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Spousal Support/Alimony

Alimony questions can by answered directly by an Oklahoma Legal Center lawyer that has experience with spousal support, temporary alimony, rehabilitative alimony, permanent alimony and lump sum alimony matters. Contact the Oklahoma Legal Center today.

In Oklahoma, Spousal support, alimony and maintenance are the legal words that refer to payments made from one spouse to the other. These payments are usually paid to the wife from the husband; however, if the circumstances permit the husband can receive alimony payments from his former wife. All assets are split through equitable distribution.

Temporary alimony may be granted in Oklahoma to contribute to a spouse until the divorce has been completed. It will then be relabeled according to the specific requirements of the divorce.

Rehabilitative alimony in Oklahoma describes the spousal support paid in order to help initiate the sense of a higher earning potential or job training with the purpose of becoming self supportive. Oklahoma Rehabilitative alimony is usually paid for an established period of time.

Oklahoma Permanent Alimony is just that, permanent. This alimony is to be paid out indefinitely or until death of either spouse or the remarriage of the recipient.

Lump sum alimony in Oklahoma is a predetermined amount of money to be paid to the spouse instead of paying Temporary Alimony, Rehabilitative alimony, Permanent Alimony. Although lump sum alimony is a known amount, it does not have to be paid in one payment. Lump sum alimony can be spread out into payments and paid over time.

Equitable distribution means that each spouse is entitled to keep the property they owned previous to the marriage as well as any inheritances/gifts received during the marriage. Oklahoma is and equitable distribution state. Anything acquired during the marriage will be split evenly 50/50 with considerations given to the spouse with custody of the children if there are any children involved in the divorce.

Contact the Oklahoma Legal Center today to speak with a family lawyer that can help answer your questions regarding spousal support, temporary alimony, rehabilitative alimony, permanent alimony and lump sum alimony.

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