Oklahoma Alimony / Spousal Support
Oklahoma alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.
Oklahoma spousal support is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties, as it existed during the marriage. Alimony payments can be ordered Pendente Lite or during the pendency of a divorce, during a legal separation or after a divorce.
When determining the duration of Oklahoma alimony the major factor taken into consideration is the length of the marriage.
Modification of Alimony in Oklahoma
Oklahoma alimony may be modified with proof of a substantial and continuing change of circumstances with regard to the need for support or the ability to pay support. The change of circumstance must make the terms of the decree unreasonable to either party. The court may modification alimony the terms of the payments and to the total amount awarded.
Termination of Oklahoma Spousal Support
In Oklahoma spousal support will terminate upon the death or remarriage of the receiving spouse/ Cohabitation with a member of the opposite sex is also grounds for termination of spousal support in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma statutes regarding alimony can be found here: Title 43. Marriage Section 134 - Periodic Alimony Payments - Termination - Modification
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