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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm here to ask about Oklahoma common law marriage. Do you have to prove all elements for common law marriage?

I had a child with this person. We lived together so I could take care of our child. I never claimed to be married to this person. Everything was under my name. No joint accounts.Throughout the years there have been times where we seen other people physically and sexually; she actually lived with... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Sep 27, 2022

Common law is a fact intensive situation. Just one element may or may not be enough to establish it. However the intent of the parties to be a married couple is what has to be established. This is done by the other times such as the filing of taxes, claiming another as spouse on insurance... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Divorce and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: There is no mortgage on my home , can the court make my house go to sherrifs sale?

In a divorce we as ordered 7yrs ago for my house to be sold and property be sold , divi50/50 . Now court is trying to make my home go to sherrifs sale. Nothing is owed on my home

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Sep 10, 2022

Could be for property taxes. Those are yearly regardless of a mortgage or not.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Do you have to have your ex signature to sign away your rights as a parent

Due to extenuating circumstances and the fact that my ex has parental alienated my kids that they absolutely refuse to have anything to do with me, do I need her signature to relinquish my parental rights.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Sep 10, 2022

Once a parent always a parent until your rights are relinquished as a process of law. You cannot just simply waive the rights unless you are giving consent for a step-parent to adopt. Even if you attempted to waive the rights you are still responsible for support until someone else fills that role... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Q: Are dogs considered property in Colorado? If so, is a stolen dog a police matter?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jul 27, 2022

You need to post this in Colorado forum

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband passed away a month ago and his family is not allowing me to go to my house. Can they make me leave?

They also closed his bank account after telling me that I couldnt because it was going to probate which it did not. My inlaws live directly behind us so they claim that I cant be on family land. We have a mortage through Choctaw Nation as Iam a tribal member but the deed is in his name only. Weve... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jul 27, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is hard enough by itself but then to have family issues on top of that makes it worse. Based on the limited amount of information you gave you need to contact an attorney as soon as feasible because you most likely have more rights than they are claiming you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Do i have to buy her out of the house if she never contributed and is taking the kids and moving out of the state?

she doesnt want the house

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jul 14, 2022

Like my colleague stated you do not have enough information. In addition to that, if there was a divorce already any decree/order would be dictating.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My father recently passed away. About 6 months ago he purchased a sawmill for me and my wife. Now that he has passed

His executor of estate said he has bill of sell and wants it back. Only thing I have is all the people that my father told that he bought it for me

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 24, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Due to the sensitive nature in dealing with wills/trusts you need to contact a probate lawyer to make sure your interests are represented.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: How can a person signal before a stop sign when they don't know what direction they intend to go before stopping to look

Officer stated at beginning of his report that due to reports he had read about me, he stopped me using the excuse that I didn't signal WITHN100' of stop sign. States I DID USE blinker at both stops! He illegally profiled me, stopped,detained, searched and arrested me for misdemeanor... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 22, 2022

Due to your case specifics and the uniqueness of your case, your issue cannot be resolved in this forum - you should contact a criminal law attorney to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it required in oklahoma for bussinesses to take cash in their stores? And is it required they post it if they dont

I am curious if it is legal for ok. Stores to refuse cash on ordered goods when you pick them up when the business has nothing posted?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 22, 2022

In Oklahoma businesses can take any legal form of payment they desire. If they do not take cash, there are reasons they chose not to, such as a fear of theft, counterfeiting, germs transferred through money, etc... Posting is not required. Your recourse is to not accept the item and go... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: trial period for son she said no and brought up co pays and day care expenses from 5 yrs ago can she do this options plz

She has not provided any receipts and daycare expenses were from 5 years ago is there a statuette on this son wants to come live with me but she won't let him

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Assuming she has custody and you only have visitation, and If there is not an order saying she has to allow visitation (or visitation is dictated in the order) then it is within her rights to say no. You need to contact a family law attorney that can assist you with this, because these types of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I post a picture of my husband and his truck on social media

My perfect husband was identified picking up a prostitute on South side of okc so I took a picture of him and his truck with the caption I WAS BUSTEX PICKING UP A NASTY DIRTY XX AND I DIDNT CARE THAT THEY MAY HAVE MANY diseases so if you **** or xx me please message me cuz my wife has the right to... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Short answer is people post many things on social media - often before thinking about the long-term effect. Can you and should you are not necessarily equal partners. As with almost every lawyer, the advice is do not post it. Seek counseling for you both, and if that fails then dissolution can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If my home was robbed shouldn't the deputy have came to investigate and not my workplace 24 hours later?

This happened in October and they know who did it, have evidence yet nobody updates me. It wasn't turned over to the da until December even tho the deputy tried to tell me November. I called this week to get an update and was told they were not going to do anything, prosecutorial discretion. I... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Not sure your question relates to the result you are seeking. The deputies actions would have to be viewed in the light of all other calls taken, as well as your availability when they were responding to the call. If you were not home when they were cleared off their other calls and you were at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Oklahoma on
Q: If I loan someone money to buy a piece of property and I have a notarized contract stating that if the borrower falls 2

Months behind on payments I the loaner will take possession of the property then he falls behind do I need to fill out a form to take possession of the property or will the contract stand for itself

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 20, 2022

You will need to take a breach of contract action.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Any lawyers open for short notice divorce Cleveland county. Mildly contested?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 18, 2022

I am sure there are plenty of lawyers that will be able to assist you. You just have to start calling them as this forum does not allow us to advertise.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: A family member has my kids and went to court for temporary custody it’s been more than a year since court and I want

And I want my kids back, they haven’t taken me back to court for it and i just want to know if I can show up and get my kids since the tempo custody was for 6 months and it’s been way past that. I just found out about this. My parents who have my kids dislike me very much. They had nothing... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 18, 2022

You do not have enough details to properly answer your question. However, as with almost any custody issue you should contact a family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Workers' Compensation and Antitrust for Oklahoma on
Q: what is my fiancé started lying about every of my rights and progress both emotionally
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 13, 2022

There doesnt seem to be a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can an employer apply for an employee's liquor license in Oklahoma?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 13, 2022

The actual employee is the one submitting the application because it officially is the license of that individual. The business can pay for it, and technically, the business can assist the person in filling it out if the person is computer challenged, however the person would still be present... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the Oklahoma Statute that exempts gains from the sale of out-of-state real property from Oklahoma taxation?

Oklahoma 2021 tax return Form 511 instructions states:

"An Oklahoma resident individual is taxed on all income reported on the federal return, except...the gains/losses from the sales or exchange of real property in another state."

What is the specific Oklahoma Statute that addresses this?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 5, 2022

When dealing with taxes I encourage you to contact a tax law attorney- however if you still desire the information you may start looking at 68 O.S. § 2358 (OSCN 2022)

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get a court order to take custody of a bipolar mental patient?

An adult with Bipolar mental disorder needs more and different professional help and is unable realize it.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 19, 2022

A guardianship of an incapacitated adult is possible however you will have to prove they are incapacitated and not capable of caring for themselves. Additionally they will have an opportunity to give their input at a hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is an employment contract voluntary? If so, how can it be considered voluntary if a failure to sign prevents employment?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 19, 2022

It is voluntary because you can voluntarily choose to not work there if you do not like the contract.

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