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How Does the Court Determine Sole Custody?

by Ball Morse Lowe on May 1, 2019

This month, we’re writing all about child custody to help you better understand the various processes and outcomes associated with it. We’ve already written posts about the different types of custody, from legal to physical to sole and joint.

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4 Things Unmarried Parents Should Know About Legal Custody

by Ball Morse Lowe on April 30, 2019

Cases of child custody are incredibly complex, involving many factors and leading to a variety of outcomes. If you haven’t already read our prior blog posts on custody, you should know before continuing that there are many different types of custody, from joint to sole, physical to legal.

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A Father's Rights: How to Navigate Joint Custody

by Ball Morse Lowe on April 29, 2019

In the case of a divorce or separation, children are one of the most important yet complicated aspects. Especially in a difficult, emotional case, the custody of your child or children can easily become a point of contention. Before beginning your court proceedings, it’s good to have an idea of the possible outcomes. If you’re seeking joint custody, there are still plenty of pieces to figure out. Here are some things to know before you get started.

(If you need more detailed information about custody, download our free guide today)

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The 5 Different Types of Physical Custody

by Ball Morse Lowe on April 25, 2019

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Ball Morse Lowe nominated for 2019 Norman Reader’s Choice Awards

by Ball Morse Lowe on March 25, 2019

With nominations for Best Law Firm and Best Attorney, Ball Morse Lowe, PLLC. is pleased to represent leading law firms in the Norman Transcript’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards. With previous year’s awards also including “Best Places to Work,” BML is grateful for the community continuously supporting the company. 

Following the preliminary rounds, Ball Morse Lowe ranked top five amongst top law firms and attorneys in the Norman, Oklahoma area. Our growing law firm would not be able to do with without the support of astounding clients and supporters. 

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5 Strategic Ways to Avoid a Probate Case

by Ball Morse Lowe on February 26, 2019

Many have heard that it’s wise to avoid probate, but few know the reasons why. Probate is the legal process of proving a will, determining heirs and distributing the property of a decedent.

In order for property to be distributed according to a will, the will must go through probate, but the specific process varies by jurisdiction. The two major reasons people try to avoid it comes down to the time and privacy. The process can tie up property for months, or even longer if the will or any provisions are contested.

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Ball Morse Lowe Launches Events to Help Community

by Chelsey Oliver on February 25, 2019

BML Events will Launch in March with Estate Planning Guidance

Is your estate plan accurate and up to date with recent estate tax law updates? Ball Morse Lowe senior attorney Jennifer Wright will guide attendees through estate planning essentials during the
Planning for Long-Term Care Costs and More” events in Norman and OKC.

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Why You Should Hire a Lawyer to Prepare Your Living Trust

by Ball Morse Lowe on February 20, 2019

Every adult, wealthy or not, should have a valid will or a living trust in place. Yet, more than half of Americans are unprepared for the inevitable. A last will and testament is a legal document that outlines where and whom your

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How the Probate Process Works in Oklahoma

by Ball Morse Lowe on February 13, 2019

Probate is the legal process of proving the will and determining heirs. An estate executor or attorney representing the estate will initiate the process. From there, the court will validate the will, authorizing the

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