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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: How could I get an easy divorce being that he does have abandonment which has now been 15 yrs
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Anna L Self answered on Jul 16, 2021

I agree with the other 2 attorneys that have posted. You file a Petition and attempt to get him served. It sounds like you don't know where he is so you can ask the Court to allow you to serve him by publication. When he doesn't respond you can file a Motion for Default and the Judge most... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Child support case ..When he turned 18 I got a letter in mail saying I will only owe 10 a month... and now i have

Received a letter from job that they amended that and now say I owe 275.50 a month..

I owe back childsupport.. but they originally told me that it was gonna be only 10 a month and now I have paper saying back child support due a month is that..its not dhs .. its Oklahoma child support.. but... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Jul 14, 2021

It sounds like you are dealing with DHS. If so, you can contact them to see why the change. Generally, if you are paying child support past the 18th birthday it is arrears that you owe. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I went to jail and my emotional support animal was lost and ended up at the pound and adopted out.How do I get him back?

The animal shelter was in Ardmore, Oklahoma

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Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

If he was adopted out I don't think you can get him back.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Who do i contact when Apts refuse to make needed repairs in section 8 approved apts?

My pregnant daughter and four grand babies are living in a section 8 approved apts that will not make much need repairs I have pics of the black mold on bathroom ceiling walls doors, whole in kitchen ceiling from upstairs flooding, hallway moled carpet soak in water to wear maggots are on carpet... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

I would contact Legal Aid if you can't get assistance from the Housing Authority that runs your section 8 program. I would also keep trying with the Housing Authority. In OKC, they have to approve the home before it qualifies for section 8 and it sounds like the apartments should not be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In the state of Oklahoma is a wife responsible for her husbands medical bills after death?

There is no property owned nor any other asset to go to probate. He leaves me a single parent of our 4 children, all under the age of 13. He was the only one working. I have been a homemaker for the length of our 14 yr marriage. He did have a life insurance policy for $25000. But no other financial... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

Yes, you can be held responsible for the medical debt of your spouse. You can see if you can negotiate a lower amount with the creditors or you can see if bankruptcy would be an option for you to discharge the medical debt. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Collections and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: In the state of Oklahoma can a creditor or a repo man pay somebody to tell them where a car is that's up for repo?
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Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

I am not aware of any law that would prohibit this so I believe they could.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Collections for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I be placed in jail over a medical debt from a collection agency who has an attorney now representing them?

I have a debt collection agency who is represented by an attorney who has taken me to court and still hasn't provided details on what the medical bills are for. I just know they are from at least 2009; I was pulled over last year and was sent to jail over a bench warrant that was issued back... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

You don't go to jail for not paying the debt. You go to jail for not appearing in court when the Judge orders

you to appear. Generally, it is after a judgment is awarded to the creditor and they file for a hearing on assets. You are served with an order to appear at the hearing on...
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3 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What can I do to get my kids back in a domestic violence case?

DHS took my kids, I've done everything they have asked me to do and they are saying I'm not making progress at all, I've done everything they've assigned me to do and even changed my attitude and behavior and they are still looking at terminating my rights, they wont let me live... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

You need an attorney. In OKC, they have attorneys on contract that represent parents when DHS is trying to take your kids from you. Contact the juvenile court in Tulsa and see if someone can get an attorney assigned to you if you cannot afford private counsel. Good Luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Intestate probate bars felons from being appointed Personal Representative, even after Judge Coleman knew?

There is blatant embezzlement with all financial accounts deposited in her personal account since said appointment

and almost all personal property being taken to the dump.

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Anna L Self answered on Jul 12, 2021

If you are an heir you have an interest in the estate and could hire an attorney to review the evidence of embezzlement. That would allow you to file a motion to try to get her removed as the personal representative.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I get rid of a supervised visitation order? I don't understand how I have one.
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Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

You should hire an attorney to review the documents in your case and they can explain to you why you have a supervised visitation order. The Judge would have ordered it based on testimony or documents presented at a hearing in your case. Good Luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm wanting to know what "cause stricken" means with DHS pursuing a noncustodial parent who has not paid child support.

The noncustodial parent does not have custody and has not paid anything since it was ordered by court during the divorce finalization.

