Oklahoma Divorce Records

Are Oklahoma divorce records publicly accessible?

The answer to this question is yes. Divorce records are generally public in Oklahoma and can be accessed by anyone who has the right to access them. However, there are some exceptions. For example, if the divorce records contain information that would identify a minor child then all the related information is not available to the public.

How to find a divorce record in Oklahoma?

The first thing you should do is look at the website of the court in Oklahoma. There you will know whether or not they maintain records of divorce cases online, whether they have the functionality for you to search divorce records in the state, and how you can access these records. Or if you know the county where the divorce took place, you can do that on the county court website.

Here you’ll find the portal to the Oklahoma divorce record database:

 

What information does a Oklahoma divorce record contain?

You’ll see in a Oklahoma divorce record the basic information related to the divorce, as well as the proof, that is the divorce certificate and decree. These are helpful when you are looking for information about someone’s past. You can find out if they have been married before, when they were divorced, how long their marriages lasted, and how they handled the breakups.

Some of the information that might be contained in a Oklahoma divorce record includes:

  • Name and other details of the married couple
  • Date of marriage
  • Date of separation/divorce
  • Grounds for separation/divorce (fault or no fault)
 

What are divorce certificates in Oklahoma?

A Oklahoma divorce certificate is a legal document that is to prove the dissolution of a marriage. It contains where and when the divorce took place, and the names of both parties involved, giving the viewer the basic information of this divorce. You’ll be able to get the divorce certificate from the office that is keeping track of the divorce records in Oklahoma, and a lot of the time use it as a simple proof of divorce. Unlike a divorce decree, a divorce certificate in Oklahoma can only be used for limited purposes, such as inheritance, name change, and getting married.

What are divorce decrees in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, a divorce decree is a legal document that is filed with the court and finalizes the divorce. It must include specific information about the spouses and their marriage, as well as any relevant information about property and children.

  • A grant of all property rights to each spouse;
  • A division of any property or debts acquired during the marriage;
  • An order for custody and visitation in regards to any children from the marriage;
  • An order for child support if one spouse will provide it to the other spouse.
 

There are a few different ways to access Oklahoma divorce decrees. One way is to go to the court website and search for them. You can also request them from the clerks by mail, fax, or in person.