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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on

Q: If I have a court order in another state do I need to get it modified for the new state I live in?

When I was reunified with my children the dcf case worker and the judge agreed that my childs father would get supervised visitation for 2 hrs once a month. The order was filed and set into motion while my childrens father lived in Oklahoma. I was living in Florida when the order was ordered. What... Read more »

Melissa Oxford answered on Jul 20, 2019

Oklahoma continues to have jurisdiction if one of the parents resides here.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on

Q: My granddaughter, 7 years old has lived with me for the past 3.5 years. With both parents consent.

I was given temporary guardianship of her till fist of August. Her dad's new girlfriend of 3 months who suffers from PTSD & seizures wants her to live with them. My granddaughter's mom wants her to continue staying with me and she and dad are still legally married. Hiring an attorney would be a... Read more »

Melissa Oxford answered on Jul 20, 2019

I recommend consulting an adoption attorney if one of the biological parents is contesting the adoption. There is also an adoption tax credit you may be entitled to if you are ultimately successful in adopting your grandchild, but you will have to pay the legal fees and claim it on your taxes later.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce and Child Custody for Oklahoma on

Q: Can I keep my children away from the grandfather

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 20, 2019

Many more facts are necessary to properly answer this question but the short answer is probably, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Does state have to show any kind of proof to support their allegations in motion to revoke bond refiling as felony?

Dismissing the misdemeanor case at my trial that I had been out on bond for and refiling as a felony by making several allegations of stalking the victim while on bond, Does the state only have to allege other crimes committed while on bond for them to revoke bond and issue a felony warrant?... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Jul 18, 2019

The DA cannot be held accountable for you having to post bond.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: I was falsely accused and charged by the principal at my son’s school and I didn’t even know I was being charged

Call me

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Jul 18, 2019

You need to contact a criminal defense attorney to help you defend yourself in the case. Attorneys cannot contact you directly until you have first contacted them.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: How long does the govonerhave to sign off on a computation release.

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Jul 18, 2019

There is no time requirement

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: what does this mean

what does "Sentenced to one year under custody and control of tulsa county jail, further, all of said term is suspended to be under supervision of district attorneys office" mean

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Jul 18, 2019

This person received a conviction and is serving one year of probation

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Oklahoma on

Q: Can a person just walk into a police station and ask to be put into protective custody because of mental illness

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 17, 2019

A person can do that. Whether anything will happen is another story

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on

Q: I am trying to find out if it is legal to base child support payments on overtime hours when overtime isn't always avail

My husband pays 400 a month for one kid. He has 5 kids with me that are all his I don't work,child care would be too much. They determined his payments by how much he makes on his check stubs. You can clearly see he doesn't always get overtime and in the winter he sometimes doesn't even get 40... Read more »

Pete David Louden answered on Jul 17, 2019

The statutes state that support is based on all income which would include overtime.

He needs an attorney to help him with this. He may be able to credit for other biological kids that live in his home. Talk to an attorney before the new support order is filed!

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Oklahoma on

Q: Is it illegal for someone to photograph my property without my permission?

Caught a neighbor taking pictures of my vehicle and items in my front yard(private property) without approaching me or other members of my household. I don't appreciate it and don't know their purpose behind it. Is this illegal if I can prove they took the photographs?(Question details edited... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 16, 2019

It is totally legal to take photographs in public.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on

Q: I'm from Oklahoma. What constitutes common law in this state?

We don't own any property in common. But I do pay all the utility bills as my contribution for living in his house. I don't plan to marry him. And I was wondering, if I came into some money if he could claim part of it because we've lived together for 2 years.

Benjamin Oxford answered on Jul 16, 2019

No. Living together is not enough to create a common law marriage in Oklahoma. You have to treat each other, and hold out to the public, that you are married. Taking the same name, having children, sharing bank accounts, owning property, and telling the general public that you're married are all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on

Q: Do I have to pay child support if I haven't seen my kid in 5 years cause the mom purposely kept her away from me.

