Checotah, Oklahoma Family Lawyers

Kirk C.  Stange
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(855) 805-0595 6660 S. Sheridan Road Suite 240
Tulsa, OK 74133
Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
If you are going through a divorce or family law matter, it can feel like your whole life is hanging in the balance. Not knowing what will happen to you or your family can can be overwhelming. To help clients with divorce and family law matters in their time of need, Stange Law Firm, PC has limited their practice to divorce and family law matters. For your convenience, we have offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma in places such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita, Tulsa and beyond. We also respond to all phone...
Aaron Bundy
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Sapulpa, OK Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(918) 208-0129 26 South Park
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
I am a trial lawyer from Sapulpa, Oklahoma. My practice is devoted to providing the best representation and advocacy for my clients in and out of the courtroom. I work with clients to resolve important matters privately and by agreement when possible. When the other side is unreasonable or will not agree, I have the training and trial experience to provide skilled advocacy and representation in court for my clients.
I am a certified fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
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Amber Meadors-Fouda
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(855) 805-0595 6660 S. Sheridan Road Suite 240
Tulsa, OK 74133
Family and Divorce
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...
Matthew Ryan Price
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Muskogee, OK Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(918) 683-0309 330 N. 4TH STREET
Muskogee, OK 74401
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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...
Doak Willis
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(918) 456-1304 400 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Family, Criminal, DUI and Probate
University of Tulsa College of Law
Doak is a trial attorney who has experience helping clients to successfully resolve their legal problems. Early in his career he left the private practice and joined the District Attorneys staff where he served as the First Assistant District Attorney for Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, and Sequoyah Counties. Doak re-entered private practice after his public service and represents clients on a wide range of legal issues from family law, criminal law,probates, real estate transactions, and other business issues to name a few. Doak has tried numerous cases before Juries involving both criminal and civil issues. He has successfully represented...
Blake E Lynch
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(918) 421-8843 109 East Washington Ave.
Suite 1
McAlester, OK 74501
McAlester, OK Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
David E. Johnson
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Tahlequah, OK Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(918) 973-3123 326 South Muskogee Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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,...
Frank Hagedorn
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(918) 494-3611 6914 S Yorktown Ave., Suite 112
Tulsa, OK 74136
Family, Business, Divorce 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...
Gene Thompson
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Sapulpa, OK Family Law Attorney
(918) 223-3044 404 East Dewey Avenue
Suite 202
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Tulsa
When you are searching for a probate attorney in Creek County, it is important to find counsel from someone who has financial experience. G. Gene Thompson, Attorney at Law has 15 years of business management experience, insight that he uses to provide counsel on issues of probate, estate planning and bankruptcy. Estate planning and probate can be delicate personal matters, and he understands the sensitivity that is necessary for an attorney to possess in these situations. He takes the time to make legal complexities understandable for clients, and he addresses client concerns in a personalized manner. Attorney Thompson also handles...
Margaret L. Cook
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Tahlequah, OK Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(918) 316-1953 133 N. Muskogee Ave., Ste A
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Free ConsultationFamily, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Tulsa College of Law
Andrew M. Casey
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Sapulpa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(918) 227-1177 404 E. Dewey Ave. Suite 202
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Family, Appeals, Civil Rights and Criminal
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Andrew “Andy” Casey joined Stinnett Law as an Associate Attorney in January 2016. While attending the University of Oklahoma College of Law, he served as the Articles Development Editor for the American Indian Law Review, an officer for the Board of Advocates, and competed in the National NALSA Moot Court Championship. During his 2L year, Andy earned the title of Top Speaker/Best Oral Advocate in the country for the 2014 National NALSA Moot Court Championship. An Oklahoma native, Andy grew up in the Sand Springs/Sapulpa area before graduating from Jenks High School in 2004. In 2009, he graduated with...
John Tyler Hammons
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Muskogee, OK Family Law Lawyer
(918) 683-0309 230 W Okmulgee
Suite A
Muskogee, OK 74401
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Dr. Mark Allan Mitchell Esq.
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(918) 895-2388 1831 East 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Tulsa
FAMILY LAW: Passionate about family dynamics and children's issues, I have always represented clients to help them form a modified family structure, in the best interest of the children if applicable, through the divorce process. An emotional time in a client's life, the need for sound advice, excellent legal representation, a modicum of compassion and reasonable attorney cost are primary in selecting a lawyer to meet your family legal need. Concerned with family and community issues since 1985, I have served with numerous non-profit organizations serving to provide help for those in need, guidance for those in search of...
Clifton Baker
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(918) 582-6550 8301 E. 51st St., Suite 228
PO Box 54585
Tulsa, OK 74155
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
Oklahoma City University
Over 40 Years expeience, mostly in Private practice, including general civil law, domestic, business, property, probate, juvenile and service with the State of Oklahoma,. Completed mandatory training for mediation and guardian-ad-litem training in 2017-2018.

