It happens frequently, though the OK statutes indicate it should not. While it is possible, it is not likely anyone is going to truly cause havoc should a couple, one of whom is very recently divorced, go to AR, KS or TX to get hitched.
Currently there is no national registry of marriages and/or divorces, as each state determines the laws regarding marriage on their own. As a result you can get a divorce in Oklahoma and then drive to Arkansas and get married the next afternoon. The marriage is technically void, or does not exist, but it frequently happens.
In these situations the only parties who can raise the issue of the voidable marriage are the spouses or the ex-spouse recently divorced from one of the parties. As such it is rarely an issue unless the new spouses decide they no longer wish to be married and are looking for ways to annul the marriage.
Oklahoma will recognize the marriage only after the appropriate six month waiting period, regardless of when the ceremony was performed.
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