The Most Comprehensive Summary of Filing for divorce without a lawyer in Oklahoma

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Where to start:

In order to learn How to File For Divorce In Oklahoma, you are going to need one initial document to start the Process. This document is called a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, or commonly referred to as “Petition“. CLICK HERE TO START YOUR PETITION 

Petition for Dissolution of Marriage – This document lets the court know exactly what you are trying to get accomplished. This is also the document that tells your spouse that you want to divorce them. The Petition requests that the court review the requests and issue a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage.

Divorce Forms and Divorce Papers

The Oklahoma Courts require certain forms to file for divorce. Having the right forms to file divorce papers is critical. Not every situation is the same. Below is a list of forms you may need – and more info about each one:

  •  Petition for Dissolution of Marriage Form (click for more info)

  • Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service

  • UCCJEA AFFIDAVIT

  • Decree of Dissolution of Marriage

  • Custody Plan

  • Visitation Schedule

  • Child Support Computation

  • Qualified Domestic Relations Order

  • Temporary Orders

  • Application for Temporary Orders

  • Summons and Automatic Temporary Injunction

  • Relocation Order

  • Emergency Custody Order

Can I file for divorce in Oklahoma without a lawyer?:

Answer. Yes. You can represent yourself Pro Se, which is Latin and means “for self.” We will draft the documents you need to file at your request! We will provide step-by-step filing instructions so that you understand how to file, where to file, and who to see at the Court Clerk’s office. We will take great care to make sure we coach you through every step of the process! If you both agree to sign the divorce documents, this is called an Uncontested Divorce in Oklahoma.

Our 4-Step Process is as follows:

STEP ONE: Take the Petition to a Notary Public, and sign the Petition and theAffidavit, and have the Notary sign and Notarize it.

STEP TWO: Take the Notarized Petition, make 3 copies of it, and take those copies to the Court Clerk in your County, and tell them you need to File Your Divorce Petition.

STEP THREE: After you have filed your Petition,you must wait a minimum of ONE DAY before you can have your spouse sign the documents he/she needs to sign. This is a court rule in ALL COUNTIES IN OKLAHOMA!

**** “important!” IF YOU TAKE ANY DOCUMENT TO THE COURT CLERK THAT YOUR SPOUSE HAS SIGNED AND THE DATE IS NOT AT LEAST ONE DAY AFTER YOU FILED, THEN THAT DOCUMENT IS MADE VOID AND YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE YOUR SPOUSE RE-SIGN AND RE-NOTARIZE IT! VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THIS RULE!*****

If you have NO CHILDREN with this marriage, then the only document you need to have your spouse sign will be the Waiver of Appearance and the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage – YOUR SPOUSE WAIVES THEIR RIGHT TO APPEAR IN COURT. ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS DO THEIR DIVORCE THIS WAY! Only the Petitioner is required to meet with the Judge! How to File For Divorce In Oklahoma

If you have Children, then there may be some other documents for your spouse to sign, such as the Joint Custody Plan, Child Support Computation, Application to Waive the 90 Day Waiting Period, and others as needed. Keep in mind this is actually very simple. Read the How to File For Divorce In Oklahoma Summary to the right to see how simple it is!

STEP FOUR: This is the day you see the Judge!The Court Clerk or the Judges secretary will have given you the court date by now. Anything, including the Waiver of Appearance, that you have not filed with the Court, take this with you on your court date!

CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR DIVORCE IS FINAL TODAY!!!! If the Judge approves everything as written, you can now begin your new chapter.


