Can You Get Divorced in Oklahoma?

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 3:41pm
Divorce

Divorce in Oklahoma is governed by Title 43. Can you get divorced in Oklahoma?

The basic rule is that

(1) either you or your spouse must have lived lived in Oklahoma for at least six months and and still presently reside in Oklahoma when the divorce is filed, and:

(2) either you or your spouse must have lived within the county in which you are filing your divorce for at least 30 days and still presently reside within that county when the divorce is filed.

Example: Joe and Mary want a divorce. They’ve lived in Oklahoma for 7 months. They just moved to Carter County 35 days ago. They are eligible to file for divorce in Oklahoma so long as they do so in Carter County District Court.

There are special rules for military personnel.  Permanent residence is not required but a party to the marriage must have been stationed in Oklahoma for at least six months prior to filing for divorce.

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