In previous posts, we’ve mentioned how you can get an uncontested divorce in Oklahoma. There are certain things that you need to do in order to have the divorce filed and finalized quickly and smoothly. Most people have a lot of problems because they don’t know just how easy it is to get an uncontested divorce – this means a divorce where both people are on the same page and agree to the divorce process, the rulings, and the plans that are in place.
If you have children, then both parents should be on the same page for the children’s sake. But what is the filing process like, and what should you expect in court? We’ll tell you!
You can also check out this resource – How to File for Divorce in Oklahoma without a Lawyer.
The Filing Process
If you’re doing all of the work yourself and with a lawyer – you’re doing it wrong. In most cases, in order to get an uncontested divorce, you don’t even need to hire a lawyer. You may end up being better off (and saving more money) in both the short and the long run if you don’t hire an attorney. Simply go to the right company of mediators in order to get all of the paperwork ready for you.
They’ll assist you with filing your dissolution of marriage petition, so you can continue about your everyday life. If you have children, all other documents will be required to be signed, and the company will take those documents to the notary to get signed as well.
The Second Step
Once your documents are signed and notarized, your mediator company will take the paperwork to the court for whatever county you’re in, and they’ll give all of the county clerk’s office members your paperwork, then inform them that you’re going to need to file your divorce petition. This is a quick and painless part in most cases, and you don’t even need to be there!
Once you get your petition filed with the courts, you will have to wait a day at the very minimum in order to send the papers (or deliver them) to your spouse who is your soon-to-be ex. They’ll need to sign the divorce papers, and this applies to every single county in Oklahoma as this is a state ruling, and not just a local one.
The Final Step
Once this is done, you’ll go to court. If you had your spouse sign a paper that waived their necessity to be present, then you can literally just talk to the judge, hear the proceedings, and then get your divorced finalized on your court date after they’re done talking to you. You can speak your mind and make sure that you have a copy of all of the necessary paperwork just you have something up your sleeve if you should be asked. Once this is done, and the judge approves, you’ll have your divorce.
With a good mediation company, you can make sure that you get the right team to handle all of the paperwork side of things. Believe it or not, this is one of the largest steps that a person needs to take in order to get things done!