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The Smalley Law Firm announces the addition of Divorce Planning to its legal services

Divorce Planning Services can reduce the financial and emotional impact on the family in case of divorce by making the process more collaborative and adding other professionals, such as financial planners and therapists.

The Smalley Law Firm announced that it has added Divorce Planning Services to address the needs of families in resolving such matters expeditiously and collaboratively. The purpose of such services is to plan ahead, before a divorce is filed, to help clients form strategies to ensure the optimum results in their particular situation.

A divorce process is rarely easy. Stress levels are high, and in the process, couples often make decisions in the spur of the moment. In light of the many legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce, that is not surprising. Thus, the Smalley Law Firm now offers Divorce Planning Services to form the best strategies concerning child custody, division of property and debt, support alimony and surviving after the divorce.

The services focus on advance planning upon determining a client’s particular situation, discussed in complete confidence, and when necessary may expand to utilizing a CPA, a financial planner, stock broker, and in some instances, a counselor or therapist.  A strategy will be formed to assist in preparation for the divorce action, and the client will have a complete understanding of how the system works procedurally so that he or she will know what to expect.  This alone places the client ahead of most divorce litigants, as many clients are in the dark about what is happening or what comes next.

A financial professional can assist and advise as to how to best preserve financial assets.  A therapist may assist the client in explaining the divorce to children and helping the children cope with the divorce, as well as assisting the client with coping mechanisms as well.

Principal attorney Richard E. Smalley, III explains that “Using my knowledge of family law and years of experience in the family law courts of central Oklahoma, I am able to counsel with individuals who are contemplating divorce and provide them with effective advance planning and exit strategies which are designed to assist them through the divorce process in the most efficient and effective manner possible, attempting to reach the most optimum results possible.”

Mr. Smalley adds that “Issues such as custody of children and asset protection will be discussed in strictest confidence, and other experts will be involved as the situation demands.”

Richard E. Smalley, III has received the distinguished AV Preeminent® Judicial Edition Rating. In addition, Mr. Smalley has consistently received the AV Preeminent® rating, again in 2019 for the for the 21st consecutive year. The AV Preeminent® rating is the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. The AV Preeminent® rating is the peak of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating system that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resources, Martindale-Hubbell®.

Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and also serves as a mediator in family law cases.

Apart from the recent AV Preeminent® Judicial Edition Rating, Mr. Smalley has been recognized by several other organizations for his work. He has been selected as one of Oklahoma’s “Super Lawyers,” and “Top Attorneys in Oklahoma” by Oklahoma Magazine. Recently, he received the “Client Achievement Award,” for his good working relationships and dealings with his clients. All of these awards were voted upon anonymously by other attorneys and former clients.

Richard Emory Smalley, III

Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an AV-rated trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and also serves as a mediator in family law cases.

In addition, Mr. Smalley offers Divorce Planning Services. Based on his profound knowledge of family law and years of experience in the family law courts of central Oklahoma, he counsels individuals who are contemplating divorce to provide them with effective advance planning. The purpose is to assist them even before divorce process in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Issues such as custody of children and asset protection will be discussed in strictest confidence. Other experts will be involved as the situation demands.

References

Website: http://smalleylawfirm.com/richard-e-smalley-iii/

Blog: https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/

News: https://hype.news/richard-e-smalley-iii-family-lawyer-us/

Attorney Profile: https://solomonlawguild.com/richard-e-smalley%2C-iii

Attorney Profile: https://attorneygazette.com/richard-e-smalley%2C-iii#2d2e7913-7e09-4dcc-8c60-1f89053f64cd

http://www.americanregistry.com/business/richard-e-smalley/290254

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dick-smalley-8a3b799/

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AV Rating for Richard E. Smalley

Oklahoma Family attorney Richard E. Smalley receives

2019 AV Preeminent Judicial Edition Rating

The AV Preeminent® rating is the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. It is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resources, Martindale-Hubbell®.

Oklahoma Family attorney Richard E. Smalley receives

2019 AV Preeminent Judicial Edition Rating

The AV Preeminent® rating is the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. It is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resources, Martindale-Hubbell®.

The Smalley Law Firm announced that principal attorney Richard E. Smalley, III has received the distinguished AV Preeminent® Judicial Edition Rating.

There is another rating, the AV Preeminent® rating, which Mr. Smalley also again received for the 21st consecutive year in 2019.

The AV Preeminent® rating is the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. The AV Preeminent® rating is the peak of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating system that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resources, Martindale-Hubbell®.

