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Father & Mother’s Right: Equal Visitation and Child Custody

It is a very common mistake to believe that if a parent is behind on their child support they are...

Probate: Estate & Will Disputes

There are many reasons why the terms of a Will can be disputed. If one or more of the beneficiaries...

Guardianship: How to Secure a Guardian for a Disabled Adult Child

The law is very specific when it comes to adulthood. Once you reach the age of maturity, 18 in most...

Protect your Children: Choose the Right Guardian

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their children is establishing guardianship for them in...

Probate Process: How to Probate a Decedent’s Estate?

The probate process can be long, complicated and costly. In truth, using the Court system to finalize an estate and...

Guardianship: Establishing Parental Responsibility and Parenting Time

Guardianship is different than being a parent. Being a guardian is a legally appointed position that gives the person appointed...

Paternity: Father’s Custody and Visitation Rights in Oklahoma

Once paternity has been established, a father has very specific rights under Oklahoma law. A biological father has the right...

Conservatorship: A Guide to Guardianship of Incapacitated or Disabled Person

It is the goal of most people to help those who are mentally or physically disabled live as normal of...

Tulsa Paternity: Child Custody, Support and Visitation Rights

It is very important that a man understands that when he has been established as the biological father of a...

Tulsa Divorce Mediation: What to Expect?

Divorce mediation is quickly becoming the preferred way to work through a complicated divorce process. Couples who are having a...
Articles

CHILDREN’S PREFERENCES IN CUSTODY CASES

Title 43 O.S. Section 113 allows the Court to consider the preference of a child in awarding custody.   “A....

ASSET AND LIABILITY DIVISION AND SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

In Oklahoma, debt division and property division in divorces are mandated by 43 O.S. §121.    Section 121 provides that:...

THE MARRIAGE OF JOINT CUSTODY AND PARENT COORDINATION

CRAZY LOVE, THE MARRIAGE OF JOINT CUSTODY AND PARENT COORDINATION Title 43 O.S. §109, inter alia,  defines joint custody and...

Asset and Liability Division

Asset and Liability Division

TAKING CUSTODY, 1 2 3

TAKING CUSTODY, 1 2 3 For purposes of this article, custody may be “taken” when court action occurs to vest...

OSCN Found Document-HART v. BERTSCH

OSCN Found Document-HART v. BERTSCH
Child Custody

Understanding the basic components in child custody

Child custody is the legal term used to describe parental obligations to the upbringing of their child or children. Parents...

Basic Issues on Child Custody

Cases involving child custody can be individual legal actions or part of a divorce. It is a legal action which...
Custody

Child Custody: Modification of a visitation order

Modifications to child custody orders are one of the most common, and most disputed, types of family law cases to...

Why It is Important to Establish The Paternity of A Child

When two people are married to each other, many courts consider any children born within that marriage to be children...

Visitation Schedules for Joint Child Custody

Divorce is never easy, but it can be a less stressful ordeal if you get everything from asset distribution to...

Types of Child Custody in Oklahoma

While going through a separation or divorce that involves children, there are a few custody options that are available in...

Who’s Not the Daddy? – Paternity Fraud Explained

  When a mother names a man to be the biological father of her child when he is not, this...

Father’s Rights Movement

All movements tend to arise because a group has felt historically maligned. The same is true of the father's right...

Taking the Family Name (Away)

This situation doesn’t happen often, but it’s a fun one to talk about. An unmarried woman and man have a...

Do You Need a Guardianship for Your Own Kids?

This question gets asked more than you think, and the simple answer is no. Whenever you have children that are...

You Keep the Kids, I’ll Take the Dog

Most pet owners, myself included, don’t think of pets as just pets, they think of pets as family. This begs...
Divorce

Types of Child Custody in Oklahoma

While going through a separation or divorce that involves children, there are a few custody options that are available in...

Abuse in Divorce

When you get married, you expect it to last forever. You think everything is going to turn out the same...

Annulment versus Divorce

An annulment is very different than a divorce. While they are both ways of bringing a marriage to an end,...

