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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it required in oklahoma for bussinesses to take cash in their stores? And is it required they post it if they dont

I am curious if it is legal for ok. Stores to refuse cash on ordered goods when you pick them up when the business has nothing posted?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 22, 2022

In Oklahoma businesses can take any legal form of payment they desire. If they do not take cash, there are reasons they chose not to, such as a fear of theft, counterfeiting, germs transferred through money, etc... Posting is not required. Your recourse is to not accept the item and go... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: trial period for son she said no and brought up co pays and day care expenses from 5 yrs ago can she do this options plz

She has not provided any receipts and daycare expenses were from 5 years ago is there a statuette on this son wants to come live with me but she won't let him

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Assuming she has custody and you only have visitation, and If there is not an order saying she has to allow visitation (or visitation is dictated in the order) then it is within her rights to say no. You need to contact a family law attorney that can assist you with this, because these types of... Read more »

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 Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If my home was robbed shouldn't the deputy have came to investigate and not my workplace 24 hours later?

This happened in October and they know who did it, have evidence yet nobody updates me. It wasn't turned over to the da until December even tho the deputy tried to tell me November. I called this week to get an update and was told they were not going to do anything, prosecutorial discretion. I... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Not sure your question relates to the result you are seeking. The deputies actions would have to be viewed in the light of all other calls taken, as well as your availability when they were responding to the call. If you were not home when they were cleared off their other calls and you were at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Oklahoma on
Q: If I loan someone money to buy a piece of property and I have a notarized contract stating that if the borrower falls 2

Months behind on payments I the loaner will take possession of the property then he falls behind do I need to fill out a form to take possession of the property or will the contract stand for itself

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 20, 2022

You will need to take a breach of contract action.

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: A family member has my kids and went to court for temporary custody it’s been more than a year since court and I want

And I want my kids back, they haven’t taken me back to court for it and i just want to know if I can show up and get my kids since the tempo custody was for 6 months and it’s been way past that. I just found out about this. My parents who have my kids dislike me very much. They had nothing... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 18, 2022

You do not have enough details to properly answer your question. However, as with almost any custody issue you should contact a family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Workers' Compensation and Antitrust for Oklahoma on
Q: what is my fiancé started lying about every of my rights and progress both emotionally
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 13, 2022

There doesnt seem to be a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can an employer apply for an employee's liquor license in Oklahoma?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 13, 2022

The actual employee is the one submitting the application because it officially is the license of that individual. The business can pay for it, and technically, the business can assist the person in filling it out if the person is computer challenged, however the person would still be present... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the Oklahoma Statute that exempts gains from the sale of out-of-state real property from Oklahoma taxation?

Oklahoma 2021 tax return Form 511 instructions states:

"An Oklahoma resident individual is taxed on all income reported on the federal return, except...the gains/losses from the sales or exchange of real property in another state."

What is the specific Oklahoma Statute that addresses this?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 5, 2022

When dealing with taxes I encourage you to contact a tax law attorney- however if you still desire the information you may start looking at 68 O.S. § 2358 (OSCN 2022)

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get a court order to take custody of a bipolar mental patient?

An adult with Bipolar mental disorder needs more and different professional help and is unable realize it.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 19, 2022

A guardianship of an incapacitated adult is possible however you will have to prove they are incapacitated and not capable of caring for themselves. Additionally they will have an opportunity to give their input at a hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is an employment contract voluntary? If so, how can it be considered voluntary if a failure to sign prevents employment?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 19, 2022

It is voluntary because you can voluntarily choose to not work there if you do not like the contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Does electric company has 100% approval to clear cut the easement of trees if for 50 Years they have been trimming
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 19, 2022

If they have a utility easement then yes they can clear the trees out.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: What if we were not married?

How far in advance would I have to notify the other parent that we are moving if there is no custody agreement between us? And can they legally stop me from moving?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 15, 2022

This forum is a general forum and it is not as easy as a yes or no. You need to contact a family attorney for a consult to get your specific details.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: How far in advance do you have let the other parent know your moving if there is no custody agreement?

Can they legally stop you from moving if there is no custody agreement?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 15, 2022

There is a default state statute on this and even if your decree is absent wording it is enforceable. However, it is more applicable to the primary custodial parent (or more specifically the one person who can declare the primary resident of the child). You should contact an experienced family law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: domestic ASSUALT AND BATTERY DO i NEED A LAWYER OR CAN I REPRESENT MYSELF
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 12, 2022

You CAN represent yourself. That does not mean you should represent yourself. In criminal cases it is always advisable to get an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My rights were terminated in NC 3 yrs ago Im now in Oklahoma can parental rights be restored, contact, anything and how

I also had another child since moving to Oklahoma and My fiancé had a case in NC we have done everything even a home study and approved fit stable loving environment Is there anything I can do I know I’m not aloud contact with them ether but my oldest Continues to reach out to me and i can’t... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 12, 2022

If your rights were terminated and the child was adopted to another then it is very rare that you can get rights restored. There are a couple exceptions but those are extremely hard to prove and validate. As such the other parents have ultimate say over their child. Contact an adoption attorney to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Estate Planning for Oklahoma on
Q: Can power of attorney be revoked if person was not of sound mind at the time?

My dad was diagnosed with dementia February 2020. I had been his POA since May 2019. my daughter, without me knowing, changed poa to her in February 2021 at the time he had senile dementia and Alzheimer's per his doctor. Would this be able to be revoked since the document he signed stated he... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 9, 2022

There are more than one kind of power of attorney. Some POAs terminate instantly when someone becomes incapacitated or no longer competent because a power of attorney is predicated on the person granting the authority to make the decision as if it were themselves (in other words in their capacity).... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If my mothers non biological father dies with a will, with her being a half sibling is she entitled to any inheritances?

My mothers non biological father dies with a will and my mother has two other half siblings…what rights does she have here?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 6, 2022

Typically this will all be spelled out in his will. Also other factors would be considered such as was she officially adopted by him or not, is her mother still alive, etc… your best advice is to contact a probate attorney to assist you with determining the full extent of the rights with your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I relinquish the parental rights of the father of my son?

A protective order was issued against him for Me and my son for 5 years back in 2018.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 4, 2022

In short - your only option is a step-parent adoption has to take place. There is another way where DHS is involved but they wouldn’t be involved in your situation it doesn’t sound like. In essence the state will not terminate the rights of a parent without someone else assuming the rights (and... Read more »

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