Oklahoma City Lawyer: Alimony/Spousal Support
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Rarely is marriage just an emotional partnership. Often, it’s also a financial partnership. Two people have their financial lives tied together to such an extent that one spouse often comes to rely on the other for financial needs.
When that partnership is severed by divorce, one party may request alimony — also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance — from the other party. As your attorney, I will take great care to see that the matter is resolved fairly.
Knowing What Factors Impact Alimony
Unlike child support, which is a fairly rigid formula, alimony is determined on a case-by-case basis. It is essentially impacted by two factors, one spouse’s need for support and the other spouse’s ability to provide it.
Need is determined based on:
• Current income
• Employment history
• Duration of marriage
• Conduct of both parties during the marriage
Of course, the ability to pay is based almost exclusively on the spouse’s income level.
Understanding How Different Parts Of Divorce Impact Alimony
Divorce would be much easier if it were simply a matter of handling every aspect individually. But everything ties together and alimony cannot be handled separately.
Instead, alimony amounts often are closely related to property division. For example, one party may agree to pay alimony in exchange for keeping a major piece of property. I will take the time to help you understand your options so you can make choices that are in your best interest.
Advocating For You During A Difficult Time
Not all divorce and alimony cases turn into a heated fight. Sometimes, they can be resolved amicably. Sometimes, they can’t be.
If your case requires a trip to court, I am here for you. If your case requires a fight to see that you get an outcome that makes sense for you, I am ready to take on any opponent. With over 25 years of experience on my side, you can count on me.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding alimony in standard or military divorce, please contact me today.