Erick, Oklahoma Divorce Lawyers

Amber Meadors-Fouda
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(855) 805-0595 6660 S. Sheridan Road Suite 240
Tulsa, OK 74133
Divorce and Family
Hofstra University
Finding the right family law office and attorney could be a difficult decision to make. You want to make sure that you will be properly represented in your divorce or family law case. Amber Meadors-Fouda a Senior Associate Attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma is an attorney that will listen to your case and will properly represent you.

Amber praticed family law with a focus on child support litigation matters for the City of New York Child Support Litigation and Program Counseling Unit from 2005 to 2015. Amber is on the Board and is Founding Member of the Khan Ohana Foundation, a non-profit...
Josh Davis
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Enid, OK Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(580) 233-1457 202 West Broadway
Enid, OK 73701
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Josh is a fifth generation Oklahoman with Garfield County roots that stretch back to the opening of the Cherokee Strip. As an Assistant District Attorney in Enid for nearly 5 years, Josh knows what it takes to prosecute a case. Josh left the Garfield County District Attorney's office for private practice as a partner at Martin, Cameron, and Davis in 2011. Since then, he has used his invaluable experience as a prosecutor in his defense of clients charged with a variety of criminal offenses including DUI/DWI/APC, drug possession, violent crimes, and property crimes. Josh is also the only...
David E. Johnson
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Tahlequah, OK Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(918) 973-3123 326 South Muskogee Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Family and Probate
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
I am a Midwest attorney by training and an Oklahoman by choice.


I begin by making sure that I personally understand what it is that my clients want to accomplish, and then I do everything in my power to get them the best possible outcome.


Whether it is drafting an estate plan, probating an estate, fighting for custody of a child, or representing a business through complex litigation, I have the experience my clients have come to depend on.


As an attorney in Tahlequah, I offer legal services like estate planning, business representation, and custody and divorce in Tahlequah,...
Dustin Gower
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(405) 608-6858 3140 W. Britton Rd.
Suite 204
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Dustin Gower specializes in Family Law matters and is the owner of Gower Law Offices. Dustin earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Cameron University in 2002 before graduating with his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2005.

Dustin spent the first five years of his law career working for the Department of Human Services Child Support Division. While working for the Department of Human Services, Dustin was responsible for reviewing thousands of cases while making numerous court appearances. Afterwards he worked for two years as a Family Law attorney at the Law Office at Indian...
Allyson Dow
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Norman, OK Divorce Attorney
(405) 605-0681 480 24th Ave NW, Ste. 200-5
Norman, OK 73069
Divorce and Family
Allyson Dow has been in private practice since 2012. Prior to being an attorney, she was an internal auditor with an accounting firm. Allyson Dow was the Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section for 2017-2018. Allyson represents clients in custody battles, alimony issues, property disputes, and debt allocation disagreements. She serves as Guardian Ad Litem representing the best interests of children. She has been named Super Lawyer Rising Star for the past 4 years.
Matthew Ryan Price
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Muskogee, OK Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(918) 683-0309 330 N. 4TH STREET
Muskogee, OK 74401
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Matthew R. Price is an attorney in Muskogee and partner at Hammons & Price, PLLC. He represents clients in criminal defense and family law. Mr. Price served as an Assistant District Attorney in Muskogee County from January of 2016 through December of 2017.

Mr. Price earned his Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies Education from Northeastern State University in May 2012. He received his Juris Doctor from the OU College of Law in May 2015.

Mr. Price is admitted to practice law in the courts of the state of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for Eastern District of Oklahoma, the United...
Paul Northcutt
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McAlester, OK Divorce Lawyer
(918) 558-4727 321 S. Third St. Ste. 10
P.O. Box 458
McAlester, OK 74501
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Oklahoma City University School of Law
The Northcutt Law Firm offers best in class legal representation. Retain the firm and rest assured that you will have access to most capable and comprehensive legal representation available.
Brad K. Cunningham
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(918) 519-5596 4000 One Williams Center
Tulsa, OK 74172
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Oklahoma
Since 2006 I have helped hundreds of people navigate the rough waters that can be the family law legal system.

