Divorce affects your relationships, your children and your property. At Branch & Hurtt Law Firm, P.C., our family law attorneys understand what is at stake and will give you the time and attention you need.
If a divorce is in your future, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions about the legal process. With offices in Oklahoma City and Norman, our attorneys represent men and women throughout central Oklahoma.
Protecting Your Interests In Divorce
Many divorce lawyers take an aggressive approach to issues such as marital property division, alimony, child custody and support. However, creating issues where none need to exist can be costly emotionally and financially. The stress can linger throughout the case and afterward.
Our lawyers will work diligently to see that your divorce is resolved as efficiently as possible with an outcome that suits your best interests. The vast majority of divorce cases are resolved through the process of negotiation or mediation. Our experience allows us to let you know in advance how an Oklahoma court is likely to rule given the facts of your case. This enables us to advise you about what a reasonable outcome would be.
We understand that no one wants to go to court to solve a family dispute. Our divorce practice is founded on the belief that two people can come up with a better solution than one judge. If the other side is unreasonable, however, we are willing and able to go to court to protect your rights.
Most Oklahoma divorces take from 60 days to 90 days. If you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement, it will typically take 18 months for your case to go to trial. To protect you while your case is in process, our lawyers can seek temporary orders to determine such issues as visitation, who will pay the home mortgage and other bills until your divorce is final.
Alimony is rare in Oklahoma. However, the judge may order alimony if you can show that one party has a financial need, the other has the ability to pay, and there is reason — such as one side held the other back financially during the marriage.
Family Law Attorney Serving Moore And Other Oklahoma Communities
To schedule a free in-office consultation with an Oklahoma City divorce attorney, call 405-543-0192 or contact us by e-mail.