Questions Answered by Timothy J. Pickens

Q: Husband is CEO w/1 partner. He owns 40%. Upon his death he wants to distribute 20% to a daughter and step-daughter,

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 30, 2015

Yes, if the funds are available when he dies. Contact your local Attorney to discuss the issues. TJP

Q: Is it legal for my ex husband to file custody without serving me papers?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 30, 2015

You have a good argument. However, you need to contact a local Family Law Attorney to review the issue of "Notice". TJP

Q: After an arrest & u go court receive your charges and a bond is set,Can the court say they have more charges

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 30, 2015

The DA can amend the petition. Call a local Oklahoma Attorney to help address your questions. TJP

Q: Does a child support check need to come from a bank account with the payor's name on it or can a girlfriend pay it?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 30, 2015

Anyone can pay. But, whoever pays better clearly print on the check that the payment is specically for ChildSupport and print the name of who owes the ChildSupport. Contact a local Oklahoma Attorney to assist you further. TJP

Q: Me and my ex have been legally separated for 4 years. He filed the divorce and his attorney is not repenting him becaue

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 15, 2015

You should get your own Oklahoma Family Law attorney and finish out the divorce. You should get the final decree drafted to your desires and have your husband served with the final decree along with a date for presentment, so that he can attend or not. If he fails to attend and you can show good service on him then a default decree is a likely outcome. TJP

Q: In oklahoma, how long does a judge have to make a decision when the case is under advisement?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 15, 2015

A reasonable amount of time based on the complexity of the case...

Q: How do I gain custody of my 15 year old brother when I'm 19?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 15, 2015

Tough situation. You will definitely need to be able to show the court that you can provide food, shelter... for your newborn and your autistic younger brother. You should find a local Oklahoma Attorney to help you with the guardianship. TJP

Q: Can visitation be denied due to a FTA warrant on a felony DUI case being issued?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 15, 2015

The unfortunate truth is probably, yes. However, you will need to discuss the particular set of facts surrounding your case with your Oklahoma Family Law Attorney. TJP

Q: Where do I go to get a Answer form as a written response in the dissolution of marriage papers i received?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 15, 2015

You will likely have little success finding a response form to answer any petition or set of interrogatories at any courthouse. Your best bet is to secure the assistance of a local Oklahoma Family Law Attorney as soon as possible. Answering within the 20 day time period is very important! TJP

Q: My fiancee is currently incarcerated.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 15, 2015

"Common Law Marriage" comes to my mind. But, the facts are a bit sparse. Contact your local Oklahoma Family Law Attorney. TJP

Q: Do I need a lawyer for being accused of stealing a gas can?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 15, 2015

That depends. How valuable was the gas can? Grand Larceny v. Petit Larceny? Did you commit a felony with the gas can? At any rate, you should contact your local Oklahoma Criminal Defense Attorney to discuss the details of your case. TJP

Q: If you have been sentenced two years in oklahoma but have a hold in texas do you have to do the full two before transfer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 15, 2015

It would be helpful to know the specifics about your husband's Oklahoma conviction. However, from your information, the 2 year consecutive seems better than a 4 year concurrent. Because, if he has already served all but 7 months in Texas then theoretically he should only have 2 years and 7 months instead of 4 years and 7 months. At anyrate, the department of corrections can increase or decrease his time in for any number of reasons. You should schedule an appoitment with a local Oklahoma...

Q: Is it legal or illegal to shoot someone who is stealing your vehicle from your residence or protect your property

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 15, 2015

"Never bring a knife to a gun fight, and never use deadly force to protect your property." For specific statute discussion call your local Oklahoma Criminal Defense Attorney! TJP

Q: The fathet collects social security benefits and my son draws off him why doesn't he have to pay support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 10, 2015

The answer to your Question is probably found by asking SS and DHS. A local attorney who deals with these organizations can help you find the answer. TJP

Q: where do I find low income lawyers or legal aid

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 4, 2015

Here are a few places that can help you locate an affordable attorney: The University of Tulsa Law School, The University of Oklahoma Law School, your local county bar association or the Oklahoma Bar Association. In addition, there is also the Legal Aid Society. TJP

Q: Can I go to jail on a application to revoke

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 3, 2015

Yes. But, the answer cannot come without you explaining the history of your case as well as the current facts that have led to this application to revoke. Therefore, you need to contact a local Oklahoma attorney to address these questions. TJP

Q: What does the word issue, mean when a jury trial is being set.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 30, 2015

Usually, immediately before you have your case heard before a jury you have had all your discovery and procedural issues addressed and you can proceed to trial. You should consult with a local Criminal Defense Attorney to discuss the particular facts dealing with your question. TJP

Q: Is there any way to get the morality clause removed from the divroce decree?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 30, 2015

You can always file a motion to modify /change the language in your decree. One of the easiest ways to accomplish your request would be to get the opposing party to agree to the change. Then present the motion and the signed agreed order modifying... to the Judge for signature. It is always best to review your specific facts with a local attorney. TJP

Q: In oklahoma can I have my boyfriend move in if he has a fleony charge and I am trying to get custody of my children back

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 28, 2015

Why? Do you want to help the other side with their case against you? That said, it is never a good idea to add a convicted Felon to a custody dispute. But, to say you can't make that decision is not true. Contact a local Oklahoma attorney to sift through the facts of your case to address the issue in detail. TJP

Q: What are the penalties for drug possession & trafficing

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 27, 2015

Here are a few Fines to consider:

A. The provisions of the Trafficking in Illegal Drugs Act shall apply to persons convicted of violations with respect to the following substances:

1. Marihuana;

2. Cocaine or coca leaves;

3. Heroin;

4. Amphetamine or methamphetamine;

5. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD);

6. Phencyclidine (PCP);

7. Cocaine base, commonly known as "crack" or "rock";

8. 3,4-Methylenedioxy methamphetamine,...

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