What It Means to Be a Guardian: 4 Key Responsibilities

If you have been appointed the legal guardian of someone, or you believe that this may occur, you likely want to know what it really means. There are many responsibilities that come with being named a guardian, so taking the time to understand them can be very...

Understanding Grandparents’ Rights to Visitation and Custody

While a divorce is going to primarily impact the couple divorcing and their children, it will also have a significant effect on other family members. Grandparents, for example, may not be able to see their grandchildren nearly as much after a divorce if their son or...

Thinking About Divorce? 6 Steps to Financially Prepare Yourself

When considering a divorce, many concerns will undoubtedly be flooding through your mind. How will this impact the kids? Can we work through our issues? What will our family think? The list is endless. While they are all important, one concern that you need to be...

Divorce, Retirement, and QDROs

One of the most valuable assets a married couple possesses are oftentimes their retirement benefits. As such, the distribution of retirement benefits during a divorce is extremely important and can have a significant impact on the financial state of both parties. By...

A Brief Introduction to Oklahoma Stepparent Adoptions

Stepparent adoptions can be incredibly exciting for new, blended families, and they offer the opportunity to create a more formal, and sometimes even tighter bond, between a stepparent and child. Stepparent adoptions in the state of Oklahoma, however, revolve around...

The Keys to Coping

Every divorce is unique. In some cases, it may be cause for joyous celebration on the part of both spouses. For others, their divorce will be an agonizing end to a relationship they have dedicated much of their lives to. Most people will fall closer to the latter...

Understanding Oklahoma Equitable Distribution

The division of assets and debts between a couple is oftentimes one of the more contentious aspects which must be decided in a divorce. Who gets to keep the car? Who gets to keep the house? Will a stay-at-home spouse receive a share of the working spouse’s retirement...