DIVORCE



Divorce

Edmond Divorce Lawyer Rita J. Jencks

Divorce is always painful, and involves serious financial risks. Do you need to end your marriage, or has your spouse served you with divorce papers? It is important to discuss your situation with an experienced divorce lawyer, one you trust and can rely on. How do you know which attorney is right for you? I have been serving clients in family courts in the Oklahoma City area for a number of years, and feel the attorney-client relationship is critical to my long-term goal — the most beneficial overall result for my client. For that reason, I offer a free initial consultation. If you would like to meet me, ask questions about the process of divorce and discuss fee arrangements, please contact my Edmond office to make arrangements.

I assist clients with uncontested divorces and contested divorces. I will listen carefully until I understand your goals and the facts surrounding your case. I will then explain your options and the possible outcomes of each course of action, so you can make good decisions and face the future with confidence. As a solo attorney, I provide one-on-one attention and will handle every phase of your divorce personally.

Your divorce: a trial, or mediation?

When preparing for divorce, it is important to consider all alternatives. Collaborative methods, including divorce mediation, provide some couples with a forum where the spouses can come to partial or full agreement on issues, including child custody and visitation, alimony, division of property, and ownership of the family home. By reaching agreement under the guidance of a mediator, the couple avoids the expense and stress of a public trial. This is particularly important if children are involved, since it allows parents to establish a working post-divorce relationship and avoid the trap of using the children as bargaining chips.

Divorce mediation requires a sincere desire on the part of both spouses to reach agreement. I have extensive experience as a trial lawyer. If you cannot reach a fair settlement through negotiation, I am fully prepared to provide powerful representation in court.

Issues to resolve during divorce

I assist clients with a full range of family law issues related to divorce, including the following:

Call a lawyer as soon as you know you need a divorce

Selecting a lawyer is a critical step in preparing for post-divorce life. By contacting an attorney during the earliest stages, even before your legal separation, you will protect your right to all benefits afforded by the law. If you would like to meet with me and discuss my services, please call 405.285.2882 or e-mail my Edmond law firm to arrange a free initial consultation. At that time, we can discuss fee arrangements, including payment by credit card.