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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: I got the house in the divorce. VA loan in Ex name, both of our names are on the title. How do I get everything my name
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answered on May 11, 2022

You can either have your ex sign a quit claim deed giving the property to you or if the decree has the legal description and states that you get the house you can file a certified copy of the decree in the county records.

Regarding the loan, you would have to refinance to get the debt in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: What if my spouse refuses to return my dog during separation period before divorce?

Wife has refused ownership of the dog several times due to quality of life at apartment. I’ve offered to pay for everything. He has lived with me for the entire separation period. He was my bestfriend while I was in the army. Now she is only keeping him from me to hurt me. But she has him listed... Read more »

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answered on May 11, 2022

You don't say how the dog is listed in the divorce decree. If the decree says she gets the dog and it has not been signed by the Judge - don't sign the decree. If the decree says she gets the dog and the Judge has signed the decree then the decree is enforceable. Dogs are considered... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: What happens when there has not been a discovery given to attorney and the case isnt going to trial

My dhs lawyer has been going back and forth for almost 3/4 months trying to get the discovery for our case from the courts and they keep beating around the bush. Now they are not even responding to him. I know that the discovery does not have to legally be given out (even though we are entitled to... Read more »

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answered on May 11, 2022

I don't know what discovery the courts would be providing to you. Generally its the opposing party that you are requesting documents/information from and if they fail to comply with discovery requests you file a Motion to Compel. Your DHS attorney probably knows this.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: What paper do I need to file to get custody of my child if her father which is the custodial parent is in jail
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answered on May 11, 2022

You would need to file a Motion to Modify custody and set it for hearing before the Judge. You should also file for emergency custody if the custodial parent is currently in jail. This can be complicated so I suggest you seek the services of an attorney.

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?

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answered on May 11, 2022

I agree with Mr. Watts. If the deceased is her stepfather and he never adopted her, the will controls how the assets are distributed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Okla dhs closed the case when child turned 18, arrears are still owed, how do I collect from another state now?

we had a custody change as my child needs to know their siblings, they then lived with biological father at the time he(bio-father) owed over twenty thousand, I was under the understanding his back amount would be reduced from any amount that was asked of me to pay( not the case), my child is now... Read more »

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answered on Feb 22, 2022

You can domesticate child support order in the state where the Dad lives and have an attorney collect for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I find someone to help me with paperwork to petition to terminate a guardianship?
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answered on Feb 22, 2022

If you can't afford an attorney you can try Legal Aid.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Custodial parent has withheld children from non custodial parent for 4 years. What can be done?

Non custodial is behind in child support but is making payments. The visitation is court ordered and is not being denied by non custodial but not being followed by custodial due to no communication at all for the last 4 years, despite non custodial and family reaching out.

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answered on Feb 22, 2022

Being behind in child support is not a valid reason to withhold visitation if the Court Ordered visitation. A motion to enforce is the usual remedy but a review of the Order from the Court would be necessary. Good Luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: If a person is paying child support do I have to allow visitation/phone calls with the children can I stop communication

The father doesn't visit, in the last 2 years has visited 3 times. And is threatening court.

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answered on Feb 11, 2022

You need to look at the visitation schedule to see what the court ordered. I have never seen a judge disallow phone calls from a parent.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: What should i do if my 2 children live with me 100% of the time for 1&1/2 yrs and im still paying child support?

& does that mean that the person gettong child support for said children could come get my kids from me at any time even tho they are currently enrolled in school where we live (in a different state) plus i have medical etc etc for them

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answered on Nov 28, 2021

You should file to modify custody and ask the Court to make you the custodial parent with visitation to the other parent. You need a court order that says you are the custodial parent.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: What are my rights? Brother won't speak with any siblings. He put it in probate. Mother died end of Sept.

She had no will. Owned her land and home had 56000 in one account. and other account not sure He was appointed special administratior over her estate in one day. Now what happens? He's living in her home with his wife. He owns property next door and lives in TX. There are 5 of us. I just want... Read more »

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answered on Nov 17, 2021

If your Mom died intestate you would be entitled to a share of probate assets. You would need an attorney to review the probate documents to tell you what you are entitled to and explain the probate process as it relates to your Mom's case. Every probate is different as to how long they take... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Communications Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Yes my husband's aunt died in New Mexico and her partner not married has will. Does he have the right to ask for a copy

He is the next living relative and had to send information and initials to funeral home because funeral home wouldn't let partner do it even with will stating so.

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answered on Nov 15, 2021

In Oklahoma he would not be required to provide a copy of the will but since she died (I am assuming she lived there) in New Mexico you should post in the New Mexico group.

In Oklahoma, if your husband was an heir pursuant to the will he would be given written notice when the will was...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: I want my mother to take custody of me after losing a custody battle around 7 or 8 years ago, what are her chances
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answered on Oct 31, 2021

I think it depends on why she lost custody, has she has changed whatever made her lose custody and if the custodial parent objects.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I want half of my dead fathers estate

Father died 3 years ago and left no will his only legal heirs are me and my younger brother; said younger brother decided to make himself executor of the estate. He went to court over the property and won; a quit claim deed was signed over to him and him alone. Is it possible to get half of our... Read more »

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answered on Oct 29, 2021

You would need to talk to a probate attorney and have them review the court documents that you have. You state that "he went to court and won". If the judge already decided that all of the property should go to your brother it may be too late. However, that makes no sense. If a probate... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Q: Prior of death a person was receiving unemployment benefits; is a family member entitled to these benefits after death?

Can you give me the statue of this law to the question in Oklahoma.

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answered on Oct 27, 2021

No, the family members are not entitled to unemployment benefits of a deceased.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I need to know if I can sue my father for money he owed in a divorce with my mother.

My parents divorced in 2016, my father owes us half of the property value but he has never paid any of it. My mother has PTSD from the marriage and its really hard for her to work on finding a lawyer and everything because of her mental state. I'm 21, I need to know if theres anything I can... Read more »

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answered on Oct 8, 2021

If you were guardian of your mother you could pursue her action on her behalf. Also a Durable Power of Attorney drafted correctly would allow you to proceed on her behalf. You can't "take it into your own hands" as the cause of action belongs to your Mother. Good Luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If the custodial parent has died, do I still owe arrearges? And who do I owe them to?

After her death I received some legal papers from an attorney explaining that she had passed away and that our minor child wanted to live with his older step brother. Having had no contact or relationship with the child for 16 of his 17 years I consented to his request only to find out later that... Read more »

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answered on Oct 5, 2021

If the custodial parent has died and the child is still a minor then you owe the child support arrears to the person who has guardianship over the child or if the child has received benefits from DHS due to your nonpayment of child support you may owe DHS.

If the child is now an adult and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: pro se what can be filed post judgment protective order if the victim keeps contacting them by Facebook?

Alleged victim filed a report In a different county making false allegations and misrepresentations of her protective order to an officer that caused defendant to be arrested and charged for violation of protection order. Eventually defendant proved there was no probable cause so prosecutor... Read more »

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answered on Oct 5, 2021

I don't know any similar case examples. If there is new evidence that there was no victim, you can file a Motion to Vacate the Protective Order.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Filing an application for contempt for any violation of the automatic temporary Injunction, is there a form - Thank you

This is a divorce where the bank accounts were emptied prior to the hearing.

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answered on Oct 5, 2021

There are no forms for a violation of ATI. An attorney would draft a Application based on the facts of the case and every case is different.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there a form for an application for contempt for any violation of the automatic temporary injunction - thank you

This is a family law matter

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answered on Oct 5, 2021

No, attorneys draft documents based on the facts of each case. Each case is different.

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