Ralston, Oklahoma Divorce Lawyers

Moura A J Robertson
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Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience

Moura practices exclusively in the area of divorce litigation and trials, Family Law mediation and collaborative divorce. Her cases include high-asset property division, small businesses and professional practices,... Read More »
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Amber Meadors-Fouda
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Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience

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... Read More »
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M. Shane Henry
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AV Preeminent Rated Trial Lawyer

M. Shane Henry is an AV Preeminent Rated Trial Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2006. Mr. Henry’s practice... Read More »
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Melissa Oxford
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Oklahoma Divorce Attorney

Melissa Oxford is from Webb City, a small town outside of Joplin, Missouri. She went to University of Arkansas for undergraduate studies and later attended the University of Arkansas School of Law. While in law school... Read More »
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Tamra A. Spradlin
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(405) 752-6000 4117 NW 122nd
Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Tamra A. Spradlin received her B.A. in 1989 and her J. D. in 1992 from Oklahoma City University. As the youngest person ever to graduate from OCU undergraduate, the OCU Law School awarded her the Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship. She received numerous awards including the Judge Tom Brett Criminal Law Award, and American Jurisprudence Awards for Constitutional Law, Evidence, Criminal Law, Property, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Procedure. She attained the Order of the Barristers in recognition of courtroom advocacy skills. She began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender with the Oklahoma County Public Defender's Office in 1992....
Carla L Robey Harcourt
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(405) 236-5200 119 N. Robinson, Suite 230
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Oklahoma
I have dedicated my professional career to promoting the public good, seeking justice and ensuring that each client has the opportunity to be heard before a jury or a judge. Clients deserve to know that their attorney has 'his or her back.'
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
Elton Jenkins
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Norman, OK Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(405) 217-3623 115 S. Peters Ave. Suite 6A
Norman, OK 73069
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
I'm attorney Elton Jenkins. Since 1999, I have practiced criminal law in Oklahoma. Growing up on the southwest side of Oklahoma City, I saw people close to me face criminal charges. I quickly learned why people accused of a crime need a lawyer on their side.

Throughout my career, I have kept those experiences in mind. While I go to trial more often than many lawyers, I also know that sometimes a reasonable solution involves negotiation. By preparing carefully and presenting my client's case, I am often able to achieve alternative resolutions such as treatment and rehabilitation instead of jail time.

I...
Frank Hagedorn
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(918) 494-3611 6914 S Yorktown Ave., Suite 112
Tulsa, OK 74136
Divorce, Business, Family and Probate
University of Tulsa College of Law
Frank Hagedorn is a Senior Level attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma with over 35 years of experience in Divorce and Family Law, Child Custody and Criminal and Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Business and Contract Law, Probate and Trust Law, Estate Planning. Frank Hagedorn graduated from the University of Tulsa School of Law.

After graduating from Law School from the University of Tulsa, Frank worked as an Assistant Prosecutor for Tulsa County from 1968-1972. After leaving the District Attorney's Office, he served as Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation form 1973-1974. In 1975 he began his...
Linda M. Pizzini
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Yukon, OK Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(405) 265-2845 508 West Vandament Ave. Suite 308
Yukon, OK 73099
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Oklahoma College of Law and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Family Law Attorney with experience in the field of Divorce, Custody, Adoption, Guardianship and Juvenile matters. Also Experienced as the Head of Investigations for OKDHS in the Office of Client Advocacy. While there our office conducted investigations of allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation of Vulnerable Adults or Juveniles in out of home placements above foster care. This experience has given me a unique ability to represent clients in Juvenile and Family Law matters that involve allegations of abuse and neglect. I also have experience at the Juvenile Center dealing with Children who are alleged...
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...
Cindy L Allen
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Norman, OK Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
222 E Main
Norman, OK 73069
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman attorney Cindy Allen brings a wealth of practical legal experience in family law, bankruptcy, estate planning and criminal defense to our firm. Prior to opening her own practice, Ms. Allen worked as a prosecutor handling complex criminal law and family law cases in Cleveland County. She served as an Assistant District Attorney for Cleveland County and was the Managing Attorney for the Child Support Enforcement Division at the D.A.'s office.

Cindy Allen established her private law practice in 2003 and continues to expand the law firm by providing legal representation for a number of practice areas.

