What is the Date of My Divorce in Oklahoma

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What is the Date of My Divorce in Oklahoma

The judge signed the divorce decree on Oct 30, 2017. Only the judge signed this decree, not the petitioner or the respondent as other contempt issues remain.

A JOURNAL ENTRY OF JUDGMENT AND DECREE OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE was entered on Jan 12, 2018.

Which is the date to use as our divorce date?

Asked on February 23, 2018 under Family Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

It sounds as if the divorce was granted on October 30th of last year but that the clerk of the court entered it in the "books" on January 12th of this year.  Were there proceedings in Court on the 30th of October?  Were there court minutes that could tell you if the Judge stated on the record that the divorce was granted?  If you are not sure go down to the Matrimonial Clerk in the courthouse and ask.  It is perfectly fine given the confusion.  Good luck.


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