Oklahoma City Family Law Attorney

Filing for divorce in Oklahoma County?

There are two types of divorce: contested and uncontested. Uncontested divorce occurs when the two parties agree to divorce and work together to form a divorce agreement. Contested divorce occurs when the former spouses cannot agree on the terms of the divorce or one of the spouses does not want the divorce to occur. In contested divorces, the parties must bring their case before a judge who will make the final decisions for their divorce agreement.

Our firm is experienced in all types of divorce and family court matters including guardianship proceedings; therefore, an Oklahoma family lawyer from our team can provide you with exceptional representation.

Child Custody & Support

One of the most difficult aspects of separation is deciding who will maintain custody of the children and if one parent should pay the other child support. Oklahoma law provides for several custody options. Joint custody allows both parents to be involved in their child's physical and legal care and custody and provides them both with a certain element of control over their children. In a sole custody agreement, one parent exercises exclusive control over the couple's children.

If there are multiple children, a split custody agreement gives each parent custody of one or more of their children. The state of Oklahoma determines the amount of child support based on both of the parents' incomes, but that amount can be changed by a judge if the circumstances warrant, and an attorney can help you protect your rights.

Paternity Actions

Children born to unmarried parents have no legally recognized father. In order to be considered a father to the child, a parent must file a petition for paternity. Paternity is established for a variety of reasons, including child support and the right to make decisions regarding the child's education, health care, lifestyle and overall wellbeing. Under Oklahoma law, actions to determine paternity and support can be filed before the child reaches 18 years of age and may be set retroactively.

Contact Elizabeth A. Richards Attorney at Law

If you or a loved one is facing difficult family law issues, we can help you with one-on-one attention and unlimited consultations. We have been serving Oklahoma residents for 26 years, and we are prepared to help you with your divorce needs. Whatever the specifics of your divorce of child custody matter, we can represent your rights and desires.

We understand that you want to do what is best for your children, and we can help you draft custody agreements and child support plans in their best interests as well as yours.

If you are facing a difficult family law matter, complete a free case evaluation today to learn more about your legal options.

Elizabeth A. Richards

Attorney at Law

Elizabeth A. Richards Attorney at Law - Oklahoma City Probate Lawyer
Located at 112 West Commerce Street Oklahoma City, OK 73109. View Map
Phone: (405) 788-4662
Local Phone: (405) 319-9696.

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