If There Are No Minor Children, It’s a 10 Day Waiting Period
Video Transcribed: What is the waiting period to get divorced if there are no minor children involved? I’m Tulsa divorce attorney James Wirth, and I’m answering frequently asked questions regarding family law in Oklahoma. And that’s the question is, what is the waiting period to get divorced if there’s no minor children involved?
So yes, in Oklahoma, whether there’s minor children involved or not, there is a waiting period. If there are no minor children, it’s just 10 days. So that means that once you have your documents together for your petition and you file that petition with the court, that’s when that timeframe starts.
And the court will not enter a final decree dissolving the marriage until that 10 days is up, which means at least 10 days has passed since the time the petition was entered. So 10 days if there’s no children involved. If there are children involved, the waiting period is longer. It is 90 days.