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What you need to know
Even though the relationship between you and your spouse has changed and you may no longer be living together, until you are legally divorced, you are still married. The legal ramifications of being married vary from state to state, but generally speaking, until you are divorced you and your spouse have certain rights and obligations to one another. In general, until you are divorced not only can you not remarry but also anything you obtain may be subject to a claim of ownership, in whole or in part, by your spouse, and the future ownership of assets and property already obtained may be unclear.
Oklahoma Divorce Laws (Grounds, Filing Process, Property, Support, Custody)
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Hire an Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer or MediatorIf your divorce is contested and/or you need legal advice, you will most likely be hiring a divorce Lawyer or Mediator to begin your Oklahoma divorce proceedings. All it takes is making a phone call to set up an initial consultation, which is often offered free of charge.
Oklahoma allows divorce on no-fault and fault grounds. A no-fault divorce happens when the marriage simply breaks down due to incompatibility; neither spouse did anything to break the marriage contract. However, a petitioner can choose to file on grounds of fault as well, including adultery, impotency, abandonment (for one year), insanity (for five years), extreme cruelty, imprisonment, habitual drunkenness, gross neglect, when the marriage was devised by fraud, when the wife was pregnant by another man at the time of marriage, or when a prior divorce is not recognized by the state.
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