The Difference Between Post And Pre-Nuptial Agreements in Oklahoma

Post And Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Post And Pre-Nuptial Agreements in Oklahoma are really just contracts between a married couple. Marriage is often looked at as a sacred covenant between two people that are in love. Few newlyweds anticipate it ending in a divorce. Still, a growing number of people are preparing for the worst-case scenario and are looking for ways to protect their assets in…

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What Is Aggravated Speeding In Oklahoma?

Aggravated Speeding In Oklahoma

Aggravated Speeding In Oklahoma is a crime that law enforcement takes very seriously. There are two sources of laws that regulate the speed of travel for motor vehicles on the roads and highways of the state. There is the “basic rule” that leaves it to the driver to go at a “careful and prudent speed”, and there are specific laws…

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What Is An Incontestable Trademark And How Do I Get One?

Incontestable Trademark

Both Oklahoma state law and US federal laws recognize and protect trademarks and other intellectual property. Both state and federal law have processes to follow to register your trademark. Only US federal patent and trademark law provides the opportunity to recognize an incontestable trademark, however. The Value Of The Mark The law in Oklahoma trademark law defines a “mark” as…

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What is Shared Parenting in Oklahoma Family Law

Shared Parenting in Oklahoma

Shared Parenting in Oklahoma is a form of child custody. One of the most challenging parts of any divorce or child custody case involving children is determining custody of the kids. These cases are often highly emotional and challenging for the entire family. Fortunately, some parents can work out schedules and plans together without spending significant time and money on…

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What If I’m Accused of DUI Manslaughter in Tulsa

DUI Manslaughter in Tulsa

DUI Manslaughter in Tulsa Oklahoma is a very serious charge. In Oklahoma, driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is a crime regardless of whether you injure someone or cause property damage. However, if you happen to kill someone because of getting behind the wheel when you are drunk, then you face much more drastic consequences. Specifically, DUI manslaughter is…

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Tips For Drafting Construction Contracts

Drafting Construction Contracts

Drafting construction contracts are supposed to contain the rights and duties of everyone involved in a given project. A clear construction contract allows both the contractor and the property owner to accurately reflect their expectations. It can prevent or mitigate stressful disputes, saving everyone time and money. Here are some tips provided by our Tulsa business law attorney that you…

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Reasons an Oklahoma Bankruptcy can be Denied?

Bankruptcy can be Denied

An Oklahoma bankruptcy can be denied but its not something that happens in most cases. Bankruptcy offers an excellent option for many individuals struggling to pay off significant amounts of debt. However, you must qualify for bankruptcy, otherwise a court can refuse to discharge your debts. Additionally, certain actions that you may take could prevent a court from approving your…

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Car Accident Evidence I Should Gather to Win A Car Wreck Case

Car Accident Evidence

Car accident evidence is important for winning your personal injury case. Following a car accident, people are often not thinking clearly. Individuals often panic or fail to acknowledge the severity of a collision. Unfortunately, even minor crashes can lead to severe injuries. Suppose you are involved in a car or truck accident. In that case, there are certain steps you…

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What is The Impact of an Emergency Protective Order in Tulsa

Emergency Protective Order

A emergency protective order in Oklahoma helps provide security to victims of abuse and to individuals who suspect they will be victims of abuse without legal protections. There are three different categories of protective orders in Oklahoma. It is crucial for anyone who fears for their safety to understand whether they have the right to obtain any of these orders….

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Can I Get a Name Change After a Divorce in Oklahoma?

Name Change After a Divorce

In Oklahoma its not uncommon for one of the partners to get a name change after a divorce. After your divorce in Oklahoma, you can either keep you marital name or be restored to your maiden name, its your choice. What you decide is set out in the final order of divorce. The important thing to note is that its…

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Time Limits For Reporting a Work Injury in Oklahoma

Reporting a Work Injury in Oklahoma

There are time limits for reporting a work Injury in Oklahoma. When you suffer a workplace injury in Oklahoma, you should seek medical treatment immediately. You do this at the same time that you report the workplace injury to your employer. You can inform the designated safety manager or your supervisor about the injury. This requirement also applies if you…

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Can I Expunge A Felony DUI In Oklahoma?

Expunge a Felony DUI

You can expunge a felony DUI in Oklahoma but you have to qualify. A felony DUI can make your life difficult for many reasons. Potential employers may refuse to hire you when they find the conviction on your record. You also might struggle to get into school, find adequate housing, or obtain a loan. Fortunately, depending on your circumstances, you…

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Bankruptcy or Debt Settlement in Oklahoma Which is Better

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Bankruptcy or debt settlement in Oklahoma is a choice many people struggle with. Bankruptcy and debt settlement are both options that an individual might consider when they are unable to meet their financial obligations. Struggling to pay off significant debt can cause a person to feel helpless and unable to take control of their life. If you are in this…

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If I’m Injured In A Car Accident At Work, Is It Covered By Oklahoma Workers Comp?

Car Accident At Work

If you are in a car accident at work there is a very good chance that the accident is covered by Oklahoma workers compensation. Workers compensation programs in Oklahoma provide certain benefits to employees who suffer injuries while working. When it comes to car accident at work, a person might qualify for these benefits; however, the ability to claim workers…

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Is a Liquidated Damages Clause Enforceable in Oklahoma Contracts?

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Oklahoma law permits the use of a liquidated damages clause in business law contracts. However, these provisions must comply with all legal requirements to prevent a court from invalidating them. Liquidated damages provisions might provide some protection against liability in breach of contract cases. As an example, a construction project on your property requires more time than the company estimated….

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What are Benefits of Estate Planning in Oklahoma?

