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Mitchell Garrett

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Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Civil Rights

Whether representing clients or volunteering his time at the Red Cross, David Mitchell Garrett, Jr. is a Tulsa lawyer devoted to helping others. The f... (more)

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Carlos Williams

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Criminal, Traffic, Accident & Injury, Immigration, Family Law
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Carlos Williams & Associates, PLLC is a firm that services the Oklahoma community. Over the years, we have demonstrated our skills and expertise as a ... (more)

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Aaron Bundy

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Personal Injury, DUI-DWI, Felony
Trial Lawyer Representing Individuals Experiencing Difficult Times.

I am an Oklahoma trial lawyer, rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell. I represent individuals who have been charged with serious crimes, and I r... (more)

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Lance A Pool

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Personal Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Trusts, Wrongful Death, Guardianships & Conservatorships
Oklahoma & Texas

Lance A. Pool concentrates his practice in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, employment law, wr... (more)

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Jeffrey A Hensley

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Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law, Custody & Visitation
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Mr. Hensley focuses his practice in family law which includes divorce, adoptions, Child Custody, Child support, Paternity, and guardianships. He grad... (more)

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Steve E. Chlouber

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Divorce, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Car Accident

Mr. Chlouber graduated in 1991 from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman, Oklahoma with distinction. Mr. Chlouber was born on July 24, ... (more)

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Kelly A. Smakal

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Criminal

Kelly A. Smakal earned her law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville in December, 1996. During law school Ms. Smakal wa... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

CASE

A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, 'I filed my small claims case.' 'Case' also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appe... (more...)
A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, 'I filed my small claims case.' 'Case' also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appellate case, a panel of judges. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion is commonly referred to as the Roe v. Wade case. Finally, the term also describes the evidence a party submits in support of her position -- for example, 'I have made my case' or ''My case-in-chief' has been completed.'

CONSOLIDATED OMNIBUS BUDGET RECONCILIATION ACT (COBRA)

A federal law requiring that employers offer employees -- and their spouses and dependents -- continuing insurance coverage if their work hours are cut or they ... (more...)
A federal law requiring that employers offer employees -- and their spouses and dependents -- continuing insurance coverage if their work hours are cut or they lose their job for any reason other than gross misconduct. Courts are still in the process of determining the meaning of gross misconduct, but it's clearly more serious than poor performance or judgment. COBRA also makes an ex-spouse and children eligible to receive group rate health insurance provided by the other ex-spouse's employer for three years following a divorce.

CHILD

(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born o... (more...)
(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born outside of marriage. (2) A person under an age specified by law, often 14 or 16. For example, state law may require a person to be over the age of 14 to make a valid will, or may define the crime of statutory rape as sex with a person under the age of 16. In this sense, a child can be distinguished from a minor, who is a person under the age of 18 in most states. A person below the specified legal age who is married is often considered an adult rather than a child. See also emancipation.

DILUTION

A situation in which a famous trademark or service mark is used in a context in which the mark's reputation for quality is tarnished or its distinction is blurr... (more...)
A situation in which a famous trademark or service mark is used in a context in which the mark's reputation for quality is tarnished or its distinction is blurred. In this case, trademark infringement exists even though there is no likelihood of customer confusion, which is usually required in cases of trademark infringement. For example, the use of the word Candyland for a pornographic site on the Internet was ruled to dilute the reputation of the Candyland mark for the well-known children's game, even though the traditional basis for trademark infringement (probable customer confusion) wasn't an issue.

DISSOLUTION

A term used instead of divorce in some states.

EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

A legal principle, followed by most states, under which assets and earnings acquired during marriage are divided equitably (fairly) at divorce. In theory, equit... (more...)
A legal principle, followed by most states, under which assets and earnings acquired during marriage are divided equitably (fairly) at divorce. In theory, equitable means equal, but in practice it often means that the higher wage earner gets two-thirds to the lower wage earner's one-third. If a spouse obtains a fault divorce, the 'guilty' spouse may receive less than his equitable share upon divorce.

ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE

Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and aba... (more...)
Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and abandoned refrigerators have all qualified as attractive nuisances.

COMPLAINT

Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states a... (more...)
Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states and in some types of legal actions, such as divorce, complaints are called petitions and the person filing is called the petitioner. To complete the initial stage of a lawsuit, the plaintiff's complaint must be served on the defendant, who then has the opportunity to respond by filing an answer. In practice, few lawyers prepare complaints from scratch. Instead they use -- and sometimes modify -- pre-drafted complaints widely available in form books.

QUALIFIED MEDICAL CHILD SUPPORT ORDER (QMSCO)

A court order that provides health benefit coverage for the child of the noncustodial parent under that parent's group health plan.