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What Is The Difference Between A Conservatorship And A Guardianship?
Legal Advice

What Is The Difference Between a Conservatorship And a Guardianship?

For the most part, adults have the right to make their own financial and healthcare decisions. Unfortunately, when physical or mental illness strikes, some need …

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What Does A Real Estate Lawyer Do?
Estate Planning

What Does a Real Estate Lawyer Do?

Real estate lawyers assist in the process of buying or selling property by offering legal representation to advocate for the interests of their clients. From …

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How To Win Child Custody?
Custody

How to Win Child Custody?

Custody battles are stressful and emotionally charged for parents and children alike. However, your determination to win child custody won’t pay off unless you present …

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What Kind Of Things Can Go Into A Prenup?
Divorce

What Kind of Things Can Go Into a Prenup?

Most people don’t expect to get divorced when they get married. However, nearly 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce or separation. …

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What Are The Details Surrounding Disestablishment Of Paternity In Oklahoma?
Custody

What are the Details Surrounding Disestablishment of Paternity in Oklahoma?

The laws concerning disestablishing paternity in the state of Oklahoma are in-depth and somewhat confusing. It makes sense that the responsibilities of parents and the …

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Marital Settlement Agreement Vs. Divorce Decree
Custody

Marital Settlement Agreement vs. Divorce Decree

“Until death do us part” are the words that every married couple has expressed the day that they join their lives in holy matrimony. Unfortunately, …

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Is A Verbal Contract Enough?—divorce
Contracts

Is a Verbal Contract Enough?—Divorce

While a verbal contract may seem legally binding at first glance, this isn’t always the case. While verbal agreements hold up in court under some …

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What Is Contested Adoption?
Adoption

What is Contested Adoption?

A contested adoption can bring any prospective parent a wave of anxiety. Any parent in Oklahoma looking to adopt needs to be aware that a …

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Can You Get A Divorce Without A Lawyer?
Divorce

Can You Get A Divorce Without A Lawyer?

There is no legal requirement to be represented by a lawyer when filing for divorce in Oklahoma. Many couples have filed for an uncontested divorce …

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Steps To Getting A Divorce In Oklahoma
Divorce

Steps to Getting a Divorce in Oklahoma

If you’re considering filing for divorce in Oklahoma, you need to familiarize yourself with the process first. There are many steps that both parties need …

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What Are The Consequences Of Filing A False Restraining Order?
Legal Advice

What Are The Consequences of Filing a False Restraining Order?

The justice system is put in place to protect the innocent. Unfortunately, there are situations in which some are wrongfully accused and have to suffer …

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A Guide To Spousal Support In Oklahoma
Divorce

A Guide to Spousal Support in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is unique in that state law does not specify a set of guidelines or formula for determining how much spousal support must be given …

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Can A Child Be Adopted Without The Father’s Consent?
Adoption

Can a Child Be Adopted Without the Father’s Consent?

The decisions we make in life can sometimes lead to having unexpected children. In some cases, adoption might be the best option. But can a …

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Understanding And Calculating Child Support In Oklahoma
Custody

Understanding and Calculating Child Support in Oklahoma

Parents have a legal duty to protect and take care of their children. When parents are divorced, both parents begin paying child support to continue …

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Should I Have An Open Adoption?
Adoption

Should I Have an Open Adoption?

Open adoptions were introduced not too long ago. Closed adoptions were the only choice, and both parents and children were left with little information about …

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What Requirements Are Needed For Adoption In Oklahoma?
Adoption

What Requirements Are Needed For Adoption in Oklahoma?

Beginning the process of adoption is always a special time. However, the joy you may feel could be clouded by the stress of legal paperwork …

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What Is Estate Litigation And Why Might I Need It?
Estate Planning

What is Estate Litigation And Why Might I Need it?

