The following is a summary of Oklahoma property division laws, and is by no means intended to be an all-inclusive description of what to expect in your particular case. In some cases, the exact text of the statute may have been simplified and/or modified to provide for easier understanding. For a more specific understanding of the laws, you should consult the full Oklahoma Code and/or consult with an attorney about how the law might apply to your particular situation.

Disposition of Property.

The court shall enter its decree confirming in each spouse the property owned by him or her before marriage and the undisposed of property acquired after marriage by him or her in his or her own right. As to such property, whether real or personal, which has been acquired by the parties jointly during their marriage, whether the title thereto be in either or both of said parties, the court shall, subject to a valid antenuptial contract in writing, make such division between the parties as may appear just and reasonable, by a division of the property in kind, or by setting the same apart to one of the parties, and requiring the other thereof to be paid such sum as may be just and proper to effect a fair and just division thereof.

-From Section §43-121 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Liability for Acts and Debts of Spouse.

The separate property of each spouse is not liable for the debts of the other spouse contracted before the marriage. Husband and wife shall be jointly and severally liable for debts incurred on account of necessaries furnished to either spouse unless otherwise provided by law or court order.

-From Sections §43-208 and §43-209.1 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

 

This information has been summarized from the Oklahoma statutes. You can find the full-text version of these and other Oklahoma divorce statutes online here: Oklahoma Divorce Laws.

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