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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What is Probate in Oklahoma?

Probate in Oklahoma

Probate in Oklahoma is the judicial process of determining who is entitled to receive the deceased person’s property. Whether the person died with a valid will or died without a will, their estate must go through probate in Oklahoma. This is an important process because it ensures that the person’s property is properly distributed to those who are entitled to…

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Federal Grand Jury Process Explained by Tulsa Criminal Lawyer

Federal Grand Jury Process

Federal Grand Jury Process, like all federal criminal prosecutions is much different than in State Court. Most people are familiar with State court cases in Oklahoma, where the charges are already determined, and the case goes to trial. This is what is most commonly seen on television and what most people will experience if they’re arrested. If someone is arrested…

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Shoulder Injuries at Work

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries at work are among the most common injuries employees suffer.  This is due to the constant and repetitive use by shoulders in order to complete most jobs in any setting.  Some doctors will have nearly 300 patients annually come to their office for shoulder injuries at work. This article will explain more about your options when it comes…

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Oklahoma Ancillary Probate Information

Larceny of Merchandise from Retailer Greater than One Thousand Dollars

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

Protective Order Violations in Tulsa

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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Different Kinds of Record Expungements

Different Kinds of Record Expungments

If you have a criminal record in Oklahoma and want to seal it there are different kinds of record expungements available. Let’s suppose you were charged with a non-violent felony or misdemeanor, and the court defers your sentence for a certain period of time, let’s say 2 years, and orders you to attend anger management classes during this probationary period….

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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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Birth Injuries and Negligence Laws

Birth Injuries

Many Oklahomans know of the legendary musician Leon Russell from Lawton.  But, what many do not know, is that Leon Russell was the victim of a birth injury that left his right side partially paralyzed.  While Leon Russell overcame his birth injury to become a famous artist, some people never overcome their birth injuries.  As a result, these victims will…

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Alimony Under The New Tax Laws

Driving Without License

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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Oklahoma Prescription Drug Possession Crimes

Oklahoma Prescription Drug Possession crimes

Oklahoma Prescription Drug Possession crimes are common in our State. Statistics from a 2016 study show that almost 60% of overdose deaths in the state of Oklahoma are due to abuse of prescription drugs.  These include many painkillers and anti-anxiety pills such as Oxycodone or Xanax.  These habits not only threaten lives, but they can cost you.  Some habits can…

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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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Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

Defrauding an Innkeeper

Possession of a Stolen Vehicle in Oklahoma is a crime the Tulsa County district attorneys office hotly pursues. In early June of 2017 an unmarked police vehicle was stolen in South Tulsa.  The vehicle did not have any external markings, but did hold a pepper spray ball, a ballistic shield, and handheld radio.  As of June 9th, the vehicle whereabouts…

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Holographic Wills in Oklahoma

Holographic Wills in Oklahoma

Holographic Wills in Oklahoma are valid if done correctly. Life expectancy in Oklahoma is 73 years old.  A large percentage of people over the age of 65 do not have a valid will or trust in place.  Sometimes, a will is put in handwriting before a person’s death though.  This is legally a holographic will.  Oklahoma recognizes holographic wills in…

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Student Loans in Oklahoma Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Exemptions in Oklahoma

Student loans in Oklahoma bankruptcy are one of the most frustrating aspects of modern life.  In order to obtain the education you need for the career you want, you have to take on debt.  Sadly, that doesn’t always work out.  Employment fluctuates, life intervenes, and student loans go from being an annoyance to a full blown crisis.  As bankruptcy attorneys,…

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Child Abuse Domestic Violence Case Dismissed

Grand Larceny in Dwelling House

Child abuse domestic violence charges dismissed in Tulsa today. Just like any domestic violence case if its enhanced and charged as child abuse domestic violence the charge must be supported by what the State can prove. This means that State of Oklahoma, when charging Child abuse domestic violence, has to meet the elements of the crime and this includes some…

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Defending False Impersonation Charges in Tulsa

Resisting an Officer

Defending Oklahoma False Impersonation Charges in Tulsa is complex with serious consequences to those accused of this crime. For example, in March of 2017 a Skiatook Oklahoma man was taken into custody for false impersonation of a federal agent.  The man struck an Italian restaurant manager in the chest while claiming the manager was a German spy.  Further, the man…

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Criminal Attorneys Fighting Embezzlement Crimes in Oklahoma

