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A Special Message from The Crosthwait Law Firm

To our valued clients, partners, and friends: We at The Crosthwait Law Firm are aware of and understand the significant challenges faced by all of us from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our first priority is for the safety of our clients and our staff, as well as continuing to serve your legal needs…. Read More »

Custody, Visitation and Quarantine

The phone calls and emails have started coming in to The Crosthwait Law Firm, with the questions all having a similar theme: What do we do about visitation now that school is cancelled? In Oklahoma, schools started closing around the time Spring Break began, and custodial and non-custodial parents are wondering if the continued closures… Read More »

What to do After the Death of a Loved One

Losing a loved one can be a difficult experience. Despite the emotional trauma involved, you may also be responsible for handling a variety of financial, legal, and administrative tasks. You may find yourself unsure of where to begin and what to do. However, do not be hasty when settling your loved one’s estate. Important decisions… Read More »

2020 Interest Rate on Judgments Has Decreased

The Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts has issued its annual notice of the interests rates applicable to judgments obtained in Oklahoma from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. The postjudgment interest rate to be charged on judgments for calendar year 2020 shall be 6.75 percent, down from 7.5 percent in 2019. Should you… Read More »

Aaron M. Arnall Chosen as Vice-President of Sharing Tree Board of Directors

After one year as a member of the Board of Directors, attorney Aaron M. Arnall has been chosen as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Sharing Tree, a local non-profit that serves families in need by providing a dignified shopping experience at no cost. Sharing Tree started as as a seasonal agency offering… Read More »

Do I Need A Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements, also known as premarital agreements or even “prenups”, are agreements between prospective spouses made in contemplation of their marriage. A prenuptial agreement helps a married couple establish what is yours, what is mine, and what is ours. These agreements become effective upon marriage, and deal with how you and your spouse’s finances are… Read More »

M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr. Invited to Attend National Security Forum

M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr., has been invited by the Secretary of the Air Force to attend the 66th National Security Forum at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, May 14-17, 2019. Since its inception in 1954, the Forum has provided distinguished, hand-selected civilians with a unique opportunity to engage… Read More »

Aaron M. Arnall Selected to Serve on Board of Directors for Sharing Tree

Aaron M. Arnall has been chosen to serve a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of Sharing Tree, a local non-profit that serves families in need by providing a dignified shopping experience at no cost. Sharing Tree started as as a seasonal agency offering help at Christmas time, and has grown… Read More »

M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr. Receives Joe Stamper Distinguished Service Award

At the 2018 Oklahoma Bar Association annual meeting, M. Joe Crosthwait, Jr., was presented with the Joe Stamper Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes Joe for his long-term service to the Oklahoma Bar Association and his contributions to the legal profession overall. In addition to a term on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s  Board of Governors,… Read More »

Basics of Estate Planning – Part Two

Goals of Estate Planning Here are four goals for every estate plan: Every estate plan should increase and preserve your property during your lifetime. This includes managing liquidity, building or increasing retirement benefits, and minimizing tax burdens. Every estate plan should provide for your beneficiaries after your death, with provisions tailored to each beneficiary’s specific… Read More »