Grounds for Divorce
Oklahoma recognizes both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce. Incompatibility is considered as the no-fault ground for divorce, meaning that the spouses just can’t get along anymore.
Fault grounds require evidence, as they imply that the second spouse is blamed for the fact that the marriage is broken. If the Petition states one of the fault grounds for a divorce, the plaintiff has to provide the court with irrefutable evidence of the wrongful actions of the defendant. Fault grounds include adultery, impotence, abandonment for one year, the fact that a wife got pregnant from a third party, violence, fraudulent contract, alcohol addiction, neglect of family responsibilities, imprisonment, or the insanity of a spouse for five years without hope of recovery.