Mr. Smalley states, “As you can imagine, I am very honored and humbled to have been selected for this distinguished group of talented lawyers.”  He went on to add “I hope my clients find me to be attentive, prompt, courteous and someone that pays attention to detail when representing them. These are all the qualities you would expect and want from an experienced attorney.”

Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and also serves as a mediator in family law cases.

As for his practice, Mr. Smalley notes that “I am a great believer in settling family-related cases whenever possible, and many family court judges in central Oklahoma are now requiring mediation to be conducted in every case. Settlement of cases is much preferred as compared to going to trial, as settlement limits the high emotions and expense of a protracted family law matter. Please spend your money on your children, not on lawyers.”

Apart from the recent AV Preeminent® Judicial Edition Rating, Mr. Smalley has been recognized by several other organizations for his work. He has been selected as one of Oklahoma’s “Super Lawyers,” and “Top Attorneys in Oklahoma” by Oklahoma Magazine. Recently, he received the “Client Achievement Award,” for his good working relationships and dealings with his clients. All of these awards were voted upon anonymously by other attorneys and former clients.

Richard Emory Smalley, III

Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an AV-rated trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and also serves as a mediator in family law cases.

In addition, Mr. Smalley offers Divorce Planning Services. Based on his profound knowledge of family law and years of experience in the family law courts of central Oklahoma, he counsels individuals who are contemplating divorce to provide them with effective advance planning. The purpose is to assist them even before divorce process in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Issues such as custody of children and asset protection will be discussed in strictest confidence. Other experts will be involved as the situation demands.

References

Website: http://smalleylawfirm.com/richard-e-smalley-iii/

Blog: https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/

News: https://hype.news/richard-e-smalley-iii-family-lawyer-us/

Attorney Profile: https://solomonlawguild.com/richard-e-smalley%2C-iii

Attorney Profile: https://attorneygazette.com/richard-e-smalley%2C-iii#2d2e7913-7e09-4dcc-8c60-1f89053f64cd

http://www.americanregistry.com/business/richard-e-smalley/290254

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dick-smalley-8a3b799/

Richard Smalley, Esq. explains the benefits of having a written agreement

Richard E. Smalley, lawyer in Norman, Oklahoma

In this modern age, when everything from a single Email to voluminous legal documents can be easily stored in your computer, is it really important to have these documents in hard copy?  And should you have agreements in written form at all? It may surprise you, but the answer is yes. In his new article, Oklahoma lawyer Richard E. Smalley provides a brief overview. The complete article will be published on his Blog at https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/

In this technological-driven age, many people don’t value the importance of legal papers in a hard-copy form with signatures. They think that as they have carried out the agreement verbally, or exchanged a few emails on the subject, it means almost the same. But that’s not how it works; the significance of a written contract is far more important than the one available in your folder or the one done verbally. In his article, Richard Smalley gathered some top reasons why you should have written agreements with signatures and dates attached.

Clarifies Statute of Limitations Issues

A “statute of limitations” is a law that restricts the time within which legal proceedings can be brought. As for contracts in Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for a written contract is five years, and for an oral contract it is three years. See 12 OK Stat § 12-95. When there is an oral agreement, the parties might differ as to when exactly the agreement was reached or when the breach occurred. This is a good reason to reduce agreements to writing. That way you have clarity until when a lawsuit must be filed.

Provides More Certainty and Authenticity

A piece of paper may have lost its importance in today’s digital world but the significance of a written contract continues. Written contracts provide more assurance to both committed parties. Verbal contracts are harder to prove. With verbal contracts, it is likely that a party may agree on something, but later on, back-pedal immediately. This can put you in a lot of financial or legal crisis and damage your reputation as well. With written contracts, there is no scope of denying or backing away; even if a certain party does so, you can always provide evidence and prove them wrong. This will save you from a lot of hassle with the committed party and authorities.

Prevents Disputes and Misunderstandings

The worst part about verbal contracts is that people often forget about details – the most important part of a contract. They may remember them for a while but as time goes on, it is likely for them to become hazy on minor details.

Since the spoken words are not recorded anywhere, it is impossible to go back and check. This can create a lot of assumptions and problems in the future. One party may say something else about the contract and the other party may argue something else to be true. And to make the matters worse, there would be nothing to tally from and see who is right or telling the truth. This can give rise to a dispute between the parties and dissolving of the “contract” ultimately.

Provides Proof Immediately

A written contract will always come in handy and could be useful at anytime, anywhere. Surely, you can’t carry your laptop wherever you go. It is possible that you have to show your contract at the time when you don’t have your laptop. Having a contract in a paper form will allow you with the feasibility to carry it in your bag wherever you go.

