Divorce can be simple. Divorce can be easy. In reading those two statements you are probably saying to yourself ‘yeah right!’ however both statements are true and most importantly for you, both statements can be true of your divorce case.
Our law office has helped several hundred clients over the years. We practice almost exclusively in the areas of family law: divorce, child custody, child support, and modifications. If you hire our law office we will work diligently to ensure that your divorce case is kept as simple and as easy as possible.
Keep in mind, in order for you to have a simple and easy divorce, there are several circumstances that must exist first. For example, in order for your divorce to be simple, you and your soon-to-be-ex must be able to communicate well enough between the two of you in order to be able to negotiate a peaceful resolution.
Secondly, in order for you to have a simple and easy divorce, you and your soon-to-be-ex must ‘like minded’ with regard to the majority of the outstanding issues. For example, if you and your soon-to-be-ex have children together, then you all will need to be ‘on the same page’ with regard to overnight visitations, custody exchanges, and child support obligations. So like as there is ‘like mindedness’, then hashing out the final details concerning a full and final settlement will be much more likely to happen.
Thirdly, in order for you to have a simple and easy divorce, you should hire the right divorce attorney. Just like we stated above, our law office has years of experience handling family law cases in and around Tulsa County. Our law office is dedicated almost exclusively to helping families like yours with their family law cases. All that being said, do keep in mind that hiring ‘the right’ divorce attorney does not necessarily mean that you hire our law office or any other law office for that matter. Simply put, hiring ‘the right’ divorce attorney simply means that you hire an attorney who instills in you a level of comfort and confidence. You want to be comfortable working with the attorney, but you also want to be confident that the attorney is someone who you can trust will get the job done right!
UNDERSTANDING FAMILY LAW
In order to help clarify some things for you with regard to your case, we have included a list below of the different types of family law cases that are often litigated at the Tulsa County Court House. The list below is by no means exhaustive, and it is not intended to be relied upon as if it is legal advice. However, the list below is informative and is intended to help clarity some things for you:
DIVORCE: Divorce is a relatively simple type of case to understand. In a typical divorce scenario, the husband and the wife became wed to each other either by way of signing a marriage license or by way of common law marriage (yes, Oklahoma still honors common law marriage) and then once the matrimonial bonds have deteriorated beyond repair, then one of the spouses will file an action at the local Court House requesting the Judge’s permission to dissolve the matrimonial bonds entirely and grant the divorce.
CHILD CUSTODY: The majority of divorce cases also involve child custody issues. Just like was explained in the paragraph above, once the matrimonial bonds have deteriorated, then the spouses will seriously explore the possibility of filing an action at the local Court House. When this occurs and there are children of the marriage, then the spouses have to turn their attention toward protecting the best interest of the children. Often times, what is in the best interest of the children is that they remain in the joint custodial care of both parents and if possible, that they remain in the same school district where they have been attending school in order that they are not completely ‘uprooted’ by the divorce action. Remember, being mindful of the best interest of the children is imperative in order to protect the emotional, and mental well being.