Embezzlement crimes in Oklahoma together with Ponzi schemes have become famous under the likes of Bernie Madoff and Enron’s Kenneth Lay.  However, even Oklahoma is susceptible to such practices.  For example, the punter for the OU Sooners 2000 championship team, Jeff Ferguson, is facing financial embezzlement charges.  He allegedly embezzled $620,000 from Firstar Bank, N.A.  This is a significant number…

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Tulsa Lawyers Discuss Oklahoma Workers Compensation Disability

Oklahoma Workers Compensation Disability

Tulsan’s filed approximately 1200 Oklahoma Workers Compensation disability claims in 2015. This is an estimated 17% of the work force according to the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission Report. As a result, just over $2,350,000 worth of Oklahoma Workers Compensation Disability payments went to the partially disabled employee claims. The partial disability industry is substantial and one that requires legal counsel…

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Tulsa Lawyers Discuss Oklahoma Burn Injuries

Oklahoma Burn Injuries

Oklahoma Burn Injuries cause horrible injuries each year. In Oklahoma, it is common for teenagers and young adults to work in the fast food industry.  Oftentimes this requires handling hot grease and other scalding substances which may result in accidental burn injuries.  Oklahoma State Department of Health statistics show that 17% of burn victims in restaurant work-related burns were under…

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Expunging Oklahoma Criminal Records

Expunging Oklahoma Criminal Records will seal the criminal arrest and criminal charges making it as if the crim never happened. Many people are aware of the theory of expunging Oklahoma criminal records but not sure how its done. The process can be slightly more complex than it sounds but its possible if you qualify.  Oklahoma law allows expungement of criminal…

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Construction Injuries and Oklahoma Workers Comp

Construction injuries Covered by Oklahoma Workers Compensation

Construction injuries Covered by Oklahoma Workers Compensation depend on your status as an employee or an independent contractor. If you suffer injuries while working on a construction site, the contractor, through his workers compensation insurance, may be responsible for your medical expenses and certain disability payments owed to you.  In Oklahoma, its often a question of if you carry the label…

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Tulsa Attorneys Discuss Endeavoring to Manufacture Meth Charges

Endeavoring to Manufacture Meth Charges in Oklahoma have undergone a serious expansion as the war on meth ramps up. In 2015, the OSBI reports that close to 300 arrests regarding drug use alone were made in Tulsa county.  This is not necessarily surprising, as Oklahoma has topped the methamphetamine epidemic charts for years.  However, endeavoring to manufacture meth is a growing…

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Shooting with Intent to Kill

Shooting with Intent to Kill

Shooting with Intent to Kill is a serious crime in Oklahoma. Many people are familiar with the controversial 2007 “Horn Shootings” in Texas.  A 61-year-old man shot two illegal immigrants leaving his neighbor’s home in what appeared to be the course of a robbery.  These brought into question The Castle Doctrine (otherwise known as “Stand Your Ground”) versus shooting with…

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Oklahoma Second Degree Burglary Lawyers

In September of 2016, an Oklahoma City woman was arrested on four counts of Oklahoma second degree burglary.  She began in the Valvoline gas station parking lot, entering unlocked vehicles and also taking purses.  Upon arrival in the Sprouts parking lot, police found her in her car with her shirt around her neck and covering her face.  While searching her vehicle,…

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Oklahoma First Degree Manslaughter

Oklahoma First Degree Manslaughter involve complex legal issues.  The following is an example of one instance of it.  In the 2010 Oklahoma case of State v. Ceasar, a driver in a hit-and-run accident was charged with first degree manslaughter.  Ceasar was driving with a revoked license.  Further, he hit two pedestrians crossing the street.  One pedestrian died due to her injuries,…

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Failure to Pay Fines and Court Costs in Oklahoma

Failure to Pay Fines and Court Costs in Oklahoma is a crime. Its a crime that can land you in jail.  A 2013 Tulsa World article, the editors at Tulsa World discuss the increasing number of people in jail for failure to pay  fines and Court costs in Oklahoma.  The article focuses on a woman who originally had $150 in fines…

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Tulsa Lawyers Defining Strict Liability

In Oklahoma law, some acts are subject to strict liability.  Strict liability is a rather unforgiving rule.  It essentially imposes liability for damages on the defendant and takes no account of the fault of the plaintiff.  That’s why Oklahoma attorneys refer to it as liability without fault. The main elements that must be present are: –  the defendant was the…

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Tulsa Lawyers Review Assault and Battery on an Officer

