Going through a divorce is not something anyone ever desires to experience. As difficult as going through or making the decision to go through one can be, it is imperative that you navigate through the process with a clear head and a solid game plan. One way to ensure those things happen is by selecting an experienced and accomplished Tulsa divorce lawyer. Fry & Elder offers the following tips for selecting a Tulsa divorce lawyer.
Choosing the right Tulsa divorce lawyer will go a long way in ensuring that both your financial and personal interests are protected. The Tulsa divorce attorneys of Fry & Elder have long been synonymous with Oklahoma family law and wish to provide you with the following tips for selecting a Tulsa divorce lawyer if you are going through or about to go through a divorce and are in need of an attorney.
Identify What You Need
Simply put: not all divorces are equal. Some take little to no time to complete. Maybe you just simply need a mediator to negotiate the financial terms of your divorce. Perhaps your ex and you are candidates for a collaborative divorce, which is a divorce with the goal of preserving the co-parenting relationship and getting through the terms of negotiation. Some divorces, however, require litigation to assure that your interests are protected. Litigation often needs to occur when there is no chance for compromise on certain issues – child custody in particular – making it all the more imperative to select a well-established and experienced Tulsa divorce lawyer.
Do Your Research
Google and the rest of the internet is your friend. Identify a list of 3-4 family law attorneys you would like to potentially meet with, and research their background and qualifications. Most well established Tulsa family law firms and attorneys will have engaging and informative websites, which highlight their experience, accolades and achievements.
Researching these websites will be invaluable in helping you get a better feel and idea for the Tulsa divorce lawyer that is best equipped to handle your divorce.
Be Perceptive To Warning Signs
Upon meeting with a lawyer, keep in mind that while you are going through a life-altering experience, it is business for them. If they are bashing other attorneys or firms, you would be wise to consider that a red flag. The same thing applies if they are constantly distracted by phone calls or emails. While it might be a good sign that they are busy, any client they are personally consulting with them should be their top priority. You should expect the highest level of professionalism from any Tulsa divorce attorney you select.
Experience The Fry & Elder Difference
For over 40 years, Tulsa divorce attorney Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr. has been iconic in Oklahoma family law. His legal expertise has been spotlighted in numerous publications, and he has garnered accolades from SuperLawyers® every year since 2007 and also is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™, which means that he is recognized by both the bench and bar as a leading practitioner in the area of matrimonial law.
Additionally, Fry and fellow Fry & Elder attorneys M. Shane Henry, Luke Barteaux and Aaron D. Bundy have all received the coveted AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. If you are in need of an accomplished, distinguished, experienced and professional Tulsa divorce lawyer, contact Fry & Elder today.