No one kickstarts a relationship and later married, assuming it must end in divorce. Regardless, around half of all marriages end this same way. While many can be amicable, others end poorly. Either way, you must combine forces with a Chickasha divorce attorney to kickstart the following chapter of your life in the right way. Ball Morse Lowe is educated in the world of divorces and can help you to navigate this difficult process.
Most importantly, you need an attorney that must deal with the case delicately and sensitively, and this is what you’ll find at Ball Morse Lowe. We appreciate that many divorces include children, pets, assets, and other components that need delicate handling. With this in mind, we never adopt a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we custom-tailor our services to our clients. Why not get in touch with our client-oriented attorneys today?
Normally, the divorce process leads to many questions due to the many distinct forms of divorce that exist. For custom-tailored advice, don’t be concerned about speaking with our attorneys.
Uncontested Divorce - Although an uncontested divorce is most often seen as the simplest form, we still suggest seeking representation through a divorce attorney in Chickasha. More than anything, you must be aware of your options and protect your legal rights.
Contested Divorce - On the other end, contested divorces are more complicated because, by their nature, they contain spouses who don’t agree on important issues. If you find yourself at odds with your spouse, speak with an attorney as soon as possible to prevent a mistake that could prove pricey in the proceedings.
Same-Sex Divorce - Same-sex marriages are afforded equal legal protections as those in traditional marriages. Regardless, when it comes to the process of divorce, distinct complications can arise. At Ball Morse Lowe, we approach same-sex divorce situations with the same level of proficiency and dedication as any other divorce or divorce matter. Our firm of educated attorneys is dedicated to providing you with comprehensive legal counsel to protect your rights and assist you in navigating the post-divorce phase.
Mediation - Before going to court, many people decide to go through mediation to find resolutions. If you wish to pursue this route, we normally combine forces with accredited mediators to help you through this process. In many situations, the mediation is a success, and the need for a court is changed.
Military Divorce - While civilian divorces are complicated enough, there are many additional legal intricacies involved in a military divorce. For instance, military benefits and pensions must be split according to both Oklahoma laws and the USFSPA (Uniformed Services Former spouses’ Protection Act). Don’t worry, Ball Morse Lowe has quite a history with military divorce and can advise accordingly.
Other Forms - After these five forms, a divorce attorney in Chickasha can also assist with legal separation, temporary orders, and asset valuation/division. Depending on the circumstances, we either have the appropriate educated attorneys or combine forces closely with them to help your case.
Over our time in business, we’ve assisted with no-fault and fault divorces, collaborative divorces, same-sex divorces, arbitration, and much more. Please don’t hesitate to speak with our educated attorneys, even if you just want to kickstart by asking a few of questions.
Naturally, the exact process you must experience depends on the form of divorce and the circumstances of your case. This being said we’ve broken down an outline of what to expect.
Step 1 - Residency Need: Before anything else can be done, you can only file for divorce in Chickasha if at least one spouse has been an Oklahoma resident for over six months. If you have unique residency needs, speak with Chickasha divorce attorneys for advice.
Step 2 - Petition: Next, the court has to receive a petition from the spouse who wants to file for divorce and end the marriage. What does this entail? It’s a document that includes details surrounding the marriage and divorce. For example, it must detail the grounds for divorce, marriage information, and specific requests (this can include alimony or custody).
Once completed, this document has to be served to the other individual either through mail or delivery in person.
Step 3 - Response: After receiving the petition for divorce, the other spouse can file a response within 20 days. If there are any unresolved issues, an additional step must help to resolve them.
Step 4 - Hearing: Depending on the case, you may need this fourth step to resolve any issues with your former spouse. In many situations, the court must order mediation as a neutral party to find a middle ground on certain issues.
Step 5 - Divorce Decree: With all the issues out of the way, the final order (most often called the divorce decree) ends the marriage.
Over our time in business, more states have moved across to no-fault states. In years gone by, one party would have to prove a fault to dissolve a marriage. Now, you can claim there are irreconcilable differences and dissolve a marriage without one party being to blame. Yet, you can still pursue a fault divorce and give your grounds (examples include imprisonment, adultery, and fraud).
If you are seeking a divorce, let Ball Morse Lowe be the first phone call you make. Even if you don’t foresee any challenges from your former combine forces, it’s still wise to consult divorce attorneys in Chickasha to protect your best interests and kickstart the following chapter on the right foot. Our attorneys are friendly, educated, and professional. We’ll protect your legal rights and testify tirelessly on your behalf. Call us now!
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