Oklahoma Grounds for Divorce

The Petition for Divorce is the initial document filed with the Oklahoma court. It is in this document that the filing spouse will request the court to terminate the marriage under certain specified grounds.

The district court may grant a divorce for any of the following causes:

No-Fault Based Grounds:
1. Incompatibility.

Fault Based Grounds:
1. Abandonment for at least 1 year. 2. Adultery. 3. Impotence. 4. Wife pregnant with another manís baby without the husband knowing it at the time of the marriage. 5. Extreme cruelty. 6. Fraud. 7. Habitual drunkenness. 8. Gross neglect of duty. 9. Imprisonment and Felony Conviction. 10. Insanity for a period of at least 5 years. (Oklahoma Statutes - Title 43 - Sections: 101)

Every divorce case that is filed in the state of Oklahoma must declare the grounds in which the divorce is to be granted. The grounds for divorce must be substantiated with evidence or testimony otherwise the court may dismiss the case. When you are petitioning the court for a divorce, or agreeing to a divorce, make sure that you completely understand the grounds and any potential legal repercussions. If you would like to learn more about the Oklahoma grounds, visit the Oklahoma state statutes located at: