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Dustin Lane Compton Lawyer

Dustin Lane Compton

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Business, Litigation

What makes Dustin and his firm different is the deep emotional connection he builds with each client and the time he takes to get to know their trials... (more)

Fletcher D Handley Lawyer

Fletcher D Handley

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Criminal, Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Oil & Gas

Fletcher Dal Handley, Jr., is a civil justice attorney with The Handley Law Center in Oklahoma. His practice is focused on Personal Injury Law, repres... (more)

Dustin Lane Compton Lawyer

Dustin Lane Compton

VERIFIED
Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Business, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute

What makes Dustin and his firm different is the deep emotional connection he builds with each client and the time he takes to get to know their trials... (more)

Phillip P. Owens Lawyer

Phillip P. Owens

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Lawsuit & Dispute

For more than two decades, Phillip P. Owens II has been fighting on behalf of individuals and families in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and throughout the stat... (more)

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Stephen R. McCalla

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Mental Health
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Larry Ray Monard

Insurance, Workers' Compensation, Social Security, Adoption
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Jason Eugene Glidewell

Adoption, Indians & Native Populations
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Kimberly Rennie

Criminal, Employment, Business, Divorce & Family Law
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David Keith Ratcliff

Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Traffic, Estate, Real Estate
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Amanda Renee Mullins

Foreclosure, Adoption, International, Immigration
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LEGAL TERMS

MISREPRESENTATION

A lie by one spouse before marriage that provides grounds for an annulment. For example, if a spouse failed to mention that he was still married or was incapabl... (more...)
A lie by one spouse before marriage that provides grounds for an annulment. For example, if a spouse failed to mention that he was still married or was incapable of having children, he has misrepresented himself.

COMMON LAW MARRIAGE

In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a marrie... (more...)
In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a married couple and intending to be married. Contrary to popular belief, the couple must intend to be married and act as though they are for a common law marriage to take effect -- merely living together for a long time won't do it.

STIRPES

A term used in wills that refers to descendants of a common ancestor or branch of a family.

AMICUS CURIAE

Latin for 'friend of the court.' This term describes a person or organization that is not a party to a lawsuit as plaintiff or defendant but that has a strong i... (more...)
Latin for 'friend of the court.' This term describes a person or organization that is not a party to a lawsuit as plaintiff or defendant but that has a strong interest in the case and wants to get its two cents in. For example, the ACLU often submits materials to support a person who claims a violation of civil rights even though that person is represented by a lawyer.

WRONGFUL DEATH RECOVERIES

After a wrongful death lawsuit, the portion of a judgment intended to compensate a plaintiff for having to live without a deceased person. The compensation is i... (more...)
After a wrongful death lawsuit, the portion of a judgment intended to compensate a plaintiff for having to live without a deceased person. The compensation is intended to cover the earnings and the emotional comfort and support the deceased person would have provided.

NO-FAULT DIVORCE

Any divorce in which the spouse who wants to split up does not have to accuse the other of wrongdoing, but can simply state that the couple no longer gets along... (more...)
Any divorce in which the spouse who wants to split up does not have to accuse the other of wrongdoing, but can simply state that the couple no longer gets along. Until no-fault divorce arrived in the 1970s, the only way a person could get a divorce was to prove that the other spouse was at fault for the marriage not working. No-fault divorces are usually granted for reasons such as incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, or irretrievable or irremediable breakdown of the marriage. Also, some states allow incurable insanity as a basis for a no-fault divorce. Compare fault 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.

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

A federal law that requires employers to provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a year's time for the birth or adoption of a child, family hea... (more...)
A federal law that requires employers to provide an employee with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a year's time for the birth or adoption of a child, family health needs or personal illness. The employer must allow the employee to return to the same position or a position similar to that held before taking the leave. There are exceptions to the FMLA: the most notable is that only employers with 50 or more employees are covered--about half the workforce.

ACKNOWLEDGED FATHER

The biological father of a child born to an unmarried couple who has been established as the father either by his admission or by an agreement between him and t... (more...)
The biological father of a child born to an unmarried couple who has been established as the father either by his admission or by an agreement between him and the child's mother. An acknowledged father must pay child support.