In Oklahoma, it’s a felony to commit assault and battery on an officer.  This also includes police, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, corrections officers, highway patrol, and any other peace officers that are in the line of duty.  As tension rise across the nation regarding law enforcement and defendants, it’s more important then ever to address this topic.  Read on to understand…

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Tulsa Lawyers Discuss Nursing Home Abuse in Oklahoma

Nursing home abuse

Nursing Home abuse is devastating to families. When we’re dealing with our sickly family members sometimes all other awareness goes out the window. As we grapple with the difficult reality that our once vibrant parent or other family member can no longer care for themselves the prospect of nursing home abuse just doesn’t register on our radar. Each day, together…

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Tulsa Lawyers Explain Robbery Crimes in Oklahoma

Robbery Crimes in Oklahoma occur every day. Oklahoma Neighborhood Scout reports over 75,000 Oklahoma robberies in the last year.  It also states 1 in 33 residents will be victim to a property crime at some point within the year.  These numbers are significant and alarming.  Further, many of these crimes will include eye witnesses.  Eye witnesses typically have a high…

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Tulsa Lawyers Review New Expungement Law in Oklahoma

Expunging Juvenile Records

The new expungement law in Oklahoma makes sealing your criminal record just a little bit easier. The impact of a criminal record can be devastating. It means employment opportunities are limited as well as many other opportunities that look to your criminal record and require that its clean.  For years the impact of open records and the free flow of…

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Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Oklahoma

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a crime in Oklahoma.  With high social stigma attached to it, often times it haunts a person throughout their lifetime.  Okla. Stat. tit. 63 §2-405(B) addresses drug paraphernalia.  It states: “No person shall use drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale…

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Explaining Domestic Assault and Battery in Tulsa

Domestic Assault and Battery in Tulsa

Domestic assault and battery in Tulsa is a common crime. More often then most people realize citizens are charged with domestic assault and battery. The increase in arrests follows closely the public’s desire to reduce domestic violence. This effort comes in the form of strict enforcement of assault charges as they relate to family members. What was once a rare and…

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Revoking a Tulsa Will With an Oklahoma Divorce

Revoking a Tulsa will with Oklahoma divorce is one way to revoke a will. As we go through life and acquire more assets estate planning becomes more important. More importantly then acquiring more assets is the need to protect our family members even after we’ve left this earth. An important part of estate planning in Oklahoma is understanding when parts or…

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Embezzlement of Rental Furniture in Tulsa

In Oklahoma failing to return rental furniture is a crime of Embezzlement of Rental Furniture. When most people rent furniture or appliances in Tulsa they don’t do it intending to commit a crime. They rent it with with the intent of paying it off and keeping the products. Generally the reason they use a Tulsa Oklahoma rent to own retailer to…

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Tulsa Probate Lawyers

Valid Will

Our Tulsa Probate Lawyers will tell you that probate doesn’t have to be hard. Probate is the legal process by which the court, oversees and directs the distribution of assets and liabilities to beneficiaries. Thus, the probate process is the means by which legal title to real or personal property transfers to heirs or beneficiaries. The distribution of one’s property, whether they had…

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Obtaining a Protective Order in Tulsa County

A Protective Order in Tulsa is a quasi-criminal proceeding the state’s Protection from Domestic Abuse Act establishes.  The intent of a Protective Order in Tulsa is to serve as a deterrent.  It deters from continued behavior of domestic abuse, stalking, harassment and rape.  While there is nothing stopping the defendant (the individual whom the Protective Order is against), from continuing this…

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What to do if you’re injured at work

When you suffer injuries in a work-related accident, you should not talk with the insurance company’s attorney. You only talk with them about your accident only in the presence of your workers compensation lawyers. You need time to accesses your injuries, to heal and eventually to recover. In the days following your Oklahoma work accident an insurance company representative will be…

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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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Oklahoma Protective Orders

Have you received service of a protective order? Contact our Oklahoma protective order defense attorney for free information. Our protective order defense attorney can review your case and help you develop the best defense possible to rebut any claims of domestic violence.  Further, don’t ignore the court summons or the protective order hearing. If you don’t attend the hearing, a default…

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Expungement of Criminal Records in Oklahoma

A criminal record can hamper your job prospects, prevent you from obtaining housing, or government benefits. Fortunately, you can achieve an expungement of criminal records in Oklahoma.  This helps prevent your past from ruining your future. Call us now for more information on how to get your a clean slate. An Oklahoma  criminal records expungement results in the sealing of…

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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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Oklahoma Car Crash Injury Law: Sleep Deprivation

