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Marital age requirements in Oklahoma:
Welcome to MaritalLaws! In this section you will find information on laws regarding alimony, child support, custody, divorce, visitation, and even property division for the state of Oklahoma.
What Circumstances are Required for Alimony?
In the state of Oklahoma, following dissolution of marriage, divorce, or legal separation, the court will take into consideration the circumstances of the parties and may require one party to pay spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, to the other party for any period of time. ....... Click here to get more info on Alimony
What Determines Child Support?There will be a rebuttable presumption in any judicial or administrative case for awarding child support, that the amount of the award resulting from the application of the following guidelines is the correct amount of child support to be awarded. ....... Click here to get more info on Child Support
How is Information Disclosed in Terms of Correctional Facilities being Involved in the Case?However, the patient is not entitled to the following information: Information compiled in anticipation of a civil or criminal proceeding or administrative action Information that is otherwise privileged Information that the person charged with the patient’s treatment determines to be “reasonably likely to endanger the life or physical safety of the patient or another person” Information obtained during research if the patient consented to temporary suspension of access while certain research is ongoing Information requested by an inmate that a correctional institution perceives as a safety risk Otherwise confidential information, the disclosure of which would result identify the source A valid release for disclosure must have the following information, and is not valid if expired, revoked, or material information included within is known to be false: The name of the program or person permitted to disclose the information The name of the entity or person intended to receive the disclosed information The name of the patient to whom the record pertains The purpose of the disclosure A description of the information to be disclosed A dated signature of the patient, or the patient’s authorized representative; if signed by a representative, a description of the person’s authority to act must be included. ....... Click here to get more info on Custody
What are the Grounds for Divorce?In Oklahoma a couple seeking a divorce can choose either no-fault grounds or can choose the option of filing on traditional fault grounds.
Grounds for divorce include:
- cruelty/violence toward the other spouse
- abandonment for more than 1 year
- alcohol addiction
- insanity ....... Click here to get more info on Divorce
How is Visitation Requested?Oklahoma law states that a biological parent of a minor child may request visitation rights as part of an open divorce, parentage or custody case or may file a petition for visitation in none of these circumstances apply.
The court will decide a request for visitation based on whether granting a parent visitation would be in the "best interests of the child."
What is considered in a child's "best interests" are outlined under the custody and visitation statute which indicate the following factors are relevant to this type of decision include:
- The parent's’ and child’s wishes as to custody
- The interaction and relationship between the child and both parents, any siblings, and any other person who significantly affects the child's best interests
- The child's adjust ....... Click here to get more info on Visitation
What is Constituted as Equitable Division?Under Oklahoma law, marital property is that which is acquired or is a direct result of the labor and investments of the parties during the marriage is subject to equitable division. Equitable division does not mean marital property is divided equally, it is divided in manner that results in a fair or equitable result for each spouse.
Courts will consider the following factors based on case law. These factors include: the parties' station in life, the length of the marriage, the husband's earning capacity, and the wife's physical condition"
Alternatively, non-marital property or property defined as property acquired by one spouse prior to the ma ....... Click here to get more info on Property Division