Tulsa Alimony Attorney
In some cases, a spouse will request alimony, a court-ordered payment of money during or after the divorce. A court will generally look to the following factors in determining whether alimony is appropriate:
• Length of the marriage
• If the requesting spouse has any disability or medical conditions
• Education of each party
• Earning capacity of each party
• The standard of living reasonably comparable to that enjoyed during the marriage
• Prenuptial agreement
• Contribution of the parties during the marriage
• Any other relevant factor
Once the court determines that a party is entitled to alimony, the court then determines how much the person should receive per month and how long he or she should receive it–and if relevant, the time involved to reach the goal of self-sufficiency.
For more information regarding alimony, or other related matters, schedule your consultation with an experienced family lawyer at Monroe & Keele, P.C. We can be reached at (918) 592-1144. You may also contact us online here.