Oklahoma family Law provides for several different types of divorce. The type divorce you get depends on the particular circumstances of the marital parties. A Tulsa divorce lawyer at Family Lawyer Group will help you understand what options are available to you.
An agreed divorce is possible when the parties to the marriage agree on every issue. In certain circumstances this agreement may involve children and the custody, visitation and support of those same children. Other agreed divorces involve payment of spousal support, division of marital property or any other aspect of the divorce the parties agree on.
A contested divorce exists when one or both of the parties do not agree on certain if not all the particulars of the case. A Tulsa divorce lawyer will tell you that most disputes involve custody and visitation of the kids. Other disputed issues are part of the division of marital property and any claims for marital support or alimony.
Many divorces begin as contested but after mediation they end up resolved and an agreed order is entered. But any divorce lawyer will tell you to expect the worse and hope for the best. This means that in a contested divorce begin the case as if you are ready for a trial and that you are determined to see the issues through. A divorce lawyer that takes a reasonable and balanced approach to contested issue will help you evaluate your options and guide you towards an argument you can win.
No Fault Divorce
Oklahoma is a no fault divorce state. This means that regardless of the reasons leading up to the divorce both parties agree that no owns at fault. Simply stated, the parties are telling the court that theirs no fault in the divorce and that all marital bonds are forever broken.
Divorce For Fault
A divorce for fault exists when either party to the marriage wants to claim the other party is the cause of the divorce. The party pleading fault sets the reason out in the original petition. The party pleading fault must also prove to the court that the fault exists. An example may be that one party claims that fraud or infidelity is the reason for the divorce. In some cases the party being charged with the fault agrees and the need for the trial is gone but this isn’t the typical case. The important thing is that if you plead fraud it must be proven and this usually means a trial.