[Based on Oklahoma Statutes; Title 43, Section 103]LEGAL SEPARATION: An action for legal separation may be brought in the county in which either party is a resident at the time of the filing of the petition.The wife or husband may obtain alimony from the other without a divorce, in an action brought for that purpose in the district court, for any of the causes for which a divorce may be granted.The court may require that within the ninety-day waiting period, the parties attend and complete an educational program specified by Section 107.2 of this title. [Based on Oklahoma Statutes; Title 43, Sections 107.1 and 107.2]PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION: Oklahoma is an equitable distribution state.
In Oklahoma, legally separating is a process much like asking the court for a divorce.
Not all states recognize legal separation, however, a judicial process that governs your responsibilities and obligations until you're ready to end your marriage entirely.
Oklahoma does and the process can pave the way for divorce or your decree of legal separation can last indefinitely.
It instead requires that the period be extended to the offender’s 16th birthday if the period would otherwise end before that date.
Divorce is a significant step and sometimes spouses like to take it slowly.