In Oklahoma, a separation or separation decree is where the right to cohabitation has ended, but the man and woman are still legally married. At this point, the couple is considered married and the status is not altered. Separation may be a preferable to some, because it does not carry the finality of divorce. It allows couples time apart, away from the conflict of the marriage to decide if divorce is what they truly want. If you have marital issues that are leading you to consider legal separation, we can help.
An action for legal separation may be brought in the county in which either party is a resident at the time of the filing of the petition. The wife or husband may obtain alimony from the other without a divorce, in an action brought for a separation, for any of the causes for which a divorce may be granted. The procedure for obtaining a legal separation agreement through the courts is very similar to the procedure for divorce. Therefore, the need to know and understand your rights in an Oklahoma separation are equally as important as when dealing with an Oklahoma divorce. Our firm is committed to providing clients in the Tulsa area with experienced, compassionate legal representation in separation cases.
Divorce Doesn’t Mean it Has to be a Battle
If you are in need of an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate divorce lawyer in Oklahoma, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our attorneys at Carlos L. Williams & Associates, PLLC. We understand that divorce and family legal issues require a level of compassion and personal attention that goes beyond that expected in other areas of law. This is because divorce cases are first and foremost about the lives, relationships, and futures of the entire family. The decisions you make during this time will impact you and your children for years. It is important to be well-informed about your options during the divorce process. Because divorce creates significant disruption resulting in permanent changes, there are many questions you might have at the outset, such as:
- How will we split up our property?
- Will I be able to support myself?
- How do I protect my relationship with my children?
- Where will I live?
- Where will my children live?
- How do I prevent my spouse from moving our assets?
Our divorce attorneys can guide you through the process: determine goals, set realistic expectations, provide you with options, formulate a case strategy, negotiate from a position of strength, and ultimately be prepared to litigate if reasonable agreements cannot be reached.
Not every case can be successfully resolved through mediation or collaborative efforts. If your divorce cannot be resolved outside of court, we have the litigation experience to prepare your case for presentation to a judge, who can then make enlightened decisions based upon the facts that are important for your family following the divorce.
Our Tulsa divorce attorneys are dedicated to supporting you through the challenges of the process with compassionate and aggressive representation. If you are in need of a legal opinion from a Tulsa Divorce Attorney, feel free to contact our office at (918) 582-9LAW (9529) or toll-free at 866-209-1868 for a consultation.