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How Does Alimony Work in Oklahoma?

How Does Alimony Work in Oklahoma?

Alimony, also called spousal support, is awarded in some Oklahoma divorce cases, but not all. Alimony is intended to provide for one spouse that would otherwise suffer unfair economic effects of a divorce.

Does Oklahoma Recognize Common Law Marriages?

Does Oklahoma Recognize Common Law Marriages?

A common law marriage is one in which both parties have voluntarily agreed to enter into a marriage and hold themselves out to be married, but have not formally sought legal recognition of their union. Does Oklahoma recognize common law marriages? If so, if you were in a common law marriage, do you have to get a divorce if you break up?

 

Can You Get an Annulment in Oklahoma?

Can You Get an Annulment in Oklahoma?

Sometimes, couples get married and realize it was a mistake. In this situation, spouses often assume that they must get a divorce. This, however, isn’t always the case. Some couples are eligible for an annulment in Oklahoma, although the grounds for an annulment are more limited than those for a divorce.

Understanding Child Custody Laws in Oklahoma

Understanding Child Custody Laws in Oklahoma

Are child custody decisions really that lopsided in Oklahoma, though? What exactly are the laws in Oklahoma pertaining to child custody?

In Oklahoma, child custody laws are outlined in the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. When we discuss custody, there are two types of custody at issue: legal custody and physical custody. Often times, physical custody is described as “visitation” or the amount of time the child(ren) spend with each parent. Legal custody is the ability to make decisions regarding the child(ren)’s health, education, welfare, and more.