Divorce can be one of the most emotionally, mentally and financially draining events you can endure. However, coming out of it and living a good life is still possible.
At Green Country Law Group, we’ve helped countless Oklahomans navigate the divorce process and advocated for their best interests. We are committed to advancing your goals and seeking the outcomes you desire in your divorce so you can move on confidently and begin the next chapter of your life.
It often depends. However, in many cases, the spouse who files the divorce paperwork typically presents the request for divorce to the other. In some cases, this can give the person who filed the paperwork (the petitioner) an advantage during the divorce process. For example, the spouse who petitions for divorce can have more control over when and where divorce proceedings occur.
If you’re looking to file for divorce in the Sooner State, here is a breakdown of the process:
To file for divorce in Oklahoma, you must submit the appropriate divorce paperwork to a county clerk. In addition to the divorce paperwork, you must also submit other documents. Those include:
Your circumstances can determine what paperwork you need to submit. Our divorce lawyers can help you determine which ones you need for your proceedings.
This can be one of the most challenging parts of initiating a divorce. Your spouse may have been anticipating these papers for a while or maybe in complete shock. A neutral third party will typically serve your spouse the divorce papers in person either at your spouse’s home, workplace or another location they frequent.
There are a few options for determining how you will handle your divorce. In Oklahoma, spouses either engage in:
Our attorneys can help through every step of the filing process. Call our office at 918-456-6113 to speak with one of our divorce attorneys today.
While you can get a divorce for any reason in Oklahoma, there are still fault-based grounds for obtaining a divorce; those can include:
We can help you initiate and navigate your Oklahoma divorce whether you have grounds for divorce or not.
This can depend on a lot of factors. Finalizing their divorce could take as little as ten days for some couples. For others, it can take them months or even years to complete the process, especially if they have children.
If you live on a tribal land and get a divorce, you will likely navigate your divorce in a tribal court, as these courts often have jurisdiction over civil affairs in Oklahoma.