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Family Law - Oklahoma

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.  800-997-9677.

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  1. I'm interested in getting a divorce.  What concerns should I have?
  2. How will the court divide up the property and debts?

I'm interested in getting a divorce. What concerns should I have?

 

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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.
 

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