Saint Louis, Oklahoma Divorce Lawyers

Greg Wilson
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Shawnee, OK Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(405) 275-9994 502 N. Broadway
Shawnee, OK 74801
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Greg Wilson was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on February 26, 1969. He was raised in Tecumseh and graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1987. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1993 from Oklahoma State University with a double major in Accounting and Agricultural Economics. He then attended Oklahoma City University Law School where he focused on personal injury, family law, and criminal defense. During law school, he worked as a licensed legal intern in the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission legal department. Greg learned personal injury while working at White Law Firm in Oklahoma City. He then worked at the Pottawatomie...
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
Shelley L. Levisay
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Shawnee, OK Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(405) 273-6510 318 N. Broadway
Shawnee, OK 74801
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Shelley L. Levisay is a Christian community-oriented attorney that dedicates herself to her clients. She is a Shawnee native having attended high school at Liberty Academy, college at Oklahoma Baptist University, and lawschool at the University of Oklahoma. She is an officer and active member of the Shawnee Rotary Club, as well as President of the Pottawatomie County Bar Association, an auxiliary and advisory board member of Project Safe, a member of the Shawnee and Oklahoma Music Teachers Association. She teaches in the evenings at both Oklahoma Baptist University and St. Gregory’s University. Shelley’s...
John Cannon
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(405) 888-7369 600 West Sheridan
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Military
Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School and Oklahoma City University School of Law
Cannon Law Firm, PLLC, is a leading criminal defense and family law firm in Oklahoma City founded by Judge Advocate and former Assistant Attorney General, John P. Cannon. Cannon Law Firm, PLLC, provides experienced legal representation in criminal defense as well as family law matters, including divorce and child custody. I work for clients and their families across Oklahoma.
You need professional legal counsel, if you have been arrested or need a family attorney. Your rights are at stake, you need to speak to an experienced attorney today. Cannon Law Firm, PLLC, is dedicated to helping individual clients and their...
Keegan Kelley Harroz
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(405) 568-4318 625 NW 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Harroz Law is a full service law firm in Oklahoma City that is committed to providing quality, ethical and affordable legal representation to our clients. We believe in a whole client approach and as your attorney will strive to serve each client’s individual legal needs. We recognize that when it comes to your legal needs, there is no “one size fits all” solution. Harroz Law has a reputation in Oklahoma City for providing honest, hardworking and aggressive representation to its clients. We represent businesses and individuals in both civil and criminal matters in Oklahoma’s Municipal, State, and Federal courts.
Lindsey Willis Andrews
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(405) 760-5855 1901 N. Classen, Ste. 203
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Divorce and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Lindsey W. Andrews has practiced divorce and family law in Oklahoma since 2004. As a certified mediator and frequent Guardian Ad Litem for children, she is dedicated to helping families seek and achieve the best results for their families.
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.
Douglas J. Smith
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Norman, OK Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(405) 360-2660 104 E. Eufaula St.
Norman, OK 73069
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Douglas J. Smith, Attorney for the Smith Law Office, P.C. is conveniently located across the street, southwest of the Cleveland County District Court House in Norman, Oklahoma focusing on Criminal Law, DUI/ DWI, Expungement Law, Family Law and Personal Injury cases since 1990. Mr. Smith has earned a solid reputation in the state of Oklahoma with over two decades of law experience and has handled thousands of cases with favorable results. When your future is on the line, you need an experienced and knowledgeable local attorney on your side that will fight for your rights. Let...
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...
Samuel Talley
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Norman, OK Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(405) 364-8300 219 E Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Temple University Beasley School of Law and University of Oklahoma College of Law
I have built my career and reputation from my father’s example – we were made to serve others, to never ever quit trying to succeed and most importantly we will never give in to our fear in trying to accomplish these things. We have fear – but we are programmed not to give into it…ever. With this core belief system, my family and now our firm has had the privilege and honor of helping thousands of Oklahomans find good legal results and also, we hope they found the best of themselves in their journeys in the Oklahoma legal system with...
E. W. Childers
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Norman, OK Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(405) 310-9890 226 W. Gray Street
Suite 217
Norman, OK 73069
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma
Lead Attorney, Family Law Services Manager, Childers & Motsinger, P.C., Norman Office E. W. Childers is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B. A. in Letters with distinction. He attended law school at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He started his own law practice straight out of law school focusing on divorce and custody of minor children. He also served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard for 18 years with service on active duty in the United States and Iraq. He is married to Elizabeth and has two daughters.
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...
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
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. ...
Cindy L Allen
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Norman, OK Divorce Attorney with 21 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...
Sammy Duncan
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(918) 640-4332 1601 N Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Sammy Duncan’s practice focuses on all things criminal law. Sammy most enjoys being in trial, presenting her case in front of a jury. She takes great joy in meeting new clients and getting to know their stories. Sammy worked for over two years at the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office, handling every type of case, including trials for Murder in the First Degree, Drug Trafficking, Armed Robbery, and Human Trafficking.