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Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

It sounds like the pursuit of the non custodial parent was cancelled. Contact DHS to find out the status if you are the custodial parent. They will explain it to you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: When someone dies without a will, who does their assests go to?Does it go to probate or family?

Person has no spouse or children. But has living mother and siblings.

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Anna L Self answered on Jun 17, 2021

A probate may need to be filed. You would need an attorney to review deeds, bank accounts, etc. to determine if probate would need to be filed. Without a will, the estate passes according to Oklahoma statute. If deceased has no spouse or living children or deceased children with children, then the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I get a judge to look at evidence? They keep denying to look at the evidence
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Anna L Self answered on Jun 16, 2021

You should consult with a lawyer on this. Evidence is complicated. Sometimes evidence is not admissible (hearsay), what kind of evidence it is, or the judge may not consider it relevant (even if you do). You can't make them look at the evidence. If they deny the admission of evidence,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I obtain a final decree of divorce without going to court hearings?

My divorce was granted in 2016. A handwritten order was filed outlining the terms of the divorce. I, the father, was awarded sole custody and everything else was split. My lawyer passed a few days after the hearing and never filed the final decree. How do I get one and will I need a lawyer. I’d... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Jun 15, 2021

You can always represent yourself in court. You will need to draft the decree along with a custody plan and child support calculations, forward it to opposing counsel for them to approve and sign (along with your ex) and present the signed decree to the Judge. It will be up to the Judge if they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A patient is in a coma. The family has given the ex wife medical rights to make the decision to let him go or not.

Does that mean the medical bills will go to her as well?

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Anna L Self answered on Jun 14, 2021

It depends if she signed documents at the hospital agreeing to be responsible for the medical bills. Since they are divorced she would not be responsible otherwise as she is not the spouse.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Oklahoma on
Q: Bought a rv and signed paperwork now told interest rate was wrong and need to sign new paperwork is this legal?

We bought a travel trailer from a dealership and looked over paperwork and agreed upon the interest rate and payment, signed and took possession of the rv and 3 days later they call and say the paperwork was wrong and interest rate and payments are going to be higher. Is this legal after already... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Jun 11, 2021

You should have an attorney review the contract and other documents that you signed but generally contracts are binding upon the parties and they can't change the terms.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Does unemployment cover taking a leave of absence to care for a parent who’s become too weak to sustain on their own?

I’ve recently taken a leave of absence to provide care to my elderly father during COVID who suffers from Congestive heart failure. I am the only child and have since relocated to be with him. We just began in-home physical therapy in hopes of increasing his strength so he may become stronger... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Jun 11, 2021

No. You must be actively seeking work to qualify for unemployment.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Oklahoma on
Q: What exactly makes a contract binding, and what legality surrounds verbal agreements?

My sister and her partner entered a contract written up by their friend, the friend, upon receiving the full amount of money will sign over everything in a building to them. However, I believe a verbal agreement was made that a full set of items would be included, yet the items were not in the... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Jun 11, 2021

Verbal contracts are enforceable. However, they are harder to enforce. You would have to file a lawsuit against the party that didn't perform under the terms of the verbal contract. You would need witnesses to testify in court of the verbal contract and the terms. The judge would determine if... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My grandfather died in 1988 in OK. A probate was initiated but never finalized. Is there a remedy?

My Grandfather left a will. The probated was hotly contested but then never finalized. The person (my uncle who was cut out of the will) who contested and pretty much subsumed the estate has now died. A year before his death he informed my father he had never finalized the probate of their father... Read more »

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Anna L Self answered on Jun 11, 2021

I think the answer depends on the circumstances surrounding the probate that was never finalized. It is odd that your uncle was cut out of the will and contested it but was also the Executor. Your father could have objected at the time and the Court would have forced the probate to be finalized.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Sister living in mom's home not making house payment and mom died, what can I do?

Not sure if there is a will or not. My sister was making house payments with moms money, mom died last month and she hasn't made the house payment. What can I do to prevent losing the house for non payment with her living in it?

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Anna L Self answered on Jun 7, 2021

You can make the mortgage payment yourself - the mortgage company won't care who makes the payment as long as it is paid. You should get a probate on file so the PR will have the authority to discuss the mortgage with the mortgage company. Through the probate you can get the house sold and... Read more »

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