American Indian and Tribal Law

Shelton Walkley Mackey is ready and able to assist American Indian people in civil cases in tribal or federal court. Attorney Erica Mackey, a recipient of Ernest L. Wilkinson Award for Excellence in American Indian Law, as well as two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in American Indian Law and Advanced American Indian Law, and a Certificate in American Indian Law from Oklahoma City University School of law is well equipped to assist in any of the following areas:

Estate Planning for American Indians with trust or restricted land

Estate planning for individuals who own an interest in American Indian property can be daunting and complex. Proper estate planning for an individual with an interest in trust or restricted land necessitates sifting through the intricacies and nuances of a complex set of federal laws and regulations. The attorneys at Shelton Walkley Mackey can assist with any of your estate planning needs.

Probating Trust or Restricted Lands

As complicated as Estate Planning for American Indians with Trust or Restricted Land can be, so too can navigating the legal channels following the death of a loved one. Probating trust property can involve a multitude of legal channels including overwhelming administrative proceedings through the Department of Interior Office of Hearings and Appeals. The attorneys at Shelton Walkley Mackey can assist with probating the estate of your loved one.

Adoptions and Guardianship Issues

Are you seeking to adopt or obtain guardianship over an American Indian child? The Indian Child Welfare Act was enacted in 1978, seeking to stem decades of abuse and neglect involving Indian families. Oklahoma passed its own requirements in 1982. This law applies to all Indian children, in any type of child custody proceeding, except for parental custody disputes and juvenile delinquency proceedings. The attorneys at Shelton Walkley Mackey can assist you.

Other Civil Issues

We can help with a variety of other civil litigation issues. Call for more information or to schedule a consultation.