When working through a divorce, you’re forced to make difficult decisions. Shoemake Law Firm has helped clients throughout Oklahoma work through those choices. No two families are the same, and we are here to provide creative solutions to your unique situation. We approach each case with compassion and an open mind. We can help you look forward to the future. For your convenience, below are a list of frequently asked questions. To discuss your case, contact our office in Oklahoma City today at 405-896-8599.
Q: How can I protect myself during a divorce?
A: As your attorney, we are here to protect your assets and your livelihood. This starts by creating a list of all marital property and determining what is rightly yours. This also includes looking at joint bank accounts and credit cards. We can help you gather everything that we deem necessary. Call 405-896-8599 to speak with an attorney about your divorce.
Q: Can I stay in my home?
A: Oklahoma is an equitable distribution state, which means that a judge will decide how things will be divided. Note that this does not mean it will be split 50/50; it is strictly based on what they think is fair. If you owned your house before the marriage, you can stay in your house. If you bought the house together, it is up to a judge to decide. We can help demonstrate why you need to stay in your house, should you want to.
Q: What will happen to my children?
A: If you and your partner can’t come to an agreement, it will be up to a judge. They will decide what is in the best interest of the children. They will look at everything from their schools to lifestyle to the relationship between the child and each parent. We can help you fight for your children.
Q: How long does a divorce take?
A: If the divorce is uncontested, there is a 90-day waiting period after the petition is filed. This is also true if you have minor children. If you do have children and they are over the age of 18, you could be divorced in as little as 10 days. Divorces that are contested will take longer as there are things to work out and decisions to be made. Regardless of your situation, our goal is to make the process as efficient as possible.