from a variety of factors, including annual income and the amount of overnights with the child. If the parent does receive shared credit, but fails to meet the 121 overnight threshold, they might have to reimburse the custodial parent for the difference between regular the child support and the shared parent credit amount. CLICK HERE to learn more about shared parent credit.
Experience the Fry & Elder Difference
For over 40 years, Robert G “Hap” Fry has been an elite Tulsa divorce lawyer, who’s practice focuses on high-conflict, high-resolution child custody case. He is one of only 19 attorneys in the state of Oklahoma to be honored as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Fry was also named as the Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa for 2016 by Best Lawyers® and he has been selected as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer every year since 2007.
Powered by his accolades and accomplishments, Fry & Elder has distinguished itself both locally and nationally as a premier family law firm. The U.S. News & World Report has selected Fry & Elder to its exclusive list of Best Law Firms from 2014-2016.
In addition to Fry, firm attorneys James R. Elder, M. Shane Henry and Aaron D. Bundy all have each garnered the prestigious AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Fellow trial lawyer T. Luke Barteaux, along with Henry and Bundy, has been selected as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star™.
Fry & Elder’s team of accomplished attorneys also features Lorena Rivas, who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), while Katie Egan is licensed to practice in Oklahoma, New York and Connecticut. Mellissa Fell rounds out the staff of attorneys. Her practice focuses on taking a “concierge attorney” approach.
If you have questions or concerns about shared parenting credit or any other family law matter, contact Fry & Elder today to speak with an elite and experienced Tulsa divorce lawyer.