An Oklahoma Resident Has 6 Months to Wait
Video Transcribed: What are the residency requirements for divorce in Oklahoma? Hi, my name is Brian Glass, and I am an attorney in Grady county. I’m often asked, “How long do I have to live in this state before I can get divorced here, or can I be divorced in Oklahoma?”
Well, the state of Oklahoma is very clear. It states, “Either party, the petition, or the respondent must be a resident in good faith of the state of Oklahoma for not less than six months before the filing of a divorce petition within the state.”
There is a military exception or exemption, excuse me, that any military member who is a resident of any military post or military reservation within the state of Oklahoma for at least six months can be sued for divorce, or you can file a divorce petition as long as they’ve been actively living on that base for at least six months within the state.
If this pertains to your situation, or you have any residency or other legal questions, you can find me, the Chickasha lawyer, at chickashalawyer.com.