My practice involves all aspects of family law matters, including divorce, paternity, child custody, child visitation, decree modifications, support alimony, child support, emergency and final protective orders, business valuations, separate property claims, guardianship, and adoptions.
Michelle Kay Smith
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(405) 759-2333 4100 Perimeter Center Drive, Suite 230
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
I represent men and women in Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, Canadian County, Kingfisher County and McClain County. My practice is focused on family law matters including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, contempt, modifications, alimony and child guardianships. Please visit my website at MichelleSmithLaw.com for additional information.
Barbara Ann Bartlett
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Tulsa , OK Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(918) 584-1894 2123 S. Atlanta Pl, Suite 100
Tulsa , OK 74114
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Once a divorce warrior, now working with clients to divorce in a better way. Save your money, your sanity and your dignity. Learn peaceful co-parenting and assure that your children come through this without scares. If you are in Tulsa, or the surrounding area, go to DontFightAboutIt.com, or call 584-1894 to discuss the options you have for divorce.
Matthew Paul Swain
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Norman, OK Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(405) 501-0827 115 South Peters Avenue
Suite 6
Norman, OK 73069
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
The Swain Law Group specializes in Criminal Defense, Family Law and Civil Litigation cases across Oklahoma, with a focus on the Oklahoma City Metro area, especially Norman, Oklahoma City and El Reno.

With 4 dedicated Criminal Defense attorneys, including 2 former prosecutors, the Swain Law Group is the largest Criminal Defense Firm in Oklahoma. When you hire the Swain Law Group you get 2 attorneys assigned to your case and the entire team of attorneys collaborating on each major decision. My office handles over 200 criminal cases per year all across Oklahoma. We specialize in Drug Trafficking and...
Robert S. Denton
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(918) 631-7181 320 S. Boston Ave, Ste. 1030
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Civil Rights and Family
Pepperdine University School of Law
Robert Denton is a trial attorney who focuses his practice in Family Law (divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, etc.), Personal Injury Law (Car Accidents, Slip-and-Fall, On the Job Injuries), DUI, Criminal Law, and more. Prior to founding the Denton Law Firm PLLC Robert worked for a downtown civil defense firm. While at the firm, Robert Denton refined his civil litigation experience by practicing in medical malpractice defense, municipal defense, civil rights defense and general defense litigation. Prior to working in civil litigation defense, Robert Denton was a Deputy District Attorney for the Ventura County District Attorney's Office in Ventura,...
Kyle Persaud
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Bartlesville, OK Divorce Lawyer
(918) 336-1124 501 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd., Suite 205
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Family
University of Tulsa College of Law
Kyle Persaud was admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 2009, and has practiced law in Bartlesville since that time. Mr. Persaud practices appellate law, civil law, family law, estate planning/probate law, and immigration law. Mr. Persaud handles trial court cases in Washington, Osage, and Nowata counties. Mr. Persaud handles appeals court cases throughout the state of Oklahoma.

Mr. Persaud received his B.A. from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and his law degree from the University of Tulsa. Mr. Persaud is a life-long resident of Bartlesville, and wishes to give back to the community by assisting residents of Bartlesville and the surrounding area with...
Julia Mills Mettry
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Norman, OK Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(405) 701-8856 222 East Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Julia Mills Mettry is an experienced trial lawyer in all areas involving families. From aggressively representing prospective adoptive parents in finalizing a contested adoption to helping family members obtain guardianship over their elderly loved ones, Julia brings a broad and expansive perspective to Allen & Mills. Julia has also placed her primary focus on representation of clients in all aspects of divorce, custody, paternity, and child support cases as well as providing them with estate planning and probate practice. Julia takes the defense of the rights of children seriously and puts their best interests in the forefront which...
J. P. Hill
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(405) 628-7007 1601 N Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.P. is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients in federal, state, and municipal courts throughout Oklahoma. He honed his skills trying and negotiating cases as a public defender and has worked alongside some of the best criminal defense lawyers in the state. Last year alone, he received four acquittals, including one for first-degree murder. The only thing that overshadows J.P.’s passion for the law is his desire to help those who are in need.

After moving to Oklahoma to study theology at Southern Nazarene University, he quickly realized that his calling was to stand up for others and help...
Andrew Paul Murphy
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(405) 524-5155 3601 N Classen Blvd
Suite #106
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Free ConsultationDivorce, Collections and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Andrew Murphy is licensed to practice law in the state of Oklahoma. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, from The Oklahoma City University School of Law, May 1995, graduating with honors.

