Legal Services in Oklahoma

Family & Domestic

With both personal and professional experience in family law and domestic matters, Ms. Schmook brings empathy along with practical problem solving to the task of advising and representing Oklahomans approaching divorce, child custody, visitation disputes and child support.  As a licensed CPA, Ms. Schmook brings well developed technical skills applicable to asset and debt division as well as child support calculations.  The team at the Schmook Law Firm is prepared to litigate your matter when mediation and settlement negotiations will not suffice.    

When children are born out of wedlock in Oklahoma it is important to know your rights determining parentage, custody, visitation, and child support.  Ms. Schmook and her team educate and prepare you to protect yourself, your rights and the rights of your children. 

Trained early in her career, Ms. Schmook is an experienced litigator in seeking necessary protective orders where domestic violence or stalking is an issue.  Her team also successfully defends frivolously filed protective orders filed on a regular basis. 

As nuclear families continue to become a thing of the past, more and more grandparents find themselves raising their grandchildren on a temporary, and sometimes permanent basis.  Our team is experienced in assisting clients in establishing the necessary legal guardianship to allow them to enroll their grandchildren in school and seek necessary medical, dental and mental healthcare services. 

Whether you are the parent of a special needs child who has reached adulthood or your parents are aging “baby boomers”, you may find yourself in need of a guardianship over your loved ones.  An adult guardianship allows you to properly make decisions for their physical care as well as the ability to safeguard them from financial predators.  Ms. Schmook and her team have assisted many families in obtaining the guardianships necessary to properly care for their loved ones in these situations.   

Estate Planning & Probate

The Schmook Law Firm customizes estate planning solutions for Oklahoma individuals and families.  The first step in estate planning is to meet with an attorney to discuss your goals.  Our team can assist your family in preserving wealth for future generations, minimizing estate taxes and avoiding the burdens of probate. 

Proper estate planning is not only about distribution of your assets after your death, but also designating guardians for your minor children.  During your lifetime, your loved ones may need a power of attorney for you should you become incapacitated either temporarily or on a more permanent basis.  And everyone should have an advanced healthcare directive clearly stating what kind of care is preferred in extreme and end stage conditions of their lives. 

When a loved one has died and you are the designated executor or personal representative, you may feel overwhelmed by a situation you have never faced before in your life.  The team at the Schmook Law Firm can guide you capably and in a timely fashion through the probate process.  Ms. Schmook can advise you on steps in administration of any trusts for which you are named as the trustee.  We are dedicated to relieving clients’ stress through all phases of estate administration. 

501(c)3 Non profits

Nonprofit entity start ups & Operations

If you are looking for a lawyer in the Tulsa metro area to help you establish or manage your 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, you have come to the right place. The Schmook Law Firm advises clients on legal requirements and protections during all phases of this type of organization.

Examples of 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations eligible for federal tax exemptions include religious, educational, charitable, literary and social welfare organizations. If you need advice while planning or if you are ready to start the process of getting approval from the IRS for your proposed 501(c)3 organization, attorney Sara Schmook has the level of knowledge and experience you naturally hope to find. 

The Schmook Law Firm

She is a licensed CPA as well as an experienced business law attorney handling nonprofits.

The Schmook Law Firm in Tulsa can guide you through the steps of establishing a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, including:

  • How to devise a business plan for your organization
  • How to arrive at a budget forecast
  • How to submit a proposal for approval to the IRS
  • How to put the right advisers in place
  • How to set up a board of directors
  • How to position your nonprofit organization for future expansion
  • How to report income to the IRS
  • How to protect the organization's reputation among donors