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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Step grand father past some of his estate is designated some is not we have distributed the designated. What do we do

With the bal estate value under 50k. We know and have his wishes wrote down from him but nothing legal

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jan 9, 2020

If the balance is real estate, a probate must be filed. If the balance is just personal property or money then if all heirs agree to the split, split it evenly.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My Mother died and left her condo to her 6 children. Several children have died. How do we sell the Condo?

My sister lived in the condo for several years and has died with no children and no will.

Some of the other siblings had children that we are unable to locate. How do we get out from under this condo because it’s not worth much and is costing us money for HOA and taxes?

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jan 8, 2020

A probate of your mothers estate must be filed and finished to clear up the ownership interests in order to dispose of the property.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My friend had passed away and left me a piece of property her son sold her house next to the property and just gave the

Her son just gave the new owners that lot that was mine what do I do about it

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jan 8, 2020

Did your friend give you a deed to the property you say he/she left to you? If not, you don't own the lot.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband has left the home he was the main income for the family my name is on the deed what are my options?

He removed all his property and me and the kids in the home - he stated he would sue me if I rented or sold home - but I don’t make near enough to support all bills- options? Suggestions? He has been moved out since 12-24-19 this isn’t the first time he’s also been abusive knowing I can’t... Read more »

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jan 8, 2020

You must borrow the money to hire an attorney to help you get a divorce and support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Warrant after husband's parental rights to his 2 daughters were terminated and they were immediately adopted

Daughters were adopted by stepfather after termination but just learned a warrant is issued for non-payment of child support from termination date to present? We were told support was suspended on that date? What do we do now?

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jan 8, 2020

Hire an attorney to have it taken care of immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Where do you find if you have bench warrants?

Can I find out if I have bench warrants on the courthouse website under records or is there another place to find out?

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jan 8, 2020

Look on the web at ODCR.com or OSCN.net.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I recently was informed of an up upcoming court for a traffic stop that has been pending. The charges are P.I.,leavin sc

Leavin scene/damage, DUS, no ins. What can i expect when i get to court ? Would it be in my best interest to hire a lawer or use court appoint attorney ?

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jan 8, 2020

Hire a good attorney always.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If I'm a witness in a aggrivsted assult n battery case and I gave statement of incident but after thinking on the night

I cant honestly say that I saw him hit the victim. Was very dark and impossible to see . Can I change my statement and not have b witness in case

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jan 8, 2020

You can contact the officer who took your statement and relate to him/her what your now stating but the DA is the person who controls whether you will be subpoenaed to testify or not.An officer cannot tell you that you won't be a witness.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Why was the assistant DA removed from my case & the DA over it now? Its from 2007 & revocation hearing is next month.
Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jan 8, 2020

There can be number of reasons why an assistant was taken off the case. It doesn't really matter which attorney in the DA's office is handling the revocation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Construction Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: living in this rental home since march of 2019. In May of that year the heat/air entire unit went out. what can I do?

I have been with no air all summer, do have window units but its now winter and I have 2 dogs that stays inside. there is no heat provided at all. The air ducts and installation is still not installed and its been like that since May 2019. At time of the lease signing everything was working.

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

You must contact the landlord in writing notifying him/her of the problem.Title 41 section 121 of the Oklahoma statutes can be read by you but says the following. C. Except as otherwise provided in this act, if, contrary to the rental agreement or Section 18 of this act, the landlord willfully or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: I am being sued, and they said I was served but I wasn’t. Can this civil lawsuit be dropped on that basis?

The judgement was defaulted in the amount of $1550, since I didn’t appear because I wasn’t served at all.

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

Yes but you must file the necessary paperwork immediately and be ready to prove you were in fact not served.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: I want to adopt my wife's 30 year old daughter. everyone involved wants this to happen. what cost is involved?

I'm in yukon ok, Canadian county

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

Paying an attorney for the adoption which runs anywhere from $1500 plus court costs up to whatever the market where you live charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How would a teen get emancipated?

Child’s parent is too hard upon child.

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

Just because a parent is too hard on a child is not sufficient grounds to emancipate a child. There are statutory prerequisites that must be met before a petition can be filed on behalf of a child for emancipation. You need to hire an attorney to speak to him/her about the requirements and have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Where is the formal petition for termination of guardian?

Biological father wants to dissolve a guardianship

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

There is no formal petition to terminate a guardianship. A motion must be filed along with an order for hearing which must be served upon the guardian to terminate the guardianship. The reason and purpose that the guardianship was created for on the ward must be shown at that hearing as having been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: if the mother has made false accusations about the father, is it grounds for termination of his rights? what to do next?

the father is being treated as if his rights have been terminated, based on false info from the mother, who has failed to comply with the courts & has been unconfronted by the courts for non compliance. meanwhile, father is denied visitation etc. **this is for oklahoma not new mexico**

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

Get an attorney immediately to rectify this situation. You will need an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: 60/40 is the plan. He only typically has them every other weekend. I want to change the custody. He won’t agree.

He doesn’t want to pay more child support but wants to do what the kids wants and they want to be with me. How can I change this? He makes twice as much money and I take a low job to keep the kids on the schedule which is benifical to him as no daycare is needed. The kids vary rarely even stay... Read more »

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

You have not said if this is a joint custody case or you have sole custody. You need to hire an attorney to file a motion to modify the Decree requesting a change in custody to full custody or if you already have that then request a modification of the visitation and child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I would like to pursue a petition to request guardianship for an adult must an attorney create that

I am a senior citizen on limited income

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

Unless you know how to create the necessary documents that must be filed in court and served upon the ward, then you will need an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I was married in 2009 I got a divorce and I have a court order for me to pay child support I produced a DNA test during.

I produced a dna test during the divorce and the judge threw the DNA test out and forced me to pay child support

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

I suppose your question is why you have to pay and he threw out the test. There are certain laws governing children born during the marriage which could be used in your circumstance to do what the Judge did in not allowing the test results. If you lived with the mother and child for two years for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If I buy property at partition sherriff sale who pays the outstanding mortgage?
Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

The amount of money you bid will go to pay the outstanding mortgage. The mortgage holder usually bids enough to cover their mortgage and if outbid them then your money you pay upon confirmation of the sale will be sent to them.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Do still have to pay child support if I terminated my rights as an parent?
Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

Yes, unless the child has been adopted by another person. Just because your rights are terminated doesn't relieve the responsibility of having to support the child.

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