What Are The Grounds For Divorce In Oklahoma?

Oklahoma recognizes the following 12 grounds for divorce:

  • Abandonment for one year;
  • Adultery;
  • Impotence;
  • When the wife, at the time of marriage, was pregnant with another man's child;
  • Extreme cruelty;
  • Fraudulent contract;
  • Incompatibility;
  • 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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