If you’re in the process of going through a divorce and you believe your spouse should be providing you with financial assistance, contact an alimony attorney in Oklahoma City to consider your options and fight for your rights.
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a payment that one spouse is legally required to pay the other after a divorce (in some cases). This payment is court-ordered in order to reduce any income disparities and make it easier for the financially dependent spouse to adjust to their new living situation. This payment is separate from child support, and its sole purpose is to help out the adult.
When you go through a divorce, it can take an emotional toll on your life. Losing your main source of income while simultaneously losing the person you thought would be your life partner can be overwhelming. An Oklahoma City alimony lawyer from Talley Turner Bertman can assist you in fighting for alimony so that you can focus on picking up the pieces of your life without added financial stress.
In Oklahoma, there are two types of alimony. Temporary alimony, or temporary spousal maintenance, can be awarded to one party when a divorce has been filed and a couple has begun living separately while they make arrangements for the future. During this time, the divorce hasn’t been finalized, but the financially dependent spouse may already be feeling financial hardship from the split.
There’s also the more traditional alimony arrangement, which is more permanent in nature. This alimony almost always goes into effect once the divorce is finalized. Alimony can be paid monthly or in lump-sum payments, and the amount is decided based on income levels and property value.
Determining the need for alimony can vary by state, and in Oklahoma, there are no set guidelines for how much one spouse will have to pay another. The specific judge assigned to each alimony case will be able to decide whether one spouse needs alimony and how much the other spouse should have to pay, based on their unique situation.
The judge will look at factors like a difference in income, assets, and investments; length of the marriage; ages; job skills; and how well each spouse can support themselves and their family. Hiring an experienced alimony lawyer in Oklahoma City can be key to winning the alimony you need and deserve. We’ll do everything possible to prove to the judge why you need and deserve compensation from your spouse.
Going through a divorce is a complex process, and it can feel isolating when you don’t have the proper representation by your side. Your family law attorney at Talley Turner Bertman can guide you through the legal process and set you up for the future, hopefully with the financial support you need.
If you’re ready to discuss your situation in greater detail with an Oklahoma City alimony lawyer, fill out the contact form below or call 405-254-8548 to schedule a free consultation.
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