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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I need to know if I can sue my father for money he owed in a divorce with my mother.

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 »

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Anna L Self answered on Oct 8, 2021

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!

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If the custodial parent has died, do I still owe arrearges? And who do I owe them to?

After her death I received some legal papers from an attorney explaining that she had passed away and that our minor child wanted to live with his older step brother. Having had no contact or relationship with the child for 16 of his 17 years I consented to his request only to find out later that... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Oct 5, 2021

If the custodial parent has died and the child is still a minor then you owe the child support arrears to the person who has guardianship over the child or if the child has received benefits from DHS due to your nonpayment of child support you may owe DHS.

If the child is now an adult and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: pro se what can be filed post judgment protective order if the victim keeps contacting them by Facebook?

Alleged victim filed a report In a different county making false allegations and misrepresentations of her protective order to an officer that caused defendant to be arrested and charged for violation of protection order. Eventually defendant proved there was no probable cause so prosecutor... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Oct 5, 2021

I don't know any similar case examples. If there is new evidence that there was no victim, you can file a Motion to Vacate the Protective Order.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Filing an application for contempt for any violation of the automatic temporary Injunction, is there a form - Thank you

This is a divorce where the bank accounts were emptied prior to the hearing.

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Oct 5, 2021

There are no forms for a violation of ATI. An attorney would draft a Application based on the facts of the case and every case is different.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there a form for an application for contempt for any violation of the automatic temporary injunction - thank you

This is a family law matter

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Anna L Self answered on Oct 5, 2021

No, attorneys draft documents based on the facts of each case. Each case is different.

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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Heir of deceased parent, no will, in OK ask to oversee estate and say that there is no other heir? When there is

How can an heir legally petition court for admin of estate and in that legally bound petition say they are only heir to the estate knowing there is no will and there are 2 surviving children making them both heirs. To say they are the only heir is lying and the court also at the hearing for the... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Oct 4, 2021

Yes, absolutely! If you are a surviving child of the deceased you need to go to the court hearing and let the Judge know there are surviving children. If you have proof (i.e. your birth certificate) I would take that. If you don't have you can provide that later.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Q: Yes I need help with personal loans bankruptcy what kind of lawyer do I need
Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Oct 4, 2021

Most bankruptcy lawyers provide a free consultation. I would start there.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My baby daddy is not on the birth certificate and our twins r 16 months can he take them and not give them back

About five weeks ago he started finally coming into their lives coming and seeing them almost every Sunday but has missed them Sundays he wants to keep them Friday night through Sunday but can he take them and not get them back if his name is on the birth certificate

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Oct 4, 2021

If he is not on the birth certificate (your heading says he is not but your post says he is) he has no legal rights to them without a paternity action.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I continue the divorce when now he doesnt want to participate anymore? It was an agreement.

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 »

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Sep 30, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Family law due process question and advise

I was just curious about the due process portion of a permanent guardianship case.

Can a permanent guardianship void/null since papers were never served & never even attempted to be served to the biological mother or father according to court record?

If so how do we go about... Read more »

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Sep 27, 2021

file a Motion to Vacate Guardianship order in the guardianship case and state you were never served notice of the hearing. You should look at the court file as the judges usually do not grant guardianship if there is no service on the necessary parties. The file will tell you if a document was... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: If I registered my boyfriend son in school and I cared for him for 3 months he only comes 2 days every week

Am wondering if he could take him away from me if he leaves for a week

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Anna L Self answered on Sep 24, 2021

Yes, he can take him as he is not your child regardless that you have been taking care of him.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Social Security for Washington on
Q: My only Income is social security. I’m looking For pro Bono bankruptcy info in the Everett WA.
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Anna L Self answered on Sep 23, 2021

For bankruptcy info you can call a bankruptcy attorney as most give a free consultation. If you are wanting to file bankruptcy contact legal aid as they assist in this area normally. Good luck!!

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Oklahoma DHS closed my child support case due to the fact of my inability to pay. Can my case be reopened in the future?

My case was closed with arrears still in place. My 2 kids are now adults, 21 and 20. Just was wondering if the case can be reopened because of the arrears that was in place when case was closed.

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Sep 22, 2021

Yes, DHS can reopen your case to collect interest and arrears.

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy on
Q: I'm suspicious about all this.

Hi, my brother received an email from someone around 2 months ago. Well sh was on her deathbed and wanted to give her possessions which was bunch of money in her bank to my brother. And she gave him the email of her bank advisor so he could contact him. The whole thing is very suspicious to me... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Sep 20, 2021

A bank doesn't usually transfer accounts. Sounds like a scam.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: In a protective order case can a motion to correct a clerical error be filed at anytime?

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 »

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Oct 5, 2021

I suggest you contact an attorney in the county where the default judgment occurred and they will be able to assist you. Good Luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Legal Malpractice for Maryland on
Q: Currently in an active chapter 13 and I'm pretty sure my attorney royally screwed up. I need to know if I have a case.

If so - I want all my debt cleared and mine and my spouses credit score back to the 700's. If you are willing to look at my case - please let me know. I really could use some help

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Sep 15, 2021

No one an give you an opinion on this board without reviewing your case. And even if your attorney "screwed up royally" there is not way to get your credit score to the 700s.

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3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My dad left me 6 acres in his will but I cannot seem to find out the process to transfer it to my name.

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Anna L Self answered on Sep 15, 2021

You can't just transfer the land to your name. A probate has to be filed with the Court and the Court awards you the property pursuant to your Dad's will.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Received a petition for the appt. of guardian and I need to contest it as the father of the minor child in question

The mother of the child and I have an active divorce in process. However, my wife has practically absconded; she has several ongoing legal issues from a recent arrest and failure to pay a lease agreement. She has left our minor child in the care of the maternal grandmother without my consent or... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Sep 13, 2021

You file an objection to the Petition for Guardianship. You should obtain counsel to assist in this matter as you case is not a simple divorce case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Collections for Oklahoma on
Q: Got served a notice to appear in court over furniture we allowed to be repossessed years ago company won’t settle

We tried to call and see if they’d settle for a lower amount to keep it out of court they declined and are threatening putting Liens on property and taking wages over $1300

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Sep 7, 2021

What is your question? They are not required to settle. Once they have a judgment they can garnish your wages for 25% and put a lien on your property. If you allowed the property to be repossessed years ago you might have a defense but you would need to speak with an attorney. Good luck!!

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3 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can we sue brother inlaw for going over our heads and signing a dnr when we didnt want that?

My fiance died last sunday,he has a wife but they been seperated gor about 4ish years she lives in another state. He has 4 kids the oldest bein 18,she graduated. We live in his parents home with me him and the kids,his mom and dad,and a brother his wife and 2 kids. The brother and wife brought... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Oct 5, 2021

I don't believe the hospital would allow the brother control unless he had provided the hospital with a POA. They are very strict about POAs.

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