Benefits of Estate Planning

The benefits of Estate Planning in Oklahoma are many fold. An estate plan provides individuals with a number of benefits including the opportunity to dictate what will happen with their assets at their incapacity and death. Completing a will, trust, and other estate planning documents can give you the peace of mind in knowing that you – rather than the…

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Copyright Attorneys in Oklahoma

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Copyright attorneys help by both creating and protecting your copyright. Copyright laws protect your intellectual property and includes creative works of an aesthetic nature usually described as “works of authorship.” Examples of works protected by copyright laws are novels, paintings, musical works, movies, and plays. Under the law, copyright protections are available for any “original work of authorship fixed in…

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What is an Oklahoma Trademark

An Oklahoma trademark together with a Federal trademark is a tool used to protect your property. A trademark is a type of intellectual property to exclusively identify a product or service with a particular business. Both Federal and Oklahoma Trademarks are usually obtained on words, slogans, and logos, but it is also possible to protect unique sounds, smells, and colors…

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Can I Get Punitive Damages After a Truck Accident?

Damages after a truck accident in Tulsa include pain and suffering and sometimes even punitive damages. Punitive damages can be awarded to you (the plaintiff in a lawsuit) when the person or company you sue (the defendant) is found liable for committing an offense which results in your injury. Unlike compensatory damages – which pays you for medical bills, lost…

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When Are Drug Tests Used in Child Custody Cases in Tulsa?

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Court ordered drug tests used in child custody cases are fairly common in Tulsa family law court. When an adult abuses alcohol or drugs, they may suffer physical and mental health consequences. But when children are involved, the picture changes quite dramatically because the health of the children are at stake. For this reason, people often wonder whether drug testing…

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Who’s Responsible For Car Accidents at Work?

Car accidents at work create a special kind of liability in Oklahoma. Its not uncommon for individuals to get into a truck or automobile accident in the course of their employment. This may range from a simple work errand to a person whose primary job is done on the road. Car accidents at work can go a couple of different…

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Child Custody and Unmarried Parents in Tulsa

Child custody and unmarried parents are often issues related to judicial determinations of paternity. If an unmarried couple has one or more children and decides to part ways in the State of Oklahoma, then they might fight over who gets the kids after the separation. The rule for most states is that the mother gets awarded sole physical custody unless…

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Tulsa Wrongful Death DUI Accident Attorneys

Our wrongful death DUI accident attorneys file claims against drunk drivers that cause fatalities in Oklahoma. When someone you love is killed by a drunk driver in Oklahoma, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain damages. Although no amount of financial compensation can erase your loss, but holding the drunk driver accountable can help you…

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Homeowners Can Sue For Construction Defects Done by Contractors

Construction defects done by contractors are compensable in a contract dispute. Construction negligence of a contractor may result in poor quality construction or defective work at your home. Still other work may not have been done at all or half completed leaving the homeowner holding the bag. As a homeowner in Oklahoma, you can sue a contractor if there are…

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Can I Contest a Will in Probate Court in Tulsa

Contest a Will in Probate

It is possible to contest a Will in Probate Court in Oklahoma. Its best that you do the will contest as soon as possible while all the evidence is fresh. There are several basis for a will contest from the will not meeting statutory requirements down to out right fraud. The contest is filed in the Court where the probate…

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Adult Guardianships in Tulsa and How You Get One?

Adult guardianships in Tulsa require the signature of an Oklahoma Family Court Judge before its granted. An individual who is at least 18 years of age, and is impaired due to physical or mental illness or disability, drug dependence, or other such reasons – which results in them not being able to care for their physical or financial safety, is…

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Motorcycle Passenger Injury Claims in Tulsa Oklahoma

Motorcycle passenger injury claims in Oklahoma are compensated for just like any other car or motorcycle accident in Tulsa. Riding a motorcycle can be fun and exhilarating for both the rider and their passenger. However, it is also quite dangerous, particularly when compared with driving a car or a truck. In fact, motorcycle riders and their passengers tend to be…

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Temporary Custody Orders in Tulsa

Temporary Custody Orders in a custody case mark the first custody leading up to a final order. If you and your spouse are heading down divorce or paternity lane, and you have children together, then you’ll have to work out a child custody arrangement. While most parents have plenty of time to figure out child custody – some need arrangements…

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Ridesharing Accident Liability in Tulsa

Ridesharing accident liability is a kind of car accident law. When you request an Uber or Lyft, the last thing that may cross your mind is that you might be involved in a ridesharing accident. However, as these services have exploded in popularity across Oklahoma, it has become more commonplace for these accidents to occur – and that should concern…

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Undue Influence In Estate Planning and Guardianships in Tulsa

Undue Influence In Estate Planning is a fairly common occurrence. Estate planning means much more than mitigating the tax liability associated with transferring assets to others at your death. It also involves choosing one or more fiduciaries (e.g. family members) to manage your financial and healthcare matters at your incapacity and death; choosing who will be responsible for administering your…

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What is The Probate Process in Oklahoma

The probate process in Oklahoma is governed by the probate laws. Each state throughout the country has its own rules for how probate works. The probate process in Oklahoma is kick started in the majority of deaths occurring in the state. Probate becomes necessary for facilitating the transfer of assets of a deceased and winding up their estate unless the…

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Intellectual Property Rights in Oklahoma

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights are a hot topic in business law and litigation.  The capitalistic system of American business provides a wealth of opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses alike.  However, the pace is fast and ever changing.  As a result, it is important that you apply for the proper protections to keep your business yours.  From trademarks and patents on to…

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Construction Zone Car Accidents in Tulsa

Construction zone car accidents in Tulsa may require an injury attorney to investigate the accident scene. Car and truck accidents in construction zones are more common because the roads around the site may be filled with hot tar or gravel. There may also be additional risk because traffic may have to be narrowed or rerouted, and large construction vehicles may…

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The Impact of Social Media in a Tulsa Custody Case

Social media has become an integral part of our lives today. While social media interactions are mostly healthy and beneficial, you should be aware of the potential impact of social media in a Tulsa custody case. Child custody battles, in particular, can be highly sensitive matters, and what you post on social media before or during the case can have…

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What is The Difference Between a Beneficiary and a Trustee in an Oklahoma Trust?