He also holds:
A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989, Cum Laude.
Associates Degree in Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force.
Equipment Technology; Cum Laude, October 1982.

In 1995 while still attending law school, Mr. Murphy began his career as law clerk...
Tamra Albritton
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(405) 601-7034 1213 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Joshua A. Edwards
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Ada, OK Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(580) 332-5579 525 S. Mississippi Ave.
Ada, OK 74820
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Oklahoma
Mr. Edwards attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with Distinction in Sociology-Criminology in 2007, and his Juris Doctorate with Distinction from the O.U. College of Law in 2010. While in law school, he served as an editor for the American Indian Law Review. He interned at the OU Criminal Defense Clinic and the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, Capital Post-Conviction Division before moving to Ada, Oklahoma. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Pontotoc County Bar Association, and the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He practices criminal...
Edward Wesley Grimes
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(405) 245-1882 3555 NW 58th Street
Suite 1000
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
Divorce, Family, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Oklahoma City University School of Law
I am an Oklahoman. I was raised in Ardmore and now live in Oklahoma City with my wife and two daughters. I practice in personal injury, workers' compensation, social security disability, and family law. I have been practicing law for eight years now. I started my own firm because I saw a need to create a legal practice focused on you, the client. Focused on the attorney-client relationship through regular communications, meetings, and development of a plan to aggressively pursue your compensation/interests.
Miles Taylor
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Edmond, OK Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
(405) 531-5303 609 South Kelly Ave
Suite A-2
Edmond, OK 73003
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Probate and Real Estate
University of Tulsa College of Law
Carlos Lemond Williams
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer
(866) 209-1868 616 S Boston Ave
Suite 404
Tulsa, OK 741119
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
The Law Office of Carlos L. Williams is a full service law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our firm handles criminal defense, immigration, and personal injury cases. Attorney Carlos Williams is an experienced Tulsa lawyer, with over a decade of experience in Oklahoma courts. We pride our firm on treating each legal matter as if it were our own. We offer free consultations and payment plans suitable for all needs. Contact our office today at (918) 582-9LAW(9529) or toll-free at (866)209-1868.
George H Brown
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(405) 235-4500 136 NW 10th Street, Ste. 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Business and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
George Brown practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, insurance bad faith, personal injury, family law, adoption, employment law, corporate transactions, trademark infringement and other complex litigation matters. Mr. Brown has also prepared and prosecuted appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals with many published opinions.

