Oklahoma City Alimony Attorneys

With Self Legal Group, You’re Not in This Alone

Self Legal Group provides compassionate, friendly and caring legal counsel to our clients in Oklahoma City and around the state, ensuring you’re never in this alone. Divorce can be a difficult time, both emotionally and financially. Our expert alimony lawyers are here for you every step of the way so you can focus on your health and family. To learn more about alimony, our alimony attorneys or to discuss your case, contact us today for an Initial Phone Consultation.

Understanding Alimony Laws in Oklahoma

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a court-ordered payment that one spouse makes to the other after a divorce. In Oklahoma, alimony is not automatically granted and is only awarded in certain situations. Our Oklahoma City alimony lawyers at Self Legal Group, PLLC can help you understand the state's alimony laws and determine if you are eligible to receive alimony or required to pay it.

Some factors that may influence the court's decision on alimony include:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Each spouse's income and earning capacity
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Health and age of each spouse
  • Contributions made to the marriage, such as child-rearing or supporting a spouse's education or career

Our experienced family law attorneys can guide you through the alimony process, including securing temporary spousal support while your case is pending and negotiating alimony in lieu of property division. Contact Self Legal Group today to schedule your consultation and get the legal support you need for your family.

Choosing the Attorney You Need for Your Family

You and your family deserve the highest quality alimony lawyer you can find to protect your interests and to help you navigate the Oklahoma civil and family courts. Our attorneys are simply the best. Among our ranks are a former Assistant Attorney General and recognized advocate for children’s rights, a former prosecutor who is an aggressive domestic rights advocate, business and property attorneys to protect your assets and estate law attorneys with more than 20 years of experience.

At Self Legal Group’s Family Law Center you will find a safe, comfortable, friendly atmosphere where your legal needs and concerns are our top priority. With our lawyers, our clients can feel at ease discussing sensitive legal issues. Our goals are to help you understand the legal process, determine your position from a legal standpoint, then chart the best course of action to help you reach your goals. Contact us today to schedule your Initial Phone Consultation.

Oklahoma City Alimony Lawyers

A divorce can leave one spouse without an income or without the skills to find employment. In these cases, a divorce can be not only emotionally devastating but also financially draining.

The Oklahoma City alimony attorneys at Self Legal Group can help you with all aspects of your divorce. If you or your spouse needs alimony, spousal support or spousal maintenance, we will give you personal guidance and knowledgeable legal support. It is important to distinguish the two primary types of alimony. One type of alimony is for spousal support and the other type of alimony is meant to refer to a division of property. Each of these types of alimony is further defined below.

At our firm, we offer compassionate, friendly and caring legal counsel. Contact our divorce attorneys to discuss your concerns.

Securing Temporary Spousal Support Alimony in Oklahoma

In deciding whether to grant temporary spousal support alimony in a divorce, a court will look at two primary factors. First, the court will look at whether there is a need for alimony by one party. This need is most often based on education and marketability in the workplace.

The other factor a court will look at is the ability of the other party to pay alimony. The court will examine the party’s net income after taxes and monthly expenses in order to determine whether they can pay the alimony or spousal support. Our alimony lawyers work inside and outside of the courtroom in order to develop an alimony payment schedule that meets your needs.

Property Division Alimony, or Alimony in Lieu of Property Division

Alimony in lieu of property division is given when one party receives an asset and pays the other party the other party’s equitable share of that asset. For example, if one spouse gets the marital home in the divorce, they may be required to pay alimony payments to their ex-spouse to pay off the equitable value of the other person’s share of the asset. Alimony in lieu can be paid over time or in a lump sum. An alimony attorney is extremely valuable in these situations.

Contact Self Legal Group Today

Dealing with a divorce can be difficult and overwhelming. With the help of a skilled and compassionate divorce lawyer, the process can be made simpler, less stressful and easier to understand. Contact our Oklahoma alimony attorneys today and together we will work toward a solution. We offer a phone consultation and reasonable fees. Credit cards are also accepted.

To learn more about Oklahoma family law, visit our Family Law Information Center and FAQpage.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the difference between spousal support and alimony in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, there is no legal difference between spousal support and alimony. Both terms refer to the same thing: payments made by one spouse to the other after a divorce.

How is the amount of alimony determined in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, the amount of alimony is determined by a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, the income and earning capacity of each spouse, and the standard of living during the marriage. There is no set formula for calculating alimony, and each case is decided on its own merits.

How long does alimony last in Oklahoma?

The length of time that alimony lasts in Oklahoma varies depending on the circumstances of the case. In general, alimony payments will continue until the recipient spouse remarries or dies. However, in some cases, alimony may be awarded for a specific period of time, such as until the recipient spouse completes a degree program or finds employment.

Can alimony be modified in Oklahoma?

Yes, alimony can be modified in Oklahoma if there is a significant change in the circumstances of either spouse. For example, if the recipient spouse gets a new job or remarries, the amount of alimony may be adjusted. It is important to work with an experienced alimony lawyer to ensure that any modifications to your alimony agreement are fair and in your best interests.

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