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§ 103. Venue for any action for divorce, annulment of a marriage or legal separation

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 43. Marriage and Family

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 43. Marriage and Family (Refs & Annos)
Divorce and Alimony
43 Okl.St.Ann. § 103
§ 103. Venue for any action for divorce, annulment of a marriage or legal separation
A. The venue of any action for divorce, annulment of a marriage or legal separation may be in the following counties:
1. An action for divorce or annulment of a marriage may be filed in the county in which the petitioner has been a resident for the thirty (30) days immediately preceding the filing of the petition or in the county in which the respondent is a resident; provided, the action may be assigned for trial in any county within the judicial district by the chief judge of the district; and
2. 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.
B. The court may, upon application of a party, transfer an action for divorce, annulment of marriage or legal separation at any time after filing of the petition to any county where venue would be proper under subsection A of this section if the requirements of subsection C or D of this section are met.
C. The court shall grant a party's application for change of venue when the other party is not a resident of this state at the time the application for change of venue is filed, or the plaintiff has departed from this state and has been absent for more than six (6) months preceding the date the application for change of venue is filed, and transfer is requested to the county where the applying party resides in this state.
D. The court shall grant a party's application for change of venue when the court determines that it is an inconvenient forum under the circumstances and the court in another county is a more appropriate forum consistent with the factors in subsection B of Section 551-207 of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act1 after substitution of the word “county” for the word “state” in such section of the act, and transfer is requested to the county where the applying party resides in the state.

Credits

Laws 1971, c. 23, § 1, emerg. eff. March 22, 1971. Renumbered from Title 12, § 1272.1 by Laws 1989, c. 333, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Laws 1998, c. 310, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 2001, c. 308, § 1, emerg. eff. June 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 400, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.

Footnotes

Title 43, § 551-207.
43 Okl. St. Ann. § 103, OK ST T. 43 § 103
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 275 of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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