Cordell & Cordell is a partner dads can count on during one of the toughest challenges of their lives. The family law attorneys at our Tulsa, Oklahoma, office are dedicated to helping men with any divorce issue, including property division, alimony, child support and child custody.
Our mission is to give men the legal support they and their children deserve both in and out of the courtroom.
Divorce Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Men
Divorce takes an emotional toll on everyone, no matter how tough you are. The decisions you make during this time will have an enormous impact on you financially for the rest of your life.
More importantly, your level of involvement in your children’s lives can also be affected. Our attorneys take the time to listen to your concerns and work diligently to champion your rights and the rights of your children in family court.
We know how critical this transition is and promise to walk you through each step of the process while doing everything possible to protect what’s most important to you.
Advocates For Dad’s Rights and Fathers’ Rights
Since 1990, Cordell & Cordell has fought against numerous stereotypes that men and fathers face in the family court system. Our firm’s focus on men’s divorce gives our attorneys a unique understanding of the challenges men face in a Oklahoma family law courtroom.
Despite battling a system that seems predisposed against them, Cordell & Cordell has risen to establish ourselves as a partner men can count on.
“… I am so satisfied with my experience (considering the circumstances) and dealings with everyone I interacted with, I don’t know how to make it better. I guess for me, as a client, everything just clicked — from initial consultation, to client care, to billing, to Barbara, to [her paralegal]. The client portal was great. Because I routinely referred to it, I always felt up-to-date and informed. … I also like the client care surveys as an avenue to commend those that deserve it as well as a way to continuously evaluate the legitimate needs of the client. … Everyone at Cordell & Cordell, for their respective roles and commitment, lived up to my expectations. On that note, I have repeatedly praised Barbara Cini and I will continue to do so. ….”
“[My attorney[ is attentive, knowledgeable and almost doesn’t give you the feeling of being your attorney. Rather, [my attorney] gives you the feeling that she’s part of your family!”
“Dena will probably be running Cordell & Cordell one day. She is very intelligent and presents herself extremely well. She is all-around a terrific attorney.”
Frequently Asked Tulsa Divorce Questions
How long do I have to live in Tulsa County before I can file for divorce?
Is there a mandatory waiting period in Tulsa County before a divorce can be granted? How long will a divorce take?
For a divorce with minor children, there is a 90-day waiting period from the date the Petition is filed.
For an uncontested divorce without minor children, there is a 10-day waiting period from the date the Petition is filed.
The length of time for a divorce cannot be predicted. It could occur anywhere from 10 days to a couple years, depending on whether there are minor children, the complexity of the issues, and the level of agreement between the parties.
How can I serve my spouse in Tulsa County? If attempts to serve do not work, can I serve by publication?
A party may be properly served in Tulsa County through a private process server, service through the sheriff’s department, or certified mail with the return receipt signed and filed with the court. Additionally, a Waiver of Service can be signed and filed with the court clerk.
Service by publication is allowed when stated in the petition or by affidavit filed with the court stating that despite due diligence service cannot be made by other means.
Service shall be made by publication of a notice, signed by the court clerk, one day a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper that is authorized by law to publish legal notices in the county where the Petition is filed. The Tulsa World is authorized to publish legal notices in Tulsa County.
What are the specific forms I will need to file for a divorce in Tulsa County?
You must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with a cover sheet and a summons. The cover sheet is available on the Tulsa County District Court website.
Where do I file for divorce?
You must file for divorce at the Tulsa County District Court located at 500 S. Denver. The court clerk is located on the 2nd floor of the building and there is a specific desk for family relations.
How much are filing fees at the Tulsa County District Court?
A Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with a summons is currently $191, without a summons is $186, and without an attorney (pro se) is $176.
Are there any Tulsa County-Specific laws that are different from how other family law cases around the state are handled?
Similar to some counties in Oklahoma, Tulsa County requires a Parenting Plan Conference in a Divorce with Minor Children, Legal Separation with Minor Children, or a Paternity Action with Minor Children at which time the parties enter a scheduling order that creates deadlines to complete certain tasks and also attempt to reach a Temporary Order Agreement.
If the parties are unable to reach a Temporary Order Agreement, they will receive a referral for a temporary order hearing with their assigned judge.
Tulsa County also requires that the parties in a Divorce with Minor Children, Legal Separation with Minor Children, or a Paternity Action with Minor Children take “Helping Children Cope with Divorce.”
Tulsa County further requires that the parties attend mediation prior to trial.