Getting a divorce is never an easy decision, and for many people, it is a traumatic experience, the consequences of which color the rest of their lives.  Women & Children’s Law Center practices family law, including divorce law, and it is our goal to make this transitional period in your life as painless as possible. We know too, that for many people, this is their introduction into the legal world, and so there are many questions to ask and to be answered. We’ll start with some basic questions, and in future blogs, advance to more nuanced questions.

What are the grounds for divorce in Oklahoma?

  • According to the OSCN, the grounds for divorce in Oklahoma are: a year of abandonment, adultery, impotency, the wife being pregnant by a man who was not her husband at the time of the marriage, extreme cruelty, fraudulent contract, incompatibility (there are conditions – see below), habitual drunkenness, gross neglect of duty, imprisonment of the other party for a felony, insanity for a period of five years, and divorce in another state.

What are the conditions attached to the incompatibility grounds?

  • If there are children under 18, the married parties must take part in an education class so that they have an understanding of the real and serious consequences divorce has on children.

 

We will do everything we can to make sure that you and your children come out of the divorce secure and taken care of, that the assets are divided evenly, that you receive adequate child support and spousal support, and that all court orders are enforced. Call Women & Children’s Law Center today for more information.