Divorce & Child Custody Lawyers in Oklahoma City
Law Firm OverviewEchols and Associates in Oklahoma City primarily handles complex family law cases involving valuation and marital estates. The eight attorneys in the firm have a combined 100 years of experience in divorce and family law.
The lawyers have committed themselves to providing domestic clients compassion, knowledge and experienced representation that protects their future while embracing their past. They also have a reputation for using the highest professional standards on each case. They can handle cases involving divorce, separation, paternity, motions to modify, adoption, guardianship, custody and visitation.
Echols and Associates was founded in 1979 with the idea that it would focus on marital law. The practice serves central Oklahoma today. The law firm blends experience with young idealism that is based on strong academic credentials and handles cases with a team approach. The law firm provides personalized service by high-quality performance. Attorneys also give their clients the sensitivity and efficiency that they need.
Year this Office was Established: 1979
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Motions to Modify, Guardianship
Areas of Law Description
Echols & Associates provides legal representation on the following areas of practice:
If you are divorcing in Edmond, either you or your spouse must be a resident of Oklahoma for at least six months immediately prior to filing for a divorce. Filing for divorce can be done in the county in which the filing spouse has been a resident for 30 days or in the county where the nonfiling spouse resides.
A legal separation provides the framework necessary for the division of assets and debts, support alimony, child custody and visitation definitions and property division. Sometimes, a separation agreement is a transition device, which means that a legal separation can become a full divorce or dissolution of marriage action at the discretion of either or both parties.
- Child Custody
When parents are divorcing, an important issue that takes time and thought is child custody in Oklahoma City. A court may order joint or sole custody based on the best interests of the child and the court will also give consideration to the preference of the child. There is no presumption for or against joint or sole custody in Oklahoma City. Custody or visitation with a child will not be granted if it is established that it will expose the child to a risk of harm.
An Oklahoma City child custody order or child support order may be modified or changed. The court will examine whether circumstances render the change proper and if it is in the best interest of the child to do so.
- Temporary & Sole Child Custody
Oklahoma City sole custody rights may be granted to one parent when the other is shown to be unfit for parenting. Sole custody rights give one parent complete child custody privileges and responsibilities and deny these rights to the other parent. At separation, and while going through the process of divorce, parents of a sole child or children may make a decision regarding Oklahoma City temporary child custody. What is in the best interest of the child during this period may not be the best for the child down the road after the divorce.
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- American Judges Association
- Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association
Ms. M. Eileen Echols
Divorce, Family Law
Mr. David W. Echols
Divorce, Family Law
Mr. Jonathan D. Echols
Divorce, Family Law
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