Shattuck, Oklahoma Divorce Lawyers

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.
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....
Blake E Lynch
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(918) 421-8843 109 East Washington Ave.
Suite 1
McAlester, OK 74501
McAlester, OK Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
Divorce, Appeals, Family and Juvenile
University of Oklahoma College of Law
I am a 2009 graduate from the University Of Oklahoma College of Law. Since graduating, I have practiced law in McAlester and Wilburton with a focus on civil and criminal law. I also practice in tribal court for the Choctaw, Seminole, and Cherokee tribes. I stay very involved in the local and state Bar associations, serving as District 2 chair in the Young Lawyers Division and as Pittsburg County Bar President. I also devote a lot of my time to the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation.
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...
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.
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.
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
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...
Rita Jean Jencks
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Edmond, OK Divorce Attorney with 17 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.
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...
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...
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....
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...
Ashley Dianna Rahill
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Lawyer with 7 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...
David E. Johnson
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Tahlequah, OK Divorce Lawyer with 9 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,...
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. ...
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...
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,...
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,...
Mark Kendall Bailey
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Oklahoma City, OK Divorce Attorney
(405) 607-1177 4811 Gaillardia Parkway
Suite 110
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Luke Alva Anthony
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Stillwater, OK Divorce Lawyer
(405) 533-3989 123 W 7th Ave
Ste. 206
Stillwater, OK 74074
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
University of Tulsa
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
Brad K. Cunningham
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 12 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.
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...
David Keith Ratcliff
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Chickasha, OK Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(405) 224-1181 308 W. Choctaw Ave.
Chickasha, OK 73018
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Probate
University of Oklahoma
Cana Wilson
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Attorney
(918) 582-3400 320 S. Boston Ave
Suite 718
Tulsa, OK 74103
Divorce and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Cana B. Wilson graduated from Friends University in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology/Human Services. She earned her J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2014 with a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Wilson is an active member of the Tulsa County and Oklahoma Bar Associations, and a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Kick It Forward Committee. Ms. Wilson’s practice is concentrated on domestic matters, including guardianships and adoptions.
Allison Wilson
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Stillwater, OK Divorce Attorney
(405) 332-5577 619 S. Lowry St.
Stillwater, OK 74074
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Attorney Allison J. Wilson is committed to providing families with individualized, compassionate representation during difficult times such as divorce and child custody cases. She is licensed to practice in Oklahoma and Kansas. Because of this experience, she can help people who have family law matters that involve both states. Ms. Wilson practiced at a large law firm in Wichita for three years before returning to Stillwater and opening her own practice. She attended law school at the University of Minnesota, which is ranked as a top 20 law school by U.S. New and World Report. Prior to law school,...
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
Denis Maurice Faubert
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Tulsa, OK Divorce Lawyer with 12 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.
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.
Chad Doyle Upton
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Tishomingo, OK Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(580) 387-8166 105 B North Neshoba
Tishomingo, OK 73460
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Dayton School of Law
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...
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
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,...
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
John S. Stratton
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Edmond, OK Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(405) 525-2766 2964 Via Esperanza
Edmond, OK 73013
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
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
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
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.
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
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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.