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Things to Consider When Getting a Divorce in Tulsa
In the event of a collapse of a marriage and a separation becomes inevitable, undergoing a prolonged and agonizing divorce process may not be in the interest of the family members. In such circumstances, an uncontested divorce is an ideal way to save the family from pain and costs of a lengthy legal battle. For purposes of education, this article focuses on discussing the benefits of an uncontested divorce vs. battling with lawyers. Keep reading on to make an informed decision, whether or not it is worth contesting a divorce in court.
What is an uncontested divorce in Tulsa?
An uncontested divorce in Tulsa Oklahoma is an agreement between both spouses to break up without undergoing a long legal battle in court. The reasons for divorce may vary from one state to another, but common grounds for uncontested divorce in Oklahoma usually fall under irreconcilable incompatibility. If the parties cannot agree on an uncontested divorce, the parties can still utilize Express Documents and Mediation of Tulsa to mediate any outstanding disputes or disagreements.
How it works
In most cases, an uncontested divorce agreement often includes issues such as the following.
v Child support, custody, and visitation, where they are relevant
v Division of marital property and assets, where applicable
v Spousal support, including amount, terms as well as duration, if applicable. (note: Express Documents and Mediation, Inc. only includes alimony or spousal support if both parties agree to alimony or spousal support)
In many circumstances, the court will only grant an uncontested divorce if the disputing spouses have agreed to all conditions surrounding the divorce. The parties must agree on a division of marital property, such as a house, cars, and personal property. If children are born of the marriage, the parties must agree to custody, visitation and child support. Whenever a disagreement is not settled, divorce mediation can save the situation from becoming an $8,000.00 divorce in Tulsa!
Normally, when seeking an uncontested divorce, both parties must have settled all disputes before filing the divorce. Hiring an experienced divorce mediator will also help the couple to navigate the intricate details which may not be agreed upon and even negotiate the terms of the agreement, thus protecting the parties from financial peril as a result of litigation.
Advantages of Uncontested Divorce
The benefits of an uncontested divorce for the client and the immediate family are many, including offering an instant, less damaging legal process that also protects the privacy of the client to a greater extent, unlike battling with lawyers in court for several years.
Easier and speedy Resolution
Most importantly, an uncontested separation is simpler to resolve, in contrast to a contested divorce. With an uncontested divorce, it usually takes ten days to obtain a divorce in Tulsa with no children. On the other hand, if the parties fight over key issues such as sharing of matrimonial property, child support and access, anxiety will build causing the former partners to derail and counteract each other, dragging the case for several years in court. Thus, an uncontested divorce can quickly resolve these disagreements.
When going through a contested divorce, the tendency to become uncivil by either party tends to be higher unlike when solving the case through an uncontested or mediated divorce where a tolerable amount of sobriety and civility may prevail right through the process. The heated conflict that is common in contested divorce often makes it hard to resolve the issues amicably.
Costs of Divorce in Tulsa
While the expenses of hiring a legal counsel for a contested divorce may vary from one legal counsel to another, the costs of an uncontested divorce in Tulsa are often less in the long run, particularly when both parties are civil, sharing information and documents freely while negotiating a joint agreement. This occurrence means that the spouses can save more money for taking care of other family expenses down the road.
Improved Privacy Control
Choosing an uncontested approach to resolving a separation can also provide better privacy control to both spouses. This incident is because the terms of an uncontested divorce in Tulsa are debated in private while in a contested separation each side`s counsel make their submissions in public, and they become public hearings. By the time a client who has worked with Express Documents and Mediation of Tulsa reaches the courthouse, they have already settled all disputes in the case.
Benefits to the immediate family
There are also many advantages to the immediate family if both parties resolve the separation in an uncontested approach. More specifically, the kids will reap emotionally and financially if the both spouses put their personal egos aside and put the children` interests ahead of everything else. In fact, the effect of the divorce will be less harmful to the kids in an uncontested separation, as compared to a contested one.
Sometimes, a contested divorce may force other family members to make unwise decisions, for instance, to take sides’ in a divorce case. In addition to that, immediate colleagues and friends may be required to file affidavits to show testimony or evidence in court during a contested divorce. Such excessive pressure may affect the relationship between the family members. Hence, it is healthier for the children and even the extended family when both spouses can establish a clash-proof environment via an uncontested divorce instead of picking a contestable style. When settling a divorce case, the conventional wisdom is to consider an arrangement of a quicker, less hurting, as well as a cost-effective and more private manner that upholds the emotional well-being of the kids and the family members while also protecting their rights and welfare.
Where is my divorce case going to be heard?
Your divorce will be heard in the county where you file. Typically you must file in the (Tulsa) county you have resided in for at least 30 days and 6 months in the State of Oklahoma.
