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QUICK TIPS FOR FILING YOUR OKLAHOMA DIVORCE PAPERS

Online Divorce Tips for Oklahoma
1. Things to Remember for Filing Oklahoma Uncontested Divorce Papers
  1. Keep a dated record of when each step was completed and retain a copy of all receipts.
  2. Make several copies of the completed documents for future use and reference.
  3. Be sure you have the "Case Number:" filled in before filing any documents.
  4. Be sure you have the "Court Title" filled in before filing any documents.
  5. Be sure all the criteria/information is correct to the best of your knowledge.
  6. Be sure all the documents are signed, dated, and if necessary notarized.
  7. Be sure all documents are filed in the correct order according to the instructions below.
  8. Do not hesitate to ask questions at the District Clerk’s Office. The employees there are the ones who will be facilitating your divorce. They fully understand the divorce process, and should answer your questions. Do not expect them to answer legally related questions, because they are not lawyers and they will immediately tell you that they do not provide legal advice.
2. Completing the Domestic Relations Cover Sheet

This can typically b done at the courthouse when you file the Petition for Divorce. This one page form is used as a file reference sheet by the Clerk and other court personnel.

3. Reading and Understanding the Automatic Temporary Injunction Notice

This document must be attached to your Petition for Divorce before filing. It is required and is considered part of your Petition for Divorce, so make sure you completely understand what it states. Signing this document at the bottom will waive the Automatic Temporary Injunction, but before signing be sure you understand what repercussions you may face by doing so.

4. Completing the Financial Affidavits

It is important that the Petitioner and Respondent complete a Financial Affidavit, because each is incorporated (part of) your Marital Settlement Agreement. The purpose of the Financial Affidavits are to provide the Court with ample proof of income and expenses of each spouse and verifies that each spouse has shared their financial information with one another. Depending on the amount of income and expenses you and your spouse have will determine the time you will need to spend completing the Financial Affidavit.

REMINDER: you should attach to the Financial Affidavit a copy of your last 3 pay stubs or a W-2 statement to provide proof of your income. Also attach copies of any other documents that will help substantiate any other income recorded.

5. Completing the Oklahoma Child Support Worksheet (only if you have minor children)

The "Oklahoma Child Support Worksheet" must be completed because it is often required to be submitted with the Petition for Divorce and presented along with the Decree of Divorce at the time of the short hearing to finalize your divorce. Calculating child support involves addition and subtraction and should be carefully reviewed once the obligation amount has been determined. Please keep in mind, that you may deviate from the results of the worksheet if you and your spouse agree to do so. The Oklahoma divorce statutes have specific factors outlined as deviation factors for determining child support. The deviation factors are worth looking into if you and your spouse are agreeing on an amount that is different from that which is produced by the state worksheet.

You must find out (by calling the District Clerk’s Office) if the Respondent, must sign the Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service in front of the District Clerk’s Office. Some Judges require this due to the character of this document. If it is not a requirement, then the Respondent will have to sign and date it in front of a Notary Public. REMINDER: This document is not signed and filed until after the Petition of Divorce has been filed by the Petitioner. Also, if your spouse is not in your immediate area you may be required to file a few short forms to declare and request that the Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service may be submitted through the mail.

6. Reviewing the Oklahoma Divorce Documents

Each one of your documents should be reviewed for accuracy and completeness. The documents are legal binding documents, so once they are signed you are obligated to what is stated by a court of law. Do not sign any of the documents unless you completely understand what they are conveying and what you are bound to by law.

When examining all of your documents you will notice the Marital Settlement Agreement is typically longest of them all. This document outlines and resolves the issues of your divorce. It is a legal binding agreement between you and your spouse and must be signed and notarized. This documents will be incorporated into the Decree of Divorce and becomes an order of the court. If you do not understand something or can not come to agreement (after lengthy negotiating) with your spouse, it is a wise choice to consult a lawyer in your area, because it would appear that your divorce is no longer uncontested.

