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THE DUI LAW CHANGE YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Oct 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On November 1, 2017 Oklahoma's new DUI laws will go into effect as the state takes steps towards cracking down on those who decide to get behind the wheel of a car while inebriated. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed State Bill 643 back in June, and the law is just a few short weeks from being ...

ADOPTING A GRANDCHILD IN OKLAHOMA

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Oct 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Making the decision to pursue an adoption in Oklahoma is certainly not an easy one. Oklahoma statutes are very specific regarding adoption and designed to govern the adoption process.  An experienced Oklahoma adoption attorney will easily be able to educate you as to the adoption process and what...

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO ADOPT A NEWBORN IN OKLAHOMA?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Sep 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Oklahoma law states that any married couple or single couple may be eligible to adopt a newborn. You can file for a petition for adoption in your local county or the county in which the infant resides. Overall, in the United States, there are two types of adoptions, domestic and foster. Dependi...

WHY A CRIMINAL RECORD CAN HAUNT YOU?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Sep 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A criminal record can begin at any age, and for many people, it can be detrimental to securing jobs or a future with a clean slate. Whether you are convicted or not, at times, your history may continue to haunt your prosperity. Updating your record is to your benefit, the Oklahoma law states th...

DO I NEED AN ADOPTION ATTORNEY?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Aug 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Adopting a child is a beautiful thing, but it can also be a very stressful and lengthy process. In Oklahoma, the overall process of the adoption can take up to five years. Because of all the complicated obligations involved in adopting a child, many families turn to an adoption lawyer in OKC to...

THEFT, ROBBERY, AND BURGLARY! DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

It happens quite often that the terms theft, robbery, and burglary are used to imply the same thing, but contrary to the synonymic misuse of the three words, they actually have quite distinct differences in meaning. They do however have something in common in that they generally are associated im...

CAN I REFUSE A PORTABLE BREATH TEST?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Aug 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are pulled over in Oklahoma and accused of drinking and driving, it is likely that you will be asked to participate in various field sobriety tests such as a portable breath test. The majority of the tests that are given are actually even difficult for sober people to complete with 100% ...

CAN MY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE BE DROPPED?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Aug 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are many situations that domestic violence charges occur when they really may have not been entirely necessary. Things get heated, tempers get out of hand, often alcohol is involved, and fights escalate. And sometimes, in the heat of the moment, the police get called out of anger because ...

I’VE BEEN CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING. WHAT CAN I DO?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jul 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being caught for shoplifting is one of the most embarrassing and stressful situations anyone will ever find themselves in. If you made a minor error in judgement and this is your first offense, you may have a few options. One of the most common cases we see at our Oklahoma criminal defense law ...

HOW DOES GUARDIANSHIP DIFFER FROM ADOPTION?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jul 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Adoption and guardianship fall under the same umbrella, but they are actually quite different. While both are designed to provide safe and healthy care for children, there are details surrounding both that you should familiarize yourself with. In the most basic sense, guardianship establishes a...

CAN SEALED RECORDS EVER BE UNSEALED?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jul 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to Oklahoma law, a criminal record can either be expunged or sealed under a specific set of circumstances. In our last blog, we discussed expungements in Oklahoma and went over some of the eligibility requirements that must be met in order for this to happen. Today we are going to loo...

CAN I GET MY CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGED?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jul 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a nutshell, expungement is the process of clearing an individual's criminal record. The expungement process is a somewhat complicated one that differs from state to state and depends on the type of charge. There are of course some crimes that can never be removed from an individual's record,...

I’M READY TO ADOPT: WHERE DO I BEGIN?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jun 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Making the decision to adopt a child and bring them into your home is one of the biggest decisions an individual or family will ever make. Whether you are interested in adopting a child through a local or international agency, or officially adopting a stepchild, there are a few things you shoul...

CHILD CUSTODY AND OKLAHOMA LAW: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jun 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are an Oklahoma resident going through a divorce where children are involved, it is imperative you understand the state's child custody laws. Every state is different and understanding Oklahoma's laws can make a huge difference in whether or not you are able to see your children when the d...

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jun 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dealing with child support issues, rules, and regulations can be confusing and exhausting. If you have found yourself in a situation regarding child support, you might be asking some questions; if that is the case, you have come to the right page. Below, some of the most frequently asked questi...

STEP-PARENT ADOPTION PROCESS IN OKLAHOMA

Posted by Wyatt Worden | May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Adoption is an incredible thing. Uniting families together and giving a child a loving parent is something to be celebrated. Many people have heard stressful stories about adoption processes, so there are some important things that you should know if you are looking to adopt your stepchild in O...

ASSAULT AND BATTERY: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Posted by Wyatt Worden | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

First off, you might be wondering what exactly falls under the category of assault and battery. In Oklahoma, a person that is considered guilty of assault, is one who threatens or attempts to cause physical harm to another person. Battery, on the other hand, is the physical or intended intentio...

DUI AND DWI: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you ask a good majority of your average citizens, it is likely that they will confuse the difference between a DUI offense, and a DWI offense. Both are in the same category; in that they refer to driving while impaired by alcohol and/or other drugs. Frankly, it might also vary on your jurisd...

STEPS TO TAKE FOLLOWING A DUI ARREST IN NORMAN, OK

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Apr 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs (drugged driving) or alcohol is something no one wants to go through. Many people think they are ‘fine' to drive after a couple of drinks, only be to be pulled over and end up behind bars.  A DUI can be devastating and forever change...

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CASES A FAMILY LAWYER HANDLES?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Apr 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are many different branches of law, from personal injury and criminal defense to family law and medical malpractice. One of the most common branches is family law, as it encompasses a wide range of cases and scenarios. Many people associate family law attorneys with divorce and child custod...

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