Below you will find answers to some of the frequently asked questions concerning
family law issues arising in the State of Oklahoma. Should you have any
other questions or concerns, please contact Brian M. Dell, P.C., Tel.
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- I'm interested in getting a divorce.
What concerns should I have?
- How will the court divide up the
property and debts?
In Oklahoma, the court will generally divide all marital assets and debts
"equitably," which does not mean "equally." The property of the parties is
usually categorized as either "marital" or "separate," that is, property which
was brought into the marriage and maintained separately throughout, or perhaps
property that was inherited by one spouse during the marriage, and which
likewise has been maintained separately. If the court makes a substantially
unequal distribution, it will usually be to provide necessary support for one
spouse, instead of ordering alimony. The court may order property sold and the
net proceeds divided. Alternatively, one spouse may wish to keep the property
and pay the other spouse an agreed portion of the fair market value.
An attorney will be able to guide you through the process of dividing assets and
debts, providing you with various options and strategies so that you receive the
fairest division possible.