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Divorce Attorneys in Oklahoma City

Getting a Divorce in Oklahoma? Contact Smith Simmons, PLLC

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 divorce attorneys in OKC can provide greater clarity and support to help you through difficult times.

Requirements to Divorce in Oklahoma

When you seek a divorce, there are several aspects that you will need to bear in mind, including:

  • Fault: Oklahoma, like all other states, is a “no-fault” state. Therefore, if one spouse no longer wishes to continue the marriage, he or she can file for divorce without having to elaborate on the reasons why the marriage no longer works.
  • Residency: One spouse must be a resident of the state for at least 6 months, and a resident of the county for at least 30 days before filing for divorce. A petition for divorce will likely be dismissed until these requirements are fulfilled.
  • Waiting Period: Additionally, there is also a waiting period of 10 days before a divorce can be finalized after a spouse files with his or her county. This applies only when children are not involved, however. If there are children involved, the waiting period increases to 90 days.

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma recognizes both fault and fault-based divorces. In a no-fault divorce, you would only need to show that you and your spouse are no longer compatible and that there is no chance of reconciliation between you both. For someone to be considered at-fault in a divorce, your spouse’s spouse’s actions or behaviors contributed to the end of the marriage.

Some of these grounds include:

  • Adultery
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Impotence
  • Gross neglect of duty
  • Failure to financially provide
  • Incarceration due to a felony
  • Drug abuse or alcoholism
  • Abandonment of the marriage for at least 12 months
  • A wife is unfaithful during the marriage and becomes impregnated with another man's child
  • Insanity lasting for at least five years

If you are planning to divorce and would like some guidance on your case, please do not hesitate to contact Smith Simmons, PLLC to discuss further. We are always here to help our clients, no matter how difficult the road ahead might appear to be.

Let's Discuss Your Divorce Today

Our experienced Oklahoma City divorce lawyers cover every aspect of family law in both Oklahoma and Texas. We offer constructive advice for divorce and family law, and everything that comes with it, including child custody, child visitation, spousal support (alimony), child support, 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 our divorce lawyers in Oklahoma City will do our best to help our clients try and reach an amicable resolution, we are always prepared to take a case to trial.

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