Since contracts are made on a normal paper sheet – as light as air, it wouldn’t be burdensome to take along the contract wherever you go. On the safe side, always keep a saved copy of your written contract on your computer.

Clearly States Duties and Responsibilities

A proper, written document contains significant details that a verbal contract may not cover. To make a contract legal, it should consist of two essential components – agreement and considerations.

Within these two parts, contain an assortment of provisions that make the contract legal in its truest sense. In these two sections of the contract, there will be offers, terms and conditions, work conditions, payment clauses, liabilities, and breach of conditions. What these pointers will detail out are as follows:

* Terms and conditions – what both parties are required to do under the contract

* Work conditions  – how both parties are required to act within the terms of a contract

* Liabilities – how liabilities will be managed in case of a problem

* Payment conditions – how payment will be done under the contract

* Breach of conditions – what happens if either of the party fails to fulfill the conditions.

The clauses in the contract will serve as rules that the committed parties will need to follow no matter what.

Gives You Security and Relaxes Your Mind

Knowing that the terms and conditions are clearly elucidated in a written contract gives involved parties peace of mind. There is nothing to worry about or for things to go awry as everything is clearly set forth in a written form.

A properly drafted contract provides committed parties and authorities with a written record of the terms and obligations agreed upon. This also gives you an additional right to pursue further legal rights and duties, if necessary.

About Richard Emory Smalley, III

Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an AV-rated trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and serves as a mediator in family law cases.

Richard Emory Smalley, III

Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an AV-rated trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and serves as a mediator in family law cases.

Website: http://smalleylawfirm.com/richard-e-smalley-iii/

Blog: https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/

News: https://hype.news/richard-e-smalley-iii-family-lawyer-us/

Attorney Profile: https://solomonlawguild.com/richard-e-smalley%2C-iii

Attorney Profile: https://attorneygazette.com/richard-e-smalley%2C-iii#2d2e7913-7e09-4dcc-8c60-1f89053f64cd

http://www.americanregistry.com/business/richard-e-smalley/290254

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dick-smalley-8a3b799/

Experienced family law attorney Richard Smalley explains recent changes to tax laws affecting tax treatment of spousal support

Richard Emory Smalley, III, attorney in Norman, Oklahoma

As part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA), tax treatment of spousal support has gone under a major overhaul.  As practitioners of family law are well aware, currently, spousal support is an above the line deduction for the payor spouse and taxable income for the payee spouse.  This means that regardless of whether the payor spouse takes the standard deduction or the itemized deduction, said payor spouse can deduct spousal support from his or her taxable income and reduce their tax burden. 

Correspondingly, the payee spouse has to report such spousal support as their income and be responsible for the income taxes on it.  Because payor spouse tends to have higher income than the payee spouse, it often results in a net tax benefit by shifting pre-tax dollars from the payor spouse to the payee spouse.

In his new article, Oklahoma lawyer Richard Smalley provides a brief overview of these issues. The complete article will be published on his Blog at https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/

Under the TCJA, spousal support payable under a divorce decree or settlement agreement finalized after December 31, 2018 is no longer deductible by the payor spouse nor reportable as income by the payee spouse.  This is also true for any modifications to existing settlement agreements, but only if the agreement explicitly provides that spousal support will no longer be deductible by the payor spouse. 

The change poses a significant consideration for practitioners.  Attorneys representing payor spouse must recognize that the support being awarded or agreed upon in 2019 and forward will represent a substantially higher financial burden for the payor spouse.  At the same time, payee spouse will now receive such support without worry for income tax burden.  Payor spouse’s attorney will need to focus on lowering the support amount in litigations and negotiations to accurately reflect the fact that spousal support award can be lower and still provide same financial support to the payee spouse.  Attorneys for payee spouse will need to focus on maximizing the financial benefit to the payee spouse and also ensure that support award or agreement does not overcompensate for the change in tax law, resulting in an unduly reduced spousal support. 

Navigating the constantly shifting tax laws and their implications on family law cases requires the assistance of an experienced family law attorney.  Individuals are encouraged to discuss the potential ramifications of the TCJA on their cases with a qualified family law attorney.

Richard Emory Smalley, III

Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an AV-rated trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and serves as a mediator in family law cases.

