In Oklahoma, the courts may grant a divorce upon a single party petitioning the court regardless of whether the opposing party chooses to participate.
Can I get an annulment in Oklahoma?
Yes. In Oklahoma an annulment can be granted under very limited and specific circumstances.
Does Oklahoma grant divorces based on marital fault?
Oklahoma does allow for a divorce to be sought and granted based upon the grounds of adultery, abandonment, fraud, cruelty, imprisonment, conviction of a felony, living apart, and others. However, most divorces are granted on a no-fault basis.
Do I really need to hire an attorney?
You probably need to hire an attorney unless your divorce is amicable and uncontested. If your case involves minor children an attorney is necessary to ensure that your custody and visitation rights are properly established.
What are the grounds for divorce in Oklahoma?
A divorce in Oklahoma may be granted on the basis of adultery, abandonment, fraud, cruelty, imprisonment, conviction of a felony, living apart, and others. However, the vast majority of divorces are granted on a no-fault basis, meaning that the marriage is beyond any reasonable hope of reconciliation.