Tulsa Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage Attorney

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You may not have considered it before you walked down the aisle, but there is a better than 50 percent chance that one’s marriage may end in divorce. If you have been unlucky in love and are facing a divorce, you may be overwhelmed by the seriousness of the issues involved. You do not have to go through this alone. The Tulsa based attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Lavender regularly assist clients who are going through the complexities of divorce.

An individual can file for divorce based on fault or no-fault grounds. In Oklahoma, the no-fault ground is referred to as incompatibility. The fault grounds include abandonment, adultery and insanity, among others. When filing a petition for divorce in an Oklahoma court, the filing party must specify the grounds.

Divorce matters are divided into two categories: uncontested and contested.  An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties can agree on all of the issues involved.  A contested divorce is one in which the parties are in dispute over one of the issues at hand.  In the case of a contested divorce, the court may have to step in to decide upon the issues.

Financial concerns are often primary when it comes to divorce. Regardless of the value of the assets involved, there is often contention surrounding their distribution.  If the parties cannot agree as to how the assets will be divided, the court will decide. Oklahoma is an equitable distribution state. This means that anything deemed marital property will be split fairly between the parties and not necessarily equally. Marital property is anything acquired during the marriage that was not previously deemed separate property (belonging to one of the spouses independently). 

For couples who have started a family, the care and custody of their children can become a hotly contested issue. Emotions run high in divorce matters, especially when children are involved, and things can quickly spiral out of control. This can have a negative effect on all of the parties involved, including the children. If a fight is necessary, we are well equipped to go to battle for you. But, here at the Law Offices of Greg Lavender, we routinely work with families to settle issues of child custody in the most amicable way possible. There are a variety of custody arrangements available and visitation is given to the parent who does not receive primary residential custody.

The parent who does not receive primary residential custody will also usually be obligated to pay child support to the other parent. The amount of support is determined using a formula that considers the income and costs of both parents as well as the time each parent exercises with the minor child or children.

Hiring an family law attorney is one of the best ways to ensure that your divorce matter progresses smoothly.  Let us do the legwork while you concentrate on moving on with your life.  Contact our office in Tulsa, Oklahoma by calling (918) 863-2899 today.

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