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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Divorce and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: There is no mortgage on my home , can the court make my house go to sherrifs sale?

In a divorce we as ordered 7yrs ago for my house to be sold and property be sold , divi50/50 . Now court is trying to make my home go to sherrifs sale. Nothing is owed on my home

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Sep 10, 2022

Yes, if the 50 50 division requires it to balance out with your Ex. Se an experienced divorce attorney immediately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Lawyer.told.temp.order.hearing.Judge I passed.on.hearing,but.both.parties. want.mediation.I did neither.is this.legal?

open Cust/pat. 6 months.moms withholding all contact. 3 weeks ago I insisted no more offers, time, no mediation its been 6 months. I need my kids.He filed. Medically i was not ble to be there. I asked him if we can continue it, said he will.he Emailed me: we got the continuance, but.judge.ordered... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 28, 2022

Many courts REQUIRE Mediation before a case is set for trial. This is a good opportunity for you to settle the case. Try to hire an attorney to advise you a" the mediation. Hopefully you can settle your case then. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Y.is.mom.lawyer.asking.me.to.sign.over.temp. Sole if.unwed.mom.already.supposedly has Sole.by.default.Pat/Custody.pend

I have open pat/Custody pending. Legally i am the presumed natural father. my lawyer is telling me if i do not sign her temp order offer she will not allow anymore visits or contact with the kids. Is thier nothing I can do to see my kids without signing the offer I don't agree with? It's... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 28, 2022

Your lawyer should be able to secure a visitation order for you if mom starts withholding visits.

Six months is long enough for the case to be pending. Attorney should get case set for trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband and I have been perfectly happy. My step daughter won't let me stay with them. What can I do to sue her

My husband has cancer and I have been his sole caregiver . Nobody in his family helped with anything.now that he's about to get his social security benefits she told him to move in with her and told me I can't stay with him. My husband is recovering from cancer so I would never want him... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 27, 2022

You should seek help from an experienced local probate attorney, who can file for guardianship of his person and estate. It should be no problem being appointed. You can then move husband back home.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: If my child moves back in with the her mother do I still receive back child support payments?

The mother never paid child support for 8 years because she was on drugs and chose other things besides her daughter. There is a court order for child support against the mother. A little over 2 years ago she started seeing my daughter again after my several attempts to get a hold of her. Now my... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 16, 2022

The $14k in back child support will not go away.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My father died January 2019 my mother died five months later June 2019 they both were obviously still married and

My father died January 2019 my mother died five months later June 2019 they both were obviously still married and I have one brother older and they had one granddaughter which is my daughter I wasn’t only not told of my parents death but when I talk to my brother when my mother died he said that... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 11, 2022

You need to immediately contact an experienced probate lawyer in the county of your parents residence for help with this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: My ex husband has stopped the $300 a month in alimony. Can he do that?

The money is to be transferred the 1st of every month. I’ve been divorced since 2009.

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 5, 2022

You haven't given me enough information to answer you. You should read the alimony provisions of your divorce decree to see when your alimony terminates. If it hasn't terminated, contact a family law attorney for help.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My oldest daughter went to the judge and got emergency gaurdinship on my 9 yr old daughter w out us knowing

DHS came the day before and said we was ok is that legal to not let us know or even be able to defend ourselfes they came the day she went to judge showed up w cops and took my daughter

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 27, 2022

You should have received a notice of hearing. On such an important matter, you should obtain an experienced family law attorney to assist you at the hearing. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My father recently passed away. About 6 months ago he purchased a sawmill for me and my wife. Now that he has passed

His executor of estate said he has bill of sell and wants it back. Only thing I have is all the people that my father told that he bought it for me

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 26, 2022

You should promptly contact an experienced probate lawyer to help you with this matter.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: joint legal custody and father is refusing to administer son's adhd medication during every other weekend visitation

5 year old not good to withdraw from meds for 2 days and what can i do

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 20, 2022

You need to contact your attorney to bring matter before the Court. The judge likely will order the meds given as prescribed.

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 »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 19, 2022

You should not attempt to grab your kids, this could hurt your chances of regaining legal custody. You need to retain an experienced family law attorney to help you regain legal custody.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I got screw ultra big time by a realitor who sold my house to her investor buddy I have try to sue but have reverse dee

The realtor had scam artest investor do and inspection then he ask for a price reduction of $1000.00 I said no but the realtor trick my divorce into says yes and it closing it went for a $1000 less. So lost $500 on sale of house. I have huge emotion stress over this. I want to sue but she claim... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 12, 2022

Sorry, but I don't think that you have a case. The divorce court apparently approved the sale, and 7 years later your claim would be barred by the statute of limitations.

It's time for you to move on and get over this.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a custodial parent in Oklahoma receive child support while incarcerated?
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Only if the funds are used to support the child. It would be better for the actual custodian was paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my nephew 13 ask to live with me

So my nephew 13 - his dad will not get a job like is not trying lost their home and is bouncing between a drug addict friend and a house with no power or water

My nephew does not want to stay there - so his dad sent him to live with an aunt that he is really uncomfortable with to the point... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 2, 2022

I'm at a loss as to why DHS can't find abuse. Go ahead and take him in, and see an experienced family law attorney to file for legal guardianship. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: If I filed a dicvore myself do you know if the paper work let's you ask for alimony and to help pay the house mortgage?

Been living with spouse sense 1998 got married 2005,been with them 26yrs. Total.

And I'm on disability he left 2/15/2021.

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on May 31, 2022

I don't know what kind of paperwork you're looking at, so can't answer question.

I strongly urge you to consult an experienced family law attorney for help.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Does Oklahoma have jurisdiction over Arkansas when it comes to filing for a divorce that took place in Arkansas?

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 »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on May 6, 2021

You should read previous answers with which I agree. See a competent family law attorney, in your county.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it legal to place a tracking/recording device in my wifes vehicle if i own the vehicle?

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 »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Apr 28, 2021

No, as long as the recording part doesn't record voice. Hire a good family law attorney to help you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: What are the chances of a person facing criminal charges due to bigamy
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Mar 29, 2021

Very few bigamy cases are filed in Oklahoma, but this is not to say the DA will not file in your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: If a protective order has been vacated, but you had several protective order violation counts, do they vacate aswell?

Or do the charges remain active. I can make my case on that she lied about the protective order thats why she petitioned to vacate.

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Mar 28, 2021

Dismissal of the protective order does NOT dismiss pending criminal charges. You should retain an experienced criminal law attorney to represent you in that case.

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