Questions Answered by Jason Perkins

Q: In a situation where parental rights may be taken and children are in foster care, are grandparents allowed any rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Jason Perkins' answer
They could request that the courts make them a guardian instead of other options available to the courts. You should contact an attorney to help you with guardianship.

Q: Re: Title 21 OS 21-1362 Discharging firearms in Osage County,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Jason Perkins' answer
They may be mistaking the difference between not illegal and not enforcing the law. They may not know about the law. There are many different laws that make it quite difficult if not impossible to know them all.

Q: How can I get the court case # for a minor ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Jason Perkins' answer
If you have an attorney they should be able to access that for you.

Q: Foster parent mistreating their adopted 17 year old. Enslaving her to do his business for very minimum pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Employment Law, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Jason Perkins' answer
If you feel that the child is being harmed you should contact DHS and speak with an attorney about what other options you have available.

Q: After getting full custody. How do i get his last name changed and my name put on his birth certificate? I am his father

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 30, 2018
Jason Perkins' answer
Ideally you would have asked for a name change in the custody proceedings. You should hire an attorney to do a name change for you or see if the previous judge would be willing to amend their order to allow for it.

Q: My son is 15 and no longer wants to live with his dad .We have joint custody,but he's the primary. What to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 30, 2018
Jason Perkins' answer
Without knowing more of the reason why he no longer wishes to stay with his dad that can be tricky to answer. Has he tried to speak with his father about the reasons why? A modification could likely be filed with the courts depending on different factors, and since the minor is over the age of 12 heavy preference is likely to be given. Even with that being the case though you should consult with an attorney as to what your options are.

Q: My child is turning 3 in may her dad has only been in her life when she was 3 months old he was incarcerated for meth

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 21, 2018
Jason Perkins' answer
Something as complex as termination of parental rights should be handled by an attorney. There are always situations where a persons parental rights can be terminated but it is not usually an easy process unless the other party agrees. There are numerous intricacies that I am sure your statement does not cover that would need to be known.

Q: Is it fraud if my fiancee is put as the father of my child and I don't know who his biological Father is?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 21, 2018
Jason Perkins' answer
This situation is not uncommon and is not fraud. If your fiance wishes to he can sign the birth certificate and even formally adopt the child. You should consult with a lawyer and discuss options from this point forward.

Q: I'm 27 and my wife is 17. We've been married since 11-17 and we want to move to Florida. Is that going to be legal there

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 21, 2018
Jason Perkins' answer
I agree with Mr. Louden, Florida laws need to be answered by a Florida attorney. I would add though how certain are you that you are married in Oklahoma? With the age obviously being an issue there has to be a very precise set of events that occur for the marriage to be valid.

Q: my uncle just got married yesterday, does his wife have access to his banking and other accounts

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 10, 2017
Jason Perkins' answer
There are a few questions here that are left unanswered. You really should sit down with an attorney and discuss. However, it really depends on your uncle and what he gives her access to. If he gives her the credit card to the account then theoretically yes she has access. If he does not however then she would not have access. This question is more dependent on what your uncle does and not just because they got married.

Q: my uncle just got married yesterday, my father and uncle share banks accounts how will this affect my father and family

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 10, 2017
Jason Perkins' answer
There are quite a few unanswered questions here. I would recommend siting down with an attorney to answer a lot of the intricacies that this question could entail. Essentially though the new wife would only be entitled to an equitable division of the assets that the uncle owns. If the uncle owns 1/2 of an asset the new wife could be entitled to an equitable division of that half. This is all dependent though on numerous factors. It would really be in your best interest to consult with an...

Q: How can stp dad get custdy of a child wif the mom wen the real dad don't wat 2 b in the child's life but don't wat2

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 10, 2017
Jason Perkins' answer
I think you are asking how a step father can become the child's father if the biological father is not in the picture. I would recommend that you hire an attorney and look into seeing if the biological father would be open to the step father adopting the child.

Q: Should i get a divorce, if I am commonlaw married? Yes we have done our taxes together. no children.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017
Jason Perkins' answer
You should consult with an attorney on whether you are common law married. If you are common law married though you must file for a divorce.

Q: What do I do after a default decree was vacated and the respondent is not participating in legal proceedings?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017
Jason Perkins' answer
If you already have a lawyer you must go through them for legal advice.

Q: can I get custody of my half sister

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017
Jason Perkins' answer
In the state of Oklahoma the judge is required to take into account the best interest of the child. I would recommend that you hire a lawyer to help you show to the courts how it is in the best interest of the child to be with you. It will be a heavy burden to overcome the presumption that the child is better off with the parents but if it is as you say it might be possible to overcome.

Q: Is there a way to defend yourself if you have been accused of a crime in someone else’s criminal case?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017
Jason Perkins' answer
If your boyfriend has not bonded out of jail he should have access to a public defender. He/you should request the paperwork to have a lawyer appointed to the case.

Q: Can I have a boyfriend during a divorce? It's a sticky situation and my ex could be looking at jail time...

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 5, 2017
Jason Perkins' answer
You are allowed to have a boyfriend during a divorce. With the facts you presented I would certainly recommend that you hire an attorney. It would not be the best idea to live together during this time and sometimes the judge will even issue a court order saying you cannot.

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