Oklahoma Family Law

Oklahoma laws are created and revised by the actions of lawmakers and the courts, as in other states. Click on the links below to learn more information.

1.State statute
2. Fault or no-fault (typically when a state allows fault based and no-fault divorce, fault based divorces require no separation period. Fault based and no-fault
3. Equitable distribution or community property Equitable Distribution
a. Methods of apportionment
i. Periera and Van Camp in CA
b. Property distribution factors
4. Legal separation?
a. Waiting period/Separation period
5. Is mediation required
6. Forms used
7. Alimony guidelines and factors
Alimony formula
a. Types
b. Term Limits
Cohabitation Judge's discretion as to whether alimony terminates
c. Imputing income "The voluntary cohabitation of a former spouse with a member of the opposite sex shall be a ground to modify provisions of a final judgment or order for alimony OK ST T. 43 ยง 134"
d. Change in circumstances
e. Ceases on retirement
Impute income on early retirement
Early retirement for health reasons is involuntary
f. Definition of income Definition of income
8. Child support factors and guidelines Child support factors
9. Child support calculator Child support calculator
10. Lump Sum  Support allowed? Allowed
11. Valuation
a. Valuation date Trial
b. Goodwill divisibility Personal goodwill is not divisible.  Enterprise goodwill is divisible. - Travis v Travis, 795 P.2d 96 (Okla. 1990)
c. Standard of value Fair market value
d. Discounts
e. Shareholder/partner agreements
 12. Double dip  Impermissable double dip, not issue because personal goodwill not divisible
 a. Stock options  
 b. Retirement accounts  Permissable - Greer v. Greer, 807 P.2d 791, 794 (Okla 1991)
 c. Child support
 13. Key cases  
 14. Premarital agreements  
 15. Common law  


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