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Dzegbla Joyce
22:23 22 Jan 24
Ms. Angela, the divorce case manager, did an excellent job during my divorce with my husband. She did explain everything to me, and she replied to my text messages as quickly as possible. Overall she is good and I highly recommend their service to everyone who needed to go through uncontested divorce. Thank you
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22:11 11 Jan 24
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05:28 29 Nov 22
Angela and her team were great! They were very attentive to my questions (I had a lot of them!) and not once did they act annoyed or bothered by me. My paperwork was thorough and instructions were clear, and when the judge asked for changes to the paperwork, Angela and her team revised and sent me the new paperwork in a timely manner. Thank you for your help, definitely recommend!
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kameni precious
20:44 17 Nov 22
She was so prompt and answered all my questions. Angela is amazing!
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LaRissa Boatright
21:14 23 Aug 22
Angela was very helpful any every way. She is very knowledgeable in this area! I received the paperwork in a timely manner from her.
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21:56 22 Aug 22
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11:49 12 Jul 22
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21:59 05 Jul 22
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12:47 14 Feb 22
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15:59 11 Jan 22
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If you’re needing to move forward with an a divorce situation, this company is fantastic to work with. They were prompt, honest, and friendly. I enjoyed my experience dealing with the legal paperwork because it was so easy. It was step by step and simple. Thank you guys again for speeding up the process.
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15:30 22 Dec 21
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Jax L
20:57 15 Dec 21
This place really needs to be recognized for the outstanding service they bring. Angela helped me with my uncontested divorce, all my forms were organized and put into separate folders so you don't get overwhelmed also I called Angela a few times with questions because it was my first time doing this and she always answered and appreciate that alot. Thank you so much Angela for you help appreciate you big time!! If you're looking into getting help with your divorce etc. come here you won't regret it!
Lisa Ferguson
Lisa Ferguson
10:26 11 Dec 21
It's a great way to file for a divorce if you both come to an agreement. And want to do it fast. Everyone was so nice and they clearly explained the steps for filing for a divorce. And the prices and they even had a lawyer who is cheaper than the private ones.
Jeff Ivie
Jeff Ivie
00:53 09 Sep 21
Great people here. Heather helped me and my ex wife tremendously with navigating our way through our divorce. I highly recommend using them.
Dawn McNutt
Dawn McNutt
00:47 09 Sep 21
I'm not through the entire process yet, but Heather Nuzum is making this so EASY. Her business card says "Divorce Guru" and that fits. She answers texts during and after hours even though I didn't expect her to and she makes you feel relaxed and is easy to talk to. This is so much better than those online fill in forms - she can add personal touches and wording to craft an agreement you desire. I looked at all those online things and most you can't even EDIT later. This company's approach is not the run of the mill cookie cutter experience and is less expensive than an attorney. I highly recommend you ask for Heather if you need an uncontested divorce.
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01:58 02 Jul 20
They helped me out tremendously. I was having a difficult time having Ex sign and they stayed with me every step and talked me through what my options are. Would definitely be recommending you guys. Thank you so much.
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14:02 12 Jun 20
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Melissa Van Ranken
16:03 20 May 20
Zenna has been so amazing to work with. I was so overwhelmed to take the first step in the divorce process and didn’t really want to be doing it in the first place. I called and Zenna put me at ease, went through the very concise steps, asked all of the important questions and gave me the tools I needed to get mine and my girls lives started in a healthier direction. I highly recommend at least starting with mediation. My divorce just finalized two days ago and Zenna made all of the logistics very clear when the rest of my life felt so messy.
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19:36 18 May 20
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14:26 26 Mar 20
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D M R
17:26 13 Mar 20
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17:00 06 Mar 20
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Julie Riviello
Julie Riviello
18:52 05 Mar 20
Angela was very professional and explained the paperwork and procedures. She also gave me complete written instructions with my paperwork for each step. I’m sure it saved me thousands of dollars I would have paid a lawyer and all I had to do was get paperwork signed and take it to the courthouse. It is already a stressful time getting a divorce and Angela helped relieve a lot of that stress by saving me lots of money and helping me through the process. I’m truly grateful.
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22:11 26 Feb 20
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William Tidwell
William Tidwell
00:49 02 Feb 20
Zenna was extremely helpful, very pleasant, and personable she made sure that everything was extremely easy to follow. When we had a question she returned our phone call quickly not to mention gave us her cell phone number for last minute questions. I would recommend her to anyone I know that is in this unfortunate situation.
Megan Nicole
Megan Nicole
18:55 22 Jan 20
I tried to do this on my own and quickly became confused and overwhelmed. I found Express and was so relieved. Angela made the process so easy with step-by-step instructions. She answered all my questions and concerns along the way. I had no problems at all and the whole process went smoothly. I highly recommend them!
Eric Green
Eric Green
17:13 20 Jan 20
Zenna Lewis at documents and meditation was awesome she was very helpful with helping me understand what was going on and what I need to do next after she did my letter in response
Samantha Hewitt
Samantha Hewitt
20:24 29 Dec 19
Angela made my divorce so easy and uncomplicated. I had enough to deal with besides the paperwork, but they took care of everything. With a short phone call, she had all the info she needed and I got my paperwork in the mail in 2 business days. After that, Angela was just a call or text away for every little question I had and I'm the kind of person who has lots of questions when it comes to important stuff like this. She answered every question quickly. A divorce can be so stressful, but I'm so thankful I used this service. It was well worth the money and I would recommend them to anyone I know!
