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Even though the relationship between you and your spouse has changed and you may no longer be living together, until you are legally divorced, you are still married. The legal ramifications of being married vary from state to state, but generally speaking, until you are divorced you and your spouse have certain rights and obligations to one another. In general, until you are divorced not only can you not remarry but also anything you obtain may be subject to a claim of ownership, in whole or in part, by your spouse, and the future ownership of assets and property already obtained may be unclear.
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Hire an Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer or MediatorIf your divorce is contested and/or you need legal advice, you will most likely be hiring a divorce Lawyer or Mediator to begin your Oklahoma divorce proceedings. All it takes is making a phone call to set up an initial consultation, which is often offered free of charge.
Courts decide alimony on a case-by-case basis. There is no definitive rule on how long a marriage must last before alimony can be awarded. If the parties cannot come to an agreement themselves, the court determines both the length and amount of alimony to be paid. In general, courts apply a three-year to one-year ratio awarding alimony payments; e.g., for every three years of marriage, one year of alimony is ordered. However, courts may impose different alimony-award time measurements.
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