Support & Alimony Lawyers in Oklahoma City
Experienced Divorce Attorneys Advising You on Financial Support after Divorce
Even when things end amicably, a divorce is a draining and complicated time in a person’s life. It is our duty as your Oklahoma City divorce attorneys to address every single aspect of your divorce and determine what your unique needs are. At Simmons & Associates, PLLC, we can help you to learn if you are eligible for alimony, and what would be required of you or your partner.
Types of Alimony in Oklahoma
Unlike child support, there is no single equation which computes what supporting alimony should be. The court will review the requesting party’s monthly budget, expenses, and financial condition and weigh that against the same for the other side. Either party may seek alimony, and, depending on the court’s decision, may end up being a monthly or lump sum payment, or property. All of these determinations are made on a case-by-case basis which should be examined by a skilled attorney.
There are three main types of spousal support in the state of Oklahoma:
- Temporary: This is used to help a spouse make ends meet until the divorce is finalized.
- Short-Term: Intended to support a spouse with lower earning potential for a limited amount of time, while they seek further education or job training to become self-sufficient.
- Long-Term: This is paid continuously until either spouse dies or the supported spouse remarries.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you determine what type of alimony may be permitted in your unique circumstance.
How Do You Qualify for Alimony in Oklahoma?
Alimony is not required in all divorces. Spouses can come together to negotiate on whether alimony will be included, and the amount to be paid. If spouses are unable to agree on a solution regarding spousal support, then the decision will be left up to the court to decide.
Courts award alimony based on many factors, including:
- The earning capacity of each spouse
- The duration of the marriage
- Assets and finances of each party
- Needs of each party
- The age and health of the spouses
- The contributions of each party to the marriage
Whether you are concerned about paying or receiving support, our team can help you understand how Oklahoma's divorce laws may apply to your case. We have effectively represented men and women in a wide range of divorce disputes, including those involving high asset couples, stay-at-home spouses, and more.
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Because every family law and divorce case are different, we know that each case requires a unique and strategic strategy. We work constantly to approach every case with methodical preparation and professionalism, and work to advocate zealously on behalf of every client. Our Oklahoma City family lawyers take great pride in providing high-quality, cost-effective, and fully streamlined legal services.
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