Few adults get the amount of sleep they or the medical profession feels that they need. The statistics support this assertion. A Gallup poll from December 2013 found that 40% of Americans get less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep a night. The average night sleep for adults is now only 6.8 hours. Medical studies, and common…

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New Workers Comp Laws in Oklahoma

New workers comp laws  were passed in May 2013.  The Oklahoma Legislature passed Senate Bill 1062.  This codified the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act, the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act, and the new Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Act.  It also established the Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims. These new Oklahoma Workers Compensation Laws, which went into effect on February 1, 2014…

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Adopting a Child in Oklahoma – What You Should Know

Oklahoma adoption attorneys go through the adoption process on a regular basis.  If you’ve experienced this process before, you know the stress of gaining the rights to care for the child that you love. There are a variety of reasons why parents and families choose to adopt a child.  No two situations are ever the same. As such, the adoption process is…

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Possession Of Marijuana in Tulsa

Have you or a loved one been arrested and charged for criminal possession of marijuana in Tulsa? If so, you should contact our criminal marijuana defense attorneys for a free case consultation. Our attorneys can review your case and provide you with various legal outcomes that could result based on your particular circumstances. Marijuana Criminal Lawyer: Being charged with the criminal possession…

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Foreclosure Attorneys in Tulsa

Are you behind on paying your mortgage? Are you currently facing the possibility of filing for bankruptcy? Bankruptcy can help you keep your home and forgive your debts. If you’re an Oklahoma resident whose underwater in your home, contact our bankruptcy law office to speak with our foreclosure attorneys. You can get debt relief and possibly keep your home. It…

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Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Requirements

In recent news, the Eastern District of the Oklahoma United States Attorney’s Office announced on January 10, 2014 that Gary J. Neel of Wagoner, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment without parole and 5 more years of supervision for failure to register and update his registration as required by the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Neel had…

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Injury Accidents in Parking Lots

 Injury accidents in parking lots are common types of accidents. Many people naturally dread parking lots, decks, and garages. Parking spots are all around dangerous places to be, for you and your vehicle. Our personal injury attorneys are prepared to handle all types of injury accidents in parking lots.  For example, we offer consultations for injury accidents in parking lots including slip and…

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Common Questions About Filing Bankruptcy in Tulsa – Part 2

This is Part II of our two-installment blog post answering frequently asked questions about bankruptcy in Oklahoma. Part I of this blog provides more bankruptcy information so if you missed it you can view it here. We address many of the issues and questions by those with overwhelming by debt and consider filing bankruptcy Tulsa as an option.  Our Tulsa  Attorneys recognize that…

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Can I File for Workers Compensation?

Unlike the tort system, where you are able to file suit against someone who is at fault for causing you harm, such as a personal injury action, a nursing home negligence action, or a medical malpractice action, the workers’ compensation system does not take into account fault. Rather the system is no fault. The key is that the injury happened…

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Your Right to Remain Silent: What Every Oklahoman Needs to Know

Miranda is one’s right to remain silent.  It states that the prosecution through the Police may not use statements of individuals when they are in custodial custody without first receiving their miranda right to remain silent.  Miranda is a precautionary rule.  It protects the Fifth Amendment rights of suspects within criminal cases. However, Miranda is only applicable when the suspect is in custodial custody and…

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Nursing Home Negligence in Oklahoma: What Legal Options are There?

Nursing homes are a necessary haven for many ill and elderly Oklahoma citizens with injuries.  These patients deserve a high level of care that they often don’t receive resulting in nursing home negligence.  Many nursing home residents must use wheelchairs on a daily basis in order to move about the nursing home.  Therefore, it is imperative that nursing home staff…

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Obtaining a Visa for Oklahoma Immigration

Millions of people around the world want to visit or live in the United States.  The United States offers individuals countless opportunities to citizens and non-citizens alike.  Whether you want to come to the United States to visit or live permanently, there are procedures you must follow.  These comply with immigration laws. If you need information regarding entering the United…

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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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The Consequences of Ignoring a Traffic Ticket in Oklahoma

Traffic tickets are a common annoyance that many Oklahoma citizens must deal with. Whether it’s a parking ticket, no insurance, not wearing a seat-belt, or a speeding ticket , we can help.  The biggest mistake many Oklahoman’s make is to ignore a traffic ticket. Don’t ignore a traffic ticket call our Tulsa traffic ticket attorneys today! In Oklahoma, a court…

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Finding the Right Criminal Defense Attorney

