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Norman, OK Divorce Lawyer
Norman, Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer Helping Clients in the McClain County and Cleveland County Areas
The skill and compassion to get you through a tough time
Unfortunately, Oklahoma has one of the higher divorce rates in the U.S., but when it happens to you, you don’t want to feel like just another statistic.
With so many things on the line, particularly family and finances, you need the steady hand and clear head that our experienced Oklahoma divorce attorney can provide.
At Patriot Law in Norman, OK, we help you reach your goals while providing responsive, ethical service.
Types of divorce in Oklahoma
In our state, you can either get a no-fault divorce or an at-fault divorce. A no-fault divorce is one in which spouses state they are incompatible (in other words, irreconcilable differences or an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage). When the grounds for divorce are no-fault, it is uncontested and generally less expensive, especially if a couple is willing and able to reach agreement on child custody, child and spousal support and division of property with a minimum of disagreement. Because of their complex nature, at-fault divorces are more costly but, under a certain set of circumstances, may be the right choice.
No-fault divorce issues when you and your spouse have minor children
As of 2014, there is a wrinkle in getting a no-fault divorce where minor children are involved. The court now requires that divorcing parents who state incompatibility must take a class to understand the impact of divorce on their children. The curriculum includes:
• Short- and long-term effects of divorce on a child’s well being
• Reconciliation as an optional outcome
• Potential child behaviors and emotional states during and after divorce, including information on how to respond to the child’s needs
• Effects of family violence
• Communication strategies to reduce conflict and facilitate cooperative co-parenting • Provide information on area resources, including but not limited to nonprofit organizations, religious organizations, etc. to address issues of substance abuse or other addictions, family violence, behavioral health, individual and couples counseling and financial planning.
While uncontested divorces are generally less contentious, it is still advisable to have an Oklahoma divorce attorney represent you to help negotiate terms and to ensure that your best interests are protected.
Oklahoma at-fault divorces
An at-fault divorce can seem like the stuff of courtroom dramas since one spouse has accused the other of some sort of wrong-doing in the marriage, such as adultery, cruelty or abandonment. It is inevitably more draining—both emotionally and financially. However, there are times and reasons why it may be preferable to file for an at-fault divorce. If your spouse is found “guilty,” it may mean that you gain a greater share of the marital property and custody of your children. The caveat: have proof of your assertion, and know that your spouse may choose to counter with his or her own assertions. Do not try to go this route on your own. When seeking an at-fault divorce, it is imperative that you get the legal guidance of a trial-tested Oklahoma divorce lawyer to help ensure the best possible outcome.
Whether through negotiation or litigation, our Norman, Oklahoma divorce attorney focuses on helping your reach your goals
At Patriot Law in Norman, we bring all our skills, knowledge and determination to the forefront to get our divorce clients the best possible outcome. We serve people in McClain County, Cleveland County and surrounding areas. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please give us a call at (405) 979-0179 or contact us online.