Property Division

You take the house; I’ll take the dog! Like Alan Jackson said in the song Give It Away “There ain’t nothing in this house worth fighting’ over Oh, we’re both tired of fighting’ anyway, Just give it away”, it can be easy for one spouse to decide what they definitely…

Family Law Case Life Cycle

Filing a Petition & Summons The filing of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity Petition or Motion to Modify in existing cases formally initiates the divorce or other family law proceeding in Oklahoma. The Petition must state information about the parties seeking divorce/paternity/custody; the jurisdiction of the court to…

Alimony in Oklahoma

Is Alimony Legal in Oklahoma? Yes, there is case law and statutory authority for support alimony in Oklahoma. The primary statutory authority comes from OKLA. STAT. tit. 43 § 121, which states the following:   Either spouse may be allowed such alimony out of real and personal property of the…