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    Jan is a partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll and concentrates her practice in the area of complex family law matters including dissolution of marriage, adoption, child custody, child support ...

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In a decision finalized in late January, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that the Personal Representative of an Estate must take the necessary steps to transfer the decedent’s unused Federal gift and estate tax exemption to the surviving spouse.

The case stems from the rights newly created by the gift and estate tax laws beginning in 2010 for one spouse to transfer at ...

Have you ever had the urge to read your spouse’s or significant other’s emails? If so, you are not alone. According to a study by, 38 percent of those polled who were under 25 and in a dating relationship have “snooped” and read their partner’s email. Thirty-six percent of those in a committed relationship have done the same “snooping.” While many may consider this distasteful, it soon may also be considered illegal.

Divorce is never easy, especially when it involves a family business. Often, it is the primary marital asset, and any settlement or award that includes a family business will rarely please everyone. But with planning and cooperation, the dissolution of your marriage may not have to necessarily adversely affect your business.



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