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Oklahoma Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

In Oklahoma the support payments (if any) can certainly influence how the marital property distribution is awarded, which is why it can become a very intricate part of the final outcome of any divorce. Keeping this in mind, if you and your spouse are unable to reach and agreement on this issue, the District Court will order support from one spouse to the other on a case-by-case basis as follows:

A spouse may be awarded alimony out of real and personal property of the other if the court feels it is appropriate. The court will have regard to the value of such property at the time of the divorce. Alimony may be allowed from real or personal property, or both, or in the form of a monetary award, payable the spouse in a lump sum amount or in periodic installments, as the court may deem fair.

Payments of support will be made through the county clerk, then if requested, it shall be the duty of the court to transmit such payments to the payee by first class United States mail. (Oklahoma Statutes - Title 43 - Sections: 121 and 136)

You can also read more about Oklahoma spousal support in the Oklahoma state statutes located at: http://oklegal.onenet.net/.