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Bartlesville's

Family Lawyer

Family Law is one of the most emotionally difficult and confusing areas of the law in which you may find yourself. The Persaud Law Office has practiced family law for many years, and we can sympathize with your plight. If you need a family attorney, a custody lawyer, a guardianship attorney, or a divorce lawyer in Bartlesville, we can help.

Divorce

The Persaud Law Office represents both wives and husbands in divorce cases. You may need a divorce lawyer, if:

  • You are going through a divorce;

  • you have been divorced in the past, and you want to change custody, visitation, or child support;

  • your ex-spouse is refusing to follow the terms of your divorce decree; or 

  • your ex-spouse is accusing you of not following the terms of your divorce decree.

You will likely need a lawyer to assist you in a divorce case. Oklahoma family law is so complicated that few non-lawyers can understand all of their rights and obligations, and the legal procedures involved, in a divorce case. Furthermore, divorce cases are very emotional, so you will likely be too emotionally involved in your case to be able to objectively see what is the best course of action to take in court. For more information on when you need a lawyer, see my blog post: Should you represent yourself?

Divorce

Bartlesville's Family Attorney

Family Law is one of the most emotionally difficult and confusing areas of the law in which you may find yourself. The Persaud Law Office has practiced family law for many years, and we can sympathize with your plight. If you need a family attorney, a custody lawyer, a guardianship attorney, or a divorce lawyer in Bartlesville, we can help.

Divorce

The Persaud Law Office represents both wives and husbands in divorce cases. You may need a divorce lawyer, if:

  • You are going through a divorce;

  • you have been divorced in the past, and you want to change custody, visitation, or child support;

  • your ex-spouse is refusing to follow the terms of your divorce decree; or 

  • your ex-spouse is accusing you of not following the terms of your divorce decree.

You will likely need a lawyer to assist you in a divorce case. Oklahoma family law is so complicated that few non-lawyers can understand all of their rights and obligations, and the legal procedures involved, in a divorce case. Furthermore, divorce cases are very emotional, so you will likely be too emotionally involved in your case to be able to objectively see what is the best course of action to take in court. For more information on when you need a lawyer, see my blog post: Should you represent yourself?

Guardianships

A guardian is a person who is appointed to take care of the person or property of another person (called the ward). You may need a guardianship attorney if:

  • You have an adult relative who is incapacitated, and cannot handle his own affairs (click here for more information);

  • You have a disabled child, who is about to turn 18 or already is 18 (click here for more information); or

  • You need to care for a child whose parents are deceased or unfit.

The guardian acts in loco parentis (that is, the guardian functions as if he were the ward’s parent.) To obtain a guardianship, you have to ask a judge to appoint you as the guardian. The Persaud Law Office can assist you in preparing the forms, and appearing before the judge, and any other legal details involved in a guardianship.

Child Support

Another area of law, in which you may need a family court lawyer, is child support. You may need a lawyer to assist you with child support issues if:

  • You are a party in a case (such as a divorce, paternity, guardianship, or DHS child support case) where you may be ordered to pay child support;

  • You have a child and you would like to collect child support from the other parent; or

  • You are accused of not paying sufficient child support, and you have been penalized or are threatened with penalties.

Child support law is complicated, and the penalties for failing to pay child support can be severe. Penalties include prison time, revocation of your driver’s license, garnishment of your wages, and much more. Because of the complexity of child support law, and the severity of the penalties, it would definitely be wise to consult an experienced family attorney if you are embroiled in a child support dispute.

Adoption

You know you want to adopt a child. You also know that you need a good family attorney to accomplish this. The Persaud Law Office has handled adoptions at both the trial and the appellate level. We understand the complexities involved in the adoption process. We also have seen the joy that you will feel on the day that a judge signs the final adoption decree, and you walk away from the courtroom knowing that you now have a new child. 


For an overview of the adoption process in Oklahoma, see my blog post on the topic.

Paternity

A paternity action is a case between parents who have a child together, but were never married. Paternity is similar to divorce – the court can decide custody, visitation, and child support.


If you are involved in a paternity case, it’s best to retain a good custody lawyer, rather than represent yourself. The legal issues will likely be too complex for a layperson to understand, and the issues will be so emotional and personal for you, that you will be unable to objectively analyze the issues to determine how you can best proceed in court. Click here to see why you should not represent yourself.

Who is Kyle Persaud?

Kyle Persaud has practiced family law in Oklahoma since 2009. He strives to help reunite families and ensure that children, particularly children who have been in abusive situations in the past, will reside in homes where they are loved and cared for.

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