In an Oklahoma Trust the difference between a beneficiary and a trustee is important for deterring rights and duties. Under Oklahoma estate laws, a beneficiary in a Trust is an individual that will enjoy the Trust’s assets. In legal terms, beneficiaries are considered the Trust’s “equitable owners.” The beneficiaries may either receive the assets and cash from the Trust outright…

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Boating Injury Accidents in Oklahoma

Boating Injury Accidents in Oklahoma cause serious personal injury each year. Boaters in Oklahoma face the risk of accident or injury, which could occur for a number of reasons. The state’s waterways are subject to regulations set by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (Lake Patrol Section), which regulate various things from licensing and registration to boating accident protocols to safety education…

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Requesting Psychological Testing in Child Custody Cases in Tulsa

Psychological Testing in Child Custody cases in Tulsa is not that uncommon. When children are involved in a divorce or paternity case, it’s paramount to keep their best interests in mind while evaluating your options for child custody. In some cases, the other parent may be suffering from a mental health issue and may not be fit to care for…

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Domestic Assault Charges in Oklahoma What To Expect

Domestic assault charges in Oklahoma are extremely serious, and can have life-altering legal consequences. Depending on the circumstances the crime is charged as felony or misdemeanor. Domestic assault and battery cases are frequently charged crimes. In fact during the pandemic, while we’ve been limited on where we can go, the number of cases has soared. If you have been arrested…

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Homicide Charges in Oklahoma

Homicide charges in Oklahoma carry hefty prison sentences and come as the result of many different circumstances. The city of Tulsa has 80 or so homicides in a typical year.  This is an average that stays within a certain range. One of these includes the beating death of a young woman by her husband.  The husband beat her with a…

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Construction Lawyers in Tulsa

When hiring an attorney for your construction law case its important to hire one with extensive litigation experience. At Kania Law Office our construction lawyers in Tulsa have a broad range of litigation experience involving construction law. Our Oklahoma attorneys take a holistic approach to solving construction related problems. This means that we draw on many years of litigation and…

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Can I Include Attorney Fees in Oklahoma Bankruptcy

In many cases attorney fees in Oklahoma bankruptcy will be discharged. Lots of people experiencing financial hardship consider bankruptcy. They either file a Chapter 7 or chapter 13. When someone files a Chapter 7 bankruptcy they ultimately desire a discharge of their debts. A discharge is an order from the bankruptcy court that decrees you are no longer responsible for…

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Can I Modify Child Custody in Tulsa Family Law Cases?

To modify child custody in Tulsa family law cases there are some helpful things to consider. Oklahoma divorce and child custody cases are generally final. However, orders marked as final or permanent can be altered and modified later under certain conditions. In essence, child custody orders can be changed later on if there are compelling reasons. Modifications are granted when…

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What is a Mechanics Lien in Oklahoma

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A mechanics lien in Oklahoma is legal documents that basically preserve the rights of the person filing the lien. They are generally filed by businesses contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers. They file them when they haven’t received payment for work performed or materials that they provided for a specific piece of property. The lien encumbers the piece of land, the buildings…

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Proving Liability For Truck Accidents in Oklahoma

Liability For Truck Accidents in Oklahoma is determined using more then a normal police report. Claims involving truck collisions are vastly more complicated compared to passenger car crashes. Injuries in truck accidents tend to be more severe. Companies with deep pockets don’t make matters easy for their victims. This makes it imperative to consult with an 18-wheeler truck accident attorney…

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Estate Planning and Oklahoma Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT)

Oklahoma Spousal Lifetime Access Trust is a great tool used to shelter assets. A Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT) is a written irrevocable trust that one spouse establishes for the benefit of the other. The goal of a SLAT is to transfer assets into a trust that is available to provide some financial assistance to the spouse, but to exclude…

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What Are Common Types of Bankruptcy in Oklahoma

Common types of Bankruptcy in Oklahoma include chapter 7 and chapter 13. Bankruptcy is a federal law that protects people who find themselves in financial despair. The law is designed to help people escape financial hardships that plague them for a wide variety of reasons. Filing bankruptcy requires that the filer and their bankruptcy attorney provide a wide variety of…

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What If My Child Visitation is Denied in a Tulsa Divorce?

If your child visitation is denied you have legal options. Oklahoma parents that have ended their relationship or filed for divorce must have an enforceable custody agreement in place. These become legally binding on both parents once a child custody order is signed by the district court judge hearing the child custody and visitation case. If one of the parents…

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What is The Impact of a Prior Felony Conviction in Tulsa

The impact of a prior felony conviction depends on several factors. If you have been charged with a felony, you may wonder whether your prior convictions and charges will impact your current case. Is there going to be a worse punishment or will the prior conviction result in the charge being bumped up to a felony? You may also wonder…

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How To Transfer A Deed When Parents Die in Oklahoma?

To transfer a deed when parents die often times involves filing a probate in Oklahoma. Many times, parents have a revocable transfer on death deed or a trust that keeps the family home out of the probate process. However, if your parents Estate Planning did not get this done, you would need to visit the local county assessor’s office in…

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Does Oklahoma’s McGirt Decision Impact Criminal Convictions?

