Solving Family Issues Is Not Always Easy
Family-related issues can be especially complex. Having an attorney who will advocate for you is crucial. At Schumacher Law Group, our family law attorneys have worked with clients throughout Oklahoma for over 25 years. We cultivate a hometown atmosphere, where everyone can talk freely and openly about their concerns. Our founding attorney, Tracy Schumacher, is a former district judge. When things cannot be resolved amicably, she leverages this experience to fight for her clients’ rights and best interests in court.
From Divorce To Adoption, We Handle It All
Navigating a divorce can be difficult. There are a myriad of decisions that must be made and many people aren’t sure where to start. Our team of divorce attorneys can answer your questions and ease your worries. From alimony to child custody arrangements, we can walk through all of the possible options together. We also handle the division of significant property and assets. Dividing your property can be tremendously difficult. We can help you split retirement accounts, discuss the future of your business and decide what happens to your home or other real estate.
We also represent clients who are working through other areas of the family legal system. Establishing guardianships is a key component of making sure a loved one is taken care of. If you are appointed, it is important that you understand the role you will play. Filing the appropriate legal documents is also required. Lastly, we help clients who are considering adoption. Creating the family of your dreams is something we would love to be part of.
Common Questions Regarding Family Law
At Schumacher Law Group, we receive many questions from our clients about family law. The following are some common questions our clients ask:
How long does the adoption process take in Oklahoma?
The length of time can vary depending on the type of adoption. For a traditional newborn adoption, the average time is about one year. If you go through the foster system, you may be ready to adopt in as short as three months, but it can also take much longer if you have complicating factors. International adoption also often takes slightly longer than a traditional adoption but depends on the country from which you are adopting.
How is child custody determined in Oklahoma?
Like most states, courts consider the best interest of the child when determining custody. Many factors go into this determination, such as each parent’s relationship with the child, the stability of each home and whether either parent has any concerning issues such as substance abuse. In general, the courts will urge both parents to have involvement in a child’s life and if the parents can come up with their own agreement on custody, they are encouraged to do so.
How much child support could I have to pay?
State law provides child support guidelines to help you calculate how much you can expect to pay in child support. Various factors will go into your payment amount, such as each parent’s income, the amount of time the child spends with each parent and how many children the paying parent is supporting. The paying parent may also have to pay for expenses such as health insurance and day care.
What are the benefits of forming a guardianship for my disabled adult child?
Caring for a disabled child can involve some tricky legal issues. Once that child becomes an adult, you have even more legal questions to confront. In order to continue assisting your child with important decisions and to manage their assets, you need a guardianship. Guardianship allows you to decide questions such as where your child will live, and what type of medical treatment they receive and allows you to sign documents on their behalf.
If you have further questions, please bring them to us and let us know how we can help.
Act Today; Call Now
Having a family law attorney who has experience in the courtroom is essential. Knowing the intricacies of the law helps us fight for your best interests and well-being in front of a judge. To schedule a consultation, call our office in Norman at 405-389-2260 today. We serve clients throughout Cleveland, Grady and McClain counties.