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19:09 26 Dec 19
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Teri-Waiala Daniels
21:54 23 Dec 19
Precisely accurate and informative legal documents ready for legal proceedings. Following the precise instructions given they will make you feel as if you have the skill to do this alone, who needs to pay a lawyer to do it when you can save literally thousands doing it yourself.
Enoch Nath
Enoch Nath
12:51 05 Dec 19
These guys are really good in what they do,specially Zenna Lewis is the best in this office. Do know how to do her work professionally and she know what she is doing. Great confidence and Great attitude. She is so great i recommend everyone to go to Zenna Lewis. She is just great. I wish her all the best for her life.
Christy Hubbard
Christy Hubbard
18:41 03 Dec 19
Every time I asked a question they had the answers, Heather was so awesome. My divorce is final and another chapter in my life is closed. I would highly recommend Express documents and mediation.
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Gabe Long
00:36 13 Nov 19
Zenna and the team at Express Documents and Mediation are flat out amazing! I asked her to make the impossible happen and she did it. I am soooooo happy with my results!! If you need documents generated for a divorce or separation or most any legal need you need to go see Zenna and the crew in Moore Ok!! Outstanding!!!
Kelli Long
Kelli Long
21:38 25 Oct 19
Angela made the process extremely painless and simple. She was very professional and even gave us a same day appointment. Our documents were completed on the same day!! I would highly recommend this company.
Hope Barber
Hope Barber
23:26 15 Oct 19
They were so helpful and made everything go super fast! Thank you so much for making this an easier process! 🙂
Grant Andrus
Grant Andrus
14:54 15 Oct 19
Very helpful, patient and easy to work with. Even after several of revisions, complete changes to paperwork and months of delay they were always more than willing to fix what I needed. Angie, thank you for all of it. Once the judge saw us it only took 5 minutes for all of the papers to be signed!
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22:33 19 Aug 19
They were very helpful and professional. They got me in on the same day I called. They were efficient and nice.
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Cheyenne Cheatwood
21:14 19 Aug 19
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Luke Sumpter
Luke Sumpter
16:08 16 Aug 19
Awesome place to go for mediation. Quick and easy to get started.
Jordan Campbell
Jordan Campbell
21:29 12 Aug 19
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Ninja Web
21:14 12 Aug 19
These guys are awesome! Actually, Angela to be specific! She helped me with my cheap divorce - and got me the divorce forms I needed. I had filed with another website, and the judge rejected them! If you need a divorce in Oklahoma, get with Express Docs!! THANK YOU ANGELA!!!!!
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Robert Gosciniak
22:23 19 Jun 19
I'm so very pleased with the service that Express provided. Angie, and the rest of the staff, were so helpful, and did everything to make it happen. Thank you Angie !!!
Dr. K Miller
Dr. K Miller
21:20 17 Jun 19
Eric is extremely professional. They are very efficient and super helpful. I’m so glad I used their services.
Quinte Walleye Guiding
Quinte Walleye Guiding
22:41 06 Jun 19
Best cheap uncontested divorce in Oklahoma hands down. I sent my niece in here and they took very good care of her.
Srikanth Anumula
Srikanth Anumula
16:22 04 Jun 19
The lady who helped me coast thru my divorce is Angela. Respectful, cordial, thoughtful, helpful. Couldn't have gone to a better person in this matter than her. She knows what she's doing. We need ppl like her more out there to assist ppl like me for help in matters not just in divorce but other thing's also. Thank YouAngela.
Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson
21:22 03 Jun 19
I had the best experience here today. I walked in without an appointment and was taken care of quickly and efficiently. I met with Angela and she made time to help me with revisions to my divorce papers. Angela is a very nice, friendly and down to earth person, she met my expectations and more, I wasn't sure what to do and what steps to take and she made everything so easy to understand. I feel much more confidennt in the process.I am absolutely happy with my experience! I highly recommend this business. Thank you Angela!!
Corey Johnson
Corey Johnson
04:52 14 Apr 19
Really professional and knowledgeable. Price is great, as long as the divorce is agreed upon and no contest then this is your place to go. Steps and instructions are all laid out in order and simple to follow.
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12:22 08 Mar 19
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Justin Stevens
01:20 16 Jan 19
They were great! Worked with me with payment and super friendly.
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00:43 19 Dec 18
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Justbob C
Justbob C
21:39 18 Nov 18
My paperwork took two minutes in front of the judge. Half were declined .Mine sailed through. Two minutes, no hassle. Follow instructions exactly.
Angela King
Angela King
16:38 17 Oct 18
Excellent service. Angela was awesome she walked me step by step throughout my process and i would recommend her to everyone who needs help with a divorce..thank u so much.
Mike IC
Mike IC
22:05 25 Aug 18
They worked with me over several months due to my rather unique situation. Feedback was almost instantaneous, very responsive to texts and emails during business hours and got good advice. My option was not cheap but the very responsive customer service made it very worth it. Thank you. Highly recommend these professional folks to get you through even the stickiest divorce.
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Destiny Philipose
22:37 20 Aug 18
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Anna Asbell
Anna Asbell
19:59 21 Jun 18
These ladies are so kind and helpful. I was lost and they told me step by step what to do and expect. So much cheaper than any lawyer. I had no problems with their paperwork being excepted by the court. I hope I never need them again, but would definitely recommend them!
Donavon Martin
Donavon Martin
20:00 15 Nov 17
Very helpful, service was exceptional. Margie Johnson
Danny Winkenwerder
Danny Winkenwerder
20:51 10 Nov 17
Very helpful with all of our questions. Has been quick and very efficient.
Olga Cordero
Olga Cordero
22:03 16 Sep 17
I received an excellent and wonderful service everybody there in the office is so nice!
Maygan Dodd
Maygan Dodd
20:41 15 Aug 17
Very quick an very friendly will help you get the exact results you are looking for in a nasty divorce.
Amanda Hodge
Amanda Hodge
13:43 20 Jun 17
Each part of the process comes with step by step instructions that are easy to follow. Express makes a pain in the butt event less of a pain in the butt process.
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How to File For Divorce in Oklahoma

