How to Respond to Hostile Messages from an Ex
Tired of dealing with digital explosions of hostility? Join the club. With the rise of electronic communication, it seems like everyone's got a bone to pick and a keyboard to pick it with. But fear not! There's a way to...
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Navigating Co-Parenting in Divorce with Emotional Intelligence: A Guide for Parents
Divorce is undoubtedly one of the most challenging life experiences, especially when children are involved. As a law firm specializing in family law, we understand the emotional complexities that come with divorce and the significant impact it can have on...
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Resolve to Successfully Co-Parent in the Coming Year!
Embarking on the co-parenting journey often seems like a breeze when depicted on television or movies. Initially, it all appears harmonious, a well-choreographed dance between ex-partners. Yet, as the storyline unfolds, the complexities emerge, revealing the emotional intricacies of working...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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