”My ex-wife told me one day that "she was not married to me for 17 years for no reason and that she was taking everything from me." That being said I knew that I needed the best law firm to handle my year-long case might I add with no children. My case went to trial and let me just say that Suzanne is the one you want on your side during a court room trial. She knows just the right questions to ask. Suzanne & Piper make a very excellent team they are very organized and very thorough. If your passionate about what you want, keep in mind you need to work with them both and at the end, you will probably get what you want.Brian Haynes
Divorce & Alimony Lawyers
”I highly recommend Suzanne Woodrow-Snell as a litigator. While working diligently to guide me through a difficult divorce, she has shown me respect, care, and concern. She is tenacious in her attempts to reach a just, fair, and equitable settlement. She stands strong in the face of adversity.Denise
”She is there to help you and minimize your losses. The firm never made any false claims of being able to do this or do that. It was always straightforward information and advice. Suzanne is a true professional and highly respected. Let me say when your day in court comes, she WILL be prepared.AllenTuttle, Oklahoma
Suzanne Woodrow-Snell can provide the personalized representation that you need for a successful resolution to your divorce.
We know that a divorce is not just a legal matter – it is a highly personal, emotional, and often challenging experience. While we will work relentlessly to achieve your legal goals, we also respect the difficulties our clients face and are committed to providing attentive and compassionate support.
Every Divorce Case is Unique
While there are matters that are common to every divorce case, the unique circumstances of a particular divorce case may intersect with other areas of law. Some examples of this include taxes, real estate, bankruptcy, privately held businesses, retirement and benefits – just to name a few. Suzanne Woodrow-Snell is prepared to handle divorce cases with unique issues, including:
- Complex property and debt distribution issues
- Contested child custody
- Military divorce
- Gay and lesbian divorce
- Divorce resolved through alternative dispute resolution
- High conflict divorce litigation
Requirement of divorce in Oklahoma:
Requirement of divorce in Oklahoma:
Alimony in Oklahoma
Alimony is never a guarantee during a divorce and neither spouse has a legal right to receive alimony, but judges may find spousal support for one of the individuals is necessary to solve a financial disparity between the parties. An Oklahoma judge will look at certain factors before deciding if one spouse should have a financial obligation toward the other for a period of time. The most important factors are whether one spouse is in need of alimony and whether the other spouse can afford to pay it. The judge will also look at the length of the marriage and how well the parties can support themselves.
It is important that you work with an attorney who will help you get the resolution you want – whether that is receiving spousal support or avoiding this financial obligation. Woodrow-Snell will advocate your position and fight to win what is in your best interest.
How long does alimony last?
While spouses can agree to lifelong alimony, Oklahoma courts must provide a duration for the payments. Short-term alimony may be awarded to enable one spouse to transition after the divorce. Long-term alimony may be awarded after a lengthy marriage and when one spouse needs a more significant amount of time to become self-sufficient. The paying spouse cannot ask for alimony to end early. But if there is a significant change in circumstances, the paying spouse can return to court and ask for a modification of payments.
Alimony can end when the receiving spouse remarries or moves in with a new partner.
Why Suzanne Woodrow Snell?
Suzanne Woodrow-Snell provides the highest quality representation and personalized service for individuals as they go through the divorce process. When you schedule a consultation, she will help you understand your rights and responsibilities based on the unique facts of your situation, answer any questions you may have, and explain how we can help you with your case moving forward.Schedule an AppointmentSchedule an AppointmentView All Practice Areas