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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue for wrongful termination yes or no

I was fired for my boss threatening my father and his company

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Short answer - yes -- but that does not mean you will win.

You will have to prove your case with facts and depositions to prove that in fact it was wrongful. This could be a costly road, but then if you win, you have a good chance of also recovering attorney fees. If you lose then the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue whataburger for wrongful termination
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Short answer - yes -- but that does not mean you will win; you will have to prove your case with facts and depositions to prove that in fact it was wrongful. This could be a costly road, but then if you win, you have a good chance of also recovering attorney fees

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal to open your child’s mail that’s addressed to your house if they’re 18?

My parents will not give me mail or will go though it without asking me first, I’m 18 and I’ve heard that it’s illegal but I want to make sure.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

In the state of Oklahoma you are considered an adult with some exceptions when you turn 18. The Federal Government has stated it is not legal to open another 'adult' persons mail without their explicit consent (such as in a wife opening a husbands or vice versa, a secretary opening the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I become executor of my deceased mothers land without a will in place?

I am one of 4 siblings. My mother passed and did not have a will. She was common law married but the land was purchased before the marriage and was only in her name. I have been paying the taxes on the land since she passed. What can I do to obtain the land since I am caring for it?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Contact a probate attorney. These can be complex issues, and with a spouse involved (common law or not) the date the land was purchased is not relevant (it would be in the event of a divorce but not necessarily in death) - But first thing is the estate (land and all other belongings) needs to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: In the state of Oklahoma, can an employer go through your bag without consent?

A previous employer of a friends went through her Fanny pack without consent, lied about how they found/saw what was in the bag and then fired her for something completely different and basically without cause. There’s video evidence of her boss going into her bag without consent multiple times... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

This is a complicated matter, because with employer rights they can have policies in place that would allow a search of belongings (for specific purposes), however, there is also an expectation of privacy that has to be protected. You should contact an attorney so they can fully review all the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a consumer who is voluntarily seeking treatment and has a safety plan be placed in emergency detention?

My wife went to a police department in the town we live in & had an assessment done. After returning the officer told me she didn't meet e d criteria but there was something there. The following day she again went in for an assessment voluntarily. That's when a e d was placed.... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

If the person meets criteria for emergency detainment for mental/consumer related things, then yes the person can be taken into custody. This is custody of the state mental health system, and not specifically county, therefore they transfer frequently to other care facilities in order to provide... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I got arrested in July of 2021 and they indicted October of 22 I go for arraignment on February 1 2023

My attorney should file for dismissal the case is in texas

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

First, this is a forum for Oklahoma, if your case is in Texas you should repost this in Texas for their input because you have to be licensed in Texas to give legal advice in Texas. Second, you have no question to be addressed, you seem to have the conclusion that it should be dismissed. Contact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Hi, I made mistake with my date of birth.

My country Has different date they Have Hijri shamsi Muslims date but United States of America has Different. when i changed my date of birth into American date i made mistake in years. I don’t have my country ID but i do have the picture of my ID is it Possible to correct my date of birth.... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

This will most likely be a challenging thing to correct. Your best bet is to contact your country's consulate and have them assist you in correcting this, because you will need some official documentation to prove the facts of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Adoption and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: I need help locating the Oklahoma statute about children who have been adopted out in regards to intestate succession.

I was told there was a statutue that said children who have been adopted out can still inherit from their biological parents if the parent dies intestate, but I am having trouble locating it to verify if it is correct. Is this correct and can you please help me locate the statute that confirms or... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Yes this is correct. A child who has been adopted inherits from both the biological parent as an equal child share and from the adoptive parent as an equal child share. So long as there is not a will in which specifically omits that child - This is a combination of statutes (Title 84 of OK... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband in in prison and I would like to get a divorce and marry my fiance I live in Oklahoma

My husband has been in prison since 2020 we have had no contact since August of 2020.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Dec 28, 2022

Contact a family law attorney. Getting divorced can be a simple process and can also be a complicated one, so you need someone assisting you through the process. If the inmate is in Oklahoma then getting good service is relatively straightforward, but requires a few extra loopholes to be jumped... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: My girlfriend's mother made false accusations to the DHS about me and I been cleared. Can I sue her for slander?

The DHS have taken the kids from the home and gave them to my girlfriend's mom.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Dec 28, 2022

DHS reporting is confidential and anonymous. Therefore any blatantly false allegations can only be prosecuted by DHS.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My spouse filed for divorce without my knowledge. We were separated for 3 months and he died before the divorce court

Date. His family stole half the estate. I am not listed on his will. State of Oklahoma, married 9.5 years. Have a probate lawyer. What are my rights?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Dec 24, 2022

If you have a probate lawyer then you need to work with that attorney and allow them to do their job as a prudent attorney. If you feel they are not representing you well then you need to either discuss that with them or contact a new attorney to take over the probate. Probates are very fact... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Who can make the father give the mother back her child if they were never married, and there is no custody order?

In Oklahoma, father (on birth certificate) is keeping (under 1 year old) away from mother. Father has protective order against mother and hasn’t let mother see child in over a month. Is there someone she can call to make him give her the child?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Dec 23, 2022

As both my colleagues have indicated - there is a potential to have this resolved. You will need an attorney to help you fight. There is always more facts that come out once the paperwork is all in front of the attorney. However, an action can be filed that establishes custody (joint, full, equal,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: I just moved oklahoma 2 months ago and was told I couldn't file for custody in this state we lived in florida for years

Can I file in florida since oklahoma isn't the home state and florida was

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 14, 2022

In Oklahoma, the child must be a resident within the state for 6 months. Once that is established, it remains that state until another state's residency jurisdiction takes over.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: If the grandparents adopt said children would we be able to file for our parental rights to be reinstated if both

Parents and grandparents agree

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 7, 2022

Once the parental rights are terminated and the original adoption is approved you would have to file for adoption of the child(ren) and prove that it is in the best interest of the child(ren)

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If a father is paying child support and a step dad wants to adopt well child support be terminated
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 4, 2022

As my colleague mentioned. The Bio- fathers rights, privileges, and responsibilities will be terminated upon a finalization of adoption. Support will have to be paid until the day it is finalized.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What dna test can I take to prove I'm indian to get a state charge dismissed in Oklahoma?

I've been trying to get my indian card cause my great great grandmother was full blood Cherokee indian.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 1, 2022

Almost every tribe does not accept dna for membership.

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 Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: In okla.do no passing zone signs have to be certain color and shape for ticket to be valid.
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 1, 2022

A sign is not required in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma. Highway department or the designated authority for that jurisdiction can determine where the zones are and they are identified by signage OR by markings (double yellow line). So if there was a double line and the sign had been stolen or been spray... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there any decal stickers or tags that are required to be on a coin operated vending machine.
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 1, 2022

The technical answer is if it is In a place of business or intended to be for profit (even if it is not profitable) then yes a decal is required from the tax commission.

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