“Rogers & Ritzhaupt is a shining example of professional, caring and knowledgeable attorneys. They listened, advocated and kept me informed throughout the proceedings of my case. I am very pleased with the quality, responsiveness and extensive legal expertise of Rogers & Ritzhaupt.”
“We have worked with, or received counsel from both Lori and Kameran for a broad range of legal matters. We have referred friends and family alike for most everything imaginable and have yet to have anyone disappointed in their service and expertise. We will continue to work with both Lori and Kameran and refer every one we know, as their compassion, poise, and understanding of the laws and litigation process is bar none the best we have encountered.”
“We have worked with Rogers & Ritzhaupt Law Firm since 2010, beginning with our step-parent adoption case. Kameran walked us through every step so that we would have a full understanding of what to expect, what laws were in place and whether we were eligible to even begin the process at all. Her knowledge and skill made the experience one that we felt informed, confident, and comfortable every step of the way.”
“Lori is an excellent Attorney and will go to the ends of the earth for her clients just like she did for us! We barely had to do anything, and she handled our situation quickly with no problems. By doing that, our issue was solved faster than we expected!”
“We were very pleased with all the hard work that Kameran had done for us including giving us advice, information on how to handle court proceedings, informing and helping us get all the proper papers and documents in order for court!”
Rogers & Ritzhaupt Law Office provides personalized and experienced services in Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Law, and Estate Planning. The staff at RR Law understands that family disputes happen all too often, and that custody and child support can and should be modified from time to time, based on the family’s circumstances. This firm also makes it a priority to advocate strongly for those who are being charged with a crime, and those who are injured in accidents as these individuals are immediately thrown into an unfair disadvantage by facing a daunting district attorney’s office or a huge insurance company.
These issues are not to be taken lightly. You need experienced attorneys to answer all of your questions, and provide you with competent legal advice in order to best protect your rights and interests. When you come upon these times, reach out to RR Law. We are here to help.
You can afford to hire a top, experienced attorney. We understand that you need an attorney that you can trust and that makes you feel comfortable.
Lori Rogers and Kameran Ritzhaupt have been providing trustworthy legal services together since 2008. Building honest relationships and advocating for their clients with an empathetic ear and a commitment to helping them navigate the overwhelming complexities or our legal system.
Will I speak with an attorney when I call RR Law Office?
When you contact our office, you will speak directly with one of the attorneys. Depending on the type of case you have, you will be directed to the attorney with the most experience in that area of the law.
How much money will I need to come in and speak with an attorney?
None. RR Law Office offers a free consultation for all new clients. You will not be expected to pay for your first meeting, and you will be provided with information about our fees and costs so that you can determine if you would like to hire our firm. In many cases, you will never have to come up with money out of pocket to pay for our services, such as cases involving personal injury and/or motor vehicle accidents, because we take these cases on a contingency fee – we front the fees and costs and take an agreed upon percentage out of the final settlement or verdict that you receive. In other cases, such as family law, we have hourly billing for work done, which is explained in detail in the initial free consultation.
What should I do first if I am injured in an accident?
Your first priority should be your own medical care. It is important that you seek immediate medical attention at a hospital. It is common to have injuries that initially seem inconsequential immediately after an accident, but then pain and inflammation increase over the next few days, becoming more noticeable. In order that you get all of the proper diagnostic testing and proper treatment at the onset, it is highly recommended that you accept transportation in an emergency service vehicle, or seek out treatment on your own at a hospital as soon as possible. Further, the longer you wait to seek medical treatment, the less likely the insurance company will be to accept your injury claim.
If I am in a car wreck, how do I know if I need an attorney?
If you are injured as a result of the accident, and the accident was caused by another person, you should retain counsel. If you do not have an attorney, the insurance company of the at-fault driver will be dealing directly with you — calling you, taking statements from you, requesting you to provide them medical releases, employment records, etc. You should not agree to provide anything to the insurance company until you consult with an attorney.
When should I speak to counsel if I am injured in an accident?
It is important to speak with an attorney BEFORE speaking with the insurance company. If you are unable to come to our office because of your injuries, we can come to you. The interest of the insurance company is not to properly and sufficiently compensate you for your bills, losses, and pain. Their interest is in keeping as much in their pocket book as possible to protect their insured (the person who caused the accident), and to pay you as little as possible to resolve the claim.
Why should I have an attorney if I am injured in an accident?