Oklahoma’s McGirt Decision has upended criminal prosecution and has criminal lawyers fighting to get cases dismissed.. Oklahoma criminal prosecution was changed significantly by a decision made by the United States Supreme Court on July 9th, 2020. In the U.S. Supreme Court decision, written by the Honorable Justice Gorsuch, it was determined that the Muscogee (Creek) Reservation boundaries were not reduced…

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Who Do I Sue If I am Injured From A Dog Bite in Oklahoma?

If you’re injured from a dog bite in Oklahoma there are certain things you should be careful to think about. A dog may be man’s best friend, yet these creatures are known to cause vicious and traumatizing attacks which could result in life-threatening injuries. If a dog mauled you, then you can’t sue the dog. However, depending on the circumstances,…

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Should I do a Short Sale or Bankruptcy in Oklahoma

Short Sale or Bankruptcy in Oklahoma is a dilemma people have when they’re are facing foreclosure and other overwhelming debts. A short sale gives struggling homeowners a chance to avoid foreclosure by surrendering their homes for less than they owe on the mortgage. Sometimes Lenders approve short sales and agree to forgive the mortgage balance remaining after the short sale…

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Do Protective Orders Impact Child Custody Rights in Oklahoma?

Protective orders impact child custody rights in many ways. If you are ever in a situation where you are accused of violence, harassment or abuse towards your children or their other parent, you could be issued a Protective Order. The protective order could also come with potential criminal charges. This order might affect your ability to see your children and…

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What Is An Actual Physical Control Crime In Oklahoma?

The Actual Physical Control crime is also sometimes called APC. You already know that in Oklahoma, you are not allowed to drive a car while under the influence of alcohol or drugs – otherwise known as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI). However, you might be surprised to learn that it is against the law to…

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Can I Get Joint Child Custody of My Kids in Oklahoma

Getting joint child custody in Oklahoma is a thing that if done correctly is your right. In the event of a divorce where minor children are involved, the family law courts in Oklahoma will focus on the child’s best interests while making custody decisions. The general view of the courts is that a child in this situation can benefit the…

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Do I Have To Get My Will Probated?

If someone makes a will and that person dies, you must probate a will in Oklahoma to determine if its valid. A last will and testament (known more simply as a will) is a legal document which lays out instructions for what to do with some or all of your assets at your death. Some of your assets that might…

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Judgment Liens in Oklahoma Bankruptcy

Each year thousands of people and businesses in Oklahoma file bankruptcy. Avoiding Liens in Bankruptcy. This year, with the advent of the pandemic, more of us have felt the financial strain. From stay at home orders to quarantining many face financial difficulty made harder by the events of 2020. When you turn to bankruptcy, you should also think about getting…

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What is Leaving the Scene of an Accident

In December 2018, a woman plead to charges of leaving the scene of an accident which left her with 10 years of probation, community service, and hefty fines.  The woman and her spouse were arguing at a bar.  The argument continued to the couple’s apartment.  The woman left her apartment after her partner pulled a gun on her and jumped…

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Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

Nursing Home Neglect is similar to abuse in certain respects, but there are important differences between the two. “Abuse” means causing or permitting the infliction of physical pain, injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation. It could also include unreasonable restraint or confinement, or mental anguish, or the deprivation of nutrition. More examples involve the lack of clothing, shelter, health care, or…

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What is Drug Trafficking in Oklahoma

Drug Trafficking is a very serious crime in Oklahoma. Many know that Oklahoma has some of the toughest drug laws in the country. With its amended version of the Trafficking in Illegal Drugs Act, you can get 20 years for a first violation of its provisions. The Trafficking in Illegal Drugs Act makes it illegal to knowingly possess, distribute, manufacture,…

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Dog Bite Injury Lawyers

We all love our furry friends and want to feel safe when walking them around the neighborhood.  Most people think about dog bites as being the most dangerous aftermath of an aggressive attack.  However, it is equally dangerous to walk a dog without a proper leash. Or to be walked by someone who is not the dog’s owner. If you…

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Is Domestic Assault in the Presence of a Minor a Serious Crime in Tulsa

In Oklahoma domestic assault in the presence of a minor is a Serious Crime. Unfortunately, statistics show that nearly 20% of children witness a domestic abuse situation in their lifetime.  Further, repeat situations can lead to depression, anxiety, and rage in children as they mature.  This truth is a tough reality.  However, some people exploit this reality and use children…

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Defending 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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Is There Marijuana Dispensary Bankruptcy in Oklahoma

Marijuana Dispensary Bankruptcy in Oklahoma is unsettled law. Bankruptcy has been around for many years and is woven into the fabric of our society. Used in good faith, bankruptcy is a tool which can be used to protect people and businesses who find themselves in financial trouble.  Absent this protection, entrepreneurs could lose nearly everything even in the event of…

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Can I Recover For Soft Tissue Injuries at Work in Oklahoma

Soft Tissue Injuries at work are very common workplace injuries in Oklahoma.  However, they are much more difficult to prove for purposes of receiving Workers Comp payments. The reason people have trouble getting workman’s comp payment is generally due to the inability to know exactly when the injury happened.  As a result, some people cannot report the injury until much…

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Truck Accident Attorney in Tulsa Oklahoma

Our truck accident attorney in Tulsa Oklahoma knows about all types of Truck and car accidents. Vehicle accidents occur frequently on the Oklahoma roads, which is no secret. What you might not know is that many of those accidents are caused by employees driving company vehicles, which significantly affects who is legally responsible for injuries that result from these accidents….

