Effective Divorce Attorneys Help Oklahoma Residents Make a New Start
Respected Rogers County firm provides strong advocacy to spouses
Divorce is a legal, emotional and financial challenge, but hiring the right attorney is the first step to securing a positive outcome. Located in Claremore, Price and Sears, P.C. represents clients from Rogers County and the surrounding areas in a full range of divorce and family law proceedings. Through thorough legal and factual research, we help clients pursue favorable terms relating to child custody, alimony, property division and child support. Since our founding in 2000, we have guided spouses through difficult times and built a strong reputation through word of mouth.
What is the divorce process in Oklahoma?
You can rely on our northeast Oklahoma family lawyers to provide knowledgeable counsel on each relevant facet of the state’s divorce law, including:
- Grounds — If you and your spouse agree that it is time to end your marriage, you can file for a no-fault divorce based on incompatibility. This means that you don’t have to allege that your spouse acted improperly. However, Oklahoma still authorizes various fault grounds, such as adultery, abandonment, extreme cruelty or fraud.
- Contested vs. uncontested divorce — Spouses who agree on every aspect of their divorce order can complete the process much more quickly by filing for a Waiver Dissolution of Marriage. These documents are accompanied by marital settlement agreements that can be incorporated into the final order. However, before you go ahead with an uncontested divorce, you should make sure that you thoroughly understand the ramifications of your decision. Should you have doubts, we can initiate a contested divorce that could be settled quickly once the differences are ironed out.
- Alimony — When one spouse has earned most or all of the household’s income, alimony can be a highly contested issue. Otherwise known as maintenance or spousal support, these payments can be ordered while the divorce is pending and after the marriage has ended. Alimony arrangements can be negotiated, but if the question goes to the court, judges will likely place heavy emphasis on the length of the marriage, the couple’s standard of living and each party’s income-earning potential.
While we pursue your goals through discussions, mediation or litigation, we are also dedicated to easing the burden on you and your children during a difficult period of your lives.
Accomplished Claremore lawyers advise on child custody and visitation terms
A parental breakup can be very hard on young people, so spouses are advised to establish child custody and visitation arrangements that promote harmony and honest communication. This might not always be possible, so we are prepared to argue in court regarding what is in your son or daughter’s best interests. Our firm also assists with all types of child support concerns, including proceedings to set initial rates and options that are available when an existing order needs to be modified or enforced.
Skillful advocates protecting your rights in your Oklahoma divorce
No matter which spouse happened to earn it, nearly every asset acquired during the course of a marriage becomes marital property. Even if just one spouse earns income outside the home, those funds and the things bought with them are divided between the parties during a divorce. We assist with valuation questions relating to complex assets such as pensions, retirement accounts and military benefits. From there, our attorneys advocate for a proper result in settlement discussions or before the judge, who can make a decision based on what they think is fair under the state’s equitable distribution standard.
Contact an experienced Rogers County divorce lawyer to arrange a free consultation
Price and Sears, P.C. provides Oklahoma residents with comprehensive counsel on divorce and related family law matters. To schedule a free consultation at our Claremore office, please call 918-379-4676 or contact us online.