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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: Tenants verbally agreed to move 2 months early. We signed an offer and acceptance to sale house. Now renter refuses.

We signed an offer and acceptance for sale of the house. Can we back out of the offer and acceptance and are there expenses we are obligated to cover?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Apr 5, 2021

More information is needed here.

Is there an underlying written lease with the tenant in place? If so, what are those terms regarding moveout and verbal modifications?

To get a renter out of the house, you have to file a Forcible Entry & Detainer with the court and evict them....
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: My ex-wife is threatening to keep the kids on my day that is outlined in the court paperwork. What are my options?

She made plans on my day and has told the kids she is going to keep them whether I agree to allow her to or not. Could I call the police?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Apr 5, 2021

This depends on so much. With family law especially, on one hand, you have remedies available under the law; on the other hand, you have to consider that you'll have to co-parent with your ex for years.

Prior to hiring me, I have had parents who take their custody order and call the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: In an abusive marriage and trying to leave. How can I limit or remove visitation in the divorce settlement.

I'm a stay at home mom and I'm trying to get into school. We have a toddler. Things are becoming untenable and I know we need to leave. How do I make sure I can keep my little safe when it comes to custody and visitation.

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 30, 2021

I’m sorry to hear about your situation. That can be a lot and you should really speak to an attorney about these logistics.

In Oklahoma, if you prove there is domestic violence, the abuser is not supposed to have unsupervised visitation with the children unless the abuser overcomes the...
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4 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Does the state of Oklahoma allow annulments for the grounds of bigamy
Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 29, 2021

Yes, Oklahoma allows annulments on the basis of bigamy. Let me know if you have more questions.

I wish you the best.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: No lease and pay weekly. Note on my door today says evicted move tonight also electric off is this legal
Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 25, 2021

There isn't enough information here to answer your question. The Oklahoma Bar Association's website has some free legal resources for tenants that can be found here: https://www.okbar.org/freelegalinfo/tenant/

I wish you the best.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: I want to file for a divorce. I live here in Tulsa, OK and my husband lives in Florida, do I file here or in Florida?
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Jessica Brown answered on Mar 25, 2021

Where you can file for divorce is governed by statute in Oklahoma. Either you or your spouse must be a resident of Oklahoma for six months; otherwise, the court does not have the power to grant your divorce. If you have been a resident of the State of Oklahoma for at least six months, you can file... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: if you are 17 and pregnant and don't feel safe in your home can you leave?

I have the support from a cop and his wife that i lived with last time my dad was on drugs. i also have audio clips of him hurting my step mom. i just don’t want me or my baby around him

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 24, 2021

I am so sorry to hear you are in this position.

Minors who are 17 can, if they are able to support themselves financially (and other considerations) petition the court for emancipation. That is a process where the court does what is called “grants rights of majority.” Essentially, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Q: if a utility is in a persons name , in oklahoma, is that the person who is responsible for this bill
Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 23, 2021

Generally, yes. There are some exceptions to this, but I don't have enough information here to know more.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My out of control step son has come to live with us. Can I cuff him 2 me to keep him from running away?

He is constantly running away and tries to jump out of the moving car. Can I handcuff him to me to keep him from running off?? Is that legal?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 23, 2021

Absolutely not.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My name is Ken have a question about a unemployment hearing for job seperation that I don't agree with

My question its alot longer because feel you have to know the whole story not just a peice so I'm shorting it best I can imagine in adjudication for unemployment because I thought I was on FLMA but my job says I was terminated for job abadonment don't know how FLMA works but isn't... Read more »

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

You should definitely unpack these details with an employment law attorney ASAP. Most offer free initial consultations.

I'm sorry for your loss.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Oklahoma on
Q: I know someone who is trying to open a business that violates trademark. Who would I contact?

There is a business opening in my town that is using the trademarked name of another business. They do not have the rights to use the name under trademark. Who would I get in touch with about that

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

You should contact a "trademark infringement" or "intellectual property" attorney to discuss possible options here. This will be very fact specific and you will need to give them more information for them to advise you about options moving forward.

