What is Parental Alienation?
Parental alienation refers to a complex dynamic that can occur during high-conflict divorces or separations where one parent systematically undermines, manipulates, or distances a child from the other parent. It involves a range of behaviors and tactics employed by one... Read More
What is the Role of a Guardian ad Litem?
In Oklahoma, while a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) plays a crucial role in representing the best interests of a child in a custody case, there are certain limitations to their authority and scope of involvement. Here are some key limitations... Read More
What to do with the marital home in a divorce?
Most divorcing couples’ largest asset is their home. It may possess the bulk of their marital equity, but it may also carry significant sentimental value and create a stable environment for children. Deciding what to do with the house after... Read More
What is a Guardian ad Litem?
A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a person appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child or incapacitated adult in legal proceedings. The term "ad litem" is Latin for "for the lawsuit" or "for the case."... Read More
How is Child Support Calculated in Oklahoma?
In Oklahoma, child support is typically calculated based on the Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines, which provide a formula for determining the amount of child support to be paid. The formula takes into account various factors, including the income of both... Read More
Choosing a Family Law Attorney in Oklahoma
Selecting a family law attorney in Oklahoma is an important decision that can greatly impact the outcome of your case. Not every attorney is right for every client, and not every client should be represented by just any attorney. The... Read More
How to Manage Divorce Stress
The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale (The Stress Test) was published in 1967, and since that time divorce is only trumped by the death of a spouse on the level of stress experienced. And yes, it’s true that Divorce scores... Read More
Is your narcissistic spouse just selfish and mean?
It’s become so common to hear the word “narcissist” used by clients in our office that we’ve taken a deep dive into the topic and decided to address the issue for anyone considering whether their spouse is a narcissist or... Read More
Can a Parent’s Rights be Terminated in a Step-Parent Adoption?
We often get asked questions about termination of parental rights and how or if it can happen. In the State of Oklahoma, a parent’s rights can be terminated in two instances. The first being if the District Attorney of a... Read More
Is Bedwetting a Sign of Child Abuse?
It is not uncommon to have a parent going through a divorce or custody case to raise the issue of their observance of regressive behaviors in their children. They often point to behavioral changes, such as bedwetting when they have... Read More