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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Oklahoma on

Q: My daughters common law husband passed away in oklahoma. All vehicles were in his name. What do we do?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Apr 25, 2011

Your son-in-law's estate should be admitted to probate. If he died without a will, then your daughter, as his husband is entitled to Letters of Administration which will be allow her to settle the estate and clear title to the vehicles.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Oklahoma on

Q: How can I establish that I am an heir to and establish title to real estate left by deceased father in McCurtain, OK?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Apr 25, 2011

The key issue is whether your father died with or without a will. If he died with a will, then find a copy and petition the court to admit the will to probate. If he did not have a will, then you can petition the court to be appointed as Administrator of the Estate. As a child, you are entitled... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Utah on

Q: I used a Rx cream and I had a very bad reaction after I only used it one time. What am I supposed to do now?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 30, 2011

This response is general and not specific to any jurisdiction. If you seek state-specific law, contact an attorney licensed in your state.

First, document the reaction. Certainly take pictures. You should also make an appointment with your doctor just to make sure that no other reactions...
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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on

Q: What is the state title which marking underground utilites i know the state statue is 142 for oklahoma

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 30, 2011

Can you please provide more details?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Can oklahoma emergency manager drive a county vehicle home legally

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 30, 2011

Yes, an Oklahoma Emergency Manager may drive a county vehicle home legally. There are some stsp the county should take in order to document it. First, a county official needs to determine that the use of the vehicle is solely for the benefit of the county. The IRS may still view the manager's use... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Oklahoma on

Q: How can i research bankruptcy records for Oklahoma from 1978 through current date?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

Sorry I don't have a specific answer for you. If you call the Western District of Oklahoma Bankruptcy Court at 405.609.5700, they may be able to provide additional information. Sorry I couldn't provide more information. If I think of anything, I'll update my response.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Oklahoma on

Q: How do you resolve a credit issue when you can't find the company to pay?

It is on my credit report as "frozen", but no contact number or address. Listed as Resolution Management (finance). I want to settle and get my credit score up, but can't without contacting or paying this off.

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

Send a letter to all of the the credit reporting agencies that have the account listed. Tell them that you dispute the account as accurate and that as listed, and (if this is true) that you do not recognize ever being having a balance with Resolution Management (finance); therefore, you dispute... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: What is the statue of limitations on filing a lawsuit for the murder of a family member and the cost?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

Under Oklahoma's Wrongful Death Act, the lawsuit must be filed within two (2) years of death. As for the cost, it is difficult to determine how much the actual costs will be. Almost every attorney that would take this case would do so on a contingent fee basis, meaning that the attorney is paid... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on

Q: I ended a lease on grounds of Vawa and now the Landlord is sending me a balance owed on the remaining 3 mths of my rent?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

If you living in housing by the Public Housing Authority (PHA) or Section 8 housing, then you should be protected. My understanding of VAWA is that it applies to federally subsidized (PHA or Section 8) housing only. If your lease is to one of these types of housing situations, then you should be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Please give the OKLAHOMA language for unlawful conversionof private property. Thanks!

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

I am not sure exactly what you are asking. It is illegal to convert someone else's property for your own use. Criminally, this is referred to as theft and civil liability is conversion, as you said. The civil remedy is based upon common law. Can you please provide more details to your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Oklahoma on

Q: A collector is trying to sue me for a debt that is over the statute of limitations. What do i do?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

Have you already been served with the Petition and Summons? Is this a small claims matter? Is the amount over $6,000? (Don't write back with the amount, just say yes or no.) Did you receive discovery (i.e., requests for admission, requests for production of documents and/or interrogatories)?... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Oklahoma on

Q: What are the things you can be paid for in Iminent Domain by the Dept. of Transportation

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

A landowner is to be paid "just compensation" by the government when the government takes the land by eminent domain. In the 10th Circuit (which includes Oklahoma), the determination is made by "market value." A lot of factors go into this, especially if only part of the property is taken such as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on

Q: What are my rights as a resident

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

Your question is very vague. Without additional information, answering your question is virutally impossible. Please provide more details of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oklahoma on

Q: What is title 68, section 205.2?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

This provision allows state agencies to collect money from you through your state income tax refund, if you are due a refund in excess of $50.00. The amount owed to the state agency, municipal court, or district court must also exceed $50.00.

If you have more specific questions, just ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on

Q: I contract through a company charging the end user 133% of my wage. Is this legal?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

Yes this is legal. This is the nature of employment agencies. They provide you with the jobs, you provide them with the work to "sell" and they mark up your services the same as a retail store marks up its products for sale.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Does the defendent have to be present when there is an emergency protective order on them in tulsa county

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

No, the defendant does not have to be present for an emergency protective order under Oklahoma Law. The Protective Order can be issued by the court and it lasts until after the full hearing on a permanent protective order. The full hearing does allow for the defendant's presence.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Oklahoma on

Q: My husband & his ex-wife filed bankruptcy in 2002. It is not showing discharged. What is the best way to start to fix?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

Contact the attorney that filed the bankruptcy paperowrk. If you don't know who that is, your husband should have paperwork identifying the Bankruptcy Trustee. Contact the trustee and ask what, if anything, is holding the process up.

If you don't have anything, any attorney that handles...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on

Q: I give my x $450 every two weeks. we havent gone through child support we have 6 kids is this good?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

Oklahoma has specific child support tables that compute the accepted amount of child support according to relevant variables (i.e., number of children, each parent's income, etc.) The issue is if the calculation according to law would require you to pay more and your ex pushes the issue, you'll be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on

Q: My mom owned and leased mineral rights in OK. She recently passed away. What are our options?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

The best course of action and your options largely depends on whether your mother had a will. Land and mineral rights are property that passes on as assets in a person's estate. These can be distributed via will or through what is known as intestate succession (i.e., to all heirs as defined by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Oklahoma on

Q: Do district attorney's have the same rules as they are for lawyers? Do they have to take an oath? If so can I get a copy

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

District Attorneys are licensed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court the same as any other attorney and must abide by the same rules of professional conduct. If you have a question about the conduct of any attorney, you can call the Oklahoma Bar Association for more information. (405) 416-7000 or... Read more »

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