Family is more than divorce. Yes, family law includes divorce, custody, paternity and child support, but it also includes guardianship, adoption, probate, estate planning, emancipation, name changes, and more. All areas of family law can be complex, and mentally, emotionally, and financially taxing.
Partnering with an experienced, professional, compassionate law firm like the Law Office of Shannon D. Taylor can help ensure your family law matter is handled with professionalism, confidence, and compassion.
With more than 17 years of experience, our team has helped resolve a variety of cases, in and out of court. Our experience and methodical approach, become your advantage in navigating the intricacies of your legal matter.
At the Law Office of Shannon D. Taylor, we believe in the power of dispute resolution such as negotiation and mediation to settle issues, often preferring this method as a way to preserve working relationships as much as possible while also minimizing costs for our clients.
However, we also understand that settling out of court is not always possible, nor is it always in your best interest. When settling out of court is not the best solution in your case, we provide skilled, experienced, and dedicated representation every step of the way. Through our determination and commitment to doing what’s right for our clients, we have garnered the trust, confidence, and satisfaction of hundreds of Oklahoma families.
When you are faced with a family law issue, there is no one better to have by your side than the team at the Law Office of Shannon D. Taylor. Some family law matters are low stress and will bring peace or even joy and happiness. Others can be the darkest, most difficult experience of a lifetime. Regardless of your situation, we are here to walk your journey with you, shed light on the complexities and confusion, and help you find the best outcome for you.
Legal Representation for All Oklahoma Families
At the Law Office of Shannon D. Taylor, we’re committed to providing the expertise, compassion, and professionalism you need to resolve family law issues quickly and fairly. We believe every case is unique and deserves individualized counsel.
We offer competent and comprehensive family legal services for all Oklahomans, with a special focus on issues faced by same-sex and LGBTQ+ families. Our team can help you with family law matters such as:
- Adoption: Adoption can be an exciting time for those welcoming a new family member. However, it can also be stressful, emotional, and highly sensitive for all parties involved. Regardless of your role in an adoption, we will provide you with legal advice and guidance tailored to your family and your particular situation. Click here to learn more about our adoption services, including for same-sex families.
- Guardianship: Guardianship is a method of obtaining legal control of a minor child or incapacitated adult for purposes of assisting with daily care needs and/or management of a financial estate. Guardianship is appropriate and necessary in many situations, but not all. Whether you are seeking to obtain guardianship of someone or trying to avoid unnecessary guardianship, we are here to help. Click here to learn more about our guardianship services.
- Probate/Estate Law: Probate is a court-supervised process by which a deceased’s assets and liabilities are managed and distributed. Click here to learn more about our probate services.
- Wills and Trusts: Wills and trusts can help you protect assets that have taken a lifetime to accumulate, as well as make long-term provisions for your beneficiaries. We can help you handle the often delicate nature of wills, trusts, and living trusts with both sensitivity and experience.
Family Law Services in Oklahoma
When it comes to family law, the team at the Law Office of Shannon D. Taylor knows there are often more questions than answers. That’s why we’re here to support and guide you and your loved ones through the legal labyrinth of Oklahoma family law.
Regardless of your circumstances, you can rely on us to be your partner in family legal issues. We’ll keep you informed about your case with clarity, honesty, and transparency, and we’ll always provide you with strong, professional representation that protects your interests.
To schedule an initial consultation regarding your family law matter, call 405-602-8446 or contact us here.
Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law
How much do family law cases cost?
Because every situation is unique, the cost of family law cases can vary widely, depending on a host of factors such as whether or not parties are willing to settle versus going to court, the difficulty or complexity of your case, the experience of your lawyer, and the amount of time your case takes, among many other factors. To find out what your family law case may cost, be sure to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers. While we can never guarantee exactly what a case will cost, you can be confident that you will receive honest, informed answers and professional representation that protects your best interests.
What is “discovery”?
The Oklahoma discovery process occurs when both sides of a legal dispute collect information from each other or third parties. The purpose of discovery is to gather the evidence needed to support the case and prepare for settlement or trial.
What is the emancipation process?
Emancipation is a process during which a minor seeks to be freed from the legal control or authority of their parents, ultimately taking full responsibility for themselves, their finances, medical bills, and more.
Can I get emancipated without parental consent in Oklahoma?
Minors looking to be emancipated without parental consent must be at least 14 years old and identify a “next friend” who is over 18 years old to file the application for emancipation. The minor must also have a job and financial plan to support themselves.
What is parental termination of rights?
Parental termination of rights is a legal step in which a parent permanently loses legal custody and control of their child. Matters like visitation and communication may be settled if they are in the child’s best interest.
Probate and Estate Law
What is probate?
Probate is the legal process of handling someone’s estate after they die. It can include, for example, the payment of taxes and distribution of assets to beneficiaries. Many probates are simple and do not take long. However, probate can be a complex and lengthy process so it’s important to seek qualified legal assistance to help navigate it.
Is probate required in Oklahoma?
There are several situations in which probate is necessary, such as when a person owns land or mineral interests that are not jointly owned with another or held in a trust. Call us at 405-602-8446 for a free case evaluation to see if probate is required in your situation.
Probate can be avoided through the use of specific legal instruments. One common alternative is to place your estate in a revocable living trust, thereby allowing the designated beneficiary to receive your estate without going through probate.
What does it mean to be an executor of the estate?
The executor of an estate is the person in charge of closing out the deceased’s estate. The executor is responsible for filing documents, distributing assets, paying debts or taxes, and more. If the deceased had a will, they likely named their chosen executor in the will.
If you need help negotiating a family law matter, contact the Law Office of Shannon D. Taylor today.
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