References

Website: http://smalleylawfirm.com/richard-e-smalley-iii/

Blog: https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/

News: https://hype.news/richard-e-smalley-iii-family-lawyer-us/

Attorney Profile: https://solomonlawguild.com/richard-e-smalley%2C-iii

Attorney Profile: https://attorneygazette.com/richard-e-smalley%2C-iii#2d2e7913-7e09-4dcc-8c60-1f89053f64cd

http://www.americanregistry.com/business/richard-e-smalley/290254

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dick-smalley-8a3b799/

New article by Richard E. Smalley on “Reasons to Hire an Attorney”

Richard Emory Smalley, lawyer in Norman, Oklahoma

Because of the omnipresent internet where you can find any type of information, one may ponder whether it is really necessary to hire an attorney. This can be a very important decision. In his new article, Richard E. Smalley, Esq. explains.

The Importance of Hiring an Attorney

In the digital world of today, more and more people have become dependent on the internet. It has been estimated that more than half of the world’s population has access to this global computer network. Moreover, an average American spends almost 24 hours online in a week – this speaks volumes about our reliance on the Internet. Often people think the internet can replace individualized legal advice.

Attorney Richard Smalley provides his input in a new article that is available on his blog, https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/

Since the internet has a wide range of answers to all kinds of questions, we find it no harm in consulting it when necessary. From a cooking recipe to how to mend a car to how to take legal action against a fraud – everything is available online. When it comes to legal matters, more and more people prefer to take help from Google or Yahoo now. All they have to do is simply type the issue on the search bar and they are presented with several ideas and solutions.

The question is – is this really the right way to go about it? Isn’t hiring an attorney more safe and reliable? Well, having an attorney to guide and explain legal matters is a far more sensible and smarter approach. In this article, we elucidate our point by discussing the importance of hiring an attorney in more detail.

1.Information on the Internet Can Be Misleading

As much as the internet is a wonderful place, it can be equally a bad one too. While the internet is a go-to source to attain information, it is likely that what you may come across on it is totally false. And there is no way to tally whether the information you are reading is correct or not. This can be a huge problem when trying to solve legal matters using the Internet.

 If you are someone who has little to no knowledge about laws and how they work, the internet may not be an ideal space to seek legal guidance from. Trusting the world of the Internet a little too much can prove to be more harm than good. You may end up taking a step that you may regret later on. Therefore, reaching out to a renowned attorney will be the best way to go about it.

2. Law Can Be Too Complicated to Understand

At times, understanding law can be as difficult as understanding another language. No matter how simply the Internet has explained to you about law and its aspects, there are certain things that only a professional can enlighten you. Also, there are different areas of law and each of them has varying rules. It can be complicated to wrap your head around unless you have an attorney in front of you to guide you.

Hiring an attorney will also give you an opportunity to question them on the spot without having to do additional research online. Imagine how much time you will end up saving by simply hiring an attorney.

3. Attorneys Can Work on Legal Documents More Efficiently

When you are preparing for a case or going to court proceedings, you will need to file paperwork at some point in time. If you are doing your legal work all by yourself, being a novice, you may face common problems. Preparing proper paperwork is a task of a professional or an experienced person as they are aware of the specifics required for the case.

In addition to having the knowledge of all the specifics, you will also have to understand the protocols necessary for your documents. You may look it up online to seek guidance on how to prepare your necessary paperwork. But doing so can be extremely time-consuming and taxing. A far better alternative is to hire an attorney that can assist you with your paperwork and get it done with it in a short span of time.

4. Attorneys Can Help You Escape Problems

Your hired attorney will always advise you on how to move forward with legal matters to avoid issues down the line. To ensure that you don’t face any legal fiasco, your attorney will help you in understanding all the aspects of your contract and what steps you need to take to avoid getting into hot water.

Considering these reasons, it is always ideal to consult an attorney, especially when you are starting your own business, selling or buying a property, managing wills, hoping to recover damage to your personal property, etc.

About Richard Emory Smalley, III

Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an AV-rated trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and serves as a mediator in family law cases.

References

Website: http://smalleylawfirm.com/richard-e-smalley-iii/

Blog: https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/

News: https://hype.news/richard-e-smalley-iii-family-lawyer-us/

Attorney Profile: https://solomonlawguild.com/richard-e-smalley%2C-iii

Attorney Profile: https://attorneygazette.com/richard-e-smalley%2C-iii#2d2e7913-7e09-4dcc-8c60-1f89053f64cd

http://www.americanregistry.com/business/richard-e-smalley/290254

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dick-smalley-8a3b799/

Family Law attorney Richard E. Smalley, III starts legal blog and commentary on Family Law matters to inform families in need

Experienced attorney’s blog will focus primarily on Family and Domestic Relations Law, the publicly available information, and particularly complicated issues that are difficult to understand for a layperson

August 2019 – The Smalley Law Firm announces that senior attorney Richard E. Smalley, III is setting up a new legal blog https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/ which will focus primarily on Family and Domestic Relations Law, how to locate information, and hard-to-understand issues.

