Articles, Seminar & Conference Presentations

Donelle H. Ratheal’s history of published articles, seminar & conference presentations. Based in Westen Oklahoma, Donelle Ratheal is an accomplished and experienced divorce and family law attorney at Ratheal, Maggard & Fortune.

2011-20172006-20101999-2005

2017:

Information Technology – Ethical Issues for Attorneys (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: October 23, 2017
National Business Institue

2016:

Discovery Tools and Challenges in International Family Law Cases (Author)
Summer 2016 Newsletter
American Bar Association: Family Law Section

2015:

Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts, November 13, 2015
National Business Institute

2014:

Article: Children and Their De Facto Parents: Past, Present and Future Third-Party Custody and Guardianship Law in Oklahoma (Author)
Oklahoma Bar Journal, August 9, 2014
(Recipient: 2014 Golden Quill Award)

2013:

Practical Ethics for a Family Law Firm (Co-Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, March 4, 2013
National Business Institute

Enforcement and Post-Trial Modifications (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, March 4, 2013
National Business Institute

2012:

Tips for Family Law Practitioners: Making Your Life More Productive, More Profitable and Less Stressful (Author and Presenter)
Annual Conference: Family Law Track, November 14, 2012
Oklahoma Bar Association

Miami Vice – Lawyer Style (Ethics Musical) (Co-Presenter)
Spring Conference, April 21, 2012
American Bar Association Family Law Section

2011:

Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Advanced Family Law Issues, December 12, 2011
National Business Institute

Ethics in Family Law (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Advanced Family Law Issues, December 12, 2011
National Business Institute

Navigating the Complex Asset Case (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Advanced Family Law Issues, December 12, 2011
National Business Institute

Practical Tips for Family Law Practitioners (Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
Annual Conference: Family Law Track, November 2, 2011
Oklahoma Bar Association

The Perils of Pauline (Ethics Musical) (Producer, Co-Author & Co-Presenter)
National Conference: General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, October 23, 2011
American Bar Association

Using Experts in a Family Law Case (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School about Family Law,
September 9-10, 2011
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section

Guardian ad Litem, Parenting Coordinator or Public Defender: Whom Do You Need and When? (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Parenting Coordinators & Guardians ad Litem: Players, Coaches or Referees?
May 6, 2011
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section

Practical Tips for Guardians ad Litem (Panel Member)
Seminar: Parenting Coordinators and Guardians ad Litem: Players, Coaches or Referees? May 6, 2011
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section

2010:

Taking and Defending Family Law Depositions (Author and Presenter)
Annual Conference: Family Law Track, November 17, 2010
Oklahoma Bar Association

The Perils of Pauline (Ethics Musical) (Producer, Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
Fall Conference: Family Law Section, October 21, 2010
American Bar Association

Children: Custody and Access Issues in Oklahoma (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Family Law from A to Z, September 22, 2010
National Business Institute

Post-Decree Motions in Family Law (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Family Law from A to Z, September 22, 2010
National Business Institute

Common and Uncommon Issues in Family Law (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Family Law from A to Z, September 22, 2010
National Business Institute

2009:

Article: The Times They Are a-Changin’ – When and How to Modify Child Support (Author)
Oklahoma Bar Journal, November 21, 2009

Prenuptial Agreements (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: Financial Thoughts for Uncertain Times, January 30, 2009
Roger Study Group

2008:

The Phantoms of the Law Firm (Ethics Musical) (Producer, Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
Annual Conference: Plenary Session, November 19, 2008
Oklahoma Bar Association

2007:

Seminar: Guardian ad Litem Basics, December 13, 2007 (Moderator)
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section

50 Hot Tips: Technology to Improve Your Practice (Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
Annual Conference: Family Law Track, November 7, 2007
Oklahoma Bar Association

All the World’s a Stage: an Ethics Musical (Producer, Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
Annual Conference: Family Law Track, November 7, 2007
Oklahoma Bar Association

The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Custody Cases (Author and Presenter)
Seminar: How to Find the Courthouse: A Framework for New Lawyers, September 7, 2007
Oklahoma Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Splitting Up, Then Moving On: Oklahoma Relocation Law (Author and Co-Presenter)
Solo and Small Firm Conference, June 21, 2007
Oklahoma Bar Association

Relocation in Oklahoma: A Guardian ad Litem’s Perspective (Author)
Oklahoma Bar Journal, February 10, 2007

2006:

Annual Conference: Family Law Track, November 15, 2006 (Moderator)
Oklahoma Bar Association

A Comedy of “Legal” Errors (Ethics Musical) (Producer, Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
Annual Conference: Family Law Track, November 15, 2006
Oklahoma Bar Association

Tips for Family Law Practitioners (Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
Annual Conference: Family Law Track, November 15, 2006
Oklahoma Bar Association

Temporary Orders & Other Initial Matters in the Dissolution Case (Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
Seminar: Nuts and Bolts of Family Law Practice, October 13 & 20, 2006
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section

Tools and Technology to Make You More Profitable (Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
Seminar: Nuts and Bolts of Family Law Practice, October 13 & 20, 2006
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section

Adoption Law: An Update Through Recent Cases (Author and Co-Presenter)
Solo and Small Firm Conference, June 22, 2006
Oklahoma Bar Association

Helpful Technology Tips for the Family Law Practitioner (Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
Seminar: Tools for the Family Law Practitioner, April 13, 2006
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section

2005:

Domestic Violence: Statutes and Recent Cases Regarding Protective Orders (Author and Presenter)
Solo and Small Firm Conference, June 24, 2005
Oklahoma Bar Association

2003:

Complex Divorce Issues (Presenter)
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section, January 24, 2003

2002:

Family Law Jeopardy (Presenter)
Oklahoma Bar Association, in Oklahoma City on May 3, 2002

Family Law Jeopardy (Presenter)
Oklahoma Bar Association, in Tulsa on May 10, 2002

2001:

Annual Conference: Family Law Track, November 15, 2001 (Moderator)
Oklahoma Bar Association

Preparing and Presenting the Temporary Order Application (Author and Co-Presenter)
Seminar: Handling the Divorce Case from Start to Finish, September 7, 2001  
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section

Seminar: Practical Issues Affecting Family Law Practitioners, April 12, 2001 (Moderator)
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section

2000:

Graduate School of Successful Trial Advocacy, March 12, 2000 (Program Instructor)
University of Oklahoma College of Law

1999:

Seminar: The New Child Support Statutes, September 23, 1999 (Co-Moderator)
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section