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Q: why can't I file my own case? Wanting to file "Petition for Disolution of Marriage" but they won't provide forms (?)

soon-to-be-EX-wife is agreeable, but they say I need a lawyer, which is NOT TRUE. All filings and documents, and FORMS to file said documents are PUBLIC...I, too, am PUBLIC. So why do I run into a brick wall? Why is there no help for me, John Q. PUBLIC?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Nov 16, 2022

You are correct. There is no requirement to have an attorney represent you in a divorce case in Oklahoma. Any Oklahoma resident who meets the jurisdiction requirements can file their own divorce proceeding. With that said, the court does not provide forms to file for divorce, but you can file your... Read more »

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Q: I live in atoka oklahoma how can I get a divorce when my husband has cut me out financially .

My husband has all the money .how can I divorce him.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I obtain deed to my home if I never received it. I do have the abstract though
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Oct 30, 2022

You must, get deed from the persons you purchased the home from. If this can't be done, consult a real estate lawyer to start a quiet title action.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I need to sell my home with joint tenancy but I do not know how to contact my ex, how do I get him removed from deed?

We've been separated 7 years, divorce hasn't been filed, our property was put up for auction due to delinquent taxes, I managed to pay all taxes due & keep home. He has never tried to return to the home. He has legal obligations that also keep him from returning to the home. How do I... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Oct 30, 2022

Since you're still married, both you and husband must sign deed to, New purchaser. Only way to remove him is through a divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Divorce and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: In custody agreement plan, "any other mutually agreed upon time" is violated, is this action enforceable by police.

Rewording question for vagueness. In regards to custody exchange agreement the phrase "any other times mutually decided and agreed upon" I am aware that this does not mandate additional time. Ex spouse reason for not allowing additional time is both parties agree to additional time and... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 1, 2022

Again the answer is the same. The officer does not have anything to enforce because the mutual agreement is an above and beyond clause. The officer can address any definite order from the court - such as a specific holiday or where one person is supposed to meet at a specific time ((that is in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Military Law and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My soon to be ex husband is active duty military. I moved out on Tuesday. Is he obligated to help me financially?

I’m a full time student and make about $1500 a month from disability and cannot afford a house on my own. I’m living out of a van at the moment. I’m wondering if he’s obligated to support me financially until the divorce is finalized ? He’s in TX active duty navy, im in OK now.

Sabra M. Janko
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answered on Oct 24, 2022

Yes he is required to pay by military regulation, if he will not agree to pay, contact the Inspector General's Office. This is just a temporary measure until you obtain a court order.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: what is the statue of limitations on real property division after divorce, in the state of oklahoma?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Oct 15, 2022

Property division should have been covered in your decree. Majority of property division is done prior to decree additionally there is normally a clause in the decree when one person does not transfer title, usually within 30 days, then the decree can be used to get the transfer complete without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I need to know who has POA over me. can u help me

I know a loan on my house was done when I was in prison. and this same person remarried myself and Logue. I thought I was divorced in 2012. But I have been supporting him and his other females unknown to me. My trust I had got wiped clean and now I'm over 20,000 in debt

Carli Jo Aelker
Carli Jo Aelker
answered on Oct 26, 2022

if you are asking specifically regarding the IRS or State you can call, confirm your identity, and see who has an active Power of Attorney on your account. The representatives you speak to should be able to give guidance on how to revoke that power as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: My divorce decree references an Exhibit "A", for property Distribution, but there is no exhibit A.

Retrieved decree from courthouse. Did not include Exhibit "A"

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Oct 13, 2022

Contact your attorney or the attorney who drew the decree, and ask him/her to file the Exhibit, and send you a certified copy.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm here to ask about Oklahoma common law marriage. Do you have to prove all elements for common law marriage?

I had a child with this person. We lived together so I could take care of our child. I never claimed to be married to this person. Everything was under my name. No joint accounts.Throughout the years there have been times where we seen other people physically and sexually; she actually lived with... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Sep 27, 2022

Common law is a fact intensive situation. Just one element may or may not be enough to establish it. However the intent of the parties to be a married couple is what has to be established. This is done by the other times such as the filing of taxes, claiming another as spouse on insurance... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Divorce and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: There is no mortgage on my home , can the court make my house go to sherrifs sale?