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Bankruptcy Exemptions in Oklahoma

Bankruptcy Exemptions in Oklahoma protect your personal property from creditors and the Court. For many people, filing bankruptcy is a source of fear and stress. This isn’t unusual or silly given the financial hardship people find themselves in. When you file bankruptcy most people file either a chapter 7 or a chapter 13 case. Regardless of the chapter you file…

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Auto Theft Crimes in Oklahoma Explained

Auto Theft Crimes in Oklahoma are on the rise. Possession of a stolen vehicle is a felony crime in Oklahoma. Under Oklahoma’s Motor Code, it is illegal for a person not entitled to the possession of a vehicle to receive, possess, conceal, sell, or dispose of the vehicle. Its also important that the accused knows the car is stolen (47…

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Asset Protection in Oklahoma Estate Planning

Asset Protection in Oklahoma Estate Planning is not that difficult. Imagine the feeling of having your entire life savings vanish at the hands of your creditors or judgement holders. You might own a business where the risk of getting sued is greater than with other professions. Without adequate asset protection planning, a lawsuit or other unfortunate event – whether caused…

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Can I Get Sole Custody in a Tulsa Custody Case

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 that they want sole custody. It is understandable given that most parents want as much…

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Defining Oklahoma Emergency Custody Orders

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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Oklahoma Adult Guardianship Lawyers in Tulsa

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 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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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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Filing a Workers Comp Claim

Most people know that when they suffer on the job injuries they can file a workers compensation claim. However, most people do not know the ins and outs of the process.  The workers comp laws in Oklahoma have many essential deadlines and other details that if not done correctly could derail your claim.  This article will provide you with a…

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Dying Without a Will in Oklahoma

Dying without a will in Oklahoma is costly. According to AARP, an unfortunate 60% of Americans do not have any estate plan or will in place to dispose of their property when they die. For those dying without a will in Oklahoma, or any other estate plan to dispose of their property, they have died intestate (not on the highway)….

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What is 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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Getting a Misdemeanor Expunged

Getting a criminal misdemeanor expunged in Oklahoma is possible. Expungements remove or “seal” past offenses on your criminal record, but you must qualify. Having a past charge or conviction available for the public eye can cause a lot of burdens in your life. This impacts includes things like looking for a job, buying or renting a house, or simply being…

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Contributory Negligence in Oklahoma Car Wrecks

Contributory Negligence in Oklahoma Car Wrecks changes the way insurance company’s pay claim to injured people. Most people are familiar with the tragic death of actor Paul Walker in 2013 after wrecking into a street pole in a Porsche.  In the months following his death, Walker’s daughter filed a suit against Porsche for not providing adequate safety features on the…

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Debts Forgiven in Bankruptcy

When we file your case most of your debts are forgiven in bankruptcy. Even if your paycheck is being garnished the garnishment stops and the debt is forgiven. Although this is welcome news there are still some kinds of debt you’ll have to continue paying. This is in addition to any secured debts, debts where you have pledged the asset…

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Child Custody Decisions in Tulsa Family Court

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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Business Bankruptcy Due To Covid-19

Oklahoma Business Bankruptcy Due To Covid-19 are mounting at an alarming rate. Just seven (7) months ago the economic picture in Oklahoma was incredible. Businesses were thriving and unemployment numbers were low.  Now businesses are facing a pandemic of global proportions. A majority of the country is under stay at home orders and businesses have been ordered closed to the…

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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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Aggravated Assault and Battery in Oklahoma

In December of 2016 a man was charged with aggravated assault and battery after attacking his daughter’s basketball coach.  The coach recently dismissed the girl from the competitive team.  Later, her father, wanting to discuss the matter, met with the coach at a convenience store.  This is where the altercation was on video.  The girl’s father kicked the coach multiple…

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Child Neglect Crimes in Oklahoma

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Child Neglect crimes are considered a form of abuse in Oklahoma. The district attorneys office in Oklahoma are aggressive about prosecuting cases in our state. In 2016 a woman was charged with child neglect crimes after driving under the influence with a two-year-old in the car. When stopped by police, the woman blew a “.17” on a breathalyzer test. Indeed,…

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Capital Punishment in Oklahoma

Domestic Assault Charges in Oklahoma

Capital Punishment in Oklahoma is permitted under sate law. Oklahoma has not enforced the death penalty since 2015. Charles Frederick Warner was the last man executed using the death penalty in our state. He was injected with a lethal dose of midazolam. Despite having 2 botched executions in the past decade that stirred controversy, Oklahoma plans to resume capital punishment…

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Transfer on Death Deed in Oklahoma Estate Planning

Transfer on Death Deed

A Transfer on Death Deed in Oklahoma Estate Planning is an instrument to transfer or convey real property upon the death of the owner. This allows the owner to transfer their home upon death. They do this without the need of an Oklahoma will or intestate distribution. People have different reasons for using Transfer on Death Deeds in lieu of…

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Oklahoma Charitable Lead Trust Lawyers

Transfer on Death Deed

The type of trust you choose is important and there are many different choices. One type is the Oklahoma Charitable lead trust. This is an irrevocable trust that once established the donor will not be able to modify, terminate, or amend the terms of the trust. The purpose of a charitable lead trust is to provide support to one or…

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Attorney Fees in Oklahoma Family Law

Aggravated Speeding In Oklahoma

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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Calculating Benefits After Unemployment Appeal in Oklahoma

Benefits After Unemployment Appeal

Calculating Benefits After Unemployment Appeal doesn’t have to so hard. The most confusing part of unemployment might be the question of what am I actually going to get. The confusion is heightened when you’re facing the uncertainty of an appeal from a denial of your Oklahoma unemployment benefits. The equation to determine benefits can be complicated, but it can be…

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Oklahoma Embezzlement Charges

Embezzlement Charges

Oklahoma Embezzlement charges can come in a couple forms. Embezzlement is described as the misappropriation or misuse of company money, property or time. In other words, it’s a type of property theft. Normally the property theft is a theft of an employers property. The property misappropriated is generally money but can be any company property. All kinds of employers try…

