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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/

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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