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0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Family Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Oklahoma on
Q: My niece gain guardianship of her mother with my help. My sister has mental illness. She put my sister in a nursing

Home. She now cannot walk. Has a stage 2 pressure ulcer. She has now been Deemed competent to make her on decision by her physician. Can I take my sister out that awful nursing home because she said she wanted to leave and feared for her life. I am the only person that had cared for her since she... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: I need help with rights to see my granddaughter.

my granddaughter is 4 years old, born 2-20-2018 and from the time she was born, till April 2021, she lived with me. I supported her. We had never been apart from each other for more than 8 hours ever during this time as well. In October 2020, Me and my granddaughter moved in with her mother and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son was in secure detention. He plea 6th released to my brother. No family will take him so order detention not DHS

Because I have child neglect charges pending and said DHS screen out referral..so how can I be charged w child neglect But DHS won't house my neglect child

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a hospital call DHS on you for wanting a second opinion on your child (infant) and holding medical information

Ou children called Dhs on me because I wanted to leave with my child to get another opinion eclairs they told me my child would die if he don’t get medical treatment now yet they had him off the machine (IV fluids and the machine for 2 days) and the entire time they sat there and argue with me... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My only sibling sold my mothers house after she became incompetent mentally.

I did not find out until after closing, and he absconded with all proceeds. Did he commit fraud?

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 »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: permanent gaurdian of 5 of my grandchildren since 2017. Can an undocumented parent keep her without my permission.

She's not in school and she's cutting herself. He's unable to place her in school. I'm trying to get her medical attention due to her cutting herself. All calls have been ignored and no address was given.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: How to keep my estranged husband from running off with our children

We have been estranged for right at 6 years now. He has not contacted either me or our children during this time. I have heard from some of his family that he is back in Oklahoma not far from where we are located. I am afraid that he will take our children and run off to God knows where with... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Car Accidents and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: What kind of lawyer should we be getting? And in which state?

Sis lost custody and rights to her son who is in a different state. Was told he was being adopted. Her son was killed in an accident and she was told it’s her responsibility. She has to deal with all the medical and funeral services. What do we even do.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Lawyer.told.temp.order.hearing.Judge I passed.on.hearing,but.both.parties. want.mediation.I did neither.is this.legal?

open Cust/pat. 6 months.moms withholding all contact. 3 weeks ago I insisted no more offers, time, no mediation its been 6 months. I need my kids.He filed. Medically i was not ble to be there. I asked him if we can continue it, said he will.he Emailed me: we got the continuance, but.judge.ordered... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 28, 2022

Many courts REQUIRE Mediation before a case is set for trial. This is a good opportunity for you to settle the case. Try to hire an attorney to advise you a" the mediation. Hopefully you can settle your case then. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband and I have been perfectly happy. My step daughter won't let me stay with them. What can I do to sue her

My husband has cancer and I have been his sole caregiver . Nobody in his family helped with anything.now that he's about to get his social security benefits she told him to move in with her and told me I can't stay with him. My husband is recovering from cancer so I would never want him... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 27, 2022

You should seek help from an experienced local probate attorney, who can file for guardianship of his person and estate. It should be no problem being appointed. You can then move husband back home.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Y.is.mom.lawyer.asking.me.to.sign.over.temp. Sole if.unwed.mom.already.supposedly has Sole.by.default.Pat/Custody.pend

I have open pat/Custody pending. Legally i am the presumed natural father. my lawyer is telling me if i do not sign her temp order offer she will not allow anymore visits or contact with the kids. Is thier nothing I can do to see my kids without signing the offer I don't agree with? It's... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 28, 2022

Your lawyer should be able to secure a visitation order for you if mom starts withholding visits.

Six months is long enough for the case to be pending. Attorney should get case set for trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: If my child moves back in with the her mother do I still receive back child support payments?

The mother never paid child support for 8 years because she was on drugs and chose other things besides her daughter. There is a court order for child support against the mother. A little over 2 years ago she started seeing my daughter again after my several attempts to get a hold of her. Now my... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 16, 2022

The $14k in back child support will not go away.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My father died January 2019 my mother died five months later June 2019 they both were obviously still married and

My father died January 2019 my mother died five months later June 2019 they both were obviously still married and I have one brother older and they had one granddaughter which is my daughter I wasn’t only not told of my parents death but when I talk to my brother when my mother died he said that... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 11, 2022

You need to immediately contact an experienced probate lawyer in the county of your parents residence for help with this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Family Law and Elder Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a 85 year old diagnosed with dementia revoke power of attorney or transfer it?

Oklahoma Durable Power of attorney question:

My grandmother has dementia but is compentent most of the time, she knows what is going on around her, the date, what ever is currently on the news ect..

My grandmother wants to revoke or transfer durable power of attorney from a family... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Jul 20, 2022

A dementia diagnosis alone is not determinative. The dementia could be mild or it could be moderate or severe. If mild, probably the individual has the legal capacity to revoke a POA and grant a new one to someone else. If severe, probably not.

To create a new one, see an estate...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My oldest daughter went to the judge and got emergency gaurdinship on my 9 yr old daughter w out us knowing

DHS came the day before and said we was ok is that legal to not let us know or even be able to defend ourselfes they came the day she went to judge showed up w cops and took my daughter

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 27, 2022

You should have received a notice of hearing. On such an important matter, you should obtain an experienced family law attorney to assist you at the hearing. Good luck.

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 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 Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: joint legal custody and father is refusing to administer son's adhd medication during every other weekend visitation

5 year old not good to withdraw from meds for 2 days and what can i do

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 20, 2022

You need to contact your attorney to bring matter before the Court. The judge likely will order the meds given as prescribed.

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