10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Oklahoma by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Tamera Childers

Tamera Childers is a family law attorney whose practice is concentrated on divorce, custody, paternity and other family law cases. In 2018 Tamera was appointed to the Legal Ethics Advisory Panel by OBA President.

Raised in small town, Lindsay, Oklahoma, she knew at a young age she wanted to be a lawyer; however, her educational and career path is not that of a traditional student. After graduating near the top of her Lindsay High School class in 1982, Tamera attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where she was an active member of the Delta Zeta sorority. After completing two semesters at Northeastern, she moved to Ponca City, got married and raised two daughters. When her children were in middle school, Tamera began attending night classes at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, while working a fulltime job. After obtaining her Associates Decree in Business Administration from NOC, she commuted to Stillwater and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in General Business and a minor in Marketing. While at Oklahoma State, Tamera was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, OSU Honors Program, and was a recipient of the W.B. Clark Scholarship. Finally able to fulfill her lifelong dream, she graduated with honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2003 on the same day her daughter graduated from high school. While attending law school, she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity; and she received four CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Trial Practice, Evidence Workshop, Race and Racism in American Law, and Legal Reasoning Analysis and Writing II.

Since law school, she has worked for some of Tulsa’s finest attorneys and law firms, focusing her practice in the area of family law in 2005. Tamera is listed as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Oklahoma by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. She is an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, exclusively for women attorneys who have received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from their peers. Less than 5% of women lawyers have been recognized with an AV Preeminent Rating. In 2018, she received the distinctive honor of being selected as one of Tulsa’s “Best Lawyers in America®” according to Woodward/White, Inc.’s recently published edition of The Best Lawyers in America ©.

Representative Experience

  • High Conflict Divorces
  • Complex Financial Matters
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Modification of Existing Orders
  • Support Alimony
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Property Division
  • Valuation of Businesses
  • Paternity Matters
  • Relocation
  • Protective Orders
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • International Child Abduction under Hague Convention

Tamera also contributes to the swift resolution of conflict by serving as Parenting Coordinator, Guardian ad Litem, or Mediator in a variety of cases and issues. In addition to lawyering, Ms. Childers serves as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Bixby, where she presides over juvenile matters, traffic violations, misdemeanor offenses, and a variety of community and administrative duties.

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

Chandler Moxley

Chandler Moxley is a family law attorney whose practice focuses on divorce, custody, paternity, and other family law issues. Chandler also works with various small businesses and handles matters such as leases, creating operating agreements, and obtaining appropriate licensing.

Chandler was born in Oklahoma and raised in Northwest Arkansas. After graduating from Springdale High School, she returned to her Okie roots and attended the University of Tulsa.

During her time as an undergraduate, Chandler was involved with Kappa Delta Sorority, student government, and an online newspaper. After graduating with honors from TU with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications, Chandler attended the University of Tulsa College of Law.

While in law school, Chandler was a member of the Student Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta. She gave back to her community through her participation in the Immigrant Rights Project and gave back to the school by working as a Student Ambassador. Chandler also competed in several moot court competitions and received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Practice.

Since law school, Chandler has worked at small firms in Tulsa. Since joining CHILDERS FAMILY LAW, her focus is primarily with family and domestic matters. She also has notable experience with civil litigation, transactional matters, and criminal defense. When she isn’t working, Chandler enjoys spending time with her two dogs, reading good books, and connecting with the Tulsa community through her membership in the Junior League of Tulsa.

Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas and moved to Oklahoma during her early years. She is a proud graduate of Owasso High School and has worked in the legal field as a legal assistant and office manager since 2000. Amanda has worked at a variety of law firms, big and small, with diverse practice areas including family law, insurance defense law, and medical malpractice.

When she is not working, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband of twenty-six years and their three kids. Her favorite title is Nannie and she enjoys spending her weekends with her two grandsons and cheering them on from the sidelines during sporting events. Amanda also loves traveling, outdoor activities, and playing with her tiny guard dog, Copper.

Lorena Wensaur

Lorena Wensauer was born in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and traveled with her military family as she grew up.   She graduated from high school in Winfield, West Virginia and went on to study Business Administration and Paralegal Studies at the University of Charleston, Marshall University, and Virginia Tech.  She moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma from Charleston, West Virginia in 2010.

Lorena has worked as a paralegal for more than twenty years and has extensive litigation and family law experience.

In 2020, after completion of four (4) separate Family Law Advanced Certification courses, Ms. Wensauer became the very first Family Law Advanced Certified Paralegal in the State of Oklahoma.

When she is not working, Lorena enjoys spending time with her husband, stepdaughters, and grandson.  She also loves snuggling with her dogs, attending vintage market fairs, and traveling.

Certifications and Accreditations:

  • 2005 – Certified Paralegal designation from the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”)
  • 2007 – Advanced Certified Paralegal designation in Discovery from the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”);
  • 2012 – Advanced Certified Paralegal designation in Criminal Litigation from the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”)
  • 2019 – Advanced Certified Paralegal designation in Family Law – Adoption and Assisted Reproduction from the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”)
  • 2020 – Advanced Certified Paralegal designation in Family Law – Division of Property and Spousal Support from the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”)
  • 2020 – Advanced Certified Paralegal designation in Family Law – Child Custody, Support and Visitation from the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”)
  • 2020 – Advanced Certified Paralegal designation in Family Law – Dissolution Case Management from the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”)