In a divorce we as ordered 7yrs ago for my house to be sold and property be sold , divi50/50 . Now court is trying to make my home go to sherrifs sale. Nothing is owed on my home

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Sep 10, 2022

Could be for property taxes. Those are yearly regardless of a mortgage or not.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: My ex husband has stopped the $300 a month in alimony. Can he do that?

The money is to be transferred the 1st of every month. I’ve been divorced since 2009.

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 5, 2022

You haven't given me enough information to answer you. You should read the alimony provisions of your divorce decree to see when your alimony terminates. If it hasn't terminated, contact a family law attorney for help.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Do i have to buy her out of the house if she never contributed and is taking the kids and moving out of the state?

she doesnt want the house

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 14, 2022

There's not enough information to properly respond to this question. That said, you are talking about real estate, presumably breakup of a marriage, and kids are involved, I highly recommend that you contact and consult with obe or more family law/divorce attorneys in your area -----discuss... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Any lawyers open for short notice divorce Cleveland county. Mildly contested?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 18, 2022

I am sure there are plenty of lawyers that will be able to assist you. You just have to start calling them as this forum does not allow us to advertise.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I post a picture of my husband and his truck on social media

My perfect husband was identified picking up a prostitute on South side of okc so I took a picture of him and his truck with the caption I WAS BUSTEX PICKING UP A NASTY DIRTY XX AND I DIDNT CARE THAT THEY MAY HAVE MANY diseases so if you **** or xx me please message me cuz my wife has the right to... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Short answer is people post many things on social media - often before thinking about the long-term effect. Can you and should you are not necessarily equal partners. As with almost every lawyer, the advice is do not post it. Seek counseling for you both, and if that fails then dissolution can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I got screw ultra big time by a realitor who sold my house to her investor buddy I have try to sue but have reverse dee

The realtor had scam artest investor do and inspection then he ask for a price reduction of $1000.00 I said no but the realtor trick my divorce into says yes and it closing it went for a $1000 less. So lost $500 on sale of house. I have huge emotion stress over this. I want to sue but she claim... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 12, 2022

Sorry, but I don't think that you have a case. The divorce court apparently approved the sale, and 7 years later your claim would be barred by the statute of limitations.

It's time for you to move on and get over this.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: If I filed a dicvore myself do you know if the paper work let's you ask for alimony and to help pay the house mortgage?

Been living with spouse sense 1998 got married 2005,been with them 26yrs. Total.

And I'm on disability he left 2/15/2021.

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on May 31, 2022

I don't know what kind of paperwork you're looking at, so can't answer question.

I strongly urge you to consult an experienced family law attorney for help.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: What if my spouse refuses to return my dog during separation period before divorce?

Wife has refused ownership of the dog several times due to quality of life at apartment. I’ve offered to pay for everything. He has lived with me for the entire separation period. He was my bestfriend while I was in the army. Now she is only keeping him from me to hurt me. But she has him listed... Read more »

Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on May 11, 2022

You don't say how the dog is listed in the divorce decree. If the decree says she gets the dog and it has not been signed by the Judge - don't sign the decree. If the decree says she gets the dog and the Judge has signed the decree then the decree is enforceable. Dogs are considered... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: I got the house in the divorce. VA loan in Ex name, both of our names are on the title. How do I get everything my name
Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on May 11, 2022

You can either have your ex sign a quit claim deed giving the property to you or if the decree has the legal description and states that you get the house you can file a certified copy of the decree in the county records.

Regarding the loan, you would have to refinance to get the debt in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the proper procedure for changing my last name to something different after divorce?

When I got married, I planned on changing my last name to my husband's, even signing my name as such on the marriage license immediately after the wedding ceremony. But things were off to such a horrible start that I was already considering annulling the marriage within a week after getting... Read more »

Evan Humphreys
Evan Humphreys
answered on Apr 11, 2022

The law allows you to go back to any former name when the divorce is granted. So if you have a previous married name, you can return to that name. If you have no former name other than your maiden name, you can still change your name to anything by filing a name change case. Basically, you say... Read more »

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