The process of ending a marriage can be a stressful experience for everyone in the family. Divorce cases are first and foremost about the lives, relationships, and futures of the people involved. Given the sensitive nature of this process, you need a compassionate attorney with the skills to develop the best possible plan to address your financial and emotional needs as you and your children start a new life.
In relatively short-term marriages with no children and limited assets, divorce can be achieved with relative ease . But for most couples, ending a marriage requires negotiating virtually every aspect of life to ensure both spouses and their children can move forward in the most effective way possible. Whenever possible, our Tulsa divorce lawyers help clients reduce stress by negotiating a settlement of divorce issues such as the following:
Property division: As an equitable distribution state, Oklahoma attempts to divide marital property fairly between both spouses. Our divorce attorneys help you prepare a detailed accounting of all marital and non-marital assets to protect the rights of our clients.
Alimony: Also known as spousal support, the law supports alimony only when it can be established that one spouse needs financial assistance to continue living at a level similar to how he or she lived within the marriage. The law does not favor either party in a divorce—decisions are based on factors such as the ability to earn a reasonable income and the mix of assets and debt of each spouse.
Care for the children: Under Oklahoma law, custody and visitation decisions are based solely on the best interests of the children.
Custody: support obligations are set according to a statutory formula based on the monthly gross incomes of the parties. Calculating child support can be complicated, and it is advisable to seek the advice of qualified attorney to answer questions regarding your specific situation.
Our Tulsa divorce attorneys can guide you through the process, help you formulate goals, set realistic expectations, formulate a case strategy, negotiate from a position of strength, and ultimately be prepared to litigate if reasonable agreements cannot be reached. It is important to seek counsel from qualified Tulsa divorce attorneys who are dedicated to supporting you through the challenges of the process with compassionate, yet thorough and aggressive representation.