Can I Get Sole Custody in a Tulsa Custody Case

Sole Custody

Once you and your spouse or unmarried partner split up, you’ll have to determine what custody arrangement you want in place. This is certain and must be done in both divorce and paternity cases. Most parents when asked what type of custody they prefer respond with sole custody. It is understandable given that most parents want as much time with…

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Oklahoma Adult Guardianship Lawyers in Tulsa

Oklahoma Adult Guardianship

An Oklahoma adult guardianship is the means Courts use to allow an adult to handle the legal affairs of another adult. An adult guardianship is also know as a conservatorship. The two terms are the same and used interchangeably. The unfortunate truth is that as our society ages we find our-self needing an increased number of consevatorships. This is for…

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Getting Divorced In Oklahoma

Getting Divorced In Oklahoma

Getting Divorced In Oklahoma doesn’t have to be so difficult. Perhaps you have reached the breaking point in your marriage and are headed for a divorce. What you might not know is that each state has different requirements that you must follow to get one. There are also issues that could come up which may turn a seemingly simple divorce…

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Child Visitation With Non-Traditional Work Schedules

Child Visitation With Non-Traditional Work Schedules

Child visitation with Non-Traditional work schedules in Tulsa family court is a common issue. Work schedules often determine parenting plans. The visitation schedule must work around the work schedules for the parents to be able to spend time with their child. However, with work schedules that change or that are non-traditional, this can get a little more complicated. The reality…

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Attorney Fees in Oklahoma Family Law

Who pays the attorney fees in Oklahoma family law cases may vary based on certain factors. Depending on the type of case, the court will have inherent power to award attorney fees. Attorney fees are tricky because the issue usually comes up after the case is over. But, in certain circumstances attorney fees can be awarded prior to trial with…

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Oklahoma Custody and Visitation During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Oklahoma custody and visitation during Coronavirus may be impacted but be careful. With the Family Law Courts in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma effectively closed parents have lots of questions. Many of them involve violations of the existing orders or interpretations of them. Still others involve each parents responsibility to keep the children safe from the virus. In any family law…

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Oklahoma Felony Domestic Abuse

Oklahoma Felony Domestic Abuse

Oklahoma felony domestic abuse is an extremely serious charge.  It can cause emotional, financial, and even social strain for a person facing such accusations. Many domestic abuse charges start out as misdemeanor cases but later are enhanced and charged as a felony. However, up to 70% of domestic abuse allegations in divorce and custody proceedings are a fabrication or an…

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Oklahoma Hand Written Wills Are Valid

In Oklahoma Hand Written Wills Are valid but they must satisfy certain requirements. In Oklahoma hand written wills are called holographic. Holographic wills are wills that are completely handwritten by the person wishing to will their property away when they die. Some people prefer to hand-write their final wishes because its easy and personal. Not all States allow for holographic…

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Oklahoma Ancillary Probate Information

Capital Punishment in Oklahoma

Oklahoma ancillary probate is the process used to distribute property of a person that dies while a resident of one State but has property in a different State. When someone passes away the Probate Court in the State they reside is the state with jurisdiction over their Estate. This means that the Home State is the one that decides if…

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Defending Protective Order Violations in Tulsa

Oklahoma Second degree murder

Protective order violations in Tulsa are very serious crimes. In April of 2017, a woman reportedly held a man at gunpoint from her front porch.  The man was in violation of a protective order that was issued against him.  He was at the woman’s house demanding her debit card and sitting in her driveway even after being ordered by the…

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Dividing Your Business in a Tulsa Divorce

Dividing Your Business in a Tulsa Divorce can be the most difficult asset to deal with in divorce. In many ways starting a business is as emotional as getting married. Just like when you first got married and poured your heart into the marriage the same thing applied to starting the business. Countless hours and endless dollars goes in the…

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Child Custody Decisions in Tulsa Family Court

Child Neglect Crimes

Child Custody Decisions in Tulsa Family Court are based on the best interest of the child. Although this seems obvious getting to the best interest of the child is hotly disputed. Whether the parents are married to each other or not who gets custody is often fought over. Our family law attorneys have done thousands of custody cases in Oklahoma…

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Child Support Modification Explained

