• Supreme Court Denies Adoption of Choctaw Child

      In mid-January 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a child custody claim regarding a Choctaw child who had been placed with her extended family in Utah under the terms of the Indian Child ...

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    • Mother Places Son for Adoption on Craigslist

      It was only a few months ago when many pet lovers on Craigslist were shocked to find an adoption advertisement placed for a mother’s 10 month old son. A desperate mother created a post under the ...

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    • Oklahoma Couple Files Federal Suit Challenging State Indian Child Welfare Act

      Late this past summer, a couple from Oklahoma recently filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s Indian Child Welfare Act. The couple is challenging the constitutionality of portions of the law, ...

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    • Tech Giants Apple and Nokia Announce Settlement in Lengthy Business Dispute

      Last month, global tech giants Apple and Nokia announced that they had settled all litigation involving their lengthy intellectual property dispute, and that they had agreed to ink a new multi-year ...

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    • How to Navigate an HOA Dispute

      In Oklahoma, Homeowners’ Associations are becoming more common and we’d like to help anyone who is a member to fully understand their obligations and options. The Basics The Homeowners’ Association, ...

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    • Knowing When to Pursue Action after a Breach of Contract

      You have recently come across an issue and realized that there has been a breach of contract, either from negligence or faulty work. You want to seek compensation through the courts, however the ...

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    • Unconventional Family Agree to Tri-Custody Arrangement

      Last month a New York judge was tasked with sorting out a seldom encountered child custody issue: a tri- custody agreement. The father of the 10-year-old boy and his wife had struggled to conceive for ...

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    • Understanding Child Custody in Oklahoma

      The separation of two parents is a confusing and overwhelming time for children as well as their parents. There is a lot of new information, new details and new terms which everyone must deal with, ...

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    • Mother of 12 Loses Custody of Four Children

      Imagine: a happy home of four children and a single mother struggling to provide; a mother living in a community with a poverty rate so high that matches the same rate that it was at during the Great ...

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    • The Importance of Child Support for Oklahoma’s Children

      According to the Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement Association (OCSEA), there are 11,684 parents in our state with active bench warrants for being past due in their child support, and failing to ...

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    • Divorce Award No Longer Appealable After Ex-Wife Receives Judgment Benefits

      High-asset divorce cases can become complicated when ex-spouses tackle related issues of division of marital assets and alimony. When parties are unable to settle these matters among themselves, the ...

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    • Who Is Entitled to Alimony in an Oklahoma Divorce Case?

      Many questions arise after a couple decides to file for divorce. One of the main concerns is property division, who gets what after the separation, who gets the custody of any children, and spousal ...

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    • When Legal Spouse May Not Be Appointed Personal Representative of Estate

      When a person dies without a will, he passes on property and debts intestate and a personal representative is usually appointed to manage the decedent’s estate. The personal representative occupies a ...

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    • When to Contact a Family Law Attorney

      Many families today struggling with family issues feel as though they have no where to turn for help and independent advice. In many instances, their questions can be answered and issues put to rest ...

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    • Teen Requesting Guardianship of Younger Sister

      After the death of both parents, an 18-year-old teen is applying to be the guardian for his 15-year-old sister. On Christmas Eve in 2015, Kyle Nester and his younger sister, Madison, lost their father ...

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    • Sex Offender Embroiled in Dispute with HOA

      A loophole in Oklahoma state law has one family and the Home Owners Association (HOA) heading to the courtroom. Dustin Graham, 29, was found guilty of possessing child pornography after he had ...

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    • Us Supreme Court to Decide Division of Retirement Pay in Military Divorce

      For many military spouses, the largest asset in the marital estate is the retirement pay of a service member. When the marriage of a service member falls apart, one of the major concerns of a ...

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    • Dividing Retirement Pay in Military Divorce

      Military divorce is just like any other divorce which involves dividing marital assets as part of the marital dissolution process. One of the valuable marital assets of a service member is their ...

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    • Military Divorce Rates Stagnating, but Still High

      The state of Oklahoma is known for many things: tornadoes, the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. What the state is also unfortunately known for, however, is having a ...

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    • What is a Living Trust and is it Best for My Family?

      Regardless of whether or not you’ve accrued a great deal of wealth in your lifetime, it is always important to protect what wealth you do have, and ensure that it is best meeting the needs of you and ...

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    • Distribution of Trust Property Intended Only for Lineal Descendants

      A trust agreement is a powerful way for people to distribute assets and their income during their lifetime or when they die. This method of distributing property is widely favored for people who wish ...

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    • Why It Is Important to Establish a Will?

      What Is a Will? A will is a legally binding document that establishes your wishes in the event of your death. These documents serve several purposes, including allowing you to decide how you want to ...

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    • Estate Liable for Mortgage Under Decedent’s Will

      In Oklahoma, when a person dies with a Will, the estate must undergo probate proceedings in order to distribute properties and liquidate debts according to the decedent’s Will. In many situations, ...

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