I’m worried my spouse will get most of the property in the divorce. If he/she does get everything, will I be left with nothing? Can alimony in Lieu of Property help.

“I’m worried my spouse will get most of the property in the divorce.  If he/she does get everything, will I be left with nothing?”  Not necessarily.  Although, nothing can be done about the separate property the other party already owned, there is a type of alimony available to those who receive the “short end of the stick” on the Oklahoma divorce property distribution.  This is called “alimony in lieu of property.”  This means if the value of the property is uneven in the property distribution, then the party receiving the lesser value may be able to receive the difference in alimony.  This type of alimony has nothing to do with the need for support or the ability to pay for the support.  It merely evens the scales when one party receives more property than the other.

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