7. Having the Oklahoma Documents Notarized and Getting Organized

REMINDER: You DO NOT want to have the Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service document signed and notarized at this point in time. This document will have to be signed by the Respondent and notarized at a later date after the Petition for Divorce, Marital Settlement Agreement, and other documents have been initially with the District Clerk’s Office. The Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service is a document that states to the Court that the matter is uncontested and that the Respondent agrees to what is asked for in the Petition for Divorce. For this reason it must be dated and signed AFTER the Petition for Divorce has been filed.

You want to sign, date and notarize the Marital Settlement Agreement. All of the other documents should also be dated and signed (except for the Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service, for reasons stated above).

Make three (3) copies of each of the following documents after they are signed dated and/or notarized:

Once you and your spouse have signed, dated and had the Marital Settlement Agreement notarized, take one of each of the above documents and staple them together in the upper left corner in the exact order above. Do not use a paper clip, because if they do fall apart, it may get a little confusing. You now have four packets of the documents: one for you, one for your spouse, the originals to file with the District Clerk’s Office, and one extra copy just in case you need it!

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8. Filing the Oklahoma Documents With the Court

The originals (not the photocopies) will be filed with the District Clerk’s Office. You may also be required to file a copy of your "Marriage License", so be sure to have one ready. The Marriage License is often something that pro se filers forget, which results in an extra trip to the courthouse. If you do not have a copy, you can get one from the records department in the county courthouse in which you were married.

When filing your divorce paperwork in Oklahoma, you will be assigned your Case Number, and this must be included on all the documents you file. Also ask for the Judge's (Master's or Referee's) name, so you can also include it on all the documents. If they do not have the Judge's name or it is not required in your county, then just leave it blank. Sometimes, due to case load, the District Clerk’s Office will not know who will be assigned to your case.

If for some reason you are requested to complete a few other standard forms or make minor changes or additions to your existing forms, be sure to comply, do not get upset or frustrated, because you only have these people to help you. These additional forms will be short and can often be completed in the office at the time of filing.

There is a fee for filing and that fee varies from county to county and depending upon your divorce situation. Your situation (an uncontested divorce) typically yields a lower filing fee, because you and your spouse are in agreement and the Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service document eliminates the process of serving the Petition for Divorce to the Respondent.

9. The Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service

The next step is to have the Respondent sign, date and notarize the Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service and file it with the Court (make sure the Case Number is filled in). This should be taken care of at a Notary Public, UNLESS the county you are filing in requires that the Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service be signed and dated in front of them. If this is a requirement, and the Respondent resides a good distance from the District Clerk’s Office, there is typically alternative options that accommodate for this type of situation and eliminates the need for unnecessary travel.

10. The Final Hearing

You will have to file the "Motion for Final Hearing" and the "Order Setting Final Hearing" in order to establish your hearing date to finalize your divorce. Once the hearing date is officially established through the Court, you will complete and mail a copy of the "Notice of Final Hearing" to your spouse. This is the document that proves to the Court that proper notification of the hearing was made.

REMINDER: once you receive your hearing date you must notify your spouse with the Notice of Final Hearing document. This document must also be filed with the Court to show proof that notice was given.

On your hearing date you will be given a location to go to and a time to appear in front of a Judge (Master or Referee) of the Family Court. The Judge will have everything pertaining to your case that has been filed on hand. It is at this hearing you will present the following document and also have on hand a copy of all previously filed documents:

The Judge, after careful review, will grant you your divorce under the conditions of the Decree of Divorce presented. You may be required to give short testimony at the hearing. Giving testimony can be a stressful experience, so a step-by-step outline to follow on paper is always recommended. Do not be alarmed if the Judge begins to ask you questions. He or she should do so in order to make sure you are in full understanding of the legal issues at hand. The Judge will know that you and your spouse have not been represented by legal counsel, so he or she will want to make sure you understand everything. Remember you are "pro se", which means you represent yourself.

11. Finalizing an Oklahoma Uncontested Divorce

Once the Judge has agreed to sign your Decree of Divorce you are officially divorced! If for some reason the judge does not agree with the Decree of Divorce (this almost never happens in an uncontested divorce) do not worry, the Judge will discuss the issues at hand and request a few adjustments to be made. You simply leave the hearing and make the minor adjustments and file the modified Decree of Divorce, at which point the Judge will sign it at a later date and grant your divorce.

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