Located 1 block east of Memorial at 8301 E. 51st St., Suite 228, Tulsa, OK 74145, or mail to PO Box 54585, Tulsa, OK 74155. Office hours are 8:30 to 6:00 by appointment only. Please call to set or cancel appointments. Weekend appointments available.
Eddie Foraker
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McAlester, OK Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(918) 505-7741 343 E Carl Albert Parkway
McAlester, OK 74501
Family, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Tulsa College of Law
Sherri Kay Anderson
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(918) 438-1436 9717 East 42nd Street, Suite 136
Tulsa, OK 74146
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
Sherri K. Anderson is a lifelong Oklahoma resident, and had worked primarily in the accounting and tax fields until her decision to go to law school in the fall of 2001. She graduated from the University of Tulsa's College of Law with her Juris Doctor in May of 2004, and continued working in the accounting field while studying for the bar exam. Admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in April of 2005, Sherri also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from what was then the University Center at Tulsa, Langston. In...
David Carroll Fisher
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(918) 794-3952 5200 South Yale Ave
Ste 200
Tulsa, OK 74135
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Tulsa College of Law
Richard Loy Gray Jr.
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Wagoner, OK Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(918) 485-2889 Joe D. Adair & Associates, P.C.
322 East Cherokee
Wagoner, OK 74467
Family, Collections, Criminal and Personal Injury
David Joseph Kanehl
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Broken Arrow, OK Family Law Attorney
(918) 451-0038 PO Box 512
Broken Arrow, OK 74013
Family, Business, Criminal and Employment
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Rhonda G Thomas
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(918) 779-9499 7753 S. Mingo Road, #715
Tulsa, OK 74133
Family, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Insurance Claims
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Terri Raye Craig
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Wagoner, OK Family Law Attorney
(918) 485-1529 320 E Cherokee St
Wagoner, OK 74467
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Christi Alcox
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Broken Arrow, OK Family Law Lawyer
1924 West Albany
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Family
Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney
(918) 664-7777 9726 E 42nd St
Tulsa, OK 74146
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer
(513) 345-8291 6024 South Sheridan Road
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Tulsa, OK 74145
Family, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
T. Luke Barteaux
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(918) 633-5615 1630 S Main St
Tulsa, OK 74119
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Tulsa College of Law
Timothy Luke Barteaux is currently a Cherokee Nation District Court Judge. He was born in Norman, Oklahoma and grew up in northeastern Oklahoma where he attended Metro Christian Academy. After completion of high school, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and Administration from the University of Oklahoma before obtaining his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law. While attending the University of Oklahoma, he became a member of Alpha Tau Omega and while attending the University of Tulsa, he became a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity and...
Hans Otto Lehr
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(918) 527-2217 1800 South Baltimore Avenue
Suite 825
Tulsa, OK 74119
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Tulsa College of Law
Hans Otto Lehr is a founding member of Oxford Lehr, PLLC., and an ambitious attorney who works hard to best serve his clients' legal needs and be an outstanding example for his family.

Ingenuity and resourcefulness are key, and he employs both to get any job done ethically and efficiently. He takes a poised and levelheaded approach to solving complex legal matters in any area of law.

