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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If 2 people share ownership of property can the 1 with the majority of ownership force the other to sale
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 28, 2022

Assuming there is sufficient equity and a certain title, any tenant in common can file an Action for a Sale For Partition.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm selling a house I own to my son. Do I still have to have the abstract brought up to date? I bought house 6 yrs ago.

Bought a house for son to live in while in school. I'm now selling him the house. Is there any reason to have abstract done again?

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr answered on Jan 23, 2022

Generally, the answer would be no. You should know everything that has happened to the title of the property. If he is borrowing money from a bank, they will require updated insurance.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Does every mortgage/lien on real estate or land require a deed of trust to be filed as well in the state of Oklahoma?
James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr answered on Jan 23, 2022

A mortgage is sufficient to secure an indebtedness. Deeds of Trust are not used in Oklahoma. If there is one it is simply treated as a mortgage.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: can you go before judge if your fines are paid and ask for an early deferment ?
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Jan 22, 2022

In many instances a Judge WILL entertain an application or motion for early termination of a deferred probation provided all probationary obligations have been satisfactorily completed and fines, costs, assessments and probation fees are paid in full. You simply have your attorney file the motion... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I ask husband refinance our home and pay my equity and remove my name from the home & property prior to divorce

He took me off joint bank accounts, cell phone plans and car insurance this past fall 8/21-12/21. 1/5 he turned off access to hot water and washer and dryer. I had surgery 1/7 and I'm currently staying with family in Missouri recovering.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jan 20, 2022

In most situations there are automatic injunctions put in place to prevent the changing of bank accounts, insurance, and utilities and the like. You need to consult with an attorney on this so that you can be represented fully. To your other question, yes you can ask, and file a joint affidavit... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: I got a ticket fail to yield out of private drive and it Resulted in someone hitting my car both cars are totaled

Can I get out of the ticket they gave me in Oklahoma

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 17, 2022

Your chances of getting out of a traffic ticket increase if you have a traffic ticket lawyer representing you and you had insurance at the time of the collision. Go hire a traffic ticket lawyer and follow his advice. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue if a faulty vehicle USB charger adapter set my motorcycle on fire

Purchased today a charging port that goes on a motorcycle and had it installed according to the instructions by a shop I was riding home and felt my seat get hot and stopped and saw flames and it got too bad too quick I had to wait for the fire department

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 15, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It's possible that you could sue, but it might not be the type of case that a law firm would handle on a contingency basis. Product liability cases are instituted for injuries resulting from defective... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: What about repeated text communications?

from paternal cousin who is going thru an alleged agreed mediated divorce with my maternal second cousin [aka “daughter”] - anything you can do about his narcissistic behavior besides ignore it? Yep. Wrap your head around that one. Lol

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 13, 2022

you would want to consult an Oklahoma attorney, but my read would be 1) this is one divorcing person with another--let their attorneys handle it; if they have decided not to use attorneys, be aware that the person texted is getting free information, ammunition possibly. Why stop the flow. (In... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband got a job at Waffle House and started having an affair with the general manager now he lives with her she ha

..house assaulted me and sends me vulgar messages about what her in my husband do Waffle House has a no fraternizing policy I have contacted Waffle House and informed them of this and I've done nothing is there anything I can do?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jan 11, 2022

You cannot force Waffle House to do anything. You, however can file a police report for the assault and harassment against her. Additionally you can file for separation/divorce against your husband if you are not able to reconcile. Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Any laws in MO against moving to another state with your child before paternity is established?

He got an online DNA test kit after I moved from Missouri to Illinois, and he found out she is his after I moved to Illinois. He still doesn't know I moved, and hes been making threats to try and take me to court to get full custody of her. The courts have no reason to Grant him full custody,... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jan 5, 2022

You will need to post this in the MO and IL forums.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you have a felony and obtain a seller license in the state of Oklahoma?

