Since 1932, the acclaimed law firm of Fry & Elder has symbolized legal excellence in Oklahoma law. Much of the firm’s focus during the past 80 years has been in the realm of Oklahoma family law, which is not surprising considering the firm is home to some of the best Oklahoma divorce lawyers in the state.
The include the following:
- A 2019 Best Lawyers® Selection
- One of only 19 attorneys in the state to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Best Lawyers® 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Oklahoma
- Two attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers®
- Two attorneys AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- A 2017 Significant Sig Award Winner
Fry & Elder attorneys know and understand that going through a divorce can be emotionally and physically straining. Questions will and do arise, which is why our highly-regarded Oklahoma divorce lawyers wish to provide you with some answers to some of the more frequently asked questions in regards to divorce in Oklahoma.
How long should I expect it to take to get a divorce in Oklahoma?
When there are no minor children involved and when the divorce is uncontested, the involved parties generally can expect a 90-day waiting period between filing the petition and when the divorce can be granted by the court.
A divorce can be finalized in as little 10 days if the parties do not have any minor children. A divorce usually will take longer than 90 days to complete if it is contested.
How do I know whether or not to hire an Oklahoma divorce lawyer?
Unless your divorce is amicable, you likely will want and need to hire an experienced family law attorney. When there are minor children involved an attorney is needed to help make sure that custody and visitation rights are settled accordingly to your best interests.
How much should I expect to pay?
Each divorce case varies, which makes it difficult to gauge an exact figure on the cost. Most Oklahoma divorce lawyers will charge a retainer fee on contested matters, but several will charge a flat fee on uncontested divorces.
Clients are responsible for filing fees and any other additional out-of-pocket expenses.
How is child custody handled in a divorce case?
There are two types of child custody in Oklahoma.
The first is sole custody of any minor children involved, which usually allows for visitation rights to the other parent.
The second is joint custody in which both parties are responsible for making decisions on for the child. When a case is contested, custody is decided by the court according to the best interests of the child.
How is child support handled?
In accordance with Oklahoma law, both parties have an obligation to contribute financial support to the child. The amount of child support each parent is responsible for paying is calculated through a formula that factors in several things, including income.
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services has made available a free online child support calculator to assist you in determining an estimate of your potential child support.
Oklahoma Divorce Lawyers Who Fight and Care for Clients
The name Fry & Elder would not be synonymous with Oklahoma family law excellence without a commitment to providing excellent client service.
Every divorce and family law issue is different, which is why our team of attorneys will meticulously analyze your case and develop unique solutions tailored to fit your individual need.
Fry & Elder has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms List each of the past six years. Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation with an elite team of Oklahoma divorce lawyers.