An Oklahoma divorce, or dissolution of marriage, can be filed in Oklahoma by either spouse to end the marital relationship. Upon finalizing the Oklahoma divorce, the parties are restored back to single status. The court will also issue any necessary orders for child support and custody, alimony (spousal support) and the division of community and separate property assets and debts upon completion of your Oklahoma divorce. LegalZoom can assist you in the document preparation and filing for your Oklahoma divorce without the expense of an attorney.
Alternatives to divorce in Oklahoma
A legal separation is not a divorce in Oklahoma. It can be filed by a married person who wishes to maintain the marriage but physically separate and try to resolve any problems in the marriage. The grounds for legal separation are: (1) impotence; (2) adultery; (3) abandonment for 1 year; (4) imprisonment; (5) confinement for incurable insanity for 5 years; (6) cruel and inhuman treatment; (7) fraud; (8) habitual intemperance (i.e. drunkenness); (9) the wife pregnant by another at the time of the marriage; (10) gross neglect; and (11) incompatibility.
An annulment is also not a divorce in Oklahoma. Instead, it is sought in order to nullify the marriage and disavow its existence, returning the parties to their prior single status (as if they were never married). Spouses can?t receive an annulment through mutual agreement. The Court must independently allow an annulment.