I am a felon and I'm trying to work at the thunder games and they say I need to obtain a license can I do this?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jan 5, 2022

What are you attempting to sell and how long has it been since the felony conviction? More information is required to fully assess your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oklahoma on
Q: What makes lawyers better than us in the court why do judges and lawyers say to seek counsel like we are not capable
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jan 5, 2022

Because, in a lot of cases it is better for you to seek counsel. What often appears like "common sense" may in fact be the opposite of what years of case law and statutes have said. This is where the lawyer and judges may, not always, be more capable in actual knowledge of the law. I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Tax Law, Banking and Business Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I am on a school board for a private school.

Can a parent make a donation to the school (501c3) and then ask for the money back if they move or enroll their child elsewhere?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jan 5, 2022

The parent can ask - but there isn't anything requiring the refund. There is no federal law, and most states classify the donation as a gift and therefore no longer the property of the person giving the donation, and thus not required to be returned. However, if the funds were donated with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a 16 year old granddaughter in Tampa Florida. She has called me this evening after a fight with her mother.

Her mother told her to pack her bags and get out and she never wants to see her again. I live in Oklahoma. Am I able to go get this child without legal repercussions?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jan 4, 2022

Yes and no - or better yet - it depends. Since the child is a resident of Florida you will need to talk to a licensed attorney in Florida to establish a guardianship and then you would be able to bring the child here. But without that in place I would be cautious.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son is currently incarcerated in Norman Oklahoma jail. Who do I contact about him being released to drug rehab.
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Jan 3, 2022

If you haven’t hired a private attorney for him then the Court will likely have inquired as to his financial situation. If he qualifies as indigent, or unable to pay for a private attorney, they would have appointed a public defender. That’s who you need to contact. His attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What do I do if I was charged with an illegal substance that I didn't have on my possession?
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Jan 3, 2022

Criminal “Possession” of something is not always as straightforward as one might think. When you are looking at Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), or drug possession, it is not always the obvious situation where you are caught with the drug in your hand or pocket. It might be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Oklahoma on
Q: If i am parked at a stop sign waiting to turn left then switch my blinker to right due to heavy traffic can i turn right

I was at a stop sign, in the middle of the driveway, leaving a private drive with no designated turning lanes when i switched my blinker to turn the opposite direction due to heavy traffic. While waiting to turn another vehicle came from behind up on right hand side of my vehicle in blind spot.... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Dec 30, 2021

This is one for the insurance companies to fight out but if you turned into them and they were sitting still then most likely you will be responsible party because you are responsible for your car in movement and making sure to clear obstacles.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Next of Kin laws/probate

My aunt was adopted by my biological grandfather before I was even born. We never believed less than blood relation. In her passing, she has family disputing my relationship; "step" is what they're saying. She may have had a will, but that family has taken several documents from her... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Dec 30, 2021

You need to contact an estate/probate attorney as soon as feasible. It may have already been placed into probate or it may not have been. It just depends how aggressive they are and if they have an aggressive attorney. You need someone that can put some time in this since you are out of state. It... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: The statutes listed on my citation are incorrect, and the fines for speeding I CAN find (title 47s) are 100$ less

They are listed as title 15 violations, (speeding and not carrying DL) my understanding is I can present my valid DL and have that dismissed, but the speeding one is also 100$ more than the statute lists. Can I get it reduced?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Dec 30, 2021

Depends if it was a municipal, county or state. Municpalities can set their own fee schedules. Additionally if it were in construction zone, school zone or other contributing factors then the fee could be higher as well. You can try to get it lowered but chances are it will cost more to get it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there a law or statute that applies to hotels/motel stays and rates after 30 days in regards to taxes ect?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Dec 30, 2021

In essence the answer is no, but the Oklahoma Administrative Code 710:65-19-143 does spell it out a little.

Hotels, motels, apartments, etc.

(a) The gross receipts from the furnishing of rooms, except meeting rooms, by a hotel, apartment-hotel, cottage camp, or lodging house...
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