By Isaiah N. Brydie, Esq.
North Tulsa Attorney for Divorce
Breaking up can be difficult in any circumstances. When the relationship involved marriage, breaking up can be all the more complicated. Permanent separation between two people who were once in love and may have children can take an immense emotional toll. It can be the hardest time to get legal matters handled properly, because it sometimes it can bring out the worst in people.
Even for a person going through a divorce or separation without a cloud of emotional turmoil, the once-in-a-lifetime circumstance exposes them to an unfamiliar legal environment where today’s decisions can have long-term and unforeseen consequences. Any time you are involved in a divorce with children, with any assets like a home or vehicles and any divorce where alimony or child support is on the table, you will benefit from the expertise of a trusted divorce lawyer.
In North Tulsa at Urban Legal you will find a legal professional from your community who understands the particular crisis you are wrapped up in and will know how to proceed in your best interests.
Your Advocate Every Step of the Way
When you are ending a marriage you will need to file for divorce and serve your spouse with the documents. Most people will seek help before this stage to make sure they get it right. After that there will be a conference for the parties,. From there, the course of the divorce will diverge in different directions depending on whether there are children in the marriage.
In Tulsa County family court, spouses beginning the process of divorce will be ordered to take a class on parenting kids after divorce through the Department of Human Services. After the first conference the parties will either agree to a Temporary Order or schedule a hearing for the particulars of the Temporary Order be argued before a family court judge.
A temporary order often sets the tone for the eventual outcome of a Final Divorce Decree in matters such as property distribution, child custody and child support. Where parties do not agree on terms established in a temporary order, the matter proceeds toward an eventual trial, or settlement during mediation or other pre-trial negotiations.
Your Tulsa divorce attorney will negotiate a scheduling order and how to proceed with mediation if so ordered by the judge. The parties will request evidence of the other side through the discovery process and after all other steps are handled the parties will exchange final offers, proceed to a pre-trial conference and then finally to a trial. Regardless of how the parties come to the end of the case, through trial or a negotiated resolution, the marriage ends with a final divorce decree that settles matters like division of assets, child support, alimony, child custody and visitation schedules.