She knows that every case is different and treats each client with the individual attention they deserve. Sammy received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law and...
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...
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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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....
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.'
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...
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
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.
Matthew Eisert
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer
(405) 896-0880 1315 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Brenda Huard Barnes
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Norman, OK Divorce Attorney
(405) 820-3512 510 S Webster Ave
Norman, OK 73069
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI 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...
Ryan E. Gillett
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(405) 607-4800 430 NW 5th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Zachary A. Privott
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Chandler, OK Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(405) 258-3020 808 Manvel Avenue
Chandler, OK 74834
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Drew Nichols
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Norman, OK Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(405) 257-3740 114 E Main St
Norman, OK 73069
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Daniel Ray Bays
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(405) 310-2142 9024 S.E. 29th St. Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 73150
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Daniel R. Bays is a practicing attorney, whose central office is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After receiving his undergraduate degree in 2001 from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2005 from Oklahoma City University, Mr. Bays started his own practice in 2007. Mr. Bays has successfully represented clients around the state of Oklahoma in a wide array of legal matters including family, criminal, personal injury, and more. We have developed a good reputation with judges and lawyers across the state and we are committed to professionalism.
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
Amelia B. Recla
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Norman, OK Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
3750 West Main Street
Norman, OK 73072
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Member of the Oklahoma State Bar and admitted to practice in the following courts: • All Oklahoma State District Courts • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma • United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Amelia B. Recla received her Juris Doctorate at Oklahoma City University School of Law graduating Cum Laude in 2006. She was Editor in Chief of Oklahoma City University Law Review during her last year. Upon graduation, she was honored...
Mr. Lawrence Goodwin
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer
(405) 605-7771 1315 N. Shartel Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Divorce, Family and Military
I am Lawrence Goodwin, and I am a divorce and family law attorney in Oklahoma City. I was born and raised in this city, and enjoy working in it as well. I graduated from the Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1998. After undergraduate school, I attended OCU’s School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2003. I have memberships with the Oklahoma Bar, the Oklahoma County Bar, ABA, as well as the Phi Alpha Delta international law fraternity.

Having lived in Oklahoma City my entire life, I enjoy and am proud to represent my...
Bryan Stratton
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Okahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(405) 601-4411 601 North Walker, Suite 101
Okahoma City, OK 73102
Divorce and Family
Bryan Stratton opened his law firm in 2007 because he passionately believed that someone needed to fight for good hard-working Oklahomans in their family law cases. Bryan has gone on to gain extensive experience defending clients through their divorce and adoption cases and helped them to get the best possible alimony and child custody settlements. Any Oklahoman who needs help with a family law case can visit Bryan for a free, no obligation consultation.
Joshua Simpson
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Norman, OK Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(405) 701-8856 222 East Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
University of Oklahoma College of 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.