What Are The Grounds For Divorce In Oklahoma?
Oklahoma recognizes the following 12 grounds for divorce:
- Abandonment for one year;
- When the wife, at the time of marriage, was pregnant with another man's child;
- Extreme cruelty;
- Fraudulent contract;
- Habitual drunkenness;
- Gross neglect of duty;
- Imprisonment of the other part in a state or federal penal institution under sentence thereto for the commission of a felony at the time the petition is filed;
- The procurement of a final divorce decree from another state by a husband or wife which does not in Oklahoma release the other party from the obligations of marriage; and
- Insanity for a period of 5 years.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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