Alimony or spousal support is money paid by one spouse to the other for that spouse’s support. There is no precise formula or numbers set by law. Instead, the judge has to deterime on a case-by-case basis whether alimony should be paid or not. In general the judge must look at (1) the ability of one spouse to pay and (2) whether the other spouse needs the support. However, it is never that simple and an alimony case requires knowing all the particular facts of the marriage.
Oklahoma Family Law
Frequently Asked Questions
We are always prepared to discuss your alimony issues.
Maybe. There is no exact formula for alimony in Oklahoma. Each judge will decide based on the circumstances what the he or she thinks is right. The best way to get an answer to this question is to meet with an experienced divorce lawyer to discuss what he or she has seen your particular judge decide before.
Yes, if circumstances change the judge can modify or terminate alimony that was ordered as part of the divorce.
No, the judge has a wide discretion in choosing the amount and duration of any alimony.