When the insurance company knows their insured is at fault in causing someone injuries, they want to cut their losses as soon as possible. They will pressure you into taking a settlement offer that is much lower than what you deserve, or what you would end up with if you are represented. If you are injured, you need to focus on treating for your injuries. RR Law Office has much experience in dealing with the insurance companies, will handle your case with the utmost care, and will work to have you compensated as fairly, and as quickly, as possible.
How quickly will I need to hire an attorney after I am arrested for DUI?
If your driver’s license was taken by the officers who pulled you over, you only have fifteen (15) days to send the DPS a request for a hearing on the suspension of your license or you will lose your driving privileges. At RR LAW, we will comply with all of the applicable deadlines for you so that you do not have to wonder or worry about these technicalities.
After you are arrested for DUI, you will be given an arraignment date to appear in Court. This date will be within a few weeks of your arrest, and you will be required to have representation if you were bonded out of jail. If you are unable to hire counsel prior to this court appearance, the Judge might give you some extra time to hire counsel, and re-set your arraignment to a date in the near future. Regardless, you will be required by the Judge to find representation as soon as possible. It is also extremely important to have competent representation to protect your individual rights and interests from the potential abuses of authority, and to become informed about your charges, defenses, and the general process of the criminal courts.
What are the defenses to DUI?
There are many potential defenses to DUI, including a blood and/or breath test that was not reliable or properly administered, there being no lawful reason for the officer to have made the stop/pull you over, a field sobriety test that was not properly administered (or you had another reason for failing the field sobriety test), or the police mishandled your case. There could be many different possible defenses to a DUI, depending on the specific facts of your case. It is always important to express all of these concerns to your attorney to discover if you have one of these defenses. At RR Law, we will thoroughly explain your options for a defense, and guide you through the process with as little stress as possible.
Why do I need estate planning?
It is important to have a clear, organized plan for your estate that will minimize the tax burdens, avoid probate, and maximize the amount of personal wealth, assets and property that you will pass to your loved ones after your passing. The stresses of losing a loved one should not be accompanied with further financial and administrative burdens because of the lack of a proper estate plan. RR Law offers custom, individually-tailored, estate planning for a wide range of individuals, regardless of the amount (or type) of assets you have. Call and schedule a free consultation with one of our estate planning attorneys, and we will provide you with specific recommendations for drafting estate planning documents that would best suit you and your family’s needs.
How long will my divorce take?
In Oklahoma, if there are minor children involved, there is a 90 day waiting period from the time you file until the judge will grant your divorce, even if the divorce is uncontested. A judge may waive the waiting period for good cause. The judge may grant a divorce as soon as 10 days after the petition is filed if you do not have any minor children. If the divorce is contested, the divorce process will usually take longer than 90 days to complete. Every case has different facts and circumstances that directly affect the amount of time it will take to finalize a divorce, but an experienced family law attorney will be able to best advise you after they speak with you. At RR Law, you will speak directly with an attorney when you call, and you will be scheduled a free consultation.
Who will get custody of the kids?
This depends on the facts of your case. There is no magic formula to determine sole or joint custody. If the parents do not agree on custody, the judge will base the custody decision on the “best interests of the children.” Therefore, it is imperative that you consult with a knowledgeable attorney if you expect a custody issue to arise in your case. Rogers & Ritzhaupt Law Office offers this consultation free to any potential new client.
Do I get equal time if we have joint custody?
Not necessarily. Joint custody means that both parents have equal decision making rights regarding important decisions affecting the children, and does not necessarily mean equal time. There are many misconceptions about joint and sole custody, so it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney to fully understand the legal implications of custody, and ensure that your parental rights are protected.
Will I have to pay child support?
In Oklahoma, both parents have a duty to provide financial support for their children. The amount of child support a parent has to pay is based on the combined income of the parents as well as other factors, including, but not limited to, work or school related daycare and medical insurance costs for the children. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services provides an online calculator to help you estimate the amount of child support you might receive or pay. While the Oklahoma Department of Human Resources provides a good resource, setting up a free consultation with an experienced attorney at RR Law will provide you much more insight on the questions considered in determining gross income and calculating child support.
Is it difficult to adopt my stepchild?
Stepparent adoption is typically not as difficult as other types of child adoption. Because the parties are related in a stepparent adoption, the courts often will remove certain requirements to speed up the process, such as waiving the need for a home study or waiving the long waiting period. The main issue facing most stepparents trying to adopting is obtaining consent from the other birth parent. However, there are several exceptions to consent of the other birth parent that an experienced attorney at RR Law can help determine if applicable to your specific case.
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Tulsa, OK 74135