Money Rolled up Inside of a Wedding RingThis question is difficult to answer precisely because not only are no two divorces alike, but they can be as different and unique as the parties involved. However, it's no secret that ending your marriage can be expensive, with the estimated cost of an Oklahoma divorce ranging from $4,000 to $27,000 depending on your goals, the complexity of your case, and whether you hire legal counsel. While that may sound like a significant sum (and it is), hiring an attorney to represent you during the divorce process is a valuable investment in your future—and the fact is, you get what you pay for. If you want to get everything you deserve out of the dissolution of your marriage, you'll need the guidance of a fierce, fearless, and experienced Tulsa divorce lawyer. Fortunately, you've come to the right firm.

Tenacious Tulsa Divorce Representation

When you're leaving a marriage that made you feel small, having a strong and confident attorney by your side can give you the courage and support you need to stand up, fight back, and get a fresh start.

Diana Cupps knows a lot about fighting for what's right and helping people heal; she's done it her whole life. Before becoming a divorce attorney, Diana spent years in the Army and working as an emergency room nurse. Now, as Diana the Lawyer, she helps clients kick no-good spouses to the curb and protect themselves and their families. Here's what you should know about divorce-related costs in the Sooner State and why retaining adept representation is worth every penny.

Costs You May Encounter During Divorce

Attorneys fees aren't the only expenses you'll incur in an Oklahoma divorce. You can also face legal filing fees and court costs. You may also be responsible for additional expenses for:

  • Court reporter services
  • Court transcripts
  • Process servers
  • Divorce classes
  • Parenting courses
  • Mediation
  • Parenting coordinators
  • Guardian ad litems
  • Custody evaluations
  • Psychiatric evaluations for children or adults
  • Other expert testimony
  • Drug testing

Factors That Can Affect the Cost of an Oklahoma Divorce

Generally speaking, divorce can be relatively quick, amicable, and inexpensive, or it can be lengthy, contentious, and costly. Here are just a few examples of factors that can affect what your divorce costs.

Things That Can Increase Divorce-Related Expenses

  • Lack of cooperation
  • Arguments over custody
  • Significant marital assets
  • Disagreements over assets

Tips for Reducing Divorce Costs

  • Gather all the documentation you'll need to create a full financial disclosure, such as tax returns, insurance policies, titles, immigration paperwork, passports, and health information, as well as any living wills, wills, powers of attorney, or trust documents. Then, make a list of all the assets brought into the marriage, items received as gifts, and jointly-owned assets, property, and debts.
  • Hire a knowledgeable and highly-skilled Oklahoma divorce lawyer.
  • Work with your soon-to-be ex-spouse to reach an agreement on custody, child support, spousal support (alimony), asset and debt division, and other important issues.
  • Try to reduce conflict whenever possible; the more contentious the divorce, the more expensive the divorce.

Combat-Trained and Trial-Ready Legal Counsel

When the very idea of going through a divorce feels like going into battle, you need a dedicated legal counselor who doesn't back down. That's Diana the Lawyer. She knows what it's like to make it through a messy divorce and come out the other side even stronger. Now, she helps clients throughout Oklahoma do the same. Ready to find out what Diana the Lawyer can do for you?

Schedule a Confidential Consultation

Take the first step toward a brighter future. Complete the contact form to contact Diana the Lawyer online or call our Veteran-owned business at 918-605-4826 to schedule an appointment for a confidential consultation. We'll discuss your situation, your rights and options, and how we can assist you.