Family Law, Bankruptcy And Estate Planning

At Cindy Allen & Associates PLLC, we represent individuals and families in Cleveland County and the surrounding areas in central Oklahoma facing a variety of difficult legal challenges. From a host of family law matters to bankruptcy and criminal defense, we provide solutions-oriented representation that focuses on achieving the goals of our clients — whether going to trial or finding an alternative resolution, we know what it takes to get results.

Comprehensive Representation For Many Of Life's Challenges

Listed below you will find a brief summary of just a few of the practice areas our attorneys assist clients with every day:

  • Family law: Whether your divorce is uncontested or requires aggressive litigation, we adapt our methods to fit your situation. Our family law practice includes representation in divorce proceedings, including resolving issues of property division, the division of retirement accounts, spousal support, child custody and child support. We also have the resources and experience necessary to handle military divorce proceedings and complex financial matters associated with high-asset divorces.
  • Guardianship: A parent, grandparent or elderly relative may have lost the physical or mental capacity to care for oneself, requiring the intervention of a loved one to make sure the relative is cared for and that his or her finances and affairs are managed appropriately. If you are not proactive in seeking guardianship for one who needs it, you may find that the court has appointed a complete stranger with full power and control over the health, safety, property and finances of a loved one. Furthermore, there are scenarios where a child requires guardianship. Our attorneys assist grandparents pursue guardianship which may carryover to an adoption.
  • Adoption: Adoptions are common when one spouse remarries (stepparent adoption) or if a grandparent takes on the responsibilities of raising their grandchildren (grandparent adoption). Adopting a minor generally requires the consent of both parents, although only one parent needs consent if the other parent has died or has had his or her parental rights terminated. There are, however, many circumstances under which consent is not required, such as when a parent fails to provide financial support or maintain contact with a child. The laws regarding adoption are lengthy and complex and require the assistance of an experienced trial lawyer to navigate.
  • Estate planning: Many people today do not have a will or trust in place, which, in the event of an untimely death, can leave family and loved ones confused about how to distribute your estate, what to do with dependents and what you desire for final arrangements. Estate planning will legally enforce your wishes after death and implement a plan to deal with your assets during life so that your family is not hit with the tax consequences after your death. The law dealing with your assets is constantly changing, making it essential to have a plan. After divorce or to make the intelligent choice to plan ahead, our lawyers will guide you through the complexities of estate planning law.
  • Bankruptcy: Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer pay or have become overwhelmed by debts. Bankruptcy works by liquidating assets to pay their debts or sometimes creates a repayment plan. A bankruptcy case normally begins by the debtor filing a petition with the bankruptcy court. A petition can be filed by the individual, married couple, or by a business or entity. Once the petition is filed it creates an automatic stay, preventing the creditor from collection efforts, garnishing wages and stopping foreclosure. The stay essentially gives the debtor room to breathe. Having a knowledgeable attorney alleviates the stress of the bankruptcy procedures and places someone in your corner to help you out of your difficult situation.
  • Criminal defense: Our criminal defense practice centers on the representation of everyday people who have made mistakes. We focus on helping young people, often college students, who face felony or misdemeanor charges, including DUI, drug charges, domestic violence, traffic violations, public intoxication and other related offenses.
  • Expungement: The State of Oklahoma allows for the expungement of your criminal or protective order record under certain circumstances. This means the sealing of criminal arrest records that would typically appear during a criminal background check. We handle both the 991C expungement process and the Section 18/19 full expungements. In some cases, an expungement may not be a possibility; however, we can help clients pursue a governor's pardon.

Contact Our Norman Law Office

To schedule a consultation to discuss your case, call us at 405-310-8673 or complete our online contact form.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.