Insight Into How Alimony Is Determined in Oklahoma
Alimony that is court ordered support after a divorce is something the judge decides if it is necessary and how long it should continue. Below are factors judge's often look at when making these decisions:
- Demonstrated need; re-adjustment period for someone to receive training to re-enter the work force.
- The parties' place in life,
- The length of the marriage,
- The health and age of each spouse
- The earning ability of each spouse
- The parties' physical condition and financial means
- How a party has grown accustomed to living during the marriage
- Evidence of a spouse's own income-producing capacity and the time necessary to make the transition to self-support.
Modifying and Terminating Alimony Payments
Alimony payments are not set in stone. They can be modified based on changes in need or means for both the supporting spouse and the supported spouse. A spouse can also request the termination of alimony payments based on changes in need or means. As with modification request, a judge will review the request.
Hayes Legal Solutions, PLLC is able to help you to develop a strategy to make sure you are given the alimony you deserve to get back on your feet. Reach out to us today at 405-635-5578 or go ahead and contact us online for your consultation.