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Collecting Unemployment if You Quit

Collecting Unemployment if You Quit your job is still possible. But, be cautious as the reason must be one recognized by the Oklahoma Unemployment Commission. The reasons people leave a particular job are as diverse as the number of jobs in the market. Its not uncommon for a person to be denied unemployment with the reason they’re given is that…

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Explaining Assault and Battery With a Deadly Weapon in Oklahoma

assault and battery with a deadly weapon

Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon is a serious offense in Oklahoma. Although assault and battery are two distinct crimes, they are commonly charged as a single crime. A person may be guilty of assault and battery as a single crime when an assault culminates in a battery. Oklahoma has outlined different kinds of assault and battery crimes within…

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Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

Battery on a Police Officer

Assault and Battery on a Police Officer is a crime the District Attorneys often use as a tool to put people in prison. Assault and battery upon Police officers includes any attempt to reach for or gain control of the firearm of any police officer. This includes deputy sheriff, state police, jail or prison employees, or any peace officer employed…

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Oklahoma Custody and Visitation During Coronavirus Outbreak

Post And Pre-Nuptial Agreements

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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Bankruptcy Service and Covid-19 in Tulsa

Bankruptcy Service and Covid-19 is unaffected by the stay at home order in Oklahoma. During this time of uncertainty, we wanted to give you an update on how we’re dealing with COVID-19 and filing bankruptcy in our State. As you’re aware, COVID-19 carnivorous is affecting every aspect of our lives. Even our legal systems are not immune. Federal, State and…

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Oklahoma Second Degree Murder Explained

Oklahoma second Degree Murder can be somewhat confusing if you have read the statutes.  This is because there is a fine line between second degree and first degree.  Take for example this second degree murder charge.  An OKC man recently beat the elderly man he was in charge of taking care of in a home healthcare agreement.  The victim suffered…

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Adoption and Estate Planning

Adoption and Estate Planning in Oklahoma is a common concern. One of the questions people have is if the person adopted is entitled to inherit from both their natural parents and their adopted parents. Still more questions involve if the adopted person can inherit property through a will or by intestate distribution. If you’ve got questions regarding adoption and estate…

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Criminal Charges and Immigration

Criminal Charges and Immigration

Many immigrants have questions about Criminal Charges and Immigration today.  This is especially true in the wake of increasing government focus on immigration laws in the US.  With this in mind, it is important to know how criminal convictions can and will affect immigration. Criminal Convictions and Immigration Status There are two categories of crimes in US criminal law.  Depending…

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Irrevocable Trusts in Oklahoma

Irrevocable Trusts

In Estate Planning people often turn to trusts as a way of passing assets to avoid probate. One of the many trusts available is the Irrevocable trust. Irrevocable Trusts are trusts that cannot be altered or ended once they are executed. Unlike revocable trust, they don’t allow for modification and termination if the trust creator has to make changes. Although an irrevocable trust…

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Eluding a Police Officer in Oklahoma

Eluding a Police Officer in Oklahoma

Eluding a Police Officer in Oklahoma is a serious crime that can land you in jail.. A Topeka man recently received a sentence of 8 years in prison for eluding an officer and other illegal acts.  The man was sleeping in his car when police approached him.  He woke and made an attempt to drive away while an officer’s arm…

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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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Federal Grand Jury Process Explained by Tulsa Criminal Lawyer

Sex Offenses can be expunged

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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Charitable Donations in Wills and Trusts

charitable donations in wills and trusts

Sometimes a person wants to donate money to a charity in the event of their death.  In fact, about 5% of Americans choose make charitable donations in wills and trusts.  The law provides several ways for this possibility.  This article will explain a few and what the perks are in donating this way. Charitable Donations in Wills and Trusts When…

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Oklahoma Ancillary Probate Information

Domestic Assault Charges 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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Dividing Your Business in a Tulsa Divorce

Aggravated Speeding In Oklahoma

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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Negligent Amputation in Oklahoma

Negligent Amputation in Oklahoma is absolutely devastating.  in a 2010 CNN Article approximately 107 people had the wrong body part amputated in the hospital.  Amputation of the wrong body part is a devastating experience. Take for example a Brazilian man in 2013 who had his left leg amputated only to find out doctors were supposed to amputate the right leg…

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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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Different Kinds of Record Expungements

Kania Law Office Lobby

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. After this period of probation is complete you can petition the court…

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Elbow Injury at Work and Workman’s Comp

If you are facing an elbow injury at work in you have a workers compensation claim. Because an elbow injury at work is so costly, its important that you do the right things that ensure the injury id covered. First, on average an elbow injury costs a total of $7,000 for the entire treatment and recovery process.  During the recovery,…

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Sole Proprietor Business: Start-Up Guide

Sometimes when a single person is beginning a small company of their own, they will form a Sole Proprietorship.  For instance, some examples of sole proprietorships could be a bakery, a small service shop for vehicles, etc.  In Oklahoma it is relatively simple to establish a Sole Proprietor business.  This is a good way for many people to take advantage…

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Child Care Abuse Charges

Child custody

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

Auto Theft Crimes in Oklahoma

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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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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Kidnapping Criminal Charges in Tulsa County

kidnapping criminal charges

Kidnapping criminal charges are filed as a felony in Oklahoma.  Most people think of famous cases like Elizabeth Smart or the three girls in Ohio who recently escaped.  However, these are extraordinary cases involving kidnapping criminal charges.  The crime often times will be from an estranged or ex-spouse taking a child.  Other forms are often holding a person against their…

