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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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 Read more . . .

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Property Division in an Oklahoma Divorce

One of the many questions I am always asked is how the property and debts will be divided or distributed in a divorce.  There are many factors which come into play when discussing property issues in a divorce. I have outlined the basics below. 

Joint Property – This is all property acquired during the marriage to include but no limited to vehicles, boats, RVs, land, and your home.  If the property was acquired during the marriage, it is joint property.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Oklahoma Medicaid Planning Attorney

Long term care is expensive. According to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, Oklahoma assisted living costs range from $1,570 to $4,880 a month. Private nursing homes cost a daily average of $175 and semi-private cost a daily average of $135. With these kind of astronomical costs, it is no wonder that many people rely on Medicaid to help them cover the increasing costs of care should they ever require nursing home or assisted living care.

Unfortunately, qualifying for Medicaid is complicated and has very specific asset and income requirements.
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

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 or risk your true wishes not being honored after you pass.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

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 and time consuming. If you have any questions about wills or the probate process, contact Oklahoma attorney Kristin R.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

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 custody is an obvious choice.  In many situations, however, the child’s best interests dictate a need for sole custody.  Fighting for sole custody of your child can be stressful and intimidating.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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.  

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Friday, September 1, 2017

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 can easily overwhelm you. Whether the divorce will be contested or uncontested, there are certain steps you should take to prepare for the whole process.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Why You Need a Divorce Attorney for Your Uncontested Divorce

Why do I need a divorce lawyer?

If you are starting the divorce process, you may have considered representing yourself instead of hiring a divorce lawyer.  Your likely thought is that you can save money by filing on your own. 

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Terminating a Power of Attorney in Oklahoma

A power of attorney grants a person the legal authority to act on behalf of another. An individual who grants someone this power is known as the “principal,” while the person who is granted the authority to make decisions is known as the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Medicaid Planning Attorney

When properly executed, Medicaid planning allows you to protect your assets from being depleted by the great expense associated with nursing home care. The benefits of Medicaid planning are far reaching, but effective planning can be difficult. The earlier you consult with an attorney who specializes in Medicaid planning, the better.

Oklahoma attorney Kristin Drake is here to meet all of your Medicaid Planning needs. She will guide you through the difficult to navigate Medicaid process and work to make sure your assets are protected while becoming eligible for Medicaid benefits.

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