Complications surrounding the Last Will and Testament of a family member has lead to many a lawsuit. With money, property, and family relationships at stake, …

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Apply For Temporary Guardianship In Oklahoma
Adoption

Apply For Temporary Guardianship in Oklahoma

For one reason or another, you may find yourself needing to apply for temporary guardianship. If this is your first time doing so, you may …

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Do You Need A Lawyer To Adopt A Stepchild In Oklahoma?
Adoption

Do You Need a Lawyer to Adopt a Stepchild in Oklahoma?

Statistics reveal that an increasingly large percentage of Americans are part of a blended family or stepfamily. A blended family consists of a couple who …

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6 Tips For Creating A Professional Business Contract
Contracts

6 Tips for Creating a Professional Business Contract

In business dealings, a well-prepared contract is essential. Contracts outline what is expected from all involved parties, and what happens if the specified terms are …

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Using A Quiet Title Action To Establish True Ownership
Estate Planning

Using a Quiet Title Action to Establish True Ownership

As a property owner having and maintaining a clear title on the property is a must. One way to determine true ownership is to file …

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At What Age Should I Begin Estate Planning?
Estate Planning

At What Age Should I Begin Estate Planning?

Put simply, it’s never too early to start planning your estate. While many people think that planning their estate is only for retirees, this couldn’t …

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Trial Alternatives For Divorce During Covid-19 Pandemic
Divorce

Trial Alternatives for Divorce During COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re all currently living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 virus has pressed pause on trials and hearings across the country. …

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Divorce Decree Vs. Divorce Certificate—what’s The Difference?
Divorce

Divorce Decree vs. Divorce Certificate—What’s the Difference?

Getting a divorce is notoriously complicated. Many steps must be taken to complete the process. One of which is ensuring that you have all the …

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How Can A Mother Obtain A Paternity Decree?
Custody

How Can a Mother Obtain a Paternity Decree?

As a parent, your child’s well being is of your utmost priority. Especially in their early years, you want to ensure that they are given …

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What’s The Difference Between A Trust And A Will?
Estate Planning

What’s the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

Throughout your life, you no doubt, have accumulated many possessions. Houses, land, businesses, and vehicles are only some of the assets that might make up …

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4 Reasons Why You Might Need A Custody Lawyer
Custody

4 Reasons Why You Might Need a Custody Lawyer

Divorce cases are hardly ever simple and pleasant. They are often quite complicated and difficult to settle. These already rather difficult cases can become even …

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Why You Need A Lawyer For Your Will
Estate Planning

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Will

You’ve finally decided to write your will, but you’re not quite sure where to start. If your financial situation is quite complex, or your have …

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Wills & Trusts
Estate Planning

Wills & Trusts

We understand how important wills and trusts are when you must leave your family and friends behind. Our clients find that our focus on personal service …

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Property Distribution At The Time Of One’s Death
Estate Planning

Property Distribution at the Time of One’s Death

What happens to a person’s property distribution at the time of one’s death? If you own real property, like a house or land, as a …

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Helpful Information
Estate Planning

Tulsa Estate Planning

Planning for what will happen to your estate after your death is a necessary part of life. Making legal arrangements that express your wishes for …

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Answers To Your Questions About The Indian Child Welfare Act (icwa)
Adoption

Answers To Your Questions About The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

What is ICWA and why was it passed? “ICWA” stands for the Indian Child Welfare Act. ICWA was promulgated and passed in 1978 in response …

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The Adoption Process In Oklahoma
Adoption

The Adoption Process In Oklahoma

Adoption should be a special time of celebration but the legal process can be stressful and complicated. Whether you are an individual or a couple …

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Getting A Divorce In Oklahoma
Divorce

Getting a Divorce in Oklahoma

Getting a Divorce in Oklahoma? In Oklahoma, you must meet several requirements before you can legally file for divorce. You must meet residency requirements, establish …

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Fighting For Custody In Oklahoma
Custody

Fighting for Custody in Oklahoma

Are you fighting for custody in Oklahoma? Where custody is concerned, the courts always consider the best interests of the child. Legally, there are many …

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Types Of Child Custody In Tulsa
Custody

Types of Child Custody in Tulsa

In this article, we will go over the different types of child custody in Tulsa, OK. Child custody can be one of the most emotional …

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