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    1384 South Douglas Boulevard
    The Timbers Office Park
    Midwest City, Oklahoma 73130

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    Aaron is sharp and quick to grasp the gravity of any situation. He is very responsive to client inquiries and requests. Aaron is an extremely organized person, which serves him, his law firm, and client well. He has the highest of ethica...
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    What impressed me about Aaron, was that nothing was "sugar coated". He was very straight forward and told me what to expect each step of the way. He kept me informed of what the options were and the risks. Your knowledge of the law was inv...
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    While no one wishes to find themselves in a divorce proceeding, Mr. Arnall is a knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney who can guide you through the process. I was impressed of his knowledge of the federal retirement and benefits program. I...
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    Aaron is very professional, organized, responsive and cares deeply for his clients. I highly recommend him!

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    Mr. Arnall was able to help me with my divorce, he has knowledge of working with military members and was able to help me complete my divorce in a short time before my relocation to a different state. I would recommend Mr. Arnall and if I h...
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Divorces Involving Minor Children After November 1, 2014

Beginning November 1, 2014, 43 O.S. 107.2, was amended to include a requirement that any "actions for divorce based upon incompatibility filed on or after November 1, 2014, where the interest of a child under eighteen (18) years of age is involved, the adult parties shall attend, either separately or together, an educational program concerning the impact of divorce on children."

This new provision specifically requires parties with minor children who seek to get divorced because of the parties' incompatibility, otherwise known as a "no-fault" divorce, to attend a class that includes the following topics:

  1. Short-term and longitudinal effects of divorce on child well-being;
  2. Reconciliation as an option outcome;
  3. Effects of family violence;
  4. Potential child behaviors and emotional states during and after divorce including information on how to respond to the child's needs;
  5. Communication strategies to reduce conflict and facilitate cooperative coparenting; and
  6. Area resources, including but not limited to nonprofit organizations or religious entities available to address issues of substance abuse or other addictions, family violence, behavioral health, individual and couples counseling, and financial planning.

As set forth in the statute, this program will cost between $15.00 and $60.00.

The program must be completed by the divorcing parties prior to or within forty-five (45) days of receiving a temporary order. A final disposition of child custody shall not be granted until the program is completed by the parties.

The Court is given the authority to waive this requirement for good cause. It remains to be seen what will qualify as good cause, and this will be an area of Oklahoma divorce and custody law that will continue to develop over the next few months.