His clients are extremely important to him; he prides himself on maintaining excellent relationships with existing clients.
Charles Joseph Kania
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(918) 743-2233 5319 S Lewis Ave. Ste. 120
Tulsa, OK 74105
Free ConsultationTulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Tulsa College of Law
Our Law Firm practices Bankruptcy, Family, Criminal, Personal injury and Workers Compensation law. We practice in all Federal and District Courts in Oklahoma
Melissa Oxford
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(918) 796-5713 1874 S. Boulder Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of Arkansas School of Law
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 Melissa met her husband, Ben, a native Tulsan. Following graduation, Melissa and Ben moved to Tulsa and she began practicing law in September 2010. Initially, Melissa worked for a well-respected private law firm practicing workers' compensation defense. She sharpened her trial skills, took hundreds of depositions, and became an excellent negotiator by participating in numerous mediations. As a result of her hard work and...
Deborah Perdue
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(918) 641-4533 406 S Boulder Ave SW Mezzanine
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Tulsa
Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn. Whether you're fighting for custody of your children, going through a divorce, or facing criminal charges, it is normal to be afraid, anxious, and depressed. You need an aggressive advocate who will fight for your best interests. Let me be your advocate. I am passionate about my job, and I care about my clients. Together we will get you through this unexpected turn and get your life back on track.
M. Shane Henry
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(918) 933-4333 1616 S. Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74119
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Tulsa
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 is focused on Trial Advocacy. He is certified to practice law by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma and is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa County Bar Association, Creek County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Henry is a section member of the Family Law Division of the Oklahoma Bar Association and serves as a committee member for Continuing Legal...
Ron D Brown
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(918) 585-9500 320 South Boston
Suite 1130
Tulsa, OK 74103
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Tamera Ann Childers
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(918) 574-8990 2642 E 21st St
Suite 240
Tulsa, OK 74114
Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Barbara Ann Bartlett
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Tulsa , OK Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(918) 584-1894 2123 S. Atlanta Pl, Suite 100
Tulsa , OK 74114
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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.
Greg Wilson
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Shawnee, OK Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(405) 275-9994 502 N. Broadway
Shawnee, OK 74801
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Gary Johnston Dean
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Pryor, OK Family Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(918) 373-4055 208 S. Vann St.
Pryor, OK 74361-5216
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in July 1966, I moved to Pryor, Oklahoma, as an Associate of well known and famous trial lawyer, Tony Jack Lyons. We soon became partners. We had a LOT of Criminal Business, and I assisted in, or tried about 39 homicide cases. Only had one client receive prison time, and that was for a very minimal sentance. I personally tried what is believed the first Murder case in Oklahoma, with a defense of "Extreme Domestic Violence". My client shot her husband to death with a shotgun, in front...
Joel A. LaCourse
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(918) 744-7100 715 S. Elgin Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74120
Free ConsultationFamily, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Regent University School of Law
Joel LaCourse has a passion for serving people. He has been defending people for over 20 years in various areas of the law. He has tried hundreds of cases ranging from catastrophic injury and workers compensation to child custody and divorce.

Joel is driven to see justice obtained on behalf of his clients. He will fight for his clients rights in achieving justice, however, believes this can be accomplished with uncompromising integrity, unwavering professional ethics, and moral standards. You can fight and win in the legal arena, and still maintain dignity and character in doing so.

His bar Admissions: All...
Edward G Lindsey
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(918) 587-0097 427 South Boston Ave
Suite 922
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Foreclosure Defense
University of Tulsa College of Law, Universidad de Madrid, Colegio de San Pablo and Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland UK
I am an attorney engaged in diverse litigation practice concentrating in criminal defense, family, personal injury, professional malpractice, lender liability and bad faith law. I am also a certified family law mediator. Life experience matters - In addition to private practice, I serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University. I designed curriculum for two courses, “Business Ethics and the Law” and “White Collar Criminal Law.” When not practicing law or teaching, I spend time with my family. I have found that life experiences as an attorney, university professor and coach, husband, parent, and business owner...
David A. Tracy
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(918) 582-8001 320 S Boston Ave., Suite 1130
Tulsa, OK 74103
Family and Divorce
University of Tulsa
David Tracy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is listed in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers In America for Family Law in Oklahoma. Please call 918-582-8001 to set up a Family Assessment Meeting. We will discuss your family situation, explore your options, and develop a realistic approach to resolving your family legal problems.
Brad K. Cunningham
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(918) 519-5596 4000 One Williams Center
Tulsa, OK 74172
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
A. Craig Abrahamson
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(918) 584-0318 406 S Boulder Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Divorce
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...
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Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

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