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To begin a divorce in family court a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage must be filed. The petition lays out the details of your residency, marriage, and grounds for the divorce. Oklahoma is known as a “no-fault” divorce state, which means that you do not have to prove adultery, cruelty, or any other wrong doing. You can simply state “irreconcilable incompatibility” as the grounds for divorce.
Oklahoma does not look at the one who filed for divorce as being in an advantageous position over the other party. Each party will be seen as equal parties to the divorce even if one party is not wanting the divorce, because you cannot stop a divorce from happening if the other party wants a divorce from you.
Once the petition is filed there are mandatory waiting periods before finalization of the dissolution. If it is an uncontested and childless divorce, the waiting period is 10 days. If there are minor children involved, the waiting period is 90 days, but that can be waived if there is no objection by the other party and the court feels that it is in the best interest of the minor children.