Divorcing a Narcissist: What You Need to Know
Narcissistic personalities can have a devastating impact on relationships and families. Narcissists are often self-centered, manipulative, and controlling, and these traits can make divorcing a narcissist even more difficult and painful, but knowing what to anticipate heading into the divorce... Read More
Reunification Therapy Following Parental Alienation: What Therapists Need to Know
Parental alienation is a heart-wrenching issue that can tear families apart. When children are estranged from one parent due to the actions of the other, it's essential for therapists to understand the dynamics at play and have the specialized skills... Read More
Navigating Family Law in Oklahoma
Are you facing family-related legal issues in the great state of Oklahoma? Whether it's divorce, child custody, adoption, or any other family matter, understanding the ins and outs of family law is essential. At The Smith Firm, we're here to... Read More
How To Help Your Children Navigate the Divorce Process?
Helping children navigate the divorce of their parents may be the most important thing parents can do during the early months of the divorce process. Prioritizing the well-being of children during a divorce is crucial. Here are three key things... Read More
Obtaining Emergency Custody in Oklahoma
Divorce and family law cases involving children may, at times, result in one party seeking emergency custody of the children. In many counties in Oklahoma judges disfavor emergency motions, therefore it’s important to know when and when not to request... Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Indian Child Welfare Act…For Now.
The United States Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act in a 7-2 decision on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The decision keeps the federal law in place, for the time being. The Indian Child Welfare Act... Read More
Fathers are Critical to Child Well-Being
Empirical studies have consistently shown that children suffer emotionally, academically, and developmentally when they don’t have a close relationship with their father post-divorce during childhood. Math, reading, social skills and emotionality are affected based on the post-divorce relationship children have... 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
Can a Family Law Court Terminate a Parent’s Rights?
It is not uncommon in our practice to represent a parent fighting to simply maintain a relationship with their children in a divorce or custody action. Too often a parent attempts to eliminate contact between the other parent and their... Read More