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: 7 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 7 months ago
LegalGems
LegalGems, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 13,705
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 7 months ago

Did you still need assistance on the above?

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I don't see any response so where is it?
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
that does not excuse him for abandoning me for 4 years
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 7 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 7 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 6 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?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a family lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask LegalGems Your Own Question
LegalGems
LegalGems
LegalGems, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 13,705
13,705 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

11,971 satisfied customers

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

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 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.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,593 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,571 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,991 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
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
1,192 satisfied customers
I have been married for 16 yrs. 2 years ago my husband
I have been married for 16 yrs. 2 years ago my husband completely abandoned me, financially, emotionally, physically, socially etc. We are still married and living in the same house. He took down all … read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,935 satisfied customers
Good morning! :-) I have a good female friend who has been
Good morning! :-) I have a good female friend who has been married 30 years now but has not worked in over 30+ years since the birth of her developmentally disabled and mentally ill son who is now 28 … read more
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid
Doctoral Degree
2,404 satisfied customers
I have a friend who was married 10-13-89. In July 1994,
I have a friend who was married 10-13-89. In July 1994, she came home and told him she did not want to be marriage any longer, got her property and left. Did not hear from her for 3 years, then he wen… read more
Expert
Expert
I married a man in 1981. He stated he was married twice before.
I married a man in 1981. He stated he was married twice before. One marriage ended in 1979. The second marriage was began in 1980. It was in Clarksville, TN. the second wife ran off and left him after… read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
I have been married over 20 years and am now considering divorce.
I have been married over 20 years and am now considering divorce. I live in Tennessee and have 3 minor children that live at home with me and one child is serving a church mission overseas that I supp… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
13,705 satisfied customers
Over a week ago, my husband packed some clothing, said he needed
Over a week ago, my husband packed some clothing, said he needed a break from us (meaning me and our 6-year-old son) and went to stay with his parents 40 minutes away. We have been legally married for… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,856 satisfied customers
My husband and I have been married 11 years. We have decided
My husband and I have been married 11 years. We have decided recently to get a post nuptial agreement as we are arguing over money. My husband was worth 2 million when we married. Since our marriage h… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
My husband packed a bag and left the home about six weeks
my husband packed a bag and left the home about six weeks ago. he has been living at his girlfriend's home and has returned from time to time (for about five minutes) to pick up more clothes or check … read more
Brandon M.
Brandon M.
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
12,463 satisfied customers
Itll be 8 yrs. in June when I married my husband, but now
It'll be 8 yrs. in June when I married my husband, but now we'll be facing a divorce, due to him being abusive towards the family, along with other issues (not wanting to go through parenting course o… read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers
recently divorce june 21,2010 have three children not from
recently divorce june 21,2010 have three children not from this marriage. married an russian imigrant 9 years ago. support him for 18months through nursing school.a month later he join the army full-t… read more
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid
Doctoral Degree
2,404 satisfied customers
My daughters marriage of 9 years is on the brinks of divorce.
My daughter's marriage of 9 years is on the brinks of divorce. She is bipolar and her medication was not working. She was out of control. She recently spent over 30 days in the hospital and the new me… read more
Brandon M.
Brandon M.
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
12,463 satisfied customers
Im considering filing for a divorce. We live in Tn. I dont
I'm considering filing for a divorce. We live in Tn. I don't know if I have grounds for divorce. We have been married for 4 years and there hasn't been any 'relationship' for most of the marriage. Whe… read more
LawNinvest
LawNinvest
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
66 satisfied customers
Married for 15 years my husband wants a divorce he told me
Married for 15 years my husband wants a divorce he told me a month ago and he wont move out, and he wont pay my bills, I lost my job a year and a half ago the comany went out of business, i have been … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
9,034 satisfied customers
got physical evidence husband has stepped outside our marriage
got physical evidence husband has stepped outside our marriage bed during a separation. we were trying to work it out but he refuses to give up the woman he was seeing says "we are just friends..we ne… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,378 satisfied customers
I was married in North Carolina but my husband has retained
I was married in North Carolina but my husband has retained an attorney in Oklahoma. Which state laws will be primary for getting a divorce? If my husband purchased property in Oklahoma while living i… read more
Jack R.
Jack R.
Partner
Juris Doctor
6,136 satisfied customers
What constitutes abandonment in a marriage in Oklahoma My
What constitutes abandonment in a marriage in Oklahoma? My husband has left the home. He has been gone for 6 months and has no plans of moving back into the house. We own our home. He is making the mo… read more
Justice For All
Justice For All
Attorney at Law
Doctoral Degree
1,346 satisfied customers
My fiance passed away two days ago. By all rights we were ...
My fiance passed away two days ago. By all rights we were common law married. He had health issues so I did not work so I could help him. He and his family disowned each other. We have been together f… read more
Walter
Walter
Just Answer Consultant
6,024 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