Driving Without Insurance

Oklahoma Child Support Modification is a right that both parents in a custody case have. Many people have questions about how the courts compute child support and what happens if a child support modification is necessary.  Under Oklahoma law, there is a schedule that allows for computation based on gross monthly income of both parents.  This article will explain some…

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Child Care Abuse Charges

child care abuse

In April of 2017, parents of a 4 year old girl confronted a Nebraska daycare worker after witnessing a video of child care abuse against their daughter.  The worker full force punches the girl in the arm and violently shakes the girl on the video after the girl begins crying.  The parents of the girl are pressing charges against the…

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Stalking Charges

Breaking and Entering

A NYC Journalist recently received a prison sentence in stalking charges of involving his ex-girlfriend.  The man, over a year’s time, issued over 150 bomb threats to Jewish centers across 37 states in the name of his ex.  He also posted nude photos of her online and harassed a large number of her family members.  The courts found him guilty…

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Alimony Under The New Tax Laws

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Alimony Under The New Tax Laws has changed as to who can deduct it as an expense.  As you probably know, Congress passed a tax bill in December of 2017.  There are still changes in the bill that people do not understand in regard to the laws.  Most notably for attorneys so far are the changes in tax-ability of alimony…

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Defining Oklahoma Emergency Custody Orders

Oklahoma Step Parent Adoption

Oklahoma Emergency Custody Orders are designed to protect children from an immediate risk of harm. In Oklahoma, thousands of Emergency Orders are issued each year. Most are issued on good valid facts while in some other cases they may be issued on a more dubious basis. A Ponca City woman recently faced arrest and emergency child custody loss.  She faces…

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Relocating With Your Child after Oklahoma Divorce

Relocating With Your Child after Oklahoma Divorce

Relocating With Your Child after Oklahoma Divorce is possible but requires that you do certain things first. Often times, Oklahoma parents will have the opportunity to leave the state for many reasons.  This could be better employment, closeness to out of state family, or other pressing reasons.  However, having a custody and visitation agreement make things more complex.  This is…

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Step Children and Estate Planning

Irrevocable Trusts

Step Children and Estate Planning for after you die require certain things be done. Blended families and step-children are a common occurrence in American families today.  This makes up over a quarter of a million families and children who are living with non-biological parents.  With these statistics in mind, it is important to know how the law affects step-children and…

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Dividing Debts in Oklahoma Divorce

Relocating With Your Child after Oklahoma Divorce

Dividing Debts in Oklahoma Divorce is a question faced by many families working through divorce.  One of the most frequently asked questions of a lawyer is “How does property divide in a divorce?”.  This generally includes dividing debts also.  Take for instance you had certain debts entering into a marriage, or your spouse took out student loans for a professional…

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Oklahoma Child Support Modification

Oklahoma Child Support Modification

Oklahoma Child Support Modification is possible but only when there’s a change of conditions since the last order was entered. Often times when people travel through life, their financial circumstances change.  Sometimes this includes job promotions and income increases.  Say for instance, you are part of a divorce and child support payment plan.  If you or your ex-partner receives a…

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Tulsa Lawyer Explains Oklahoma Common Law Marriage

Attorney Fees in Family Law

Oklahoma Common Law Marriage has been recognized in the State for over 100 years.  It is a long-held tradition to uphold in the courts, if a common law marriage actually exists.  So, for instance if you question whether or not you are participating in a common law marriage, then this article will answer some of those questions for you.  Read…

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Expunging Protective Orders in Oklahoma

Oklahoma law allows individuals to seek protection from undue stalking, harassment or abuse.  Emergency protective orders intend this protection.  If necessary and upon a showing of good cause, a permanent order of protection occurs. While emergency and final protective orders will not actually prevent an individual from choosing to pursue their stalking, harassment or abuse, these orders serve as a…

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Stepparent Adoption

Stepparent adoption is now the most common type of adoption.  Across the U.S. today, the majority of all families are re-coupled or re-married, meaning that millions of children are raised in the care of their step-parents.  Studies show that about 1,300 new step-families form each and every day.  Many stepparents seek to adopt their stepchild following marriage in order to…

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Top Reasons Why Marriages Fail

Sadly Divorce in Oklahoma has become commonplace.  A divorce occurs somewhere across the country approximately every 13 seconds.  This equates to over 6,500 divorces each day and 46,000 every week.  Over 50% of all first marriages will end in divorce, and the divorce rate climbs to 65% for all second marriages.  Those between the ages of 25 and 39 are most…

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Should I Move Out Before I file Divorce?

