Mullins Mullins Sexton & Reaves

6307 Waterford Boulevard, Suite 215 Oklahoma City, OK, United States

(405) 235-2335

Practice Areas

Our attorneys are based in Downtown Oklahoma City, and typically serve clients in surrounding areas, including Logan, Cleveland, McLain, Canadian and Oklahoma Counties.

Alimony is the legal term for money one spouse or former spouse may be required to pay the other spouse during or after divorce to provide for the support of that spouse. Oklahoma law requires that spousal support be awarded for a specific period of time and be set forth as a specific sum. The amount and duration of the award are based primarily on the need of the recipient spouse and the paying spouse’s ability to pay. Oklahoma courts may also consider:

  • The income and property of each spouse, including each spouse's share of the marital property as divided by the court
  • The length of the marriage
  • The age and health of the parties
  • The present and future earning capacity of both spouses
  • A spouse's need to incur training or education expenses
  • The ability of the party seeking maintenance to become self-supporting, and the time and training it will require
  • Whether the spouse seeking maintenance has reduced or lost lifetime earning capacity as a result of having forgone or delayed education, training, employment, or career opportunities during the marriage
  • Whether one spouse will have trouble finding work due to age or absence from the workforce
  • The contributions and services of the party seeking maintenance as a spouse, parent, wage earner, homemaker, and to the career or career potential of the other party
  • The wasteful dissipation of marital property by either spouse
  • Any other factor related to the marriage that the court expressly finds just and proper

Temporary support:

If spouses are in the midst of divorce or legal separation, a spouse who can demonstrate a need for support may be eligible for temporary spousal support or temporary attorney’s fees while the divorce case continues. MMSR Law can ably assist clients in temporary spousal support and post-divorce support matters.

Temporary support is generally addressed at the time of the hearing on temporary orders in which the parties ask the court to set the ground rules which will govern the parties’ relationship until the divorce can be finalized.

Contact a Skilled, Experienced Oklahoma Alimony Lawyer

If you are facing divorce and need assistance with spousal support, the Oklahoma attorneys at Mullins Martinez Sexton & Reaves, P.C. can provide the legal advice and counsel you need. Please contact the firm at 405-235-2335 or by email.

Alimony/Spousal Support

Answering Questions about

Alimony in Oklahoma

The attorneys at Mullins Mullins Sexton & Reaves, P.C. assist clients in all areas related to divorce, including pre-divorce spousal support, and post-divorce spousal support determinations (also known as support alimony).

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