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Blog Posts in 2016

  • Tips to Simplify Custody During the Holidays

    Nothing can ruin the joy and excitement of the holiday season quite like an untimely custody or visitation dispute. As you struggle to deal with the anxiety of buying gifts, decorating your home, and organizing plans to see family, the last thing you need is to encounter a major roadblock when determining where and how your children will spend the holidays. Fortunately, there are several ...
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  • 412 Million FriendFinder Accounts Leaked Due to Recent Hacker Attack

    You may recall that last year, around 40 million user accounts registered at Ashley Madison , an online website promoting a “safe place” to commit adultery, were exposed to the public due to a hack and data leak. The direct result was countless divorces across the world being filed once spouses dabbling in infidelity were outed and put on the “cheater” list. Now, another hacker attack seems to ...
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  • Relocating with Children After a Divorce

    After child custody has been established and a divorce has been finalized, parents and children can try to find some downtime to settle in and adjust to their new living situations. This is true in both joint custody and sole custody cases. But no matter how thorough a child custody and visitation schedule may be, it is difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate the complexities that will arise ...
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  • Attorney Vizcaino Selected for 2016 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List

    Mazaheri Law Firm considers itself to be lucky to have Associate Attorney Christine Coleman Vizcaino on our team. We know she is a truly talented, intelligent, and dedicated Oklahoma City employment law attorney. With her recent selection to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2016 members list, the whole state will know how great she is as well. We would like to take this time to congratulate her ...
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  • Tips to Help Couples Over 50 Survive Divorce

    We have all heard how more than 50% of marriages in America end in divorce . What many do not know, however, is that the number of couples experiencing divorce later in life is rising, particularly in regards to individuals age 50 and older. While a divorce at any stage of life can be financially and emotionally devastating, divorces between older couples (commonly referred to as silver or gray ...
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  • Attorney Mazaheri-Franze Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠

    Managing Attorney Katherine R. Mazaheri-Franze of Mazaheri Law Firm in Oklahoma City has always been renowned for her client-focused approach to everything she does. We are excited to announce that her dedication, skill, authenticity, and compassion has been professionally recognized, as she has been chosen for the 2016 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list. Only 5% of the nation’s top attorneys will ...
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  • Top 4 Mistakes During Child Custody Battles

    Child custody is often one of the most contentious issues during a divorce and can create a massive divide between parents. While some couples are able to come to a mutually acceptable arrangement on their own, couples who cannot see eye to eye have no other choice than to go to family court and seek a child custody order from a judge. When this happens, parents are essentially placing their ...
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  • Should You Wait Until the Holiday Season is Over to Divorce?

    If you don’t pay close attention to the calendar, it will be Thanksgiving before you know it now that the autumn has officially begun. For many people unhappy in their marriage, this time of year represents an uncomfortable family law limbo. Should they file for divorce as soon as they can? Or should they wait until the holiday season closes to avoid awkward conflicts? Many might think it is best ...
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  • Social Media and Divorce

    Over the past decade, social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have exploded in popularity. These web and mobile applications have changed how we share pictures to who we keep in contact with. What many people may not know is that social media is beginning to play a growing role in divorce cases across the nation. In fact, a google search for “Facebook divorce” will call up ...
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  • Dating During Divorce

    If a marriage has broken down, exploring new and prospective romantic interests can seem like a breath of fresh air. While beginning another relationship may feel like the right move, dating during a divorce can have serious consequences. Remember, until a divorce is finalized, you and your spouse are legally married. Introducing a new relationship into the picture before the final papers are ...
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  • Divorce Seems to Spike in August & March

    When researchers at the University of Washington started to analyze divorce filing records from 2001 to 2015, they expected they would see a fairly even graph with some slight difference. What they got was a bit more surprising. According to their findings, a considerable spike of divorce filings occur in both March and August and a noticeable dip in filings occur in November and into December. ...
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  • Actress Sofia Vergara Still Sorting Through Embryo Legal Battle

    Hollywood actress Sofia Vergara, largely popular due to her role on a sitcom called Modern Family , used vitro fertilization methods in November 2013 to cryogenically freeze and store two of her embryos for safekeeping. As a woman in her 40s, she and her fiancé, Nick Loeb, were not sure if motherhood would be an option later on and apparently agreed to freeze the embryos just in case. Troubles ...
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  • Outlining the Adoption Process in Oklahoma

    Adoption is commonly regarded as one of the most sincere and beneficial legal processes in all of family law . While many states are applauded for making the adoption process simple and quick, allowing the placement of children in loving homes to be simple, Oklahoma has a bit of a negative reputation. Stacks of paperwork and legalese tend to confuse or discourage potential adopters from beginning ...
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  • Comparing Purchase Sale Contract to Lease with Option to Buy

    Are you looking to move into a new property? Have you decided if you are looking for what could be your permanent address, or for just a temporary abode? The reasons why you are moving to a new home should make you consider whether or not you need a purchase sale contract or a lease with option to purchase. What is a Purchase Sale Contract? When you know that you want to start owning your home, ...
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  • OK State Law Redefines Rape After Criminal Trial Outcome Outrage

    A legal loophole in how Oklahoma defines sexual assault and rape has led to the acquittal of a 17-year old boy who, as far as most people in the state are concerned, essentially admitted to raping an intoxicated 16-year old girl. The alleged victim was found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level over four times the legal limit after a night of drinking with her alleged assaulter. While ...
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