Also, it is unclear...
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1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I bought a used vehicle with 68,000 miles on it & it started leaking oil 2 wks after & it has a warranty but not factory

Its a 2015 dodge durango, it has an extended warranty of 2yrs unlimited miles and a warranty the the dealership put on the vehicle!! The part that they need to fix it, no one can get ahold of due to covid!! They wanted me to drive the vehicle while it is leaking oil and add oil to it here and there... Read more »

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Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

You should contact a lemon law attorney ASAP to talk about what your options are here. There isn't enough information to be able to tell from your post.

There are strict notice requirements that have to be met or you can be forever barred from bringing a claim or recovering anything....
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: Snow storm I missed court I called was told call back Monday not knowing judge went on with case landlord kicked door

Less 24 hours without any notice or time landlord stole anything of value then destroyed the rest with paint and chemicals when I asked why he would do that he said cause you owe me rent can he do this I have picture to show he destroyed everything he didn't take

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

It would be good for you to contact an attorney here. Your landlord is not allowed to destroy your property.

If a tenant leaves property behind, the landlord has a couple of options. If the property has little or no value, the landlord may throw it away.

If the property does have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Q: if the brother of my roomate/boyfriend thatdied i was common law with gets granted to be personal rep kicks me out

is there a way to overturn this since i was common law married to him and there was no will in place

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

I am sorry for your loss.

If you were common law married, you can fight this and argue to prove it in court. You'll need to contact an attorney to go through the specifics here because this will be very fact intensive.

I wish you the best.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Oklahoma on
Q: If I buy something from a place like Etsy to put on a product that I sell and make from scratch. Am I good legally

I buy the product from a source that is allowed to make the sticker or decal and I put it on a product to sell. Do I still have to get a Craftman license to be able to sell that with that sticker on it?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

There isn't enough information here to fully answer your question.

It does, however, sound like (depending on a lot more information) you could get in trouble for copyright and/or trademark infringement, fraudulent misrepresentation, or something else.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I, the eldest child, only son and living child obtain legal documents of POA? Granddaughter says she is POA

But will not produce legal documents. Thank you!

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

If your parent is still living, you can ask your parent for them.

If you parent is deceased, then the power of attorney is no longer valid after death.

It might be good for you to contact an "elder abuse" attorney to ask them more specific questions here and describe your concerns.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Tribal: is there a is there a deadline to file a wrongful termination suit. Currupt exec branch not following policies
Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

Yes, but this is too fact intensive to know what that deadline would be. You should contact an attorney ASAP to make sure you don't miss any deadline.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Q: I had a wreck while I was delivering for Domino's, it was not my fault, the other vehicle was stolen with no insurance,

The driver fled on foot and was never caught, my insurance wont help because I was on the job and Domino's aka team next level of tulsa will not help or answer my questions my employers will not respond to calls or messages anymore, the most they will do is get me in touch with work comp for... Read more »

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

You should contact a "bad faith" insurance attorney. They frequently review initial information for no charge - have any rejection/denial letters ready to show them.

It sounds like your insurance company denied the claim because of an exclusion in your policy. An attorney can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: My daughter is 16 and lives with her dad in Oklahoma. I live in Kansas where custody was filed.

She has been to a youth shelter twice in six months because he is mentally abusive. Can I file for emergency custody and which state do I file in? She wants to move back with me, hes only had custody for a year.

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

From what you've described, it sounds like the "home state" of your child is Oklahoma, so you could likely file in Oklahoma. I do not know or practice Kansas law, so you should contact a Kansas-licensed attorney to explore options of filing in the place where your current custody... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Regarding medical bills that a law firm bought.

The hospital says they don't have any information about the bill. Can the law firm get an itemized statement from them without my consent?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

I don't understand your question.

If the law firm represents you, then they can request a statement from the hospital with a signed medical release.

If a law firm is trying to collect payment on a hospital bill from you, the law firm can provide you a copy of that bill...
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