Assertive Advocates For Your Alimony Or Child Support Needs
When you need attorneys who can fiercely protect your best interests in an alimony or child support matter, you can turn to Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C. Our attorneys have nearly 20 years of experience providing tenacious legal advocacy to clients throughout Oklahoma. From our office in Norman, we represent people who need to receive financial support as well as people who face the prospect of paying it.
Alimony and child support are two of the most contentious issues in family law. Whether it means aggressive negotiation or a trial, we are the lawyers to hire when you are preparing for a fight. When it comes to tough cases, we do not hesitate to take them.
Will I Have To Pay Child Support? Will I Be Able To Receive It?
Courts in Oklahoma use certain guidelines based on income and number of children to calculate child support. However, many other factors can influence the court’s decision, such as:
- The income and assets of each parent
- The custody and visitation arrangement
- The financial needs of the child
- Health care considerations
- Tax considerations
We understand that child support can have a drastic effect on your finances. Our family law attorneys will do everything we can to make sure you receive the support you need or that you do not pay more than necessary.
When Do Spouses Qualify For Alimony In Oklahoma?
You may have the right to receive alimony from your former spouse if you can:
- Show that you need financial support
- Show that your former spouse can afford to pay alimony
Alimony is usually temporary. In rare cases where a spouse can prove that they cannot become financially dependent, a judge might issue permanent alimony. Otherwise, you can expect most alimony awards to last only until the dependent spouse can get back on their feet.
Get Our Advocacy On Your Side
At Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C., we will strive tirelessly to get you the best outcome possible in your alimony or child support case. To set up a free initial consultation, reach out to our Norman office. Call 405-928-8708 or send us an email today.