Gannaway Law, PLLC

Family Law

Divorce, paternity, adoption and other domestic legal issues are some of the most emotionally charged and sensitive areas of the law. You can rest assured you will feel listened to, counseled and truly understood by your attorney at Gannaway Law, PLLC. At our firm, your case will be handled personally and confidentially-showing you the care and compassion that is required during this difficult time in your life. We handle all family law matters, but the following are some of the most common:

Divorce: Divorce is perhaps the most emotionally charged legal issue you will face in your lifetime. We understand that you are going through a difficult time both emotionally and financially. Your lawyer will use all of the legal and other resources available to her to address all of the issues you are facing. We will involve experts as needed, including financial planners, psychologists, forensic accountants, family counselors and experts in business valuation.

Child Support: While going through a divorce can bring out various emotions and conflict between parents, it is important to remember the impact divorce can have on the welfare of children. Children should not be punished as a result of a divorce, and it is important to make sure your children receive the support they need as their situation changes.

Paternity: Paternity issues typically arise when a child’s mother or father seeks support for child(ren) born outside of marriage. Paternity issues arise if the alleged father wishes to seek parental rights, the mother wishes to seek support from the alleged father or if either parent wants a regular visitation schedule.

Adoption: Adoption has emotional, social, and legal implications surrounding the process. If you are adopting a child, our lawyers can advise you early in the process so you understand the entire process of adoption. If you are choosing a family for your child, we can help you navigate the legal logistics.

Protective Orders: A protective order is a court order prohibiting any type of contact between the alleged victim, also called the petitioner, who filed the order for protection and the subject of the protective order - the defendant. Prohibited contact includes personal interaction such as talking face-to-face, phone calls, or being within a certain distance of the person. Prohibited contact also includes non-personal interaction such as writing letters, or electronic communication such as texts, emails, or Facebook postings.

Contempt: In Oklahoma, there are two types of contempt, direct contempt and indirect contempt. Direct contempt occurs when a person is purposely interfering with the judicial process in the presence of the judge. Indirect contempt occurs when a person willfully disregards or disobeys an order of the court outside the presence of the judge. If the other party in your legal issue is not following or obeying court orders, a contempt citation may be the only way to address your complaint and get the relief you need.

Guardianships: There are two types of guardianships in Oklahoma, the guardianship of a child and the guardianship of an adult who is unable to manage his or her affairs.