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Document drafting: a budget-friendly option

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jun 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

What is document drafting, and do you need an attorney?    Document drafting is necessary when there are legal documents required when filing with a court. This could be in divorce, custody, planning your estate, or really, any kind of legal contract.    Every filing with the court has its ow...

How Do I Know Which Attorney To Hire?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jun 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is a big question and ultimately a personal one. Several key factors matter when considering an attorney for your legal needs. What we've found is this: it needs to be the right fit for all involved.    Experience with your case type   Having experience with your case type can be incredi...

What to do if you get arrested for a DUI/DWI in Oklahoma?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | May 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Here's the truth: especially in Oklahoma, we strongly encourage you to never drink and drive. Not even one drink. Not only does Oklahoma have some of the strictest DUI/DWI laws in the country, but your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is also less dependent on “how many drinks you have” and has ...

How Billing Works at Worden & Carbitcher

Posted by Wyatt Worden | May 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

We get asked this often, and we understand. At Worden & Carbitcher, it's important to us that our hourly clients understand how their money is spent. Even though we have a contract with our clients (a “fee agreement”) stating our billing practices, we know it's easy to miss, especially when in a ...

Easy Tips For Making A Better Case For Yourself

Posted by Andrea Worden | Apr 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Your attorney is your advocate, not your adversary or employee. Treat them as such. They are required by law to look out for your best interest. See your attorney as your teammate, not your employee. Your employee can quit for poor treatment and so can your attorney.  Just because you pay for...

5 Ways To Get Out of Jail

Posted by Andrea Worden | Apr 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

      1: Hire A Reputable Defense Attorney (That's us!) Andrea Worden and Darlene Carbitcher of Worden and Carbitcher were named two of the top Criminal Defense attorneys in Oklahoma by 405 Magazine. Charisma and fast-talk may seem like all the rage, but nothing trumps experience and having ...

Expungements and How They Work

Posted by Andrea Worden | Apr 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

            Expungements are a legal way of erasing your criminal history and records.  Eligibility for an expungement is strict but not impossible. There are also fees that certainly act as a deterrent for a handful of people. There are quite a few benefits as well.            Expungement is de...

What Can the Police Do During a Traffic Stop?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jan 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ever been pulled over for a traffic stop? If you haven't been, you're lucky; if you have been, you may have been wondering, "Can they do that?" or "Do I have to do what they say?" Regardless of whether you have or have not been pulled over in the past, there's a good chance you will be at some po...

Who Gets the Kids While Divorce is Pending?

Posted by Wyatt Worden | Jan 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

After a divorce petition is filed, one of the first points of contention is custody/visitation of the children, and understandably so. While each case is unique and many exceptions apply, here is an overview of the general rules. The court won't make a decision on custody and visitation until 1)...

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 | 1 Comment

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% ...

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