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When you file for divorce in Oklahoma, one of the two spouses must have been a resident for six months or longer.
The State of Oklahoma recognizes one type of no-fault divorce which is “incompatibility between the parties.” The state also offers fault-based reasons to file including adultery, impotence, neglect, alcoholism, abandonment, imprisonment and others. Some of these may have waiting periods imposed upon them.
In Oklahoma, the court will not issue a final divorce order until at least 90 days after the divorce without a lawyer or within the court is filed, if there are minors involved. This requirement may be waived if the parties attend and complete a parenting education program.
The Oklahoma court will approve decisions made by the parenting regarding custody as long as the child’s best interests are kept in mind. Joint legal custody is one option which ensures that both parents can be involved in the upbringing of the child and making decisions regarding his or her welfare. Joint legal custody does not, however, ensure each parent has equal time with the child or children.
The standard state mandated child support guidelines in Oklahoma will apply in nearly every case within the state. This is true unless exceptional circumstances are in place. Both parents’ gross incomes and child-related expenses are considered when calculating child support obligations. Payments continue until the child reaches 18 and may extend until the child completes secondary education.
Divorce can be filed in the county the plaintiff has been a resident of, as long as he or she has been a resident for at least 30 days before filing the petition. It can also be filed in the county where the defendant holds a residence. This flexibility makes it easier for many to obtain their inexpensive divorce with less stress.
At any point before or after the DIY divorce is initiated through BuyDivorcePapers.com, the parties can agree to submit disputed actions for meditation. Obtaining this service allows them to bring the case to court as an uncontested divorce.
The fees to file your case with the local Oklahoma court are in addition to the costs to use BuyDivorcePapers.com. These costs can vary from county to county. Check with your local courthouse to find out this exact cost.