Experienced Family Law Attorneys You Can Trust

The Law Offices of James R. Neal, PLLC located in Ada, Oklahoma has been helping individuals and couples with their legal matters for many years. When it comes to divorce and issues of family law, we put the needs of our clients and their children first, and strive to provide personalized, responsive legal representation you can count on.

Our family law services include:

Divorce is generally an emotional and stressful process. During this difficult time, the actions of your divorce attorney can make a huge difference. At the Law Offices of James R. Neal, PLLC, our attorneys take the time to explain Oklahoma divorce laws and how they apply to your situation. We provide helpful information and discuss every option available.

At our law firm, we focus on assisting people through divorce effectively and efficiently. It may not be an easy process, but our lawyers will work hard to ensure that your divorce is resolved as smoothly as possible. Contact our Pontotoc County law firm to discuss your divorce with an experienced family lawyer.

A divorce is more than just hiring an attorney to file court papers. If there are children involved, you will need to address a variety of other issues involving them, such as time sharing. You will also need to address issues of child support and possibly relocating. Even if children are not involved, you may need to deal with difficult issues that are related to spousal support and property division.

We handle divorces for couples with simple and complex issues. Our lawyers understand that every divorce is different. That's why we take the time to truly understand the issues that are important to you, so that we can help get the results that you want. We will be here to answer any questions you have along the way, and educate you about your legal rights.

A prenuptial agreement, also referred to as a prenup, is a legally binding written contract between two people who plan to get married. Though the idea is simple, many people are surprised to learn how complicated it can become. Protecting individual assets and property is only one component of a prenup, they often go beyond the question of who-gets-to-keep-what. Issues can include money management, property rights, estate planning, alimony, and other issues that are specific to each couple's needs and circumstances.

Whether this is your first marriage or you have been married in the past, we can help you prepare a prenuptial agreement that will help protect your assets. Our law firm has years of legal experience practicing in many areas of family law. We understand the issues you're facing and will listen to your concerns. We will tailor an agreement that addresses the specific circumstances of your situation.

Benefits of a prenuptial agreement include, but not limited to:

  • Keeping each party's finances separate
  • Providing for children from a prior marriage or relationship
  • Protection from your spouse's debt
  • Preserving any premarital assets
These benefits can be helpful to both parties by preventing conflicts if there ever is a subsequent divorce.

Our lawyers stand dedicated to protecting children in disputes over child support and other matters that arise in the context of divorce. At the Law Offices of James R. Neal, PLLC, we address child support concerns while protecting your interests and determine how your choices will impact your child.

Child support is determined on the parents' respective incomes, as well as other factors such as child care expenses and health expenses. Child support ensures that children have financial support and that both parents share in the financial responsibilities of raising a child. Should you and your spouse be unable to arrive at an agreement, it may be necessary to take child support issues to court.

How much a parent pays in child support is often established using statutory guidelines. This amount may increase or decrease based upon special circumstances. Also, if there is a substantial change in circumstances down the road, you may be able to modify existing child support payments. Furthermore, a parent suffering a particular financial hardship may be temporarily exempt from child support.

If you need a change in your child support obligations, or if your former spouse is seeking to modify these obligations, we are here to represent you. We will protect your interests and those of your children. Call us at (580) 332-5579 today!

In Oklahoma, if the paternity of a child is in doubt, a DNA test can be ordered to determine whether a man is the biological father. Once paternity has been determined, it is important to know your rights and the rights of your child. Your child will have many legal rights besides just child support. For example, a child can inherit from his/her father, is legally eligible for health insurance under their father's policy, is entitled to social security benefits should the father become disabled or pass away, and could be entitled to wrongful death benefits if the father is killed as a result of someone being negligent.

Our attorneys represent clients interested in asserting their time sharing rights through paternity, as well as clients who are seeking child support for their children. We will prepare all necessary documentation, based on your circumstances, and help negotiate a settlement, including a parenting plan that meets your needs as well as your child's.

If you're looking for a lawyer who will represent your interests in a paternity matter, and will work to get your case settled in a prompt fashion, call us to schedule an initial consultation.

There are many reasons why a parent will appoint a guardian for their child. Usually, a guardian is needed because the parent is unable to be there themselves. A guardian is a family relative or third party who will care for the child.

The creation of a guardianship is usually temporary, and once the condition that made the parent create a guardianship is no longer a problem, the parent can have their custodial rights fully restored. Our attorneys have extensive experience in establishing guardianships, as well as representing parents who need a guardianship terminated.

If you have any questions or concerns about guardianships and if it is the best option for you, call our law firm at (580) 332-5579 so we can assist you.


Disclaimer:
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail.