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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: What can I do if I can't need an attorney but I lost my job/home I have criminal,family,traffic cases

I am homeless and jobless after a bad divorce and many alcohol and drug addiction problems. I need to find an attorney to help with the mountain of legal problems I have but have no way to pay for a good attorney and I don't know what to do because the longer I put these problems off the worse... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 15, 2019

You may want to check into Legal Aid. They can occasionally help people in your situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Child support case

When I filed I wasn’t sure who the dad is. But I now know who the dad is. He is willing to sign the AOP and put his name on the birth certificate. If I tell child support I know who the father is will they change the case or will they need anything else?

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 12, 2019

Depending on how old the child is, simply signing the AOP may be sufficient enough for DHS-CSS to start collecting child support from him. You may simply call them to see what else they need. In some situations, they may require genetic testing as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My father passed away. He had a will and I am the execator . The will just states to divided everything equal among my

among my two sisters and me. How long do I wait to divide to see if any bills come in. He didn't owe anything. Didn't have much

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 12, 2019

If he has an actual will, not a trust, you'll need to file a probate action and present the will to probate Judge to get an order from the Court to divide up the assets. Having an attorney to help you will ensure this is done as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, there will be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My parents divorced 20 years ago. Mother never sold house as directed. Now she is passing. What type attorney is needed?

Fathers estate has 3 people that are not on mothers. When mother passes there will questions regarding the property and whonis goes to. Only myself and sster are on both estates. Father only payed 18 months or mortgage before divorcing mother and died owing substantial childsupport. Would court... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 9, 2019

I would say that you need the services of an experienced family law practitioner licensed in the State of Oklahoma. That person should be able to handle most (if not all) of the issues that you're experiencing now.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can the father of my baby legally keep the baby if I took him for an overnight visit?

I dropped of the baby to his father for an overnight visit. We are not legally married. Now he refuses to give him back. I did put his name on the birth certificate. They accused me of doing drugs and called CPS who did a drug test that I passed. How can he legally keep me from my baby?? And how do... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 9, 2019

It depends on what has happened in your case thus far. Is there a paternity order that directs issues of custody, visitation, etc.? If so, and he is not returning the child per the Order, he may be held in contempt of Court for that. If there is not a paternity order, and DHS has him listed as... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Tax Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My father died with no will. His house/property went to myself and his wife. She hasn’t paid taxes in 4 years. Options?

I am his daughter. I started receiving back tax stubs about 6 months ago and just got a letter of intent to auction. She refuses to sell the property back to our family (we got the land in the Okalahoma Land Run) and refused to pay the taxes. Shouldn’t the resident of the property be responsible... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 8, 2019

If he had no will, how did the property pass to you and his wife? Was it held in trust? Who is on the deed presently? There are a lot of questions and issues that you will need to discuss with an attorney. It may be possible to still file a probate and settle the ownership issue, if that is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: If I lose a jury trial what will happen if dhs is involved?
Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 4, 2019

A lot more information is needed before I can try to answer that question. You should consult with an attorney licensed in Oklahoma ASAP, especially if you have an upcoming jury trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have been separated for 3 years & filed for divorce 2 1/2 years ago but husband won't sign divorce papers.

I'm currently pregnant by someone else can I still file for divorce by default?

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jun 28, 2019

While you are pregnant, your future-former husband is the presumed legal father of your unborn child, unfortunately. You may be able to still proceed with pursuing a default divorce decree to a point. This will almost certainly require the assistance of a licensed attorney who has experience in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What would be a reason we are still in emergency temporary guardianship 16 months later?

We have had guardianship of our granddaughter since birth. Its been 16 months and our hearings keep getting continued. We have asked that a motion be filed for permanent guardianship but we get told "no we dont want to do that we are going for guardianship". Isnt a law that after 6 months... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jun 28, 2019

There are several different reasons why an "emergency" guardianship may be continued, and they are all very fact-specific and case-specific. It is not uncommon for different Judges in different counties to handle how they continue "emergencies."

As to your second point,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there a packet or forms to file a petition of custody in Oklahoma?
Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jun 27, 2019

There is not necessarily a standard, one-size-fits-all "packet" of forms available, as some divorces require different or specific forms and filings. If you contact a family law attorney licensed in Oklahoma, s/he will be able to walk you through the needed forms for your particular situation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have sole custody, what proof do I need to show of abandonment etc so my new spouse can adopt my children?

I was given sole custody, all divorce states is I have sole custody and respondent to pay X Amt of child support.No visitation was granted etc. Nothing has ever been paid, and he has not even had contact in nearly 3 years. He has had CF and CM arrests in the past few years (drug abuse)with deferred... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jun 24, 2019

If the biological father has not had substantial contact with the child in 12 months, you may be able to proceed with an adoption without the biological father's consent on the grounds of abandonment. Failure to pay child support and lack of interest in exercising visitation in this time can... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: My spouse got a divorce kit is that good?
Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jun 20, 2019

I'm not entirely certain what you mean by "divorce kit." However, if you're referring to filed out paperwork to file the divorce, do not sign those without having a licensed attorney first review them. Further, do not agree to or sign anything without first consulting with an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My step daughter has 3 kids and filed for divorce. Is parenting class required? What if he won't go? Is she out of luck?

She insists the Judge told her the divorce won't be granted unless they both attend this parenting class. He refuses to go. What remedy does she have to get the divorce finalized and get an order for child support? He gives her no money for the small kids (3 under age 4). She is not... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jun 17, 2019

Starting with the divorce questions, yes, attending the Helping Children Cope with Divorce class is mandatory for both parents and is offered at Family and Children's Services. If she is receiving certain types of state services through DHS, she may be able to waive the fee for the class.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My daughters father is refusing to return my daughter back to my custody tomorrow at 6 p.m like is court ordered.

He’s saying he gets a full weekend for Father’s Day. That would mean he gets her Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. We have temporary joint custody pending trial. What can I do?

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jun 15, 2019

Do you have a Temporary Order in place that specifically deals with Father’s Day/Mother’s Day? If so, it depends on the specific language of the Order. If he does not follow the specific language of the Order and return the child as the Order states, he could be held in Contempt of Court.... Read more »

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