How To File for Guardianship in Oklahoma

May 08, 2023

Navigating the world of guardianship can be a daunting task, particularly when faced with the emotional circumstances that often necessitate such proceedings. In Oklahoma, securing guardianship requires a deep understanding of state laws and a precise, step-by-step approach. Today, we will demystify the process of filing for guardianship in Oklahoma. Understanding Guardianship Guardianship is a… Read more »

Uncontested Adoption – Basic Procedure – New Birth Certificates

April 17, 2023

Adoption is a legal process that allows an adult to take custody of another individual’s biological child, raise it, and have parental authority and rights. As the adoptive parent(s), an individual or couple who successfully adopts another person is granted both the rights and obligations once held by the natural parent. Lisa R. Howard, P.L.L.C.,… Read more »

Inheritance After Adoption

April 03, 2023

Adoption in Oklahoma City can have a major impact not just on families, including the adopted children, but also on various legal proceedings and issues, like inheritances. An adopted child could potentially be ruled as an heir, which could have a major influence on inheritances. If you or a loved one are adopting a child… Read more »

Adopting a Child With Special Needs

March 20, 2023

The National Adoption Center states that over 130,000 children with special needs might need adoption. There has been an increase in demand for child adoption over the past few years. However, some guidelines and protocols have to be followed when adopting a child to ensure the children are in safe hands. Children with special needs… Read more »

What Happens to an Adopted Child During Divorce?

March 06, 2023

Divorces of any type become much more complex when children are involved. Whether the children are biological or adopted, custody and guardianship must be carefully considered. If you have adopted one or more children and you are considering divorce, your rights will be the exact same as if you were the child’s biological parent. Read… Read more »

Legal Considerations When Adopting or Putting Up for Adoption

January 23, 2023

Adoption is a rewarding and fantastic way to grow your family. Besides placing an abused or neglected foster child in a loving, forever home, adoption can also impact birth parents, extended family, adoptive parents, and your community. However, the adoption process isn’t easy. It involves home and reference checks, waiting periods, paperwork, etc. These considerations… Read more »

2023 Guide to Stepparent Adoption in Oklahoma

January 09, 2023

It’s common for stepparents to play an active role in the lives of their partner’s children. In some cases, a stepparent may be interested in adopting their stepchildren and becoming their legal parent. If you’re interested in adopting your stepchild and want to learn more about step parent adoption in Oklahoma, you should talk with… Read more »

Oklahoma Resources Available for Those That Have Recently Adopted

December 19, 2022

Adoption can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Thankfully, Oklahoma offers many adoption resources for parents and adoptive children. Lisa R. Howard, P.L.L.C. focuses her practice in adoptions and guardianships and provides post adoption services to families throughout Oklahoma. Financial Assistance If you’ve adopted a child from foster care, you may be… Read more »

Realistic Timelines in Stepparent Adoptions

December 05, 2022

Those who are interested in adopting in Oklahoma should understand that the adoption process can take some time. While adopting a child in foster care may take over a year from the time the child enters your home, many step parent adoptions are quicker and simpler. Whether you are a stepparent wishing to adopt your… Read more »

Reducing Stress During the Adoption Process in Oklahoma

November 21, 2022

There are many options available to you when it comes to adoption. However, the adoption process can cause stress for many reasons. There are many decisions to be made, and often, it can feel as though you are not sure what the right decision is. Also, the emotional adjustment comes with adding a new member… Read more »

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