When beginning a contested divorce or child custody dispute, you might feel a compelling desire to vacate the family home.  Married couples and unmarried parents do not generally end their relationship because of effective communication and enjoyment of each other’s company.  Should I Move Out Before I file Divorce is the question Im asked all the time. Although unpleasant, there…

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Tax Breaks for Oklahoma Foster Care Parents

Our family law attorneys are privileged to work with adoptive parents and foster care parents.  One of the focuses of our adoption practice is helping foster care parents become adoptive parents.  Such adoptions can be uphill legal battles, but our attorneys are skilled at handling complex litigation involving foster care.  We see foster parents fighting for the best interests of…

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Enforcing Child Custody and Visitation

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Enforcing Child Custody and Visitation in Family Court is very common. It’s unfortunate but sometimes parents in a divorce or a custody case refuse to get along even after a final decree.  It is especially terrible when one parent uses a minor child as a bargaining chip to get what they want.  Reasons can be as simple as getting into…

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Oklahoma Divorce Rate One of Highest in the Country

The United States as a country has a very high divorce rate.  The Oklahoma divorce rate is is one of the largest in the country.  In 2012, Oklahoma divorce rate was ranked third, behind Nevada and Maine, as having one of the highest divorce rates, at 12.9%.  More recent statistics show that Oklahoma has 13 divorces per 1,000 marriages per year.  Divorce…

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Emergency Guardianship in Oklahoma: How the Process Works

The health, physical and emotional welfare of children is extremely important in Oklahoma.  Whenever there’s a possibility that a child receives mistreatment in any way, the matter typically goes to court. Once in Court the Judge will use what’s called the “best interests of the child standard” to determine guardianship issues. Tulsa guardianship attorneys know exactly how to win your guardianship…

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Should I File for Divorce Before Bankruptcy?

Trying to save your home from foreclosure while having to deal with nagging creditors can create a lot of stress and anxiety. In particular this true for married couples with credit problems.  With 50% of Oklahoma marriages ending in divorce, it well-known that financial issues are a leading reason for divorce.  In fact, many couples trying to address debt problems sometimes…

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How Much Does a Tulsa Divorce Cost

How much does a Tulsa divorce cost is one of the most common questions we hear from clients considering a divorce.  The most straightforward answer to this question is it depends. Truthfully the answer to how much a Tulsa divorce costs depends on the parties getting the divorce. Some can agree on issues while others cant agree on anything. Do…

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Dividing Property in a Tulsa Divorce

Dividing Property in a Tulsa Divorce is an important part of any divorce case. During property and debt division, parties have legal obligations to provide disclosures of their assets and liabilities.  This financial disclosure requirement is necessary for parties to negotiate an equitable distribution of property and spousal maintenance (alimony).  These disclosures are necessary for a fair conclusion of any family…

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Modifying Tulsa Divorce Decree

Modifying Tulsa Divorce decree is possible. Several things happen in life that cause force us into modifying Tulsa divorce decree. An example may be that the original decree awarded joint physical custody but its always been one parent that’s had custody. Or there are times when because of changes in your income or former spouses income that make modifying child…

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Tulsa Oklahoma Guardianship Requirements

Tulsa Oklahoma guardianship requirements depend on which type of guardianship you’re looking for. Guardianship law is intended to protect those people that need protection. Whether its a young child or an elderly person Guardianship protects those who can’t protect themselves. In a broad sense Oklahoma guardianship requirements require this inability to care for oneself as a common requirement. Guardianship of…

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Oklahoma Grandparent Rights

Oklahoma Grandparent rights exit…maybe. The reason I express caution is that the right isn’t absolute. Just like opinions that say there isn’t a right, it also isn’t absolute. Oklahoma Grandparent rights spring from, if at all,  what the law calls a totality of the circumstances not a statute. This is a complicated way of saying that the law looks at…

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Living Together During Divorce in Tulsa

I’m running across more and more people living together during divorce in Tulsa. This increasing number of couples continue living together during divorce in Tulsa pending marital dissolution.  Although it’s difficult coping with divorce, many households cannot afford the additional expenses of living apart during the process.  The financial challenge of maintaining two households is even more complex if you’re facing a contentious divorce….

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