How to Not Go Broke During Divorce

Most people try to avoid divorce at all cost, and for good reason. Aside from the emotional toll, a divorce...
Divorce Mediation

Tulsa Divorce Mediation: What to Expect?

Divorce mediation is quickly becoming the preferred way to work through a complicated divorce process. Couples who are having a...

Divorce Mediation: Benefits, Process and Cost

Divorce mediation is a type of divorce case that eliminates the need to go before the Court for approval for...

Divorce: Factors Favoring Mediation

A divorce can become very chaotic when one or both parties become emotional. Anger, disbelief, sorrow, or even revenge can...

Child Protection through Divorce Mediation

When you are going through a divorce, many people opt for mediation as a way to settle the issues concerning...

Choosing The Best Mediator: Guidelines to Effective Mediation Styles

When you have decided to handle your divorce through mediation, the first thing that needs to be done is to...

Divorce Mediation: Will it work for you?

There are occasions when two married people come to the realization at the same time that they need to end...

What to expect during the divorce mediation session?

If you are going through a divorce, you may wish to consider a collaborative action. This type of dissolution of...

Resolving disputes and divorce mediation

Sometimes settling a divorce can be difficult. The former couple may find it difficult to negotiate the terms of the...

Tulsa Divorce Procedure

TULSA DIVORCE PROCEDURE The laws regarding divorces in Oklahoma apply uniformly throughout the state, but the procedures used change from...

How Divorce Mediation Works?

Divorce is a very trying time for all parties involved. There is a lot of emotions involved in divorce proceedings...
Estate Planning

The Process of Probate: How it Works?

Probate is the legal process where after a person has passed away the Court distributes their assets. In most cases,...

Importance of Estate Planning

Everyone benefits from estate planning. It is a misconception that this type of planning is only for those with huge...
Guardianship

Guardianship: How to Secure a Guardian for a Disabled Adult Child

The law is very specific when it comes to adulthood. Once you reach the age of maturity, 18 in most...

Protect your Children: Choose the Right Guardian

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their children is establishing guardianship for them in...

Guardianship: Establishing Parental Responsibility and Parenting Time

Guardianship is different than being a parent. Being a guardian is a legally appointed position that gives the person appointed...

Conservatorship: A Guide to Guardianship of Incapacitated or Disabled Person

It is the goal of most people to help those who are mentally or physically disabled live as normal of...

Guardianship: Types and Duties of Probate Conservator

It is a common misunderstanding that when a person is given guardianship over another person that they are also the...

Legal Guardianship for Minors: How to Choose a Guardian for your Child?

There are things that can occur in everyday life that will result in a child having to live with another...

Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings

When a person thinks about guardianship they almost always assume it is in relation to a minor child. There are...

Guardianship: Who Can Make a Decision For Your Disabled Adult Children?

Parents of a physically or mentally disabled child must understand that when their child reaches adulthood they are, in fact,...

Guardianship of an Incapacitated Adult: How it Works?

When an adult is considered mentally or physically disabled to a point that they cannot effectively manage their own affairs,...

Guardianship: When Does it End?

Guardianship is the legal term used when someone is responsible for another person. In most cases, this refers to a...
Marriage

What is a Common-Law Marriage?

Common-law marriage means that couples live together for a period of time, but never have a marriage license or church...
Paternity

Father & Mother’s Right: Equal Visitation and Child Custody

It is a very common mistake to believe that if a parent is behind on their child support they are...

Paternity: Father’s Custody and Visitation Rights in Oklahoma

Once paternity has been established, a father has very specific rights under Oklahoma law. A biological father has the right...

Tulsa Paternity: Child Custody, Support and Visitation Rights

It is very important that a man understands that when he has been established as the biological father of a...

Father’s Rights: Paternity and its Legal Significance

From the moment that a child is born, the biological father has specific paternity rights. These rights are not just...

Paternity: Statute of Limitation in Establishing Paternity in Child Support

Paternity is the legal definition used for describing the biological father of a child. This legal position can be established...

