Can I Get Sole Custody in a Tulsa Custody Case

Sole Custody

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

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Oklahoma Adult Guardianship Lawyers in Tulsa

Oklahoma Adult Guardianship

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

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Dying Without a Will in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Adult Guardianship

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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Getting a Misdemeanor Expunged

Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors can be expunged in Oklahoma. Expungements will remove or “seal” past offenses on your criminal record, depending on if you are eligible. Having a past charge or conviction available for the public eye can cause a lot of burdens in your life when it comes to looking for a job, buying or renting a house, or simply being in…

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Getting Divorced In Oklahoma

Getting Divorced In Oklahoma

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

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Asset Protection in Oklahoma Estate Planning

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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Truck Accident Attorney in Tulsa Oklahoma

Truck Accident attorney in Tulsa

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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Aggravated Assault and Battery in Oklahoma

aggravated assault and battery

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

Child Neglect Crimes

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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Filing a Workers Comp Claim

Personal Injury Claims Exemption

Many people know that when they suffer on the job injuries they have the option to file for workers comp.  However, most people do not know the ins and outs of the process to file.  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…

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Capital Punishment in Oklahoma

Capital Punishment 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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Child Visitation With Non-Traditional Work Schedules

Child Visitation With Non-Traditional Work Schedules

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

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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

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

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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Business Bankruptcy Due To Covid-19

Oklahoma Business Bankruptcy Due To Covid-19 are mounting at an alarming rate. Just seven (7) weeks 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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Oklahoma Custody and Visitation During Coronavirus Outbreak

Tulsa lawyers

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

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

Revoking a Tulsa will with Oklahoma divorce

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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What is Probate in Oklahoma?

Transfer on Death Deed

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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Bankruptcy Exemptions in Oklahoma

Reaffirmation Agreements Oklahoma

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

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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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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

Capital Punishment in Oklahoma

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

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Defending Protective Order Violations in Tulsa

Oklahoma Second degree murder

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

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Dividing Your Business in a Tulsa Divorce

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

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Child Custody Decisions in Tulsa Family Court

Child Neglect Crimes

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

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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

Different Kinds of Record Expungements

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

Revoking a Tulsa will with Oklahoma divorce

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 care abuse

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

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Stalking Charges

Breaking and Entering

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

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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

Sex Offenses can be Expunged

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

Revoking a Tulsa will with Oklahoma divorce

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

Child Neglect Crimes

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

workers compensation

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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Defining Oklahoma Emergency Custody Orders

Oklahoma Step Parent Adoption

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

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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

drug trafficking

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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Contributory Negligence in Oklahoma Car Wrecks

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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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

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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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

drug trafficking

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

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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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

Sex Offenses can be Expunged

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

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

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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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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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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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Enforcing Child Custody and Visitation

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

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