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

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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: 2 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I don't see any response so where is it?
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

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

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Customer reply replied 1 month 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 1 month 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.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
that does not excuse him for abandoning me for 4 years
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 1 month 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

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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 1 month 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.

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