Whether you caught your spouse cheating again or you've grown apart and are no longer compatible, deciding to divorce—essentially upending your life and starting over—takes immense courage. This is especially true if you were in a particularly long relationship involving domestic violence, financial control, or a partner who made you feel small, incompetent, or unworthy. Congratulations on taking that vital first step to stand up for yourself and your future.

However, when leaving an unhappy or abusive marriage, there's far too much at stake to go it alone. Working with a talented and tenacious Oklahoma divorce attorney can help you navigate the divorce process and protect what's yours. Fortunately, if you're looking for caring, capable, and courageous legal counsel for an Oklahoma divorce or custody matter, you've come to the right place.

Empowered and Empowering Divorce and Custody Representation

Diana the Lawyer isn't your typical divorce attorney. Coming from a humble background, Diana Cupps has spent her life working to make a difference in the lives of others. She enjoyed successful careers in the Army and as a nurse before her own difficult divorce and experiences with domestic abuse inspired her to go to law school. Now, from her office in South Tulsa, Diana helps clients in Jenks, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Sapulpa, Glenpool, Owasso, and throughout Oklahoma reclaim their power and fight for the respect—and the divorce settlement—they deserve. Diana doesn't just stand up for her clients; she helps them stand up for themselves and provides much-needed support and encouragement each and every step of the way.

Diana the Lawyer handles a wide range of divorce and custody issues, including:

  • Divorce mediation and settlements
  • Marital property division
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Child custody
  • Visitation

She uses her understanding of the law and your understanding of your unique circumstances to develop a legal strategy that's designed to meet your needs and achieve your goals. Unlike larger firms, when you hire Diana the Lawyer, you can count that she will dedicate the necessary time, attention, and skill to your case, rather than passing it off to a paralegal. Diana can also help you avoid common mistakes that could hurt your divorce or custody case and damage your standing with the judge.

Oklahoma Divorce and Custody Basics

Oklahoma divorce and custody laws can be complex and complicated. Here's what you should know when planning to end your marriage:

  • Residency requirements. The Sooner State requires at least one spouse to have lived in the state or been stationed at a military base in the state for a minimum of six months before filing for divorce.
  • Grounds for divorce. Though incompatibility is the most frequently cited reason for divorce, Oklahoma recognizes 11 other grounds for the dissolution of a marriage, including adultery, extreme cruelty, gross negligence, fraud, habitual drunkenness, impotency, imprisonment of a spouse for a felony, impregnation of the wife by another man, issuance of a divorce decree from another state, abandonment for at least a year, and a period of insanity lasting more than five years.
  • Asset and debt division. Oklahoma is an equitable distribution state and Diana will fight to ensure you receive your fair share of the marital assets.
  • Custody and visitation. These weighty decisions are made in the best interests of the child. Diana will build a case that allows you to maintain a strong relationship with your children and insist on implementing protections to prevent them from being subjected to abuse perpetrated by the other parent.

Schedule a Consultation

Ready to take back your power, stand up for yourself, and prepare for a brighter future? Our veteran-owned law firm can help. Complete our online contact form or call our Jenks law office at 918-605-4826 to schedule a confidential consultation. Diana will listen to your story, explain your rights and options in simple terms without confusing legal jargon, and help you determine how to move forward.