Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have been married to my husband 11 years and one day he…

Customer Question
I have been married...

I have been married to my husband 11 years and one day he come home and tell me not to write any more checks on our checking account packs some clothes and leaves me. I have no seen or heard from him in 4 years. I just recently found out he is in a nursing home. what are my legal rights for a divorce for abandonment?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Oklahoma

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

There are no children in this marriage

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 8 hours by:
12/21/2017
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
LegalGems
LegalGems, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 12,570
Experience: Experienced Family Law Attorney
Verified

Hello! I will be reviewing your question and posting a response momentarily; if you have any follow up questions please respond here. Thanks!

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Did you still need assistance on the above?

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't see any response so where is it?
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Since you posted several hours ago I wanted to make sure you still needed assistance.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
have been waiting for your response. so where is it you say you charged me 42.00 for what? I never got a response?
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Abandonment is a ground for an at fault divorce but it requires abandonment for one year and circumstances beyond one's control; so if one is in a nursing home for medical reasons that would not constitute abandonment.

Please see:

https://oklaw.org/resource/divorce

There are however other grounds for divorce.

Further questions? Please post here to continue the chat.

Satisfied? Kindly rate positively so I receive credit for assisting you. I hope that you feel I have earned

5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟*****

as I strive to provide my customers with great service. ☺️

(no additional charges are incurred).

Information provided is for educational purposes only. Consultation with a personal attorney is always recommended so your particular facts may be considered. The terms addressing this can be viewed here:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/terms-service-0#information

Thank you and take care.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
that does not excuse him for abandoning me for 4 years
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

If he was not in a nursing home and was independent for 1 year or more, that would suffice for abandonment.

http://www.okbar.org/public/Brochures/divorce.aspx

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

I am sorry that you were put in this position.

A petition may be filed to start the process; forms may be found here:

https://oklaw.org/self-help-forms

It is best to hire an attorney to ensure one receives all they are entitled to.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Hello again; just checking in to see how things worked out;

If you have no further questions a positive rating is most appreciated (at no additional cost to you) and allows the site to credit my account for the time spent assisting you!

if you have further questions please don't hesitate to reach out to me here on Just Answerand I will do my best to get you the requested information.
Thanks!

The above information is for educational purposes only. A consultation with a private attorney is recommended so they can apply the law to your specific facts, and suggest the best course of action. An attorney can be located here:
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/public-information/how-do-i-find-a-lawyer-.html
Terms of service can be viewed here:
http://ww2.justanswer.com/terms-service-0#information

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask LegalGems Your Own Question
LegalGems
LegalGems
LegalGems, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 12,570
12,570 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experienced Family Law Attorney

LegalGems is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,875 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,025 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,415 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,398 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,787 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Missouri Family law: 1. What grounds can divorce be
Hello, Missouri Family law: 1. What grounds can divorce be requested? 2. what is the default custody arrangement usually? 3. What is the default support arrangement?… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Are there abandonment laws in nm? Is the husband responsible
Are there abandonment laws in nm? Is the husband responsible to pay all bills if he left the home? … read more
Attorney Wendy
Attorney Wendy
Member
Juris Doctorate
531 satisfied customers
If my spouse abandons me and abandons her dogs here at our
If my spouse abandons me and abandons her dogs here at our marital home that were her property prior to marriage that were very ill can I sue her for vet bills and care of the animals I'm in the state… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
My question is about my marriage I need to divorce. N Not
Hi my question is about my marriage I need to divorce … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,146 satisfied customers
I have a family law question about the judge in my divorce
I have a family law question about the judge in my divorce case in alaska … read more
N.Brown ESQ
N.Brown ESQ
Juris Doctorate
81 satisfied customers
I've been recently divorce in a same sex marriage.. my child
I've been recently divorce in a same sex marriage.. my child currently lives with the other parent full time.. what are my right and chance of reversing the custody situation … read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Partner
Doctoral Degree
58,126 satisfied customers
I'm in a same sex marriage going through a divorce, can i
I'm in a same sex marriage going through a divorce, can i have the same sex partner removed from my child's birth certificate? … read more
Sean K
Sean K
Attorney/Member
JD
463 satisfied customers
Wife abandoned our sex life in January 2014. She abandoned
wife abandoned our sex life in January 2014. She abandoned our home right after our 13th wedding anniversary.In Michigan will the charge of abandonment. be sufficient … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,596 satisfied customers
I have a few questions regarding family law (divorce) in
I have a few questions regarding family law (divorce) in Washington state. … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,146 satisfied customers
I have a family law issue. I have a divorce decree in NYS. A
I have a family law issue. I have a divorce decree in NYS. A separation agreement is incorporated into that decree. The agreement calls for the sale of the marital residence. The house was sold and my… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,146 satisfied customers
My wife abandoned our marriage of six years in 2006. But for
My wife abandoned our marriage of six years in 2006. But for a return visit of two weeks in 2008 she left and never returned. I want to divorce officially now and wonder if I can. … read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,928 satisfied customers
My wife wants to abandon our marriage. What do I? She gave
She tested positive for trick and leaving because she said I told her to leave… read more
QuickEasyLegalHelp
QuickEasyLegalHelp
173 satisfied customers
If a business came into marriage is it part of the divorce
If a business came into marriage is it part of the divorce ownership n name never changed at marriage … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,287 satisfied customers
We spoke yesterday regarding Family Law Custody and Divorce
Hello Chris. We spoke yesterday regarding Family Law Custody and Divorce issues in Florida. I have another question in that regard. Is this the place where I ask you that question?… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,146 satisfied customers
Its family Law, a divorce one child who is 16 yrs old.
Its family Law, a divorce one child who is 16 yrs old … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,146 satisfied customers
This is a family law question. My wife has filed for divorce
This is a family law question. My wife has filed for divorce and we have been married for more than 20 years. However, for the last 7 years, she has forced me to live in the basement and alienated my … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Lawyer
12,570 satisfied customers
Family law attorney with international divorce expertise(
Second opinion] This question is for a family law attorney with international divorce expertise( not an immigration attorney)I married my wife in a South American country 15 years ago and sponsored he… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,146 satisfied customers
I am divorced but in a family law court over marriage
I am divorced but in a family law court over marriage settlement of property. At each hearing the judge has made decisions and ordered me to pay more alimony, more fees for the opposing side and not o… read more
Maverick
Maverick
Doctoral Degree
6,135 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x