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Expunging Juvenile Records

Expunge a Felony DUI

Expunging Juvenile Records is possible under the law. There are often times people find themselves in terrible situations as a juvenile.  Whether this is due to poor choices or a lack of maturity, it can still have consequences as an adult.  For example, depending on the crimes you are charged with, a juvenile record could enhance your adult charges.  Over…

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Creating a Trust in Your Oklahoma Estate Plan

When you are creating your estate plan, you will come across the idea of using “trusts”.  There are several different types of trusts that estate lawyers will use as tools in creating your plan.  Of course, you have the ability to choose if you want a trust and what type of trust you would like to include in your plan. …

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Alimony Under The New Tax Laws

Oklahoma Child Support Lawyers

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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Cosigning For Debt and Bankruptcy

How Long Does Bankruptcy Take

Cosigning For Debt and Bankruptcy helps get you off the hook for the debt once you file your chapter 7. If you or someone you co-sign for is considering bankruptcy, you’re probably wondering what happens to the debt. If you’re the one that co-signed for the debt its okay. If you’re filing a bankruptcy this doesn’t mean that the person…

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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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Knee Injuries Caused at Work

Knee Injuries Caused at Work are covered by your employers workers compensation insurance. Knee Injuries are an extremely common injury in the workplace.  This is even more true if your job is of a physical nature such as construction, fire fighting, EMS, etc.  Knee injuries generally average to a total cost of $20,000 once all medical expenses and recovery is…

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Defending Rape Charges

Bankruptcy or Debt Settlement i

Defending Rape Charges requires a strong understanding of potential defenses. In February of 2017 a Tulsa man was convicted of rape by instrumentation and crimes against nature.  During Valentine’s Day, a woman became unconscious at the man’s home.  She awoke to severe pain and later found photos of sexual assault against her involving objects and at one point a dog. …

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Oklahoma Work Injury Options

Reporting a Work Injury in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Work Injury options include having all your medical care paid by your employers insurance. In Oklahoma employers must carry Workers Compensation Insurance.  This means that if any employee of the company faces on the job injuries, the Workers Comp Insurance will cover them.  It provides benefits to workers who are unable to perform their regular job duties because of the…

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Tulsa Lawyers How to Form an LLC in Oklahoma

How to Form an LLC in Oklahoma

How to Form an LLC in Oklahoma is a concern for anyone interested in starting their own business in Tulsa. Business owners and entrepreneurs will often hire business law and formation attorneys  to help establish their companies.  In a large percentage of entrepreneurial endeavors, the owner will form an LLC, or Limited Liability Company.  People choose to form an LLC…

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Tulsa Immigration Attorneys Discuss Marriage and Fiance Visa Process

Child Neglect

Marriage and Fiance Visa Process is tricky but paying close attention to the details helps get the process done. Each year the US Department of State provides approximately 30,000 couples with a marriage visa.  These are professionally the K-1 Visa.  K-1, or a marriage visa, is a requirement for couples to marry in which one person is a non-citizen of…

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Defending Possession of a Firearm After a Felony in Tulsa

Possession of a Firearm after a Felony

Defending Possession of a Firearm After a Felony in Tulsa requires careful preparation by your criminal defense attorney. While the United States Constitution provides the “right to bear arms,” the Oklahoma State Constitution applies further protections.  In Art. II, § 26 the authorities “shall never” prohibit the right to bear arms for defense of person or property.  However, the section…

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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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Deferred and Suspended Criminal Sentencing Explained

In the world of criminal sentencing the difference between Deferred and Suspended Criminal Sentencing is huge. Our clients often ask us:  What is the difference between deferred sentences and  suspended sentences?  While there are similarities between the two, they are some very important distinctions.  This article explains these differences and helps you know which you prefer during a plea or…

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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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Fighting First and Second Degree Burglary in Oklahoma

first and second degree burglary in Oklahoma

Fighting First and Second Degree Burglary in Oklahoma begins with understanding the difference between the two charges. Oftentimes many people believe that the degrees of a crime are not that important.  For instance, someone may not take the idea of first degree burglary much more serious than second degree burglary.  However, there are a few significant differences between first 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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Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

Child Pornography

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 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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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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Student Loans in Oklahoma Bankruptcy

Reaffirmation Agreements 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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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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Child Abuse Domestic Violence Case Dismissed

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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Can I File Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

File bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

In bankruptcy cases It’s uncommon for people to ask if I can file bankruptcy without a lawyer. It not common to file without a lawyer but it is possible. The difference between filing bankruptcy without a lawyer and other legal cases is that a bankruptcy case is governed by federal law not State law. By itself this doesn’t change whether…

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Defending Breaking and Entering Criminal Charges

Battery on a Police Officer

In 1983, Oklahoma courts held in the Sanchez v. State appeal that “breaking” can be applied to small breaking “no matter how slight” to remove an obstruction in order to enter a place.  This was illustrated in Sanchez when he rang a doorbell and when the resident of the home tried to shut the door he pushed it open.  Thus,…

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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 Defense Attorneys Examine Application to Revoke Probation

Application to Revoke Probation for a failure to complete your terms and conditions of the criminal sentence puts your personal freedom in danger. Sometimes people convicted of crimes receive a suspended sentence or deferred sentence. However, both type plea agreements require a plea of guilty at the time of sentencing.  Once the plea enters, you are on a probationary period.  This…

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Prescription Fraud Charges in Tulsa

Prescription Fraud Charges in Tulsa are more common then many people realize.  August of 2016, the lead dentist of Signature Smiles in Tulsa received charges for murder.  During the investigation, Tulsa Police officers also discovered several possible criminal activities by Franklin’s employees, including prescription fraud.  For example, one of the firms dental assistants is under investigation for forging narcotic prescriptions…

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Tulsa Lawyer Examines Oklahoma Manslaughter Charges

