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YES! You need an Estate Plan

You are not alone if you do not have a will or an estate plan.  According to AARP nearly 60% of Americans do not have a will or completed estate plan.  But being in this situation could put you at risk for scams, family conflict, and future legal battles. Having a valid estate plan [...]

Biggest Dangers of Using LegalZoom or another DIY (do-it-yourself) Online Forms Service

There are several reasons that you should not use LegalZoom or a Do-It-Yourself Online Forms Service. Many of the reasons and warning signs are spelled out in the Terms on LegalZoom's website.  The highlighted sections below are the focus areas. REASON #1: The biggest reason you should not use LegalZoom [...]

By |2018-07-11T08:50:33+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning, Intestate, Living Will, Power of Attorney, Probate, Trusts, Wills|0 Comments

Why Do I Need A Will?

What Happens if I die without a Will or Estate Plan? The simple answer to this question is: Oklahoma Law will dictate where your assets and property will go. But many people ask why should I care? Every one of us has family and friends but also enemies. Enemies can even be family who we [...]

By |2018-07-10T16:45:51+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning, Intestate, Probate, Wills|0 Comments

Types of Spousal Support (Alimony) In Oklahoma

Types of Spousal Support/Alimony Oklahoma Divorce Attorney Alimony, or “spousal support,” is often a hotly contested issue in divorce. Alimony is support paid by one spouse to the other after the divorce not as a legal right, but more of a remedy for any financial inequality that may exist between the spouses after divorce or [...]

By |2018-07-10T16:47:53+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Divorce|0 Comments

Tax Consequences of Divorce

Tax Consequences of Divorce How might my divorce impact my taxes? A divorce will impact nearly every aspect of your life, including your taxes.  There are several potential tax consequences of a divorce, both during and after the divorce proceedings are finalized.  With the help of your Oklahoma family law attorney, you can navigate the [...]

By |2018-07-10T16:49:22+00:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Divorce|0 Comments

Effects of a Divorce on an Estate Plan

Effects of Divorce on Estate Plan Estate Planning and Divorce Attorney The majority of married couples go through the estate planning process together, drafting documents to make each other primary beneficiaries. In the event of divorce, the wishes of former spouses often change. This means that you will need to update your estate plan accordingly [...]

By |2018-07-10T16:50:50+00:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: Divorce, Estate Planning|Tags: , |0 Comments

Probate Administration

Probate Administration After a person dies, his or her estate will go through the process of probate administration. This is the official settling and distribution of the estate which is done under court supervision. Proper protocol must be followed in the probate administration process and, if you have never dealt with it before, it can seem confusing [...]

By |2018-05-07T17:20:12+00:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: Estate Planning, Probate|0 Comments

Seeking Sole Custody of Your Child in Oklahoma

Seeking Sole Custody of Your Child in Oklahoma What are the grounds for an award of sole custody in Oklahoma? Custody will be a primary concern for any parent who finds themselves involved in a divorce in Oklahoma.  When the parents can get along and both serve as positive role models for the child, joint [...]

By |2018-05-07T17:20:46+00:00October 1st, 2017|Categories: Divorce|0 Comments

I’m Divorced . . . Now What?

I'm Divorced ... Now What? Whether you have just gone through a long divorce or an agreed divorce there are things that you need to do to complete the process.  The Divorce Decree splits up marital assets and debt or in some cases child visitation and child support. But even though these things have been settled in [...]

By |2018-04-11T15:06:29+00:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Divorce|0 Comments

Preparing for a Divorce

Preparing for Divorce You may have reached the decision that a divorce would be best for you and your family. Even when you know you are making the right decision, the emotional toll of divorce, the stress of facing the legal system, and the thoughts of what is going to happen to your assets and financial situation [...]

By |2018-05-07T17:21:33+00:00September 1st, 2017|Categories: Divorce|0 Comments