STEP ONE: SIGN, NOTARIZE PETITION.

STEP TWO: FILE PETITION AT COURT CLERK’S OFFICE

STEP THREE: WAIT 24 HOURS AFTER YOU FILE PETITION, AND THEN HAVE YOUR SPOUSE SIGN AND NOTARIZE ANY DOCUMENT THAT HAS A RESPONDENT SIGNATURE LINE AND A NOTARY SIGNATURE LINE.

***ALSO HAVE THE RESPONDENT (YOUR SPOUSE) SIGN THE RESPONDENT SIGNATURE LINE ON THE BACK PAGE OF THE DECREE!***

STEP THREE: TAKE ANY DOCUMENTS YOU HAVE NOT FILED YET BACK TO THE COURT CLERK ON THE DAY THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO SEE THE JUDGE!

CONGRATULATIONS! You will see the Judge now and your divorce will be granted on this day!

Definitions:

Petitioner – The person who files the Petition to the Court

Respondent – The spouse who receives the Petition and is given the chance to “Respond”.

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Helpful Hints!

Be sure to have your Spouse sign the RESPONDENT SIGNATURE line on the back page of the Decree. DO NOT NOTARIZE IT!!!

Be sure to dress appropriately and modest.

Don't be nervous, relax, relief is almost here!

Don't complicate the filing instructions! It really is simple, you just have slow down and FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS!

"important!" Remember, file the Petition with the Court before you have your spouse sign ANYTHING!

Be courteous and polite to your spouse when asking them to sign. If there are any disagreements, contact us and we can help you solve them.

