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Blog Posts in 2017

  • How to Tell Your Kids About a Divorce

    Ending a marriage is difficult for spouses, but even more so for children involved who lack the ability to cope with the mere idea of their parents separating. How you break the news to them can help soften the blow and make this tough time more bearable. There will likely be many more conversations with them regarding the divorce, but this first discussion will set the foundation for an open and ...
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  • What Is Divorce Mediation?

    Mediation is a commonly used method for divorcing spouses to negotiate a settlement. During this process, both spouses meet with a neutral third party called a mediator, who will try to help facilitate an agreement on certain issues. During this meeting, both spouses may also bring their respective lawyers for legal counsel. The mediator will not make decisions for either party, but rather help ...
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  • Types of Child Custody in Oklahoma

    If you choose to get a divorce and have children, you will need to develop a parenting plan, which means that you will need to adhere to one of the four types of child custody recognized by the state of Oklahoma. The type of custody that becomes part of your agreement is extremely important to your future and your ability to be involved in your child’s life, so it’s important that you know the ...
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  • President Trump Signs Newly Drafted Travel Ban Executive Order

    The Trump Administration’s “travel ban” executive order, which many critics called a “Muslim ban” instead, was met with controversy and angry protests across the United States and countries beyond. Most of the heated responses stemmed from the fact that green card holders from around the world were being detained at airports with little to no explanation. After a federal court blocked and ...
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  • Three Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

    Even the most secure and seemingly-perfect relationships can wind up ending in divorce, and because marital dissolution has become so common, many people choose to try to protect their best interests in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements have become much more common for couples who are about to be married, and for good reason: they allow couples to protect their possessions and create ...
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  • Top 3 Divorce Mistakes You'll Want to Avoid

    If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to end the marriage, knowing what pitfalls have hindered others could help you avoid similar problems during your dissolution. An attorney can ensure that all logistical aspects of your case are handled appropriately. However, there are personal aspects of a divorce that can only be controlled by you and your soon-to-be ex. As you work ...
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  • Is Sexual Orientation Protected from Workplace Discrimination?

    Recent laws regarding same-sex marriage rights in the country have changed many peoples’ perception of sexual orientation and equality as a whole. But despite these changes and beliefs, sexual orientation is not a protected class in the workplace. Some examples of protected classes are age, race, disability, and religion. If someone is discriminated against at work or by a potential employer due ...
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  • The Two Types of Sexual Harassment Claims

    Sexual harassment is an unfortunate problem that still exists in workplaces everywhere. When you get to the point where you feel the need to file a sexual harassment claim, it’s important to know what the law says about this issue, as it will help you make a better-informed decision on how to proceed. An Oklahoma City employment attorney can also help you to take the necessary steps and see to it ...
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  • Why Divorces Increase in January

    January has been unofficially dubbed “Divorce Month” due to the notable increase in marriage dissolutions that happen, or at least begin, at this time. For many couples, the divorce may not be executed until several months down the line; however, the notion to end the marriage at least starts around January. Why the Increase? According to respected psychologists in the field, some of the most ...
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  • New Overtime Laws Might Not Go Into Effect Under Trump

    President-Elect Donald Trump has made it very clear that he will repeal numerous orders and laws implemented by President Barack Obama when he takes office, and one such law may be the new federal overtime regulations that were set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The implementation was delayed due to an injunction by a federal judge, noting that the new laws could not go into effect until a ...
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  • Is Adoption the Right Choice for You?

    Adoption is a beautiful and rewarding experience that can enrich the lives of parents and children involved. Being able to provide a child in need with a stable home and unconditional love and care is truly one of the greatest joys of adoption. However, the decision to adopt should never be taken lightly. Whether you are adopting as first-time parents or would like to grow your existing family, or ...
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