Oklahoma City Divorce Attorneys
Getting a Divorce in Oklahoma?
At Smith Simmons, PLLC, we understand that if you are seeking a divorce
you are already under a great deal of strain. Our first priority is to
help you navigate this emotionally-draining time with precision and skill,
allowing you to emerge from the other side with optimism and positivity.
As your Oklahoma City divorce lawyers, we know that we play a critical
role in how much or how little damage is further inflicted upon both parties
involved in the divorce, as well as any children who may be involved.
Our approach to divorce representation includes:
- Handling all the paperwork relating to your divorce petition, assets, custody, etc.
- Explaining your rights, Oklahoma family laws, and your options at every phase
- Helping you make balanced decisions about your family
- Encouraging amicable resolutions rather than hostility
- Providing efficient and cost-effective solutions that are unique to you
No matter how complex your divorce case gets, we stand by you through each
step. We have effectively represented men and women in contested, uncontested,
and high asset divorce cases. Our team can provide greater clarity and
support to help you through difficult times.
Divorce Requirements in Oklahoma
- When you seek a divorce, there are several aspects that you will need to
bear in mind, including:
Fault: Oklahoma is a “no-fault” state, which means if both parties
in a marriage are not getting along and agree to divorce, they may do
so merely on the basis of incompatibility. The law also allows for other
reasons for divorce, but the majority of cases in Oklahoma are filed on
the basis of incompatibility or irreconcilable differences.
Residency: There are residency requirements for filing divorce in Oklahoma. A person
must have been a resident of the state for at least six months prior to
filing, and a resident of the county in which he or she is filing for
at least 30 days. If these requirements are not met, it’s likely
the petition will be dismissed on the basis of lack of jurisdiction, and
the filing fees and any legal costs will not be refunded.
Waiting Period: There is a 10-day waiting period until a divorce can be finalized once
a divorce is filed with the county of residence. This is only when there
are no children involved, however. If there are children involved, the
waiting period is 90 days, and the courts may require that additional
conditions be met before a case is finalized.
Let's Discuss Your Divorce Today
Oklahoma City family lawyers cover every aspect of family law in both Oklahoma and Texas. We offer
constructive advice for divorce and everything that comes with it, including
child custody, child visitation,
spousal support (alimony),
property division, debt division and more. We implement a unique team approach and our clients
have found this approach to be not only beneficial in a personal sense,
but more efficient and cost-effective in the end. While we will do our
best to help our clients try and reach an amicable resolution, we are
always prepared to take a case to trial.
If you believe that divorce is the right course for you,
contact us today to learn more about the next steps.