As most people are aware, facing criminal charges is extremely difficult, and without proper representation, can have life-altering repercussions.  However, trying to find the right criminal defense attorney can present several challenges.  This at times, may influence people to act out of desperation and hire the first attorney that comes along. It is important to realize that having a skillful…

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Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Tulsa – What You Need to Know

For those who do not meet the income-based requirements of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 action may be a viable option for those dealing with a mounting debt crisis.  Generally speaking, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often an ideal approach for people who wish to address their debt situation without losing their assets, such as their cars and…

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Accident Dos and Donts

Generally speaking, being in an accident of any type can be devastating, especially when it is the person’s first time.  However, failing to be prepared should you find yourself involved in an accident can make the situation even worse. Not only can it cause you to be seriously injuries, it can also have irreversible legal consequences that even the best…

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Workers Compensation Law Challenges

A new workers compensation law is set to take effect in February 2014.  The bill creates an opportunity for businesses to opt-out of Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation law program.  They can either self-insuring to provide benefits for injured workers or purchasing policies from approved insurance providers.  This does not eliminate the workers’ compensation system.  It does though enable corporations to provide…

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Is Filing Bankruptcy Right For Me?

If you re facing a financial crisis, its likely that you’re considering an Oklahoma bankruptcy. The question is filing bankruptcy right for me is a valid one. Filing for bankruptcy is a complex process.You may be asking yourself, is filing bankruptcy right for me, and as such, hesitate to consider it as a way of improving your financial situation.  If you’re facing financial crisis…

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Important Oklahoma DUI Defenses

Most people know that they can go to jail for a DUI if a blood chemical test shows that they were driving with illegal narcotics in their blood.  Fewer are aware that prescription drugs that impair perception, coordination and otherwise impact driving ability can also be the basis for a Oklahoma DUI arrest.  You may be subject to a DUI prosecution…

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Oklahoma Sexting Laws and Child Porn

Violations of Oklahoma sexting laws are on the rise. Many parents may find the constant texting activity of their kids to be annoying.  However, parents may not realize that a common text messaging activity can result in their teenagers facing criminal charges for creating, distributing or possessing child pornography. This common activity among teens which may expose your teen to…

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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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Planning For Incapacity

Planning for incapacity is never a pleasant task. But there is significant risk in delaying the development of such a plan if you should become incapacitated.  Most people associated this type of prolonged loss of consciousness may be elderly people suffering from mental ailments.  However, young people can suffer the same type of incapacity.  It is impossible to prevent temporary…

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Common Chapter 7 Questions

This blog post is the second installment in our two part blog post covering common chapter 7 bankruptcy questions. If you are drowning in debt and considering bankruptcy as a means to eliminate much of your unsecured debt, we recommend you review Part I of this blog post.  While we’ve tried to address most of the common chapter 7 questions,…

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Forgiving Back Taxes in Bankruptcy

Forgiving Back Taxes in Bankruptcy can  help those people who’ve experienced Tax debt.  The impact of being the target of the IRS harsh tax collection techniques can be devastating.  There are organizations that are aggressive in enforcing unpaid obligations . . . and then there is the IRS.  Sadly, many families that struggle financially in the face of wage assignments,…

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Contractor Work Injuries

Contractor Work Injuries in Oklahoma are not covered by Workers compensation insurance.The question of whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor is extremely important for on the job injuries.  While the Oklahoma worker’s compensation system can provide free medical care, short-term wage replacement and even long-term disability benefits, these forms of compensation are available only to employees not…

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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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ICE Holds Involving Drug Possession in Tulsa

ICE holds involving drug possession in Tulsa can have crippling effects on your family. If you’re not a U.S. citizen and suffer an arrest for a criminal offense, the potential consequences for you can be particularly devastating.  Many times the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency will place an ICE hold on those under arrest and have no documentation that…

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Common Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Questions

Common Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Questions are centered around debt forgiveness. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy provides a means for you to forgive the vast majority of unsecured debts. This can make income available to you so that you can pay other monthly bills including mortgage and car payments.  While filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can provide enormous financial relief, you cant file unless…

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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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Stop and Frisk Abuse in Tulsa

Stop and frisk abuse in Tulsa is a real concern.  Since the early 1990’s its been a problem for citizens in Tulsa and the Country as a whole. If unchecked stop and frisk abuse allows the Police to stop you and search you without a reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime. When you’ve been arrested you need an attorney to…

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Wrongful Death Information in Tulsa