Oklahoma manslaughter charges are very serious and could land an excused person in jail. In January of 2017, a Minnesota man was charged with manslaughter after shooting at trespassers on his property.  The group was casing his house early in the morning for a future burglary attempt.  The owner awoke to the noise and discharged two shots, hitting one of…

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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

Reporting a Work Injury in Oklahoma

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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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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Unauthorized Use of a Motorcycle

Unauthorized use of a motorcycle

Unauthorized use of a motorcycle is a crime in Oklahoma. It is unlawful for a person to use a motor vehicle of which they do not have possession of, nor permission to use.  You may ask if your motorcycle or three-wheeler falls under the jurisdiction of this law.  Well, 47 Okl.St.Ann. § 1-135 legally defines motorcycle:  it is a motorized…

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Texting and Driving in Oklahoma

Texting and driving in Oklahoma causes serious personal injury.  On November 1, 2015 in Oklahoma, the Trooper Nicholas Dees and Trooper Keith Burch Act of 2015 went into effect.  This bill resulted from an accident in which a driver—distracted by texting—hit and killed Oklahoma State Trooper Nicholas Dees and injured Trooper Keith Burch.  Although the wreck was unintentional, the driver…

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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 Discuss Strict Liability in Criminal Cases

Strict Liability in Criminal cases exist in Oklahoma. Although strict liability mainly applies to product defect cases or other personal injury cases in the civil arena, it is occasionally part of criminal cases as well.  The elements of strict liability in criminal law are simple: a statute exists and someone breaks the statute.  It does not require that a person knowingly or…

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Tulsa Lawyers Review New Expungement Law in Oklahoma

Expunge a Felony DUI

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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Guns in Oklahoma Bankruptcy Cases

Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Guns in Oklahoma Bankruptcy are yours to keep but you have to disclose them to claim the exemption. When we prepare a client’s bankruptcy paperwork, we ask them about their assets, the things they own.  This includes checking and savings accounts, retirement funds and other personal property. Many clients get nervous when we ask them to list what firearms they…

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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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Probation Revocation Oklahoma

Probation revocation Oklahoma is a serious offense. When you’re convicted of a criminal charge in Oklahoma the Judge has the choice of sentencing you to a jail term, probation or a combination of jail and probation. If the Judge sentences you to a term of probation and you violate the probation the court can revoke the probation and sentence you…

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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 and probate in Oklahoma is understanding…

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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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Garnishments in Bankruptcy

garnishments in bankruptcy

Stopping garnishments in bankruptcy is easy. Wage garnishments can occur automatically. They happen when government agencies like the IRS or other creditors claim you owe them money.  They can also occur as a result of a court order that one of your creditors secured against you. A wage garnishment summons is then issued to your employer. Either way, third parties…

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Tulsa Green Card Application Process

Tulsa Green Card

A green card is a resident visa.  It’s name is after the color of the identification card that issues to aliens. The green card allows foreign citizens to live and work in the U.S. lawfully. The official name for the green card is Form I-551. If you are not eligible for U.S. citizenship but you wish to permanently reside in…

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Tulsa Injury Attorney Explains Fatal Car Accident

Fatal Car Accident  kills Ashley Biggs , Larry Lawson and Toby Lawson of Oklahoma Larry Lawson and his 10-year old grandson were both killed along with a passenger in the other vehicle, 24-year old Ashley Biggs, when the Lawson vehicle swerved into oncoming traffic striking the Biggs vehicle head on causing a violent, fiery fatal car accident. Further, Ashley’s mother…

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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 Uninsured Motorist Law Overview

Oklahoma law requires all drivers to have automobile liability coverage. However, though automobile liability coverage is mandatory, Oklahoma has the highest percentage of uninsured motorists. In 2012, over 25.9% of drivers did not have insurance. This statistic is alarming for any driver involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. If you’ve been involved in a car accident…

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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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Denial of Social Security: Common Reasons and FAQ

Social security disability insurance (SSDI) helps Oklahomans receive necessary income to pay life’s daily expenses.  These include housing, clothing, food, and medical care. When applying for SSDI benefits, individuals must take into account the many factors the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers when reviewing your application.  These factors determine your eligibility for SSDI benefits. Even if you truly believe you have…

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Tulsa Nursing Home Attorneys and Abuse: What Oklahomans Should Know

In 2012, over 1.3 million Americans resided in a nursing or adult care facility. Additionally, in 2013, that number had climbed to over 3.3. million. With the Baby Boomer generation aging and increasingly requiring outside care, the number of individuals in nursing homes is continues to grow exponentially. In fact, estimates predict that by the end of this year, one in seven people over…

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Can My DUI Conviction Be Expunged in Oklahoma?

If you receive charges of a DUI in Oklahoma you may need need the help of  Tulsa expungement attorneys.  They help seal your criminal record.  A conviction of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can have disastrous consequences for years to come. Of course, the severity of the crime plays a huge role.  It determines whether or not you’ll need to serve jail…

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Slip and Fall Injury: Claim Filing Overview

Have you received a slip and fall injury?  If it is due to the negligent act of a property owner or occupant, then you may be able to file a case. Our strategic approach will ensure that you receive the highest level of compensation for your bodily injury. Slip and Fall (Premises Liability) Claim Overview The owner or possessor of property…

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Enforcing Child Custody and Visitation

Name Change After a Divorce

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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Pharmacy Negligence: Important Lawsuit Information

The 2013 annual Gallop Poll once again ranked pharmacists as the runner-up for most trusted professionals, second only to nurses, and tied with grade school teachers. This marks the third year in a row for pharmacists to rank second in the Gallop Poll. Consequently, the high level of trust from consumers speaks volumes about the confidence we place in those…

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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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