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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on

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

My ex has not paid CS in 13 years, not because he can’t pay it, he just simply won’t. Not only has he successfully avoided garnished wages, he has successfuly avoided any kind of cosequence for not paying. He’s not going to pay a judgement either . He just won’t,he has not come to see his... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Feb 24, 2019

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on

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

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Dec 12, 2018

Yes , until such time as the child is adopted by another person.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on

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

She has sole custody and lives in the next town, he lives in another state and has no granted visitation or custody She is mentally unstable to have them and signed p.o.t to me and now he wants to come and get them and take them with him. Can he

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 28, 2018

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.

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

My rights were taken due to domestic violence and marijuana. Marijuana is legal now and I'm no longer with my abusor nor am I pregnant by him. That was a problem with the state because I maintained a relationship and kept having my abusor children

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 28, 2018

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... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on

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

Move there from Oklahoma

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Oct 26, 2018

You will need permission from the Oklahoma court to move. Ask about Michigan State law in that state forum, or Google for info ℹ.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on

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

He left due to her alcoholism and abuse, he made an attempt to send her last known address the papers for the divorce with no response after 3 months, and he is honestly very nervous about having any actual contact with her. How can he file for divorce without her and is the 6 months living alone... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Sep 27, 2018

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... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

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?

She also was supposed to use her SSI to pay bills, and didn't pay any, but the money is gone, Losing the house, car, maxed out all CC's, a d defaulted a $11000 loan. And continues to spend Moms check to fund her lifestyle. She is bankrupt left with only her SS Check to live on.

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Sep 27, 2018

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... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on

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

We are planning the funeral, trying to pay her bills and rent but cant, we are not on account, can we use her back debit card and then how do we settle with the bank on the remaining money

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Sep 12, 2018

A lot depends on how much money is in the accounts. The bank

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on

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

the option to be guardians or adopt. His great grandmother is his adoptive mother at this time, she is 73. He has been in my life since he was weeks old on a constant basis. I married in April 2017. When xxxx's daddy passed away, he was 3. He began receiving survivor benefits. Since living with us,... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Sep 12, 2018

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on

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

Does she have to stay the entire 2 hours?? Some how my ex-husband or his wife are the supervisors for the visits 8nstead of a third party. Have no money for a lawyer.

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Aug 5, 2018

No, she does not have to stay the entire 2 hours. If she wants to cut it short, it's up to her.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on

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

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jul 25, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law and Divorce for Oklahoma on

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.

I'm currently unemployed. He has purchased approximately 40,000 in motor vehicles in the marriage. Im intitled to half of I believe. Inhertance, which im uninterested in, and half homeowner.

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jul 15, 2018

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!

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on

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

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jul 15, 2018

Yes if she CLAIMS You're the father. If this happens, get a lawyer immediately after you're served with any paperwork.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on

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.

The Dr. my lawyer sent me to did not do a complete examination on my injury and only turned in a small part of my injury. My lawyer is acting like he is not worried about it. And has also advised me to go to work. What should I do?

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jun 17, 2018

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on

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

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jun 15, 2018

It depends on the terms off the divorce decree. Check that.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on

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

I was helping her out by letting her stay with me due to her being homeless. She started a fight with me striking me several times before I eventually struck her back. She told the police that I beat her up on purpose about money without mentioning she started. Now im charged with domestic abuse... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jun 13, 2018

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on

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

Many details, Our daughter has always been with me the father. The mother and I tried, but she was beyond help, then she got help. Now she is with a different guy. It would be a book if I wrote everything. I'm skeptical anyway about doing this, yet, I've had almost zero help from others. Just... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jun 13, 2018

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on

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

father pays child supports and has visitation as of ever other weekend . divorce is still proceeding, want to move after divorce and will be getting married and spouses employment is moving him to tx. currently in oklahoma..

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jun 12, 2018

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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