Wrongful death information in Tulsa can help you approach a sudden tragedy in some what of a systematic way. To lose a loved one in a wrongful death is overwhelming. The sudden loss can leave you in shock and as if its only you in the world. Wrongful death information can give you some direction while you attempt to regain…

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APC DUI Criminal Charges in Tulsa

APC DUI criminal charges in Tulsa can be a nightmare. After a night of bar hopping with friends, you think you’re sober enough to drive home.  After walking to your car on the street along the curb, you pull out your keys.  Immediately you realize you are in no shape to drive.  Because you are responsible, you decide to sleep…

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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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Immigration and Bankruptcy in Oklahoma

Immigration and Bankruptcy in Oklahoma can go together. Bankruptcy relief is available for U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and undocumented immigrants alike. Often undocumented immigrants choose not to seek relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code for one reason or another. However, in order to better decide whether bankruptcy is the best option, you should speak with an attorney familiar with…

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Deferred Action Visa Childhood Arrivals Program

Deferred Action Visa and Childhood arrival program is here. Many young undocumented immigrants welcomed plans for the Deferred Action Visa for Childhood Arrivals program.  This program was a temporary reprieve from the threat of removal (formerly “deportation”).  The program offers benefits for those brought to the U.S. by their parents as children.  However, the protection of the program has limits.  The program has…

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Oklahoma Bankruptcy Means Test

The Oklahoma Bankruptcy Means Test helps you to know if you qualify. Many people who qualify don’t realize it and therefor don’t file. Several reasons may also explain this failure to file. This includes concerns about one’s ability to qualify for bankruptcy under the means test. The purpose of the means test is to force those that are above a certain…

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Oklahoma Field Sobriety Testing For DUI

Oklahoma field sobriety testing can be challenged in Tulsa DUI cases. This is because many State and local Police make mistakes administering the test. Also some of the cues the Police use for Oklahoma filed sobriety testing can be considered less the objective proof of DUI. If administrated incorrectly Oklahoma  Field sobriety testing will get you a not guilty. Not…

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Defending Against Oklahoma DUI Charges

Tulsa attorneys defending against Oklahoma DUI charges push the same narrative to clients. Through information on what to do its hoped defending against Oklahoma DUI charges can continue trending towards higher success rates. People receive drunk driving convictions in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma on a daily basis.  But, many of those arrested for DUI might well have avoided arrest and/or conviction had they…

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Injuries Caused by Oklahoma Distracted Driving

Injuries Caused by Oklahoma Distracted Driving are on the rise. The serious accident risks posed by drug and alcohol impaired drivers is widely acknowledged. But, the dangerous practice of Oklahoma distracted driving  has increasingly become the focus of traffic safety experts. Serious Public Safety Issue: Injuries caused by Oklahoma distracted driving has become a serious public safety issue.  Over a…

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Credit Score After Bankruptcy

Your credit score after bankruptcy is probably going to be better then you think. A great number of Oklahoman’s struggle for years paying minimum payments while interest and penalties mount.  They often wonder about the impact on there credit score after bankruptcy.  As your family falls further into debt, the family may make difficult financial sacrifices, surrender valuable assets and cope with…

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Federal Income Taxes and Immigration Status

Federal Income Taxes and Immigration Status go hand in hand. Filing both federal and state income taxes can greatly impact your possibilities of becoming a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) or U.S. citizen. The law requires all immigrants (documented or undocumented) to follow the same tax laws as other LPRs and U.S. citizens. You must report your income, depending on how…

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Tulsa Fiance Visa Lawyers

Our Tulsa Fiance Visa Lawyers can help you get your family visa. To obtain a K-1 visa, a U.S. citizen must file a Petition for Relative or Fiancé(e) (I-129F), with the USCIS. The USCIS will then send the approved Petition to the American Embassy where the fiancé(e) will apply for his or her visa. The fiancé(e) visa petition is valid…

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New Rules For Unlawful Presence

On January 3, 2013, the USCIS published the rule on the unlawful presence waiver (I-601A). Currently, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who have accrued a certain period of unlawful presence in the United States have to leave the U.S. as part of the legal immigration process.  Further, they cannot legally return to the U.S. for as long as 3 to 10 years. The new rule would streamline the…

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How to Obtain a Family Visa in Oklahoma

A Family Visa in Oklahoma allows you to bring family members to the Unitesd States legally. To promote family unity, U.S. immigration law permits citizens and lawful permanent residents (sponsors) to petition for certain qualified relatives (beneficiaries) to come and live permanently in the United States. There are two basic groups of family-based visas that we can help you with…

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