This process goes so much easier for couples who can get along just long enough to File, Sign and Wait to see the Judge.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE HARD! There are clients who understandHow to File For Divorce In Oklahoma and there are MANY who don't! Don't be afraid to send us an email or call us to ask for help or clarification. Remember, the title of the Document is always right below you and your spouses name

Frequently Asked Questions

Does My Spouse Have to Appear in Court?

No. In MOST CASES we handle, the spouse signs a WAIVER of APPEARANCE, because both parties agree to the terms of the divorce. 

What Am I "Entitled To"?

We cannot answer questions that are deamed as "Legal Advice", because we do not employ attorneys. We can simply draft the documents and instruct you as to which document you file first and where you go to file. We can, however either direct you to an attorney if you have a question we cannot answer.

If You Don't Employ Attorneys, then How Can You Draft My Documents?

This is our MOST COMMON QUESTION. We are able to do this by helping those who wish to take advantage of their right to Represent themselves in court, Pro Se, which is Latin and means "For Self". The majority of our clients have been seperated for several years, and due to the high costs associated with attorneys, they cannot afford one. We help anyone who cannot afford to pay the fees associated with Lawyer Assisted Divorces (LADS). Again, we always recommend you consult a Divorce Attorney if you have pressing Legal Questions.

Can You List The Divisions of Property and Debts we have, Such as our Home?

Yes. We can list any property or debt you have acquired together over time.

Can I file for divorce in Oklahoma without a lawyer?

Yes. We help you obtain a "Pro Se" divorce, which is Latin and means "for self." This means you will file the documents and represent yourself, instead of paying a lawyer to do it.

What if my Spouse Get's Angry and Wants to Contest it?

AnswerThis is a common problem. Luckily, you have us who are a neutral party more than willing to call your spouse and discuss the terms and try to bring the both of you to a reasonable and PEACEFUL compromise. If we cannot find a path for success, we will recommend that you see a Divorce Attorney and go the hard route 🙁***MOST CASES LIKE THIS, WE ARE ABLE TO COOL THE HEAT AND FACILITATE VERY SUCCESSFUL MEDIATIONRemember, it is most likely that your spouse is not ready to spend $10,000.00 going to Court, and this route can save them time, money and peace of mind as well!

How do I get a divorce in Oklahoma?

You must follow the proper steps in the proper order with the correct paperwork. Your divorce must either be granted by default or by a judges order in District Court. Filing divorce papers can be a simple task - or it can be a difficult task. Our team uses over a decade of experience, having helped thousands of people get their divorce finalized in as little as 10 days. The first step in filing is to get the proper help with the documents. CLICK HERE to schedule a free appointment to discuss your options!

Requirements to file for Divorce in Oklahoma

The following requirements must be met to file for an Oklahoma Divorce:

Residency Requirements

A. Except as otherwise provided by subsection B of this section, the petitioner or the respondent in an action for divorce or annulment of a marriage must have been an actual resident, in good faith, of the state, for six (6) months immediately preceding the filing of the petition.

B. Any person who has been a resident of any United States army post or military reservation within the State of Oklahoma, for six (6) months immediately preceding the filing of the petition, may bring action for divorce or annulment of a marriage or may be sued for divorce or annulment of a marriage.

Source: O.S. §43-102

Where to file for divorce, annulment and separate maintenance

A. The venue of any action for divorce, annulment of a marriage or legal separation may be in the following counties:

1. An action for divorce or annulment of a marriage may be filed in the county in which the petitioner has been a resident for the thirty (30) days immediately preceding the filing of the petition or in the county in which the respondent is a resident; provided, the action may be assigned for trial in any county within the judicial district by the chief judge of the district; and

2. An action for legal separation may be brought in the county in which either party is a resident at the time of the filing of the petition.

B. The court may, upon application of a party, transfer an action for divorce, annulment of marriage or legal separation at any time after filing of the petition to any county where venue would be proper under subsection A of this section if the requirements of subsection C or D of this section are met.

C. The court shall grant a party’s application for change of venue when the other party is not a resident of this state at the time the application for change of venue is filed, or the plaintiff has departed from this state and has been absent for more than six (6) months preceding the date the application for change of venue is filed, and transfer is requested to the county where the applying party resides in this state.

