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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get an annulment instead of a divorce? The other party and I have been separated since he got arrested on 8/3/2017

He was arrested for beating me up in a Walmart parking lot while he was already on a deferred sentence. I basically married him because I felt like I had to. There were all kinds of abuse, physical injuries, psychological issues resulting from the relationship, intimidation, I lost basically... Read more »

Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

Why an annulment instead of a divorce? This is something you should discuss with your divorce attorney when you have your consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Should the stimulus be split between parents with 50/50 custody?

My divorce finalized in February 2020. We filed our 2019 taxes separately and my ex claimed our son. I will be able to claim him in 2020. We have 50/50 custody and split all expenses evenly. We do not have child support either direction. Because my ex claimed him in 2019, the stimulus money for our... Read more »

Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

I wonder what your divorce decree and child custody and support orders say as the provisions of those documents might provide some guidance as to your options. Its probably best to ask your divorce attorney. Generally speaking, I'm not sure there is much you can do that wouldn't cost... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Teen pregnancy

What are my options if my 17 y/o daughter gets pregnant. I don’t support it and have no intentions of helping and be responsible for another life.

Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

It's not clear what you mean by your "options". As long as she is a minor or regularly attending high school or a high school equivalent program, she is legally entitled to financial support by her parents. After that, there is no legal duty to support one's children absent a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If a 17yr old's parent is physically and emotionally abusive can they leave, and will that parent keep the other kids?
Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

More information is needed about the situation before anyone can answer this question. You might consider consulting with an attorney who can discuss the situation with you and properly advise you in real time.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I get guardianship tormated my mom had timperary guardianship but she passed away
Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

It isn't clear from your question who your mother's ward is/was. Was it you? Are you an adult? You might consider calling Adult Protective Services or the Oklahoma Disability Law Center.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I suspect my mother is doing drugs and she is verbally, mentally, and physically abusive to me, could I legally leave?
Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

I recommend that you speak with a trusted adult about the abuse. Is your father available? What about a grandparent? Teacher? Doctor? Have you considered contacting the Department of Human Services child protective services? What about the police or sheriff? Your safety is the primary... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal to keep my two year old away from my abusive ex? We were never married.

We don't have custody established. And I spent years being abused by him and I fled for the safety of my family.

Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

It is not "illegal", in that is is not "against the law" in a criminal sense. Also, if there isn't any court order establishing custody and visitation, he does not have any enforceable rights. You, as an unwed birth mother, have "sole custody" as a matter of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What defines a “meaningful relationship” in Oklahoma?

My daughter is nearly 2.5 and my husband of almost a year has raised her since she was 4 months old. Her biological father moved out of state, and hasn’t seen her in nearly 4 months. When he would see her it was for a couple hours once a month and would never ask to call or video chat with her,... Read more »

Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

Failure to maintain a relationship with the child is one factor the court considers when someone petitions the court for adoption without the consent of a biological parent. Another factor is failure to support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I go about changing my daughters last name? Need to change to her dad's last name.

My husband and I were not together when I had my daughter and he is not on the birth certificate. We are now together and married. He is the father of my daughter. Need to change her last name to ours but don't know how or what to do.

Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

You will have to file a petition with the district court for a name change.

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