My parents divorced in 2016, my father owes us half of the property value but he has never paid any of it. My mother has PTSD from the marriage and its really hard for her to work on finding a lawyer and everything because of her mental state. I'm 21, I need to know if theres anything I can... Read more »
If you were guardian of your mother you could pursue her action on her behalf. Also a Durable Power of Attorney drafted correctly would allow you to proceed on her behalf. You can't "take it into your own hands" as the cause of action belongs to your Mother. Good Luck!
My ex and I live in different states. We both agreed to divorce and me taking full custody on our minor child. He showed up to court. I did my part. I watched the videos and took the co parenting class and he was supposed to do the same. Now he doesnt want to participate. what is the next step to... Read more »
It sounds like an uncontested divorce that is now contested. You probably need to get a summons issued and get him served unless he has already signed a waiver of the summons. After service of the summons you can file a motion for default if he doesn't respond. You need the services of an...Read more »
Venue was transferred to family court in the county where paternity was pending. However judge who ordered the transfer in the same breath set a court date to be back in his court for a review hearing in 90 days. Family judge thought a full hearing and final order was already made due to that... Read more »
Technically, if the adoption is not final before you divorce then it will become an issue, as the statute does not allow two single people to adopt the same child. It can be one person or one married couple. If you get divorced after the adoption is final then you will have custody questions just...Read more »
In Oklahoma, you could get a default divorce. If you’re in a bigger county, their law library might have resources or special free/low cost programs. Legal Aid’s website also has forms and helpful information.
My divorce was granted in 2016. A handwritten order was filed outlining the terms of the divorce. I, the father, was awarded sole custody and everything else was split. My lawyer passed a few days after the hearing and never filed the final decree. How do I get one and will I need a lawyer. I’d... Read more »
You can always represent yourself in court. You will need to draft the decree along with a custody plan and child support calculations, forward it to opposing counsel for them to approve and sign (along with your ex) and present the signed decree to the Judge. It will be up to the Judge if they...Read more »
I was married for 4 months with him before I found out he was cheating. We separated in 2014. Im now in a 4 year relationship and want to get married. Do I have to wait the 6 months after the divorce is final to remarry if I wasn't even married for a year?
I got married in Arkansas on 8/13/2020 in Fort Smith Arkansas. The next following month I filed for an annulment in Wagoner, Oklahoma but my husband decided to challenge the Arkansas law and state that we are not married despite the license being filed in Arkansas and signed by a minister. The... Read more »
This is a situation where free advice over the internet is not going to resolve this issue. My suggestion is take all of your documents to an attorney so they can review and give you an opinion and explain your options.
If there is a marriage and you are trying to get divorced you would...Read more »
In the process of getting a divorce and my wife has been doing things against court orders, while in possession of our children, that i see as being potentially harmful to there wellbeing. I cant legally protect them without evidence and this is the only way i can see to obtain any. Thank you for... Read more »
We have nothing to testify. We have an uncontested divorce. We turned in my waiver to show up and we have no idea what he has to testify about. The clerk said the judge was old school and if he didn't testify right or say the statement right he would deny the divorce. When my husband asked... Read more »
Typically, even in uncontested divorces, the filing party (Petitioner) will have to testify. What this usually entails is stating their name for the court, they have lived in the county and state for the required time, things are not going to get fixed, and they understand they cant marry anyone...Read more »
I'm a stay at home mom and I'm trying to get into school. We have a toddler. Things are becoming untenable and I know we need to leave. How do I make sure I can keep my little safe when it comes to custody and visitation.
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