D. The court shall grant a party’s application for change of venue when the court determines that it is an inconvenient forum under the circumstances and the court in another county is a more appropriate forum consistent with the factors in subsection B of Section 551-207 of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act after substitution of the word "county" for the word "state" in such section of the act, and transfer is requested to the county where the applying party resides in the state.

Source: O.S. §43-103

What Are The Grounds For Divorce In Oklahoma?

Oklahoma establishes grounds for divorce in Title 43.
If you are looking for a divorce due to a mistake by your spouse, you are required to prove at least one of the grounds listed below:
The district court may grant a divorce for any of the following causes:

First. Abandonment for one (1) year.

Second. Adultery.

Third. Impotency.

Fourth. When the wife at the time of her marriage was pregnant by another than her husband.

Fifth. Extreme cruelty.

Sixth. Fraudulent contract.

Seventh. Incompatibility. Provided, however, where the interest of a child under eighteen (18) years of age is involved, the adult parties shall attend an educational program concerning the impact of divorce on children as provided in subsection B of Section 107.2 of this title.

Eighth. Habitual drunkenness.

Ninth. Gross neglect of duty.

Tenth. Imprisonment of the other party in a state or federal penal institution under sentence thereto for the commission of a felony at the time the petition is filed.

Eleventh. The procurement of a final divorce decree without this state by a husband or wife which does not in this state release the other party from the obligations of the marriage.

Twelfth. Insanity for a period of five (5) years, the insane person having been an inmate of a state institution for the insane in the State of Oklahoma, or inmate of a state institution for the insane in some other state for such period, or of a private sanitarium, and affected with a type of insanity with a poor prognosis for recovery; provided, that no divorce shall be granted because of insanity until after a thorough examination of such insane person by three physicians, one of whom shall be a superintendent of the hospital or sanitarium for the insane in which the insane defendant is confined, and the other two to be appointed by the court before whom the action is pending, and any two of such physicians shall agree that such insane person, at the time the petition in the divorce action is filed, has a poor prognosis for recovery; provided, further, however, that no divorce shall be granted on this ground to any person whose husband or wife is an inmate of a state institution in any other than the State of Oklahoma, unless the person applying for such divorce shall have been a resident of the State of Oklahoma for at least five (5) years prior to the commencement of an action; and provided further, that a decree granted on this ground shall not relieve the successful party from contributing to the support and maintenance of the defendant. The court shall appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the insane defendant, which appointment shall be made at least ten (10) days before any decree is entered.

Source: O.S. §43-101

 

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1. Focus on not fighting over petty stuff.

2. When it comes to property division are you fighting over a piece of property or a part of the emotional history?

3. How will this process affect your children if you have kids?

4. What will the end process look like if you guys settle peacefully versus trying to establish who is the worst person?

5. Your friends are not your friends during the divorce. Although they mean well they will often lead you down the road that could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Having a neutral third-party mediator is an excellent option because the mediators not biased toward anyone's side.

6. Personal Property will be replaced, but friendships can be destroyed for life.

  • Just because you are going to divorce does not mean you have to hate each other.
  • Your ex-spouse can often be a perfect person to go to in times of need especially when you have kids together.
  • Keeping the friendship in tact can reap many rewards over your lifetime. One guy was married to a barber. He doesn't want anyone else to cut his hair. Another woman has a landscaper for an ex-husband. He still cuts her grass.

Although the marriage is ended, the bridge does not have to burn. In fact, living on opposite sides of the bridge may make your relationship better when you have space. Consider the thought that having space may allow for a friendship to be rekindled, which is always better than having enemies.

7. Remember that very expensive divorces happen because of spite more so than substance. All too often, divorce attorneys are the only winners in a divorce.

8. What is the most important outcome for you? If you can narrow down and focus on a settlement that helps both parties go forward without injury or as little injury as possible, then it may be possible for your div for your divorce to not cause a massive scar on your life.

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How to File For Divorce In Oklahoma

Oklahoma Divorce Mediators

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divorce service
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Uncontested Divorce in Oklahoma, Inc.,
620 NW 5th St Suite A,Moore,Oklahoma-73160,
Telephone No.405-633-3194
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We help married people who are going through separation file for divorce without lawyers.