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Blog Posts in 2018

  • The Trump Administration’s Anti-Immigration Policies Are Affecting Oklahoma Businesses

    The Trump Administration’s increasingly hostile zero-tolerance immigration policies are adversely affecting families and businesses across the state of Oklahoma. Various news and media outlets nationwide have been reporting on the recent ICE raids against companies hiring naturalized and undocumented immigrants. In August 2018, ICE raided a trailer manufacturing company in Sumner, Texas and ...
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  • Identifying Retaliation Tactics as a Whistleblower

    A whistleblower is someone who reports a person or organization’s illegal action to an internal or external source. Ideally, an employee should be able to report illegal or immoral activities without facing retaliatory consequences. In fact, government and corporate entities often rely on whistleblowers to provide information that exposes hidden corruption and unethical practices. Examples of ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Spousal Support Modifications

    During a divorce settlement, a judge may award alimony, or spousal support, to the lower-earning spouse. The purpose of alimony is to provide financial stability while the spouse transitions to single life and pursues gainful employment. Before awarding alimony, a judge must review the financial situations of both spouses and determine if alimony is necessary and can be afforded. The alimony is ...
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  • Who Gets the Dog? Oklahoma Divorce & Pet Ownership

    Separating couples need to make many complicated decisions during the divorce process. It’s not uncommon for conflict to arise from the distribution of assets and property . But what happens when a pet is involved? To many, pets are family members and long-time companions. Divorce negotiations can quickly turn ugly when ownership of the family dog is on the line. Unfortunately, the court doesn’t ...
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  • Oklahoma Senator Addresses the Separation of Immigrant Families

    On July 11, 2018, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford addressed the Senate in support of President Donald Trump’s request for new immigration legislation. While Senator Lankford has been pushing the administration to keep immigrant families together, he believes the issue of “fake families” must be dealt with before any constructive legislation can be passed. According to Senator Lankford, there has ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Your Severance Package

    Losing a job is a terrifying reality to any employee who depends on work for financial security. Fortunately, some companies offer severance packages to assist former employees who have to start job hunting. While labor laws in Oklahoma do not require employers to provide severance pay, some companies have created polices and added the possibility to employment contracts. It’s in your best ...
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  • Hire an Attorney to Get Your Business Running

    Starting a business is an exciting and difficult undertaking. As an entrepreneur, you know it requires more than big dreams to prepare for opening day. It’s easy to make a vital mistake with so many documents to sign and details to consider. A business law attorney can help set you on the right path to success. Why You Want an Attorney A business lawyer is an essential asset to any startup. For ...
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  • 4 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Summer

    When it comes time to plan out your summer vacation, make sure you consider how your parenting plan might be affected. Whether you share custody, have primary custody, or follow a visitation schedule, you’ll want to arrange any changes for the summer with your ex ahead of time. Co-parenting is no easy feat, especially during summer vacation and the holidays, but if you plan ahead and find a way to ...
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  • How Could a Postnuptial Agreement Benefit Me?

    While they might not be the most romantic contracts, postnuptial agreements can be extremely important tools when it comes to protecting your interests and establishing expectations in a marriage. Anyone going into a marriage expects that marriage to last, and to some, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement might seem like more of an insurance policy than anything else. While it is true that these ...
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  • What Should I Do After a DUI Arrest?

    DUI charges can be life-altering, which is why it is so important for you to know what to do and take immediate action to protect your rights and your future. If you were arrested for a DUI, you might feel overwhelmed, confused, and unsure of your next step. It can be extremely difficult to deal with the repercussions of any type of arrest, especially if there was also a car crash involved, or if ...
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  • The #MeToo Movement & Employment Law

    Last year, celebrity scandals pushed the #MeToo movement to center stage, drawing the public eye and empowering sexual assault victims to speak up about their own experiences. This campaign has not only made a significant impact on the lives of victims but has also led to a spike in employment law cases. More and more victims of workplace discrimination are coming forward because they feel ...
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  • Violation of a Family Law Court Order

    Court orders in family law cases are final and binding. This means that both parties must abide by the stipulations set forth in the court order. Whether the court order pertains to child custody and visitation, spousal support, division of assets and property, or other family law or divorce matters, both parties must perform the necessary functions as regulated in the order. If your ex-spouse ...
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  • Political Differences & Divorce - Understanding the Correlation

    Are political differences a contributing factor in today’s divorce rates? The research says yes. Recent studies done by Wakefield Research and Yale University provide information on the number of marriages that involve people with different political affiliations in the U.S., and the breakup rates of those couples. Here’s what you need to know: Yale University Studies the Percentage of Mixed ...
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  • #MeToo: Sexual Harassment & the Workplace

    The news has been abuzz with stories of sexual harassment and abuse victims speaking up and fighting back. From the viral hashtag campaign #MeToo, to the “Time’s Up” movement at the Golden Globes, to the men and women who are speaking out against leaders and politicians, sexual harassment is a trending topic. Unfortunately, sexual harassment is a widespread problem, especially in the workplace. It ...
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  • Do Employers Have To Let Their Employees Take Religious Holidays Off?

    According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, businesses that have 15 or more employees have to make reasonable accommodations for their employees’ religious observances. This means that if a covered employer can reasonably accommodate an employee’s request for a religious observance, they must do so. Anti-discrimination laws in some states might even cover religious accommodations for ...
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