On TV, divorces typically end in dramatic courtroom battles. In real life, most divorces are resolved out of court, through agreed settlements.
The reasons for doing this are simple: Divorces settled in negotiations almost always take less time, cost less money, and result in less emotional strain on both parties than divorces that are contested in court.
Without a judge calling the shots, parties retain control of their destinies and can decide what is best for them. This often results in greater long-term satisfaction for both parties than that yielded by the results of a trial.
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Sometimes divorcing spouses prefer a settlement, but are unable to agree on important issues concerning division of assets, child custody and visitation schedules, alimony, and other issues.
This is where a mediation or collaborative process facilitated by Attorneys can be of great benefit. From our offices in Owasso and Tulsa, Oklahoma, we help divorcing spouses throughout the Tulsa metro to resolve difficult issues through alternative dispute resolution instead of divorce trials.
Our attorneys are trained in mediation and collaborative law techniques. They are also seasoned family law lawyers with many years of experience in litigation, negotiation, and working in the family court system. We are qualified to mediate family law disputes in Oklahoma, and we have helped many clients to save money, time and heartache by reaching mutually satisfying settlements.
How Do Mediation And Collaborative Law Work?
Mediation is different from traditional negotiations in that an impartial third party oversees the discussions. This third party, known as a mediator, has been specially trained to help opposing parties find common ground. Mediations usually end with the mediator making recommendations that can form the basis for a settlement.
By contrast, collaborative law involves attorneys for each spouse working together to negotiate a settlement instead of opposing each other as adversaries, as would happen in a normal divorce lawsuit.
Our attorneys can use either method – independently or in concert with your spouse’s attorney – to seek a divorce settlement that serves your needs and those of your children.
In an instant, a truck or car accident can change the course of a person’s life. The aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming.
A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and options, and how to rebuild your life. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car or truck accident in Oklahoma, we can help you get the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses related to the accident.
Our attorneys handle personal injury car accident cases. We take the time to get to know our clients, allowing us to ensure that we are representing their best interests throughout their legal journeys.
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Many injured people fail to seek proper medical care and full compensation because they underestimate the extent of their injuries. Many would also prefer to avoid confrontation with insurance companies. Often, people who initially believe their injuries are insignificant learn that their injuries are chronic and require extensive therapies and other medical care. At that point, getting appropriate compensation is no longer a desire, it is a necessity.
Our law firm helps injured people throughout the Tulsa metro to recover the compensation they need for expenses, including medical bills, rehabilitation, therapies, medications and medical supplies. We also help injured parties recover lost income for temporary disability and potential income lost due to a permanent injury.
Retain our services and we will listen to your concerns, discuss your goals and work to reach the best possible resolution, whether in court or at the negotiating table. We can deliver results for you in the courtroom or at the negotiating table in situations involving:
When building our clients’ cases, we review police reports and examine all available evidence. We also enlist auto accident reconstructionists, medical doctors, vocational rehabilitation specialists and other experts who can help us demonstrate the nature and extent of our clients’ injuries and how those injuries have affected their lives and those of their family members. Ultimately, we seek to prove the fault of the negligent party (or parties), so that our clients can receive the compensation due to them. More on this website
Most family legal disputes concern children and money. At Baysinger Henson Reimer Shaddix PLLC, we focus on helping our clients find balanced solutions to these disputes, so that they can continue to lead productive and satisfying lives.
Our experienced family lawyers understand that the decisions you make today can affect you and your family for years, even decades. They understand that it is important that you enter any divorce action with a clear mind and aided by an attorney who can help you realize your long-term goals.
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If your family issue requires legal intervention, our attorneys can help you. Family legal matters in which we assist clients include:
Divorce and modifications: Representation in settlement negotiations and in divorce litigation involving uncontested divorce (waiver divorce) and contested actions, and in securing modifications of orders for child support, child custody and spousal support based on significant changes of income or other certain personal circumstances.
Child custody, support and visitation: Representing clients in parental responsibility and time-sharing matters, as well as in situations involving child removal, paternity and terminations of parental rights.
Asset division and debt division: Representing clients in negotiations and litigation concerning equitable divisions of marital assets and debts (property division), as well as spousal support (alimony).
Mediation and collaborative law: Representing clients who seek to resolve disputes using alternatives to traditional litigation. Our attorneys include trained mediators and certified collaborative law practitioners.
Mediation Can Save Money, Encourage Longer-Lasting Solutions
Mediation and collaborative negotiation can be useful in resolving divorces and other family law matters. Through a negotiated or mediated process, cooperating parties can resolve their child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and child relocation issues, as well as secure modifications of court orders — all while retaining control of the outcomes that directly affect them and their loved ones.
Negotiations and mediation are often the best ways to resolve legal disputes when much is at stake. By limiting expensive litigation, our clients tend to save money and find more satisfaction than they would after a court trial. As part of our firm, we have access to a certified divorce financial analysis (CDFA) who can help.