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Grounds for Divorce in Oklahoma

Getting a Divorce in Oklahoma? Contact Smith Simmons, PLLC

At Smith Simmons, PLLC, we understand that if you are seeking a divorce, you are already under a great deal of strain. Our first priority is to help you navigate this emotionally-draining time with precision and skill, allowing you to emerge from the other side with optimism and positivity.

As your Oklahoma City divorce lawyers, we know that we play a critical role in how much or how little damage is further inflicted upon both parties involved in the divorce, as well as any children who may be involved.

Our approach to divorce representation includes:

  • Handling all the paperwork relating to your divorce petition, assets, custody, etc.
  • Explaining your rights, Oklahoma family laws, and your options at every phase
  • Helping you make balanced decisions about your family
  • Encouraging amicable resolutions rather than hostility
  • Providing efficient and cost-effective solutions that are unique to you

No matter how complex your divorce case gets, we stand by you through each step. We have effectively represented men and women in contested, uncontested, and high asset divorce cases. Our divorce attorneys in OKC can provide greater clarity and support to help you through difficult times.

Requirements to Divorce in Oklahoma

When you seek a divorce, there are several aspects that you will need to bear in mind, including:

  • Fault: Oklahoma is a “no-fault” state, which means if both parties in a marriage are not getting along and agree to divorce, they may do so merely on the basis of incompatibility. The law also allows for other reasons for divorce, but the majority of cases in Oklahoma are filed on the basis of incompatibility or irreconcilable differences.
  • Residency: There are residency requirements for filing divorce in Oklahoma. A person must have been a resident of the state for at least six months prior to filing, and a resident of the county in which he or she is filing for at least 30 days. If these requirements are not met, it’s likely the petition will be dismissed on the basis of lack of jurisdiction, and the filing fees and any legal costs will not be refunded.
  • Waiting Period: There is a 10-day waiting period until a divorce can be finalized once a divorce is filed with the county of residence. This is only when there are no children involved, however. If there are children involved, the waiting period is 90 days, and the courts may require that additional conditions be met before a case is finalized.

Let's Discuss Your Divorce Today

Our experienced Oklahoma City divorce lawyers cover every aspect of family law in both Oklahoma and Texas. We offer constructive advice for divorce and family law, and everything that comes with it, including child custody, child visitation, spousal support (alimony), child support, property division, debt division and more.

We implement a unique team approach and our clients have found this approach to be not only beneficial in a personal sense, but more efficient and cost-effective in the end. While our divorce lawyers in Oklahoma City will do our best to help our clients try and reach an amicable resolution, we are always prepared to take a case to trial.

If you believe that divorce is the right course for you, contact us today to learn more about the next steps.

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