Mr. Brown earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with Minors in Economics and Legal Studies from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Brown later earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Mr....
Tracy Tiernan
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(918) 587-7377 320 S Boston Ave #1130
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Tulsa College of Law
Get a seasoned Trial Attorney to represent you in your time of need. I have been representing Oklahomans for more than 27 years who have been hurt in Car Wrecks, Semi Trucking Collisions, and Workers' Compensation (or on the job) Injuries. I also handle both misdemeanor and serious felony Criminal Defense cases as well as Divorce and Child Custody matters.
Richard Emory Smalley IV
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Norman, OK Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(405) 801-2222 104 E. Eufaula
Norman, OK 73069
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Joseph A Dobry
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Chandler, OK Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(405) 258-2475 111 West 9 Street
Chandler, OK 74834
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Practice of law for nearly 25 years in areas of bankruptcy, probate, estate administration, civil litigation, criminal defense, divorce, family law, adoption, guardianship, estate planning, wills, trusts. Call now for a consultation regarding your case. Joe, his wife and children reside in Chandler, Oklahoma. I would be honored to assist you with your legal matters. Thanks.
Keith Allen Jones
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(918) 770-4890 5801 East 41st Street
Suite 300
Tulsa, OK 74135
Divorce and Family
University of Kansas
Mark W. Keller
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Alva, OK Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(405) 494-0683 215 Oklahoma Blvd
P.O. Box 278
Alva, OK 73717
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Evan Andrew Taylor
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Norman, OK Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(405) 321-1822 102 E Eufaula St
Norman, OK 73069
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Denis Maurice Faubert
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(918) 688-8625 3856 S Cincinnati Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Florida Coastal School of Law
I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major from Florida State University in Tallahassee in 1995 and Graduated law school at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville in 2000. I practice in North East Oklahoma, Tulsa, Creek, Wagoner, Rogers, Muskogee, Okmulgee counties.
Kellie S. Howell
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Del City, OK Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(405) 455-1032 Arvest Bank Tower, Suite 500
4600 SE 29th St.
Del City, OK 73115
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Ms. Kellie Howell practices in all areas of family law and criminal defense. Prior to joining Sansone Howell, Ms. Howell was the founding attorney at Howell Law Office, PLLC. In addition, Kellie has previously worked with the Hunsucker DUI Defense Firm, Oklahoma Juvenile Justice Center, and Oklahoma City University School of Law. Kellie is admitted to practice in all Oklahoma state courts and the Western District of Oklahoma Federal Court. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Robert J. Turner American Inn of Court. ...
Lorena Rivas
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(918) 585-1107 1630 South Main
Tulsa, OK 74119
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Kelly Ann Smakal
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(918) 582-3400 320 S. Boston Ave.
Suite 718
Tulsa, OK 74119
Divorce and Family
University of Arkansas School of Law
Kelly A. Smakal earned her law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville in December, 1996. During law school Ms. Smakal was on the Dean’s List, was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honor fraternity, the Student Bar Association and various other law school committees. Since that time, Ms. Smakal has focused her practice exclusively on domestic and family litigation matters, including guardianship and adoption. She is a frequent speaker on divorce and family law topics at continuing legal education seminars and has been an adjunct clinical professor of law at the University...
Kirsten L. Palfreyman
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(918) 582-5444 1408 S. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119
Free ConsultationDivorce, Civil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
Rita Jean Jencks
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Edmond, OK Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(405) 285-2882 1441 NW 150th St
Edmond, OK 73013
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
University of Oklahoma College of Law
I am a sole practitioner in Edmond, Oklahoma. I practice family law which includes divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, alimony and adoptions. I also do criminal law cases both felony and misdemeanor, as well as wills and probate, including guardianships.
Stephen Martin
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Edmond, OK Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(405) 285-8622 3500 S. Boulevard
Bldg. C, Suite 38
Edmond, OK 73013
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Nursing Home and Probate
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Kevin Hunter Pate
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Norman, OK Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(405) 928-3398 108 E. Main (by appointment)
P.O. Box 337 (all mail)
Norman, OK 73070-0337
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Matthew Patrick Gomez
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Attorney
(918) 794-5587 1444 S Carson Ave
Tulsa, OK 74119
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Jeffrey A Hensley
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(800) 813-1832 427 South Boston Avenue
Suite 402
Tulsa, OK 74103
Divorce and Family
University of Tulsa College of Law
Areas of Practice

Divorce
Child Custody and Support
Spousal Support
Property Division
Fathers’ Rights
Guardianships and Grandparents’ Rights
Paternity

Bar Admissions

Oklahoma, 2008
U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 2008
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2008
U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 2008

Education

University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma

J.D., 2008

University of Tulsa, Tulsa,...
Justin Brian Munn
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(918) 582-3400 Suite 718
Tulsa, OK 74103
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Lewis & Clark College
Justin B. Munn earned his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1998. While there, he earned a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, was an Administrative Board Member of the Public Interest Law Project, and was a member of the law school’s Regional Moot Court Negotiations Competition team. Mr. Munn is a member of the Oklahoma, Tulsa County and Creek County Bar Associations, and he is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and the Northern District of Oklahoma. Mr. Munn’s practice emphasizes civil litigation, including domestic and probate matters, domestic mediation...
Carrie May Luelling
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer
(918) 500-0250 320 S. Boston
Ste. 1026
Tulsa, OK 74103-3706
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
Willamette University College of Law
ClueLaw’s practice areas include: Family Law and Civil Litigation. Family Law ClueLaw understands how confusing and stressful family law disputes can be. We utilize a wide range of alternative dispute resolution methods, including settlement conferences and mediation, because how you resolve the problems in your family law case will likely have long-lasting consequences for you and your family. When those methods fail, Carrie is also a skilled and successful trial attorney who is committing to getting the best possible outcomes for her clients. Family law services include: Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulment, Emergency Protective Orders, Paternity, Child Support,...
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.