Family Law Attorney in Tulsa
Representation and Compassionate Guidance
Family law is a complex area of litigation. Compared to other types of law, family law involves complicated emotions and the personal lives of people who are part of a case. Family law cases must be handled with care and compassion, in addition to experienced legal guidance.
What is Family Law?
Family law involves parties that are related by blood or marriage, but family law may also impact more distant/casual relationships as well.
A majority of family law cases come about as a result of the conclusion of a marriage or romantic relationship. Family law can also include the prevention of physical/physiological abuse.
What an Attorney Can Do for You
In a family law situation, individuals know that hiring a qualified and skilled attorney will offer them an advantage.
An attorney can:
- Discover concealed income and assets
- Mediate current arguments regarding child support
- Take the case to trial if settlement fails
If you are involved in a family law matter and require representation, contact The Law Offices of Trevor Furlong. I will provide the legal guidance and support you need during this time. I am available to speak with you about your case for free.
Types of Family Law Cases
Family law includes any litigation matter that involves marriage and divorce, children, the rights of elderly loved ones, and other family members. Many of these cases involve complex legal processes that must be handled by an experienced attorney. Some types of family law cases, such as divorce and child custody cases, involve conflicts that must be managed by a legal professional. I will represent you and protect your rights during family law disputes.
Hiring an attorney is necessary for cases such as:
- Legal separation
- Child custody
- Child support
- Elderly law
Divorce Laws in Oklahoma
Divorce litigation is one of the most common types of family law cases, and every state handles divorce cases differently. Depending on which state you are filing for divorce in, different laws will apply concerning fault-based divorces, property division, and other legal factors.
The state of Oklahoma allows two types of divorce decisions, including:
- Fault Based Divorce: This means that a person who files for divorce can cite adultery, abuse, criminal action, abandonment, and other issues as their reason for the divorce.
- No-Fault Divorce: Cannot cite any kind of transgressions can be filed without relying on the proof of an issue. No-fault divorces are permitted in Oklahoma as well, and often cite “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce.
Property that was acquired during a marriage is considered marital property and can be divided in Oklahoma divorce cases. Property that was acquired before a marriage is considered separate property and will be kept by each individual spouse rather than being divided between the two parties. Property gifts and inheritances are always considered separate property, regardless of if it was acquired during the marriage.
How an Attorney Can Help You
An attorney is an essential resource in family law cases. I can provide advice on how to proceed when conflicts arise or legal action is necessary, and guide you through every step of your case.
Handling a family law case requires a knowledge of the law and processes such as completing paperwork, submitting files, and other procedures. If a case involves a conflict, such as in divorce litigation, you will need legal representation. I can assist you with all of these matters to ensure your case proceeds smoothly and that your rights are protected throughout the process.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
I am here to provide the support you need in your family law case. We can begin your case by discussing your legal needs during a free consultation and starting the beginning legal processes. I am here to ensure you understand the legal details of your case and are represented with careful guidance. Contact The Law Offices of Trevor Furlong today to get started.
For informed legal advice from an experienced family law attorney in Tulsa, schedule a free consultation with me through this contact form or via phone at (918) 387-8660. I offer consultations in Spanish, as well as English.