Garrett Law Center is a full-service Tulsa law firm that can assist you with all of the facets of family law during the divorce process and beyond. Family law issues can prove to be difficult in multiple ways; the laws themselves are complex and mostly apply to unfortunate and emotional events in people’s lives, such as divorce or child custody disputes. Our Tulsa divorce attorneys understand that there might appear to be little anyone can do about the pain and hurt you are going through. What we can promise is that your mind will be put at ease knowing that the rights of you and your child are being protected throughout the divorce process and beyond

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Divorce

Have a case when you and your partner doesn’t have any remaining disagreements regarding the basic divorce issues: child-custody, property division, and spousal support, but just need to help with a proper procedure? Let our experienced lawyers handle that for you.

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Child Custody

There is no easy part of a divorce, and often times the issue of child custody is the most difficult of all. It is often the part of the divorce process that gets the most emotional and personal. You need to rest assured that an experienced child custody lawyer in Tulsa is looking out for your best interests in this situation and knows the complex laws that make up Oklahoma child custody.

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Child Support

A divorce is almost never easy, and when minor children are involved, the emotional and legal difficulties increase significantly. A major issue that needs to be handled with expert care and skill is that of child support. Whether you need to establish an order for child support, enforce it or modify it, the Tulsa child support attorneys at Garrett Law Center can offer you elite legal assistance throughout the divorce process and beyond.

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Uncontested Divorces

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, the Tulsa products liability attorneys at Garrett Law Center are here to help. No matter the size of the manufacturer or the nature of their products, they have a duty to create goods that are safe for usage. Garrett Law Center’s Tulsa negligence lawyers have years’ worth of experience fighting for the people of Oklahoma against big businesses in order to get them the monetary compensation and peace of mind they deserve.

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Property and Asset Division

If you had relied on drugs and medical devices to improve your quality of life and instead you find that they not only fail to work, but also result in harm and side effects that may be worse than the condition they were meant to cure, then Garrett Law Center has experienced and our aggressive Tulsa defective drug attorneys who can investigate the nature of your injury, examine the drug or device at fault and work with experts to determine the monetary award that can compensate for your suffering.

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Modifications In Custody and Support Orders

If you feel insecure about yourself and your family by the expressed threats by others or even by the corporations that threaten you and your family’s lives, then don’t hesitate to contact us, so we can protect you

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, the Tulsa products liability attorneys at Garrett Law Center are here to help. No matter the size of the manufacturer or the nature of their products, they have a duty to create goods that are safe for usage. Garrett Law Center’s Tulsa negligence lawyers have years’ worth of experience fighting for the people of Oklahoma against big businesses in order to get them the monetary compensation and peace of mind they deserve.

If you had relied on drugs and medical devices to improve your quality of life and instead you find that they not only fail to work, but also result in harm and side effects that may be worse than the condition they were meant to cure, then Garrett Law Center has experienced and our aggressive Tulsa defective drug attorneys who can investigate the nature of your injury, examine the drug or device at fault and work with experts to determine the monetary award that can compensate for your suffering.

If you feel insecure about yourself and your family by the expressed threats by others or even by the corporations that threaten you and your family’s lives, then don’t hesitate to contact us, so we can protect you

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Family Law FAQ

There are many questions that arise when you start to consider filing for divorce. The first may be, “on what grounds can I file?” An Oklahoma court may grant a “no-fault” divorce on account of “incompatibility” between the husband and wife. There are also eleven other grounds for an “at fault” divorce, including actions such as abandonment, adultery, extreme cruelty and even habitual drunkenness. The Tulsa divorce attorneys at Garrett Law Center understand the emotionally charged nature of the divorce process and that when accusations start flying during an “at fault” divorce, feelings may get hurt and the case may get very personal. We can help you with both collaborative and contentious divorces. Our Tulsa family law attorneys are sensitive to your needs as a person and can assure you that we will do our best to minimize the unpredictable nature of these cases while vigorously defending your legal rights.

Our advice and representation extend to the questions you might have in the event that minor children are involved in a divorce. You may be wondering about who gets custody of the children and if you will pay or get child support. There are also the considerations of spousal support and the division of property. These questions only scratch the surface of what needs to be taken care of in a divorce proceeding, and having an experienced Tulsa child custody attorney on your side can make the difference between a stressful and uncertain divorce proceeding and one that allows every party involved to get a fresh start.

Oklahoma courts consider the child’s best interests in determining custody, including their physical, mental and moral welfare. The court has the option of granting custody to one parent or both in joint custody. The courts have no legal preference for custody, nor do they give one parent preference based on gender. If one or both of the parent’s files for joint custody, a plan must be presented to the court. The plan must include details regarding the following:

Physical living arrangement
Child support
Medical and dental care
Schooling
Visitation rights
The court takes the plan into consideration and issues a final plan with appropriate changes deemed necessary for the best interests of the child. The court also has the option of rejecting a request for joint custody, particularly in the event where domestic violence or abuse has been perpetrated by one of the parties.

Above all else, the Tulsa child visitation attorneys at Garrett Law Center listen to your concerns to determine what’s most important. Our Tulsa child support lawyers develop a plan that will provide for the best interests of the children while minimizing conflict and protecting them from the emotional and legal concerns that accompany the actual child custody hearing. While our attorneys are skilled negotiators and mediators who will do their best to come to an agreement for child custody outside of court, we will not hesitate to be as aggressive as you need us to be in order to protect your rights and do what is in the best interests of your children.

Child custody is one of the most difficult areas of family law for everyone involved. The laws are complex, the emotions run hot and the stakes are incredibly high. Retaining the services of a skilled Tulsa divorce attorney can make a world of difference in the divorce proceeding, by providing you with all the necessary facts about your legal rights and keeping your best interests in mind during a difficult and uncertain time in your life.

The State of Oklahoma has declared child support a basic legal right of the state’s parents and children. As a matter of state policy, both the father and mother have a legal obligation to provide financial support for their children. Oklahoma uses the Income Shares Model to determine child support, which uses a formula based on gross income and number of children to determine the average amount needed to cover expenses for:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Basic public educational expenses
  • Clothing
  • Entertainment

After the base child support obligation has been established, modifications can be made for medical and child care costs or other appropriate expenses, in particular when the non-custodial parent has been granted at least 120 overnights of parenting time per year. Oklahoma courts also prohibit deviations in the amount of child support which seriously impairs the ability of the receiving parent to sufficiently provide for the child. Deviations can only be made by the court if they are in the best interests of the child and the original award is determined to be unjust, or if both parties come to an agreement beforehand to a different award. Typically, a parent can receive child support until the minor child is 18 years of age, or 20 years of age if they have not graduated high school at that point. If the child is mentally or physically disabled, child support may extend past the 18th birthday as well.

With regards to property division, Oklahoma is an “equitable distribution” state. This is not the same thing as “equal distribution.” If the two parties cannot come to an agreement beforehand, the court will follow a procedure which will determine how to leave each party in a divorce on a relatively equal standing. The first consideration is what constitutes “marital” and “non-marital” property. This involves a legal process known as discovery and may include depositions and requests for documents, records, etc. The court also considers the contribution of each party to the accumulation of assets, which can include time spent providing stability in the home and contributions to education or training. The court will also take the market and emotional value of assets into account, as well as future earning potential. The court then assigns a monetary value to both the property and the debt, after which the assets are distributed in a fair, equitable manner. Property division is an arduous and complicated process, far more involved than simply splitting assets in half. 

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