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To "Separate" or "Divorce" in Oklahoma City, Yukon, and Edmond

Posted by Amy Hayes | Mar 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

What Is Legal Separation in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma it is when a court rules the circumstances of the marriage make it intolerable for the parties to live together, but the marriage should not be dissolved. The biggest difference between a divorce and separation is that with a separation, you cannot remarry.

What Happens When You File For Legal Separation in Oklahoma?

Grounds for legal separation are the same as the grounds for divorce in Oklahoma, which are listed below:

  • incompatibility
  • abandonment for one year
  • adultery
  • incompetency
  • if wife gets pregnant by another man, while they are married
  • extreme cruelty
  • fraudulent contract
  • habitual drunkeness
  • gross neglect of duty
  • imprisonment
  • insanity for a period of 5 years

A legal separation can be granted the same day the petition is filed.  However, a separation is not a final order and can be modified at anytime by the court during the separation.

Why Would You File For A Separation?

  • Need to stay married, but want to live separately to see if distance can help you work out your differences 
  • Need insurance
  • Religious Reasons
  • Tax Purposes

Custody Issues For Both Divorce and Separation Are Decided On The Best Interest Of The Child Standard

Hayes Legal Solutions, PLLC Legal Solutions, PLLC can help you file for legal separation in the state of Oklahoma and help you think about if legal separation is the correct move for your situation.  Call Hayes Legal Solutions, PLLC at 405-635-5578 to set up your family law consult today.

About the Author

Amy Hayes

Hayes Legal Solutions, PLLC is owned by Amy Hayes, she is also known by some as Amy Hayes-Thompson. She has been licensed to practice law in Oklahoma since 2003. Amy started Hayes Legal Solutions to make legal services more accessible and affordable to Oklahomans. Family Law, LGBTQ Family Law, Real Estate Law, Oil &Gas Law, Small Business Contracts, and Renewable Energy Law are her primary practice areas.


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