Category: Divorce

Most Frequently Requested Legal Issues Explained

In almost two decades of questions from the public at large, I have determined the top five issues people have that compel them to contact an attorney, & created a video for each. 5. Injuries. The public at large is concerned as it should be about what to do if injured. The answer to this […]

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Happy Father’s Day: Good Good Father

Strong male figures are important in any person’s life. For many, this figure is a child’s father, but for others, it may be a step parent, sibling, teacher, boss, friend, co-worker, other male figure, or even God, as aptly sung in Good Good Father. This is a perfect day to express gratitude for those influences. […]

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The Psychology of Litigation: Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Going to court can bring out stress. People do not always behave their best and it is usually one of the worst periods in a person’s life. Whether your lawsuit is against a formerspouse, employer, business partner, or another, it is not unusual for the pressure to push someone into an uncharacteristic mental state. This […]

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Family Law Divorce with Children Video

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT- Divorce with Children If you are getting a divorce and have children of the marriage, here are some procedures and rules you need to know. Your children must be “of the marriage” (this means biological or adopted, but does not include step-children). First, always consider the best interests of your children in the decisions you […]

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Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma: A Golden Rule Resource

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma “LASO” is an organization whose mission is “making equal justice for all a reality.” Established in 2001, as a result of the merger of Legal Aid Services of Western and Eastern Oklahoma, LASO is a registered nonprofit that provides civil legal assistance to low income individuals […]

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How to Choose a Lawyer Video

The first video I made several years ago is called “How to Choose A Lawyer.” Here is what I said which still applies.  First, you want to make sure that your attorney is qualified. Second, you want to see if you like the attorney’s personality and if you think they’re a good match for you. Third, you […]

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Grounds for Divorce: When It is Important & When It is Not

Oklahoma Courts & The Grounds for Divorce– When It is Important & When It is Not! The way couples approach divorce vary. Some are matter-of-fact because it has been agreed or discussed. Others find it emotional and heart wrenching, especially, when there were affairs, abuse or highly charged emotional situations. A preliminary question I receive […]

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The Summons and Notice of Automatic Injunction

So, either you have served your spouse or your spouse has been served. What happens on service? Unless waived by the parties, page two of the Summons you receive on service with your Petition contains many do’s and don’ts during the pendency of your divorce. Click here for the Summons and Notice of Automatic Injunction […]

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Information to Be Provided to the Other Spouse

Not only during your divorce action, will you be required to repeatedly complete budgets and provide financial documentation, but you will also be allowed to ask questions to your soon to be ex-spouse. These written discovery requests are called Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents or Things and, sometimes Requests for Admission are sent. However, […]

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Family & Children’s Services

Family & Children’s Services Family & Children Services offers many resources to help families and children. Not only does it offer the class “Helping Children Cope With Divorce,” which divorcing spouses with children together are ordered to attend, but they offer many other classes for children, general counseling at reduced prices, and even anger management […]

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