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FAMILY LAW

Issues arising under family law are difficult and emotional. These matters include divorce, paternity, guardianship of minors, custody modification, decree enforcement, visitation enforcement and child support collection. You need an attorney, like myself, that can be attentive to your legal needs and help lead you through the Oklahoma family law judicial process, so that in the end you are seated in a position ready to start a new stage of life.

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Areas of Representation

  • Divorce (contested & uncontested)
  • Custody & Visitation Modification
  • Paternity
  • Contempt Citations
  • Child Support
  • Guardianship
  • VPO Filing & Representation

From the filing of a Petition/Response to the closing of your case, I will utilize the best legal research, technology and analytics. I don't just scratch the surface of your case, I dig deep!

I keep up to date on Oklahoma Family Law through ongoing research to Family Law Continuing Education. In the summer of 2015 I attended the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Institute where I worked with the best Family Law attorneys and mentors from Oklahoma and across the Nation to fine tune my Family Law representation skills.

"Everybody has a right to be defended, and every lawyer has a duty to defend people accused." - Jacques Verges

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MEDIATION SERVICES

Mediation is the use of an impartial individual to help you make informed decisions and create mutually acceptable agreements. As a mediator, I utilize various techniques to help individuals resolve conflict and reach settlement, while helping them become better problem solvers. When individuals choose to mediate, they retain more control over the resolution of their conflicts. This allows them to avoid the high cost of court hearings and trials. Mediation is commonly known as a form of alternative dispute resolution and use of mediation is highly encouraged in family law issues.

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Areas of Mediation

  • Divorce (contested & uncontested)
  • Custody & Visitation Modification
  • Paternity
  • Contempt Citations
  • Child Support
  • Guardianship
  • Elder Care
  • Neighbor Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Contracts/Breach of Contract
  • Property Damage
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Construction Contracts

As a practicing family law attorney, I bring the current perspective of ongoing trends with the law, judges and other family law attorneys. I am extremely effective in developing creative solutions to complex and sometimes "odd" family law issues. Mediators can be contacted before or after either engaging party consults with an attorney. Although attorney mediators do not represent either party appearing for mediation, they utilize knowledge and experience gained through the practice of law to educate the mediating parties with respect to the various laws applicable to their particular situation.

"Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but the fix the course of the future." - John F. Kennedy

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For more information about my family law legal services and mediation services, please see the Gallery and Good Reads sections

GOOD READS

Here you will find links to suggested articles, a list of books & copies of articles and posts written by myself.

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ABOUT

As an attorney, my #1 objective is to work closely with all my valued clients to achieve the most optimum outcome. Protecting the rights of all Oklahomans is not just a job, it is a privilege. I am skillful, methodical, knowledgeable and compassionate. I am proud to offer premium legal representation and mediation services at an affordable price. I founded my law firm on the principle of providing exceptional service at a great value.

Biography

I am dedicated to helping families and individuals resolve divorce, paternity, guardianship and other family law issues. Family law is a passion of mine and is my sole area of legal services. It can be hard and challenging watching families change and separate. Recent events in my family have made me see how precious life can be. To me every client is not just a person bringing in another dollar. My clients are living, breathing, human beings who have turned to me to help them at a time they most likely never expected would occur in their life. Family law is so rewarding to practice in. I feel great pride when I help a women out of an abusive marriage, when I get a child returned to his mother after the father wrongfully took him for months and when I help a husband fight to keep his daughter safe because his wife has become severely mentally ill. I am a first generation college student. I attended Utah State University where I met the love of my life. I am married to a loving and devoted husband who has supported me all through my career, from law school to becoming a solo practitioner. I can’t forget Champ & Chili, my little dogs who bring me the greatest joy!

