With the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is now legal throughout the country, the Tulsa family law firm of Fry & Elder congratulates those couples who are now able to make a commitment to each other. At the same time, as Tulsa divorce lawyers, we also think those couples who are planning on marrying or are married also consider the potential ramifications should their marriage not work out. The financial implications that could come about from a divorce is something that all couples should factor in and think about at some point before making a legal commitment. Fry & Elder recommends that any same-sex couple in Oklahoma that is seriously considering getting married sign premarital agreement.
Why a premarital agreement
The fact of the matter is, by signing prenuptial and post-nuptial agreement, same-sex couples will better ensure that their best interests, assets and financial issues are taken care of should the relationship come to a close. These agreements do a variety of things, including provide instruction and guidance on what assets the couple should divide if they separate and what type of financial support they plan to commit to one another. When assets and beneficiaries are not formally designated, gray areas could emerge. By signing a premarital agreement, same-sex couples in Oklahoma are in much better position to control their financial planning.
Experience the Fry & Elder Difference
While same-sex marriage and same-sex divorce are new frontiers in Oklahoma and elsewhere, the Tulsa family law firm of Fry & Elder has always been proactive in staying ahead of the curve in family law dynamics throughout Oklahoma. Fry & Elder was named to esteemed U.S. News & World Report’s exclusive list of Best Law Firms for 2015. Tulsa divorce lawyer Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr. has long been recognized as one of the leading divorce lawyers in Tulsa. In fact, Fry was recognized as the 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa by the esteemed Best Lawyers® publication. Fellow Fry & Elder lawyers M. Shane Henry, Aaron D. Bundy and T. Luke Barteaux have each garnered SuperLawyers® Rising Star™ accolades and have been recognized for their commitment to leadership in the legal industry.