If you’re facing Divorce you need representation that can both fight when its required or negotiate a settlement when possible. To do both is to be a successful Tulsa divorce attorney. Once the divorce is at hand there’s several things you should be ready to deal with. Those things are part of the divorce process and must happen. Below are some Oklahoma divorce law basics intending to answer some of your questions.
Agreed or Contested:
The two types of divorce above seem easy to understand on their face but in reality may not be so straight forward. An agreed divorce is one in which all issues related to the marital dissolution are settled and ready to be made apart of the final divorce decree. An example of an agreed divorce is a divorce where there are children and the parties agree on child custody, as well as child support together with all other issues related to the divorce.
An contested divorce is one in which the parties can not agree on all or some of the issues in the divorce. If this is the case we first go to a mediator and try to hash out a settlement that satisfies both parties to the divorce. If after the mediation we still have not reached an agreement we set the issues for trial. At trial we will call call all witnesses and present all evidence that supports our case. Once this completes, the judge decides and a final decree is enters.
Oklahoma Child Custody and Divorce:
Several types of custody are available to parents of children who are seeking a divorce. The two most common forms of child custody though are joint legal custody and joint physical custody. Joint physical custody is that custody where the children spend an equal amount of time with each parent. The equal time can be set up how ever the parents want. Some divide the time with the children by every other day, every other week or any combination the parents can agree on. Joint legal custody means that both parents will not have equal time with the children but that both parents will have an equal right to decide major life decisions for the child. A major life decision may involve things like the type of religion, or type medical care the children receive.
Family and Divorce Law Designed to Help You:
Our Family law attorneys understand the complexity involved with family law cases. Family and Divorce law requires a special touch. Sometimes the family and divorce law problem needs a hammer while other times it requires a soft touch. Which ever your situation may be we can help. We’ll try to negotiate a settlement that reflects the needs of your family. If after negotiations there’s no agreement we’ll aggressively move forward with a trial.
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