Kicked Out of Her Own Apartment
July 1, 2012 9:17 PM Subscribe
Does an ex-wife in Oklahoma have the right to evict my friend from her boyfriend's house on the weekends when his kids visit?
posted by inturnaround to law & government (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My friend lives in Oklahoma and is in a relationship with a man who is recently divorced. The divorce was final in April. The custody agreement says that he gets them every other weekend and on holidays in odd numbered years.
When the kids visit, her boyfriend has been informed by his ex-wife that she can not be in the apartment she shares with him because Oklahoma law doesn't permit unmarried partners to be under the same roof overnight with the kids. There's nothing about it in the custody agreement, but she says he called Child Services about it after his ex said this and they confirmed it.
Now this, of course sounds like bullshit to me. I mean, it's her home, where she lives. How can she be expected to find a place to go half the weekends of the year? Under the divorce decree, they can't marry until October at the earliest.
Is this some sort of law in conservative Oklahoma I don't know about? Has anyone else heard or dealt with this before? I told her to seek the advice of a lawyer, but she says he is fearful of wasting their limited money fighting something that can't be fought. I say it's costing them money and effort trying to find a place for her to hang her hat every other weekend.
What's the truth?