Family Law Attorneys in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Family law incorporates a wide range of concerns — from divorce and child custody arrangements to adoption and guardianships. Fortunately for those living in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, our team is committed to making all family law matters as painless as possible. In fact, our lead attorney, David Guten, is a certified mediator — meaning that when it comes to your family law issue, you have the option of resolving the issue outside the courtroom. And if for whatever reason, your case does reach the point that going to court is necessary, our team has the tools and experience to represent you.
Marriages come to an end for countless reasons. Sometimes one spouse is abusive, adulterous, or otherwise cruel. Frequently, the culprit is a shared feeling of incompatibility. Whatever the cause of your separation, we are here to walk you through the divorce process and give you the support you need to achieve independence.
Alimony & Spousal Support
When determining an appropriate amount of spousal support, or “alimony,” for a divorcing couple, Oklahoma courts consider the length of the marriage, the income of each spouse, each spouse’s job skills, and their ability to support themselves as individuals. If, on the other hand, you and your ex decide to work out an agreement on your own, you can avoid the court from making such a decision for you.
Whether you decide to work with your ex to reach an amicable agreement, or you leave the decision to an Oklahoma divorce court, we are prepared to represent you through negotiations.
In today’s world, raising a family is financially challenging even with two incomes. It is only fitting, then, that both parents should share in the financial responsibility of taking care of their child or children, whether or not they are legally separated. When you work with us, we will help you and your ex work out the details of a fair child support plan.
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Child Custody & Visitation
When it comes to child custody and visitation arrangements, the court’s interest lies in doing right by the child or children in question. For instance, if either parent is considered “unfit,” their custody and visitation rights will be severely limited or revoked altogether. As family law attorneys, we will work to ensure that your perspective, as well as your concerns, are heard by the other side.
Whether or not you and your ex are on good terms, we are here to help you find and enforce an arrangement that works for you and is in your child’s (or children’s) best interests.
Modification of Custody and Visitation Orders
Of course, what seems like a good plan one day may not be ideal down the road. When your ex is not holding up their end of the arrangement — or, when something changes in one or both of your lives — it is often necessary to revisit the custody and visitation arrangement that you have in place. If you are considering making a change in your plan, we encourage you to put our experience handling these matters to good use.
Despite what many may believe, not everything in the field of family law is about separation. Sometimes a growing family simply needs a little help from an experienced legal professional. If you are looking to adopt, or are having trouble with adoption, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d love to help you get past any red tape and pave the way for a new member of your family.
As with adoption, the concept of guardianship is meant to benefit a child in need of a good home. If you are trying to obtain guardianship over a child whose current parent or guardian is unfit to care for them, call us for help.