“With all the confusing information regarding Family Law, I felt that I could help explain the important issues at hand to families in need” said Richard E. Smalley, III. “I have three decades of experience working in this area, and can help people understand the issues before a dispute gets out of hand, and obtain initial information when they need legal help.”

Family law does not only encompass marriage, children, divorce, and marital assets, but also implicates tax and retirement issues. The procedures can be very complex and hard to understand for a layperson.

Mr. Smalley is planning to inform affected families so that they are better prepared for what awaits them in a family law proceeding, such as divorce or child custody.

Mr. Smalley explains that he has noticed in his practice that “many affected families do not know that the court system and non-profit organizations provide a lot of support. For example, Family Court websites now provide a lot information, including forms for pro-se litigants.”

However, there are issues that are very complex, even for experienced attorneys.  Family law does not only encompass marriage, children, divorce, and marital assets, but also implicates tax and retirement issues such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) (a “QDRO” is a court order required in order to divide certain retirement assets in a divorce proceeding pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)).  This involves a complex area of federal law that is very hard to understand even for attorneys.

Mr. Smalley also explains that often multi-state issues are involved, that make this field of law even more complex. “For example, family law is sometimes implicated in child custody cases when you have a spouse from a different state. When one parent takes the child to another state, or from another to Oklahoma, this may result in a legal dispute as to in which state the child should live. Other areas of broader implications are marriages with spouses from different states, or where one spouse was married before.”

Richard E. Smalley, III is planning to inform the public about these and other issues, and provide information procedures and developments, so that parties can find more information about family law, which will hopefully reduce stress on the family and particularly children.

Richard Emory Smalley, III

Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an AV- rated trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and also serves as a mediator in family law cases.

Contact

THE SMALLEY LAW FIRM

104 E. Eufaula Street

Norman, OK 73069

Phone: (405) 801-2222

Professional Experience

Since July 1989 – Principal attorney of The Smalley Law Firm

Norman, Oklahoma

Practice focuses on Divorce, Modifications, Child Support, Paternity, Guardianship, Probate, Wills. Serves as mediator in such cases.

Education

1985-1988 – Oklahoma City University

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

1967-1970 – University of Oklahoma

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism/Public Relations

Activities and Societies: Delta Tau Delta social fraternity; President’s Leadership Class; Alpha Phi Omega.

Honors and Awards

Richard E. Smalley, III has been recognized as a top-rated attorney for 15 consecutive years with the Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent Attorneys rating.

Included in Oklahoma’s “Super Lawyers”

Recognized as one of the “Top Attorneys in Oklahoma” by Oklahoma Magazine

Client Achievement Award

References

Website: http://smalleylawfirm.com/richard-e-smalley-iii/

Blog: https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/

http://www.americanregistry.com/business/richard-e-smalley/290254

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dick-smalley-8a3b799/

About Richard Emory Smalley, III

Focusing on Family Law

Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an AV- rated trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and also serves as a mediator in family law cases.

Contact

THE SMALLEY LAW FIRM

104 E. Eufaula Street

Norman, OK 73069

Phone: (405) 801-2222

Professional Experience

Since July 1989 – Principal attorney of The Smalley Law Firm

Norman, Oklahoma

Practice focuses on Divorce, Modifications, Child Support, Paternity, Guardianship, Probate, Wills. Serves as mediator in such cases.

Education

1985-1988 – Oklahoma City University

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

1967-1970 – University of Oklahoma

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism/Public Relations

Activities and Societies: Delta Tau Delta social fraternity; President’s Leadership Class; Alpha Phi Omega.

Honors and Awards

Richard E. Smalley, III has been recognized as a top-rated attorney for 15 consecutive years with the Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent Attorneys rating.

Included in Oklahoma’s “Super Lawyers”

Recognized as one of the “Top Attorneys in Oklahoma” by Oklahoma Magazine

Client Achievement Award

References

Website: http://smalleylawfirm.com/richard-e-smalley-iii/

Blog: https://richardsmalleylawblog.family.blog/

http://www.americanregistry.com/business/richard-e-smalley/290254

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dick-smalley-8a3b799/

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