Paternity Disputes: Basics on Proving and Disproving Paternity

Under the Family Law Act of 1986, a child has the right to petition the court for a “declaration” to...

Acknowledgement of Paternity: Obligations and Consequences

Acknowledging paternity for a child comes with many responsibilities. It also comes with many benefits. Establishing that you are the...

Establishing Paternity for Visitation Rights

When a man is not married when his child is born, he will legally have to prove paternity to establish...

Chronology: Legal Significance of Paternity

One of the best reasons for an unmarried man to establish paternity of a child is so that his rights...

Statute of limitations for establishing paternity

The Statute of Limitations is a set of laws that sets a specific time limit for people to seek legal...
Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial Agreements and Children Born of the Marriage

A prenuptial agreement is also known as a premarital agreement or a pre-nup. They're usually valid and enforceable contracts that...
Probate

Probate: Estate & Will Disputes

There are many reasons why the terms of a Will can be disputed. If one or more of the beneficiaries...

Probate Process: How to Probate a Decedent’s Estate?

The probate process can be long, complicated and costly. In truth, using the Court system to finalize an estate and...

Probate Process: A Guide for Executors

The probate process follows a very specific set of guidelines. The court requires that each and every step is followed...

The Basics of Probate: What it is and How it works?

The probate process follows a very specific guideline so that the debts and assets of the deceased are paid correctly....

Probate: A Disputes Between Beneficiary and Executor

Probate is the process where a person’s assets are distributed after their death. In most cases, this process only concerns...

Probate: Ensuring the Orderly Distribution of the Estate

The distribution of assets after a person passes away can be handled in two ways. It can go through the...

Steps in the Probate Process: An Overview

Probate is a legal process which occurs after a person has died and some of their titled assets need to...

Probate: Estate, Executor and Disputes

Probate is the legal process where the court distributes assets and pays the debts of a deceased person. This can...

Probate Process: Information for Executors

When you agree to be the Executor of an estate, there are specific duties that you will be required to...

Wills, Probate and Inheritance

One of the most important things you can do for your family is prepare for the future. Having the right...
Probate Dispute

Probate: A Disputes Between Beneficiary and Executor

Probate is the process where a person’s assets are distributed after their death. In most cases, this process only concerns...

What Are The Most Common Probate Disputes?

The loss of a loved one is devastating to any family. Finalizing their estate should not have to cause more...
Retirement

Avoiding Common Annuity Planning Mistakes

At this time, almost 40 percent of all Americans who have thought about retirement planning have not made any arrangements...
Trusts

Father & Mother’s Right: Equal Visitation and Child Custody

It is a very common mistake to believe that if a parent is behind on their child support they are...

Probate: Estate & Will Disputes

There are many reasons why the terms of a Will can be disputed. If one or more of the beneficiaries...

Guardianship: How to Secure a Guardian for a Disabled Adult Child

The law is very specific when it comes to adulthood. Once you reach the age of maturity, 18 in most...

Protect your Children: Choose the Right Guardian

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their children is establishing guardianship for them in...

Probate Process: How to Probate a Decedent’s Estate?

The probate process can be long, complicated and costly. In truth, using the Court system to finalize an estate and...

Guardianship: Establishing Parental Responsibility and Parenting Time

Guardianship is different than being a parent. Being a guardian is a legally appointed position that gives the person appointed...

Paternity: Father’s Custody and Visitation Rights in Oklahoma

Once paternity has been established, a father has very specific rights under Oklahoma law. A biological father has the right...

Conservatorship: A Guide to Guardianship of Incapacitated or Disabled Person

It is the goal of most people to help those who are mentally or physically disabled live as normal of...

Tulsa Paternity: Child Custody, Support and Visitation Rights

It is very important that a man understands that when he has been established as the biological father of a...

Tulsa Divorce Mediation: What to Expect?

Divorce mediation is quickly becoming the preferred way to work through a complicated divorce process. Couples who are having a...
Uncategorized

Paternity: Statute of Limitation in Establishing Paternity in Child Support

Paternity is the legal definition used for describing the biological father of a child. This legal position can be established...