How do I commence divorce proceedings?
You must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage to start the divorce filing process in your (Tulsa) county of residence.
How do attorneys charge for handling a divorce?
Lawyers have various billing options. Typically, a lawyer will charge an hourly rate with a retainer fee to start the work of your case.
What is a retainer fee?
A Retainer Fee is a monetary fee paid to represent a client in a case. The average retainer fee in Oklahoma is anywhere from $1500-$3000.
Will the retainer fee cover my entire attorney fee?
Typically speaking, the answer is no. Generally speaking a divorce may take more hours than what the attorney’s retainer fee covers, but that’s not necessarily inclusive of what a retainer fee may cover.
Can I pay a flat fee if my divorce is uncontested?
Yes. Our services are designed for you to play flat fees instead of unknown retainer and hourly fees. If your case is contested we will charge you $450 for a mediation initially. Additional mediation can be bought in blocks of one hours to three hours. If you are in complete agreement and do not need to mediate then we can start your uncontested divorce paperwork at $149 without children or $249 with children. 🙂
Can an attorney represent both me and my spouse in an uncontested divorce?
Typically one attorney will represent one party and another lawyer will represent the other party. For the sake of our services, you will not need to use an attorney if you have an uncontested divorce prepared for you to file a pro se divorce. Pro Se means “For Self.”
How long does it take to get a divorce in Oklahoma?
In Oklahoma there is a 90 day waiting period for with children divorces, and a 10 day waiting period for divorce without children. Some people get a 90 day waiver to request the court grant the divorce faster than 90 days if they have circumstances which they feel warrant a faster divorce. It is up to the judge whether or not the 90 days is waived or stands.
In a contested case, most cases of this type will take anywhere from six months to even a couple of years. We have seen cases go for very long period of time and that is our number one goal to avoid!
Who pays child support in a divorce case?
The Oklahoma DHS child support guidelines govern who pays Child support and a divorce. Typically the noncustodial parent pays child support.
How is child support calculated?
Oklahoma child support is calculated using the Oklahoma DHS child support calculator which is subject to the Oklahoma DHS child support guidelines. You can find the Oklahoma DHS child support calculator with a simple Google search of Oklahoma DHS child support calculator.
How is custody handled in a divorce case?
In a contested case, custody is fought for and battling court with a judge ultimately determining which parent receives custody or if both receive joint custody. Most of our clients elect for joint custody or sole custody depending on the circumstances. Attorney give legal advice to tell you what Custody they think is best for you and your situation.
How are property and debts divided in a divorce?
An amicable divorce we try to separate propertyIn an amicable way. In a contested divorce, the parties must file for division of property under the equitable distribution laws of Oklahoma.
What is support alimony?
Alimony is a form of spousal support that is paid whenever one spouse provides for the other spouse and it is agreed upon by the court that Financial support is necessary to maintain the well being of the party or receiving alimony. Some of our clients elect to provide alimony because they feel like it’s the right thing to do but not everyone is required to do that.
What assets are subject to division by the court in a divorce case?
Typically a marriage has everything combined into one community property; debt and assets. These are divided to either according to the wishes of the party or the order of the court.
What is alimony in lieu of property division?
Alimony in lieu of property division is typically a negotiated agreement between the parties to exchange property instead of monthly alimony payment.
What is a prenuptial agreement?
A Prenuptial Agreement is an agreement by the parties before they get married so that their property is kept separate.
Should I have a prenuptial agreement before I marry?
A prenuptial agreement is something that should be discussed with an attorney. There maybe protections for you in getting a prenuptial agreement. A licensed attorney can give you advice about a prenuptial agreement.
Can my decree of divorce be modified?
Certain modifications of a divorce decree can be made after a divorce is granted by filing a motion with the court such as a motion to modify custody visitation or child support. Typically property is final but you should ask an attorney if you need legal advice because that is definitely a legal question.
Do I need an attorney to handle my divorce?
We have over two thousand couples every year file for divorce for themselves without the use of an attorney. In the event that you need an attorney we can refer you to our friends out in town who may be able to give you legal advice for representation. Our number one goal is to help you save thousands of dollars wanted divorce and not have to go through a two year long divorce battle. We aim to provide the highest possible customer service available.
Can I hire a paralegal instead?
Absolutely! We provide the same services that a paralegal does, but we just package it with the divorce mediation. Getting a divorce under the umbrella of divorce mediation is much more powerful in that we have a vast experience helping solve disputes. You get the paralegal price with a mediator quality.
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UNCONTESTED DIVORCE TULSA OK
Uncontested Divorce Tulsa starts at $149 without children or $249 with children. We can also help you with the division of property and assets. All divorce decrees with children involved come with a Standard Child Support Computation. (subject to OKDHS and Judges approval)
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