Mullins Mullins Sexton & Reaves

6307 Waterford Boulevard, Suite 215 Oklahoma City, OK, United States

(405) 235-2335

lawyers@mmsrlaw.com

Mullins MULLINS Sexton & Reaves



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Our attorneys are based in Downtown Oklahoma City, and typically serveclients in surrounding areas, including Logan, Cleveland, McLain, Canadian and Oklahoma Counties.


Because we concentrate our practice in the area of divorce and family law, we keep abreast of the new laws, legal decisions and trends in Oklahoma family law, in a way that less focused firms cannot. Our four attorneys often collaborate to determine the best course of action for a client. That collaborative effort is an effective way to leverage the full experience of each attorney at the firm as necessary for each case while at the same time helping to reduce the overall legal fees for each case.


Divorce and separation are often highly stressful and contentious processes that can become protracted and acrimonious if not managed by a competent Oklahoma divorce attorney who understands how to put your best interest at the forefront.


With a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV (Preeminent) and numerous professional accolades, our skilled attorneys know to navigate the court system to reach a fair and equitable resolution for you.



Oklahoma Divorce Laws - Jurisdictional Requirements


As Oklahoma family law attorneys, we thoroughly understand Oklahoma divorce laws and how they apply in different circumstances. One of the first legal requirements that must be met to begin the divorce process in Oklahoma is the state residency requirement. Under Oklahoma law, an action for divorce may only be maintained when:


  • At least one party has been a resident in good faith in the State of Oklahoma for at least six months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage.
  • At least one party has been a resident in good faith within the county where the action is filed for at least thirty days immediately preceding the filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage.
  • At least one party is an active member of the military who is stationed within the State of Oklahoma for at six months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage.
  • If there are children whose custody and support are at issue in a divorce or parentage action, there are a number of complex laws which govern jurisdiction, including the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.


An experienced Oklahoma divorce attorney will ensure the relevant jurisdictional requirements are met prior to taking any further steps in the divorce process, for if a court discovers it does not have jurisdiction over a case, the case will be dismissed or the court’s orders vacated.



Divorce Law in Oklahoma - Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce


Oklahoma is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that the relative fault of the parties in the dissolution of marriage does not affect the outcome of the case. Oklahoma has retained its fault-based grounds, including adultery, insanity, physical cruelty, and abandonment, but the overwhelming majority of dissolution cases are granted on the basis of irreconcilable incompatibility.  Oklahoma’s no fault provisions allow divorces to be granted without proof of fault, which permits matters to be resolved without putting the parties or their children through the often needless embarrassment of proving fault-based grounds.


Our Oklahoma divorce attorneys capably handle both trial, settlement and mediation, and we can effectively advise and assist in both contested and uncontested divorces. Even in a case where both parties agree to divorce, they may disagree over issues of child custody or support, spousal maintenance, or division of assets; our divorce lawyers in Oklahoma are experienced and well versed in resolving these matters.



Seek Advice & Representation from an Experienced Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer


If you are facing divorce, our firm can provide the competent and confident  legal support you and your family need during this difficult time. Please contact Mullins Mullins Sexton and Reaves at 405-235-2335 or by email to learn more about our services and approach to family law.


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Oklahoma Divorces

As one of the preeminent Oklahoma family law practices, Mullins Mullins Sexton & Reaves, P.C. has the resources, experience and skill necessary to resolve both simple and complex matters in a timely, cost-effective manner.