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Dedicated Divorce Attorneys in Norman

Efficiently Navigating You through the Legal Process

We have the legal skill set to help you manage the separation or divorce you are going through. During the past 35 years, we have helped many people just like you to come out on top in their divorces. As a full-service law firm offering divorce and family law legal services, we will patiently help you to understand the law and go over the facts of your case in such a way that your rights are fully protected. We will work to convince the judge to take your side in this divorce.

We know that divorce is a derailing of your financial and emotional life. We will help you get both back on track. Our experienced divorce lawyers in Norman will review your case and file the needed divorce papers requesting that the judge have your spouse immediately pay you for your living expenses and that no marital property be disposed of until such time that the assets and debts can be fairly determined and divided. This way, your spouse cannot move you out of your house and you can continue to survive financially.

Also, we will seek custody of the kids and both temporary and permanent court awards for child support.

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Oklahoma?

Divorce can be granted for any reason in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is a “no-fault” divorce state, which means that you do not have to prove that there has been any wrongdoing on the part of one party or the other.

Additionally, you may file for divorce for:

  • Abandonment
  • Adultery
  • Impotence
  • If the wife was pregnant with someone else’s child at the time of the marriage
  • Abuse
  • Fraud
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • Neglect

A person may also be granted a divorce if their spouse is incarcerated for a felony, if they were divorced in another state but the decree is somehow insufficient in Oklahoma, or if they have been adjudicated insane for at least five years and are a patient of an inpatient mental facility.

The majority of divorces in Oklahoma are for grounds of “incompatibility” which simply means that something has happened which has caused the married parties to be unable to remain married. For a divorce to be finalized, it can take as few as 10 days after the petition has been filed for uncontested cases. However, in a contested divorce and cases where children are involved, there may be a 90-day waiting period. Be sure to discuss this first with Norman divorce lawyer so that you fully understand what your rights are during this time.

Why Would Someone Need an Attorney for Divorce?

Almost all married couples own property together or have bank accounts together or have children. Unless you both agree 100% on how to split up your property and raise your children, you will want to have an attorney. Even if you do agree now, it is in your best interests to retain an attorney to draft all of the documents for you and to assist you in walking you through the court process, to be sure that your final Decree of Divorce accurately represents the agreement that you have made.

Very often, it will seem like spouses are in agreement about the divorce, but then one or the other person changes their mind after the petition is filed, or after they have an agreement in place. Having a Norman family law attorney will help you to correct the situation if this happens, and will help to protect your rights and make your spouse honor their agreement with you.

What Are Common Obstacles I Might Face if My Divorce Is Contested?

If your divorce is “contested,” that means that the other party does not agree with your side of the story or with the way you want to divide up the property or custody of the children. In that case, you will need to prove to the court the best way to divide the marital assets and the best way to establish custody of the children.

One of you will probably have to move out of the marital home, and temporary custody and child support will need to be established. You will need to get records from your spouse and will need to prove to the court the income of both parties, the value of all of the things you own together, and which things should be considered your personal property instead of joint property.

Depending on how different your spouse’s ideas are about the value of the property and the proper custody arrangement for the children, you might be involved in your divorce for a couple of years. You may even end up having to call additional witnesses to testify and have a full trial in order to have the court make its decision.

What is Your Experience with Divorce?

Our family law attorneys in Norman have the legal skill set to fight for your rights and best interests. During the past 35 years, we have helped many people just like you to come out on top in their divorces. You can count on us to provide you with the effective representation you need and deserve.

What Should I Do First?

We are ready right now to talk to you in a free initial consultation on the telephone. If you decide to retain our firm, we will gladly meet you at a convenient time to make the arrangements to go forward in your case. If you live out of state and cannot come to Oklahoma, we can get all the information we need from you by phone and by e-mail and can draft documents and send them to you for review by e-mail before we file them with the court. We can send you anything that you need to sign, and you can sign and mail back your original signatures so that we are able to get your case moving with the court without you having to travel to Oklahoma.

After you retain us, your problem becomes our problem, and you can ease your worries knowing your rights are being protected.

Why is Your Firm the Best Choice for Handling a Divorce?

Not only is every person working for this firm an attorney licensed in the state of Oklahoma, but we also all have personal experience with either being divorced or with divorces in our families. We personally know the struggles that you’re facing and will help you to come to decisions that are best for everyone involved.

Contact our experienced divorce attorneys in Norman for help with handling your divorce case at (405) 703-6552.

“Not only were they very professional but, they were quick with results. I am very satisfied.”

- Kori
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