2003 Oklahoma Mutual Consent Bill


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Bill Text is at http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2003-04hb/hb1092_int.rtf

From an AP story circa 1/20/03

"A Republican state lawmaker has filed legislation that would limit incompatibility as grounds for divorce. Rep. Mike O'Neal of Enid said his measure would bar incompatibility as grounds for divorce if the couple has minor children or if one of the spouses objects to the separation. O'Neal said the measure would "treat people like adults rather than kids." Oklahoma has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. "This would really make the wedding contract as valid as any other contract," O'Neal said. "As it is now, a couple can get a divorce simply because they 'don't get along'." Besides incompatibility, grounds for divorce include abandonment for at least a year, adultery, impotence, extreme cruelty, fraud, habitual drunkeness, gross neglect of duty, imprisonment, insanity and if at the time of the marriage the wife was pregnant by someone other than her husband."

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