Education

  • Utah State University (2004-2007) B.S. Law & Constitutional Studies, Minor Sociology
  • Oklahoma City University (2008-2012) Juris Doctorate
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (2015)
  • The Mediation Institute (2017) Mediation training with sub-focus on Oklahoma family and divorce mediation

Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA)
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • OCBA Lawyers for Learning Vice Chair (2015-2016)
  • OCBA Lawyers for Learning Chair (2016-2017)
  • OCBA Lawyers for Learning Chair (2017-2018)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Phi Alpha Delta (Legal Fraternity)
  • OBA Law Related Education Committee
  • Federal Bar Oklahoma Western District
  • ABA Family Law Section Member
  • OBA Family Law Section Member
  • OCBA Family Law Section Member

Awards & Recognitions

  • Oklahoma County Bar Association 2017 Community Service Award
Best Divorce Lawyers in Oklahoma City

TESTIMONIALS

Below are just a few of the sentiments I have received from my clients after handling their cases. All feedback is greatly appreciated!

Out of the three attorney’s I had over the past 5 years, I have to say Celeste was the best by far! She went in and got the job done! I’m very happy with her help in my matter. And blessed to say I won’t be missing any more time with my little girl. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to get their matter resolved once and for all!
-PC

Attorney Celeste is more than a lawyer. She made me a happy man I am today because I can see my only daughter and take care of her the way I want her to grow. She is the best. I encourage all those from other parts of the world to go to her with your problems for she is culturally competent and very down to earth lady.
-MN

I wanted to let you know I’m very appreciative of your service and everything you have done to help and guide me. I’m forever grateful for how far you’ve helped me come along in this case. Thank you Celeste.
-JP

I just want to say Thank You! This year for Mother’s Day I’ve been given the best gift of all time and it’s because of YOU! I get to actually have my boys and be with them today because of all you do and have done for us!! So you may not know you’ve gotten or given me something but you have and I will forever be grateful for this!
-AR

Win or lose, you did an amazing job. Words cannot express our love and appreciation for you and your staff. Our family will forever be grateful. Keep saving children and keep making a difference in this world. May God bless you for doing his work.
-JKM

I almost gave up hope on finding a divorce attorney, and then I found Celeste. Not only does she understand that life happens, but she is there to help you, for you. She makes getting a divorce as painless as possible, and for that I am so very thankful!
-CT

On point! Professional, informative, and tenacious, definitely not afraid to stand up for the little guy. Everything I was looking for in a lawyer, she let me know all my options upfront and went to work on my case straight away. Absolutely coming back if I ever need to and will continue to recommend.
-KM

Celeste is hands down the best person to ever come in mine and my son’s life! She is very matter of fact, feisty, professional and actual person not just an attorney you pay. I always say she isn’t like normal attorneys that are all about the money! She for sure is all about the people! She keeps me and my son in mind in every decision we make. Thank you Celeste and team for all that you do for me and my son!
-SD

Celeste is a fantastic lawyer!!! Very personable and caring! Gets in there and gets the job done!!! Very feisty but professional at the same time.Highly recommended!
-KL

I’m glad there is no statute of limitations on gratitude. Thank you for helping in my time of need.
–DH

CONTACT

Physical Location

3000 United Founders Blvd, Suite 116
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 13173 Oklahoma City, OK 73113

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Closed Saturday & Sunday
Visiting an attorney for the first time can be stressful. For most, the first time they will meet an attorney is when they find themselves in a crisis and in need of legal help. My goal is to make the consultation process relaxed and as easy as possible. My consultations are always free and my office is caring and sympathetic. I will listen to each and every word you say and work with you to develop a legal strategy that will leave you with the best outcome. We can’t just look at the present, we must look at the big picture to make sure what we do now doesn’t leave you empty handed in the future. It is firm policy to return your call or respond to your email within 24 hours of receipt.

During your free consultation, I will review your case and provide you with information and answer your questions. It is essential that you bring as much documentation of your issue as possible. After reviewing your case, if it is taken and you choose to hire me, a contract will be signed. There are multiple payment options that will be discussed at that time

CLIENT INTAKE FORM

Please print this form, complete it in full and bring to your free initial consultation.