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Before filing for divorce in Oklahoma, either spouse must have been a resident of the state for at least six months.
Oklahoma recognizes incompatibility between the parties as the only no-fault grounds for divorce.
Some of Oklahoma’s fault-based grounds for divorce include, but are not limited to, adultery, impotence, imprisonment, gross neglect, alcoholism and abandonment for one year.
The court shall not issue a final order until at least ninety days from the date of filing the petition in an action for divorce where there are minor children involved. This final order may be waived; however, during the ninety-day period the court may require the parties attend and complete a parenting educational program.
As long as the child’s best interests are preserved, the court will approve parental decisions concerning their children. Joint legal custody ensures that each parent will be involved in the important decisions concerning the child's developmental issues.
Oklahoma’s child support guidelines apply in virtually every case, unless special circumstances are present. Both parties’ gross incomes and certain child related expenses are taken into consideration when calculating the child support obligation. The child support payments will continue until the child reaches eighteen years of age, and may be extended through the child’s secondary education.
A divorce action in Oklahoma may be filed in the county in which the plaintiff has been a resident for the thirty days immediately preceding the filing of the petition, or in the county where the defendant is a resident.
Before or after the divorce has been initiated, the parties may agree to submit any or all of their disputed issues to mediation, allowing them to proceed in court on an uncontested basis.
Court filing fees are in addition to the cost of using CompleteCase.com. This cost may vary by county. Please check with your local courthouse to determine the exact amount.