Dedicated Family Law Attorneys Serve Rogers County
Northeast Oklahoma firm guides clients through life transitions
Combining compassionate counsel with skillful advocacy, Price and Sears, P.C. delivers effective family law representation for northeast Oklahoma clients. From our office in Claremore, we handle divorces, adoptions, custody disputes and the negotiation of prenuptial agreements. No matter what particular type of assistance you require, we will serve as a trusted resource as you enter a new phase in your life.
Claremore divorce lawyers provide comprehensive counsel
Going through a divorce can be a difficult experience, but we give you the information and support you need to act with confidence, explaining key issues such as:
- Filing — You can seek a dissolution of marriage either on a no-fault basis or by pleading one of the fault grounds available under Oklahoma law, such as adultery, fraud or abandonment.
- Property division — Most assets acquired once a couple has been wed are classified as marital property and must be divided between the parties when the marriage is dissolved. Our firm can represent you in settlement discussions or litigate under the state’s equitable distribution standard, where the judge decides what is fair.
- Alimony — Someone who has relied on the income earned by their spouse might be eligible for alimony while the divorce is pending and/or after the marriage is over. Judges can examine several factors when deciding if spousal support is appropriate, including the length of the marriage, each party’s earning ability and the couple’s standard of living.
We look to avoid needless conflict whenever possible, but are always ready to litigate your divorce if that is the best way to achieve your objectives.
Experienced advocates assist with child custody and visitation arrangements
Establishing appropriate child custody and visitation arrangements should be the top priority for divorcing couples with minor children. Should you and your spouse be unable to work out the details on your own, decisions on legal authority and residence go before a judge who attempts to determine what is in the child’s best interests. We study the situation in detail to help families create a plan that provides a supportive environment for young people.
Seasoned legal counselors handle the adoption process for families
Before you can adopt a child, you must follow the steps required by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Whether you’re considering working through an agency or handling the placement privately, our firm guides you from start to finish so you can avoid unnecessary costs and complications. We also assist with adoptions involving relatives, stepchildren and adults. Between the mandatory training, home study and background checks, the process could take six months or more, but we make every effort to help your dream of adding to your family come true as soon as possible.
Reliable attorney drafts fair, enforceable prenuptial agreements
Our firm works with clients to create prenuptial agreements addressing property division and alimony so that each party understands how financial matters will be handled if the marriage does not work out. This can save both of you money and relieve some of the emotional stress associated with a highly contested divorce. For both premarital and postnuptial agreements (executed after the couple has been wed), we make sure the terms are clear and fair so that the document can be enforced if needed.
Trustworthy advisers represent parents in child support matters
If you and your co-parent are getting divorced or no longer live together, we’ll outline how child support might be calculated in your case. We also assist if any modifications are sought due to a change in circumstances as well as during enforcement proceedings when the child support recipient seeks wage withholding or some other measure to collect the funds they are entitled to.
Contact a knowledgeable Oklahoma family lawyer to arrange a free consultation
Price and Sears, P.C. in Claremore handles a wide range of family law matters. Please call 918-379-4676 or contact us online for a free consultation.