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Tips on What Not To Do During a Separation

With over 20 years of legal practice, Attorney Phillip P. Owens II has seen a lot regarding separation and divorce. One always hopes that couples will work out their differences, and while sometimes they do, they often don’t. What happens during a legal separation and how you handle your life during that time can impact […]




4 Things Prenuptial Agreements Cannot Address

Although no one wants to go into a marriage thinking that it will ever end, the sad reality is that roughly half of all marriages will end in divorce. While divorce rates overall have been declining over the past ten years, Oklahoma still has higher-than-average divorce rates compared to the rest of the country. In […]




“Gray” Divorce: Unique Challenges for Older Divorcees

A “gray divorce” is a divorce that occurs when the couple is usually 50+ years old. Many of these couples have been together for decades, so the divorce is a huge life change for them, often more so than younger couples. Couples going through a divorce later in life face unique challenges when it comes […]




An Outline of the Adoption Process in Oklahoma

Adopting a child is often one of the most exciting times of your life. Adding a family member is something that you will always remember. However, the process can be very time-consuming and difficult, as it requires that new parents jump through a lot of hoops to work through the adoption process. Here, we provide […]




Child Visitation Rights During Divorce: Temporary Orders

Child Visitation Rights During Divorce: Temporary Orders Going through a divorce can take as little time as a few months, or it can take several years in contested cases. While you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse work through all of the issues that you must address in your divorce, from property division to alimony, your children often […]




Child Custody and Father’s Rights: What You Need to Know

Child Custody and Father’s Rights: What You Need to Know As a parent, you have certain rights and responsibilities when it comes to your children. It is a common misconception that mothers somehow have more rights than fathers when it comes to child custody, either for unwed complies or in a divorce. Father’s Rights for […]




How Assets Are Divided in an Oklahoma Divorce

How Assets Are Divided in an Oklahoma Divorce Going through a divorce can be one of the most challenging times of your life. However, understanding the process and how it will affect your situation can help you navigate it better and feel like you have more control over what is going on around you. Oklahoma […]




You Deserve a Level Playing Field in Family Court

You Deserve a Level Playing Field in Family Court You may find yourself in Family Court in Oklahoma City for a variety of reasons. You may be starting or going through -the divorce process. You may be experiencing child custody or visitation issues. Perhaps you are involved in an adoption, guardianship, or be facing DHS […]




Benefits of a Child-Centered Divorce

Parents who are going through the divorce process often use their children as pawns in a contentious legal battle. The spouses are so caught up in their own emotions, they focus on what they want and getting their own needs met. A child-centered divorce helps the parents put the needs of the children first. Benefits […]




Child Custody During COVID-19 

Child Custody During COVID-19   If you have children and are divorced or considering a divorce, child custody and visitation rights can be a significant issue to work through. It is why you should secure representation from an attorney who understands the complexities of the law and of your particular situation. While parents may believe a […]




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