Durant, OK asked in Divorce for Oklahoma

Q: why can't I file my own case? Wanting to file "Petition for Disolution of Marriage" but they won't provide forms (?)

soon-to-be-EX-wife is agreeable, but they say I need a lawyer, which is NOT TRUE. All filings and documents, and FORMS to file said documents are PUBLIC...I, too, am PUBLIC. So why do I run into a brick wall? Why is there no help for me, John Q. PUBLIC?

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Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
  • Norman, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: You are correct. There is no requirement to have an attorney represent you in a divorce case in Oklahoma. Any Oklahoma resident who meets the jurisdiction requirements can file their own divorce proceeding. With that said, the court does not provide forms to file for divorce, but you can file your own pleadings.

I wish you the best of luck with your case!

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