Knight, Stockton & Cunningham, PLLC: Poteau Divorce Attorneys
Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be a Nightmare – Get the Expert Legal Help You Need Today
When you got married, you certainly didn’t plan on your relationship ending in divorce. However, life throws many curve balls and it’s a good bet that your marriage isn’t anything like it was in the beginning.
Some couples who experience relationship difficulties are able to work it out through counseling or even just talking their problems through with each other. This does not mean that all marriage problems can be resolved in this way. For some couples, even those who have children together, the best solution is to part ways with as little damage as possible.
That’s where a Poteau divorce attorney can help you.
Handling an Uncontested Divorce Quickly and Efficiently
If you and your spouse have little to no property to divide and don’t have children together, you are excellent candidates for an uncontested divorce. You may also be a candidate for an uncontested divorce if you and your spouse do have property to divide or children together, but you agree on each aspect of the divorce, such as:
- The division of shared property, including the family home and whether it will go to one spouse or it will be liquidated and the proceeds split equally
- The division of all debts
- Whether alimony will be paid, who will it will be paid by, how much will be paid, and how long it will be paid for
- Who will have primary physical and legal custody of the child and how visitation will proceed, or how time will be shared if another agreement is desired
- How parenting responsibilities will be shared, including parenting responsibilities like health insurance, education, and other critical matters
- Whether child support will be paid, who it will be paid by, how much will be paid, and how long it will be paid for
Uncontested divorces are generally considered the fastest way to dissolve a marriage in Oklahoma, moreover many couples who have not been married for long or do not have substantial assets may qualify for a simplified divorce procedure.
Regardless of whether you and your spouse are able to reach an agreement on all matters involved in your divorce, it is still in your best interest to obtain legal representation to ensure your rights are being protected. At the very least, an attorney can help you ensure that your divorce paperwork is filled out properly and sent to the appropriate courts in your area.
At Knight, Stockton & Cunningham, PLLC, we can help you navigate through the process of resolving your divorce quickly, so you can begin the next chapter of your life with a clean slate.
Unbiased Mediation May Help You Reach Mutually Beneficial Compromises
In the event that you and your spouse do not agree on all aspects of your divorce, but do not desire litigation yet, you may be able to engage in what is known as mediation. Mediation is a process in which both spouses meet with an unbiased third party to discuss the issues at hand and reach a compromise. Once the compromise is reached, the matter is treated as though the couple agreed all along and an uncontested divorce can still be filed. Mediation is an excellent alternative for couples who do not agree on everything, but still want to keep the cost, time, and emotional stress of the divorce as low as possible.
Knight, Stockton & Cunningham, PLLC has substantial experience with mediation and can represent your best interests while simultaneously helping you reach a compromise with your spouse that allows you to move forward with the divorce process.
Aggressive Legal Representation for Contested Divorces & Divorce Litigation in Oklahoma
Sometimes, an uncontested divorce is unrealistic for a couple. This is particularly true in high net-worth divorces or when there is a lot on the table. When couples simply can’t reach an agreement on a divorce related matter, such as how to divide property or who will have primary custody of the children, litigation may be the only way to resolve the issue.
Litigation can be costlier and lengthier than other divorce options, however, you may stand to gain more by bringing your case to court before a judge. In this case, it is absolutely imperative that you have zealous legal representation. Without an attorney, you stand to lose much more than you bargained for in your divorce, especially if your spouse has a high powered legal team at their side.
At Knight, Stockton & Cunningham, PLLC, we will review the matter in detail and help you develop a sound strategy that allows you to present your case before the court in the best possible light. When other attorneys press their clients to reach a settlement in order to avoid litigation, we know that sometimes, litigation is necessary to procure the most positive result possible for our clients. We will aggressively pursue a resolution in your best interests without compromise.
Contact Knight, Stockton & Cunningham, PLLC Today for an Appointment
If you are in the midst of a divorce or are simply considering your options, don’t hesitate to speak with one of our seasoned Poteau divorce lawyers. We have worked with hundreds of couples in all different kinds of situations, and as a result, we have the skills and experience to provide you with expert legal help.
Call us now to schedule a consultation to discuss your case in detail with a seasoned Poteau divorce attorney today.