Her second kids father told me that was his daughter now and threaten to beat me up so I just left them alone. Now put of the blue she is requesting child support even though she is engaged to this guy. I don't have any evidence of the other guys message or anything it was from 5 years ago

Pete David Louden answered on Jul 16, 2019

Visitation has nothing to do with child support. Support is still owed whether or not there has been visitation. You should consult with an attorney and see if a modification of support might help you. I wish you the best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: I'm trying to find out about this bogus check someone else caused me. My P.O. informed me that a warrant has been issued

My name is Lucas Sellers and live in Tulsa County and this crime I even filed a police report because I didn't write a $23.88 check at Mazzios last year in Coweta,OK. Now tahlequah,OK told my P.O. that I had a felony warrant for a $23 dollar check. Can you see if I have a warrant out of... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Jul 16, 2019

You need to hire an attorney to deal with this new case. You will need to also hire a bondsman to help you do a walk through to post bond and clear the warrant.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Can a builder ask for compensation without a written contract for suggesting an architect and meeting with you ..

I met with the builder couple of times and am paying the architect, engineering and surveyer . he did ask to be copy pasted on all emails and did attend a couple of meetings .. we never had a written contract.. the layout is 65% done and it’s time to give it off for bidding.. this guy was very... Read more »

Benjamin Oxford answered on Jul 16, 2019

Possibly. It depends on what your discussions were. Verbal contracts can be binding. It doesn't help that he was copied on emails and attended some meetings. That may entitle him to some amount of compensation, though probably not much. I would need more information before telling you for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on

Q: During a divorce in Oklahoma when one party commits a felony act against the other, is that grounds for no fault?

Pete David Louden answered on Jul 15, 2019

Any divorce can be a no fault divorce granted on the grounds of incompatibility.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on

Q: I got a letter from CSS looking for my sons father. I have never applied for CS why did I get this?

He has gotten soonercare for three years. Each year I check no on starting a child support case when applying. I got a letter in the mail trying to locate the father of my child from child support services. I’m unsure as to why I would get something like this? I will call them of course but it is... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 15, 2019

CSS can, and frequently does, initiate child support cases on there own, even when neither parent requests the commencement of an action. Since child support is technically something the child is entitled to, and not you, CSS will enforce collection on the child's behalf with or without your... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Child Support for Oklahoma on

Q: What can I do if I can't need an attorney but I lost my job/home I have criminal,family,traffic cases

I am homeless and jobless after a bad divorce and many alcohol and drug addiction problems. I need to find an attorney to help with the mountain of legal problems I have but have no way to pay for a good attorney and I don't know what to do because the longer I put these problems off the worse they... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 15, 2019

You may want to check into Legal Aid. They can occasionally help people in your situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on

Q: if a guy hasn't seen a judge how can he file for habeas corpus in oklahoma on a misd charge of dui disabled military

he has been in jail for over a week with no arraignment He was in the military. And is now disabled

Josh Davis answered on Jul 15, 2019

Has bond been set yet? That typically has to be set within 48 hours. In some bigger counties, they may see the Judge to set bond and have an initial appearance, but then not see the judge again for a month. If bond is set, then contact a bondsman to get them out. Otherwise he needs a lawyer. Also... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on

Q: I was charged with 3 counts of child abuse by county officers whereas the allegations have no evidence to prove

There is no history of any kind of child abuse and I have no criminal record before this . Please help

Frank A. Urbanic answered on Jul 13, 2019

These are very serious charges. You need to hire an attorney. No getting around that.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Child support case

When I filed I wasn’t sure who the dad is. But I now know who the dad is. He is willing to sign the AOP and put his name on the birth certificate. If I tell child support I know who the father is will they change the case or will they need anything else?

Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 12, 2019

Depending on how old the child is, simply signing the AOP may be sufficient enough for DHS-CSS to start collecting child support from him. You may simply call them to see what else they need. In some situations, they may require genetic testing as well.

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