Ms. Allen was named a...
James E Palinkas
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Shawnee, OK Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(405) 275-0216 320 N. Broadway
Shawnee, OK 74801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Oklahoma City University School of Law
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
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.
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....
Tamera Ann Childers
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(918) 574-8990 2642 E 21st St
Suite 240
Tulsa, OK 74114
Tulsa, OK Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
Divorce and Family
University of Tulsa
Tamera Childers is a family law attorney whose practice is concentrated on divorce, custody, paternity and guardianship cases. Raised in small town, Lindsay, Oklahoma, she knew at a young age she wanted to be a lawyer; however, her educational and career path is not that of a traditional student. After graduating near the top of her Lindsay High School class in 1982, Tamera attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where she was an active member of the Delta Zeta sorority. After completing two semesters at Northeastern, she moved to Ponca City, got married and raised two daughters. When her children...
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...
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.
Meagon Eagon
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney
(405) 942-9595 300 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Oklahoma City University School of Law
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. ...
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...
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
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...
A. Craig Abrahamson
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(918) 584-0318 406 S Boulder Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Family
University of Tulsa College of Law
A. Craig Abrahamson has been a tough, aggressive, skilled and successful litigator since 1979. Having achieved notable successes in complex oil and gas, bankruptcy, wrongful death, and product liability litigation, Mr. Abrahamson focuses his practice on general civil litigation and bankruptcy. Mr. Abrahamson is also a dedicated family law attorney handling divorce, child custody, visitation rights, child support, alimony, spousal support, premarital agreements, guardianship, probate, administration of estates, and post-decree modification and enforcement of custody, visitation and support. Mr. Abrahamson represents creditors and debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He also represents clients in business...
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
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.
Ron D Brown
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(918) 585-9500 320 South Boston
Suite 1130
Tulsa, OK 74103
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Oklahoma
I have more than 15 years of bankruptcy experience and am the #1 bankruptcy filer in Tulsa, OK. My office and I serve consumers in personal bankruptcy all over Oklahoma, but I have also done estate planning, family law, personal injury, and a wide range of civil cases. I offer my clients high quality representation with confidentiality and attention to personal details.
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.
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.
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
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
Hayley Victoria Potts
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(405) 236-2221 500 N. Walker, Ste B
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Oklahoma City University and Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Law
Hayley Potts was born in Yeovil, a small town in southwest England. Before moving to the United States, Hayley graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University Law School with honors in 2010, and became a licensed barrister in the U.K. While in England, Hayley worked with both barristers who worked in the criminal sector and with solicitors in drafting commercial leases, wills and land registration. In September, 2010, Hayley moved to Oklahoma City as part of a pro bono exchange program called Amicus, where English law graduates assist in American capital defense teams. Hayley was placed in the Oklahoma County Public...
David Carroll Fisher
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(918) 794-3952 5200 South Yale Ave
Ste 200
Tulsa, OK 74135
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Family
University of Tulsa College 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
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...
Kirsten Ingrid Bernhardt
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(918) 582-0982 401 S Boston Ste 500
Tulsa, OK 74037
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
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.
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.
Robert Faulk
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Enid, OK Divorce Lawyer
(580) 249-9100 118 E Randolph Ave
Enid, OK 73701
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Oklahoma City University
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
Michael A. Risley
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(405) 265-9273 3700 Classen Blvd, suite 150
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Michael Risley received his B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 2005, where he was a Member of the Dean of Arts and Sciences Student Advisory Board and a strong extracurricular supporter of the Anthropology Department. In 2008, at the University of Tulsa College of Law, Mr. Risley was awarded the American Bar Association's Curtin Fellowship for his work in alternative sentencing for homeless defendants. Unable to refuse the call of home, Mr. Risley returned to O.U. in 2009, and received his J.D in 2010. Mr. Risley was born in Singapore to his Norwegian mother and American father, and split his...
Aaron M. Arnall
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Midwest City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(405) 733-1683 1384 South Douglas Boulevard
Midwest City, OK 73130
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Ashley Dianna Rahill
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(405) 286-9619 7100 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 330
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Ashley D. Rahill received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2011. Since admission to the bar in 2011, Ashley has been actively involved in the Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations. She was a recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Association President’s Award in 2012, graduated from the OBA’s Leadership Academy in 2014 and was recognized by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best Family Law Attorneys" in Oklahoma in 2017.

While in law school, Ashley served on the Dean’s Leadership Council as a student mentor for incoming first year law...
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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.