Questions Answered by Gary Johnston Dean

Q: My exes lives in Mustang Ok. I’m in Tn. Having his 43k back support reduced to a judgement to be collected in ok

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 24, 2019
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
He can be charged in Oklahoma with a felony (prison time) when delinquency is over $5000. See your local state child support agency to refer to Oklahoma for help. Also, you can try to hire an experienced family law attorney in the county where he lives to assist in trying to get felony charges filed. This can be the very best way to get payments. Good luck.

Q: If a father voluntarily signs his rights over does he still pay child support in the state of oklahoma?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Yes , until such time as the child is adopted by another person.

Q: If a mother with sole custody gives me p.o.t. of her children. Can their biological father take them?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
No under the facts you have given, without first going to court. You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area to help you obtain legal custody as their Guardian.

Q: If my parental rights were terminated will Tulsa Oklahoma take my future children I give birth to?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
From the details you gave in your question, it appears that you have eliminated the reason for termination of your rights. But PLEASE Don't have a child until you are in a long term stable relationship, and are married, and no longer use marijuana without a very good medical reason, and a doctors Rx if you continue. It's too early to tell what position DHS will take on it without a Rx.

Q: We have guardianship of my wife's grandson what are the laws in Michigan as far as our rights and guardianship if we

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 26, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You will need permission from the Oklahoma court to move. Ask about Michigan State law in that state forum, or Google for info ℹ.

Q: My boyfriend left his marriage 11 years ago. How can he file for divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
He must serve her with notice of filing of the divorce. If he knows where she is, it would be best to hire a private process server to serve her. If he can't locate her, she can be served with notice by publication, and should get a lawyer to help make sure it's done right. You can continue to live together after he is divorced, but can't get married for 6 months. Good luck.

Q: My sister was Caretaker for our Mom and stole $21000 from her retirement acct and spent it on Oxy (#600). What can I do?

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
There is a very good reason you MUST seek to have criminal charges filed against her not covered by other answers. If it becomes necessary for mom to be placed in a nursing home when she is out of funds and seeks Medicaid, the other family members may be required to pay the stolen money back into her account to use for her care until her assets are down to $2000. They examine her finances for the past 5 years, and gifts to family must be paid back to her. Consult an experienced Social...

Q: My mom just passed away in Oklahoma, no will, just her name on all of her bank accounts, which she has money in

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
A lot depends on how much money is in the accounts. The bank

Q: My husband and I were given a family friends 9 year old little boy Oct 2017 to live with us permanently and raise with

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
I agree you should see an attorney ASAP. However, I question bio mother having any visitation rights, since her rights would have terminated when grandma adopted him.

Good luck

Q: Court ordered supervised visits for 2 hours every other Sunday.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
No, she does not have to stay the entire 2 hours. If she wants to cut it short, it's up to her.

Q: When will I receive a check for testifying as a witness during a preliminary hearing in Oklahoma?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
If you have received a subpoena, you should check in with the court clerk's office, and fill out a form for the fee and vehicle mileage.

Q: My husband claims me on his VA benefits still, he hasn't supported me or my children, when I had them home, in 5 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem ASAP. You have waited long enough to receive what you're entitled to from this bum!

Q: Can a women go after you for child support if the kid isn't yours

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Yes if she CLAIMS You're the father. If this happens, get a lawyer immediately after you're served with any paperwork.

Q: Yes I need advice on what to do. I have a Workman's comp. Case on going. But I think my lawyers are not doing right.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Talk to your lawyer again about this issue, and ask him to explain why he is not concerned. If not satisfied, take copies of everything you have, and visit with another comp attorney.

Q: Are both (divorced) parents responsible for the remainder of a medical bill?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
It depends on the terms off the divorce decree. Check that.

Q: I got into a physical altercation with a friend resulting in self defense but the friend pressed charges that I cause it

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
The DA won't help you. You need a lawyer. If you truly can't afford one, apply for a court appointed one. You do NOT want a conviction for this on your record. Good luck

Q: Do I have to let my daughter go with her mother if her mother moved in with her boyfriend? It's very complicated.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You should immediately see an experienced family law attorney in the county where your divorce case was filed to answer these important questions. There are just too many factors involved to answer the questions in this forum. Good luck

Q: What can be valid reason for court accept & deny to relocate with kids to TX if father objects. I have sole cust.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
There are many factors involved in custody, relocation and visitation as well as the general practice of the Judge. Your lawyer is the one to ask. If you don't have one, hire one now.

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