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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on

Q: I live in my family's house. I have lived in this house for 16 years, paid the taxes, and maintained repairs.

My 1st cousin is who has title to the house has been dead 27 years. I am trying to get title in my name so i can pass it on to my granddaughter when I die to keep it in the family. What is the best way to get a clear title?

Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 13, 2019

Hire a local probate attorney to probate your cousin's will or, if he or she did not have a will, to probate his or her estate as an intestate estate. This does not guaranty that you will get title, however. You will get title only if you were your cousin's sole heir when he or she passed. I... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on

Q: I got a witness notification of court date from ok. It requests me but I live far away. Is this a subpoena/mandatory?

I received a witness notice of court date rrequesting my presence back In Oklahoma for an auto accident in which they are charging the man that hit me. They sent the letter on 9/3/19. I received it 9/10/19 via regular mail and was not served. I’ve called and left messages trying to tell them it... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Sep 13, 2019

If you have not been properly served you have no legal obligation to appear. However, your failure to appear to testify could result in the case being dismissed against the Defendant.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Oklahoma on

Q: I completed a total remodel of a rent house now owner refuses to pay me, how can I collect my money

Doak Willis answered on Sep 12, 2019

If you were the contractor, you can file a mechanics and materialmans lien on the property as long as it is not too long after you last worked on the property or supplied materials. Then if they don't pay, you can foreclose the lien.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on

Q: I am selling my house and signed a contract with buyer for $X. Appraisal came in $X-7 so closing got postponed while

buyer tried to straighten out. 10 days later, no progress. Is this contract null and void? I want to put house back on market.

Doak Willis answered on Sep 12, 2019

Only a Court can determine whether a contract is null and void. If you are seeking to terminate the contract, you must get an agreement with the buyers.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Oklahoma on

Q: In Oklahoma, if you have a revocable trust, do you have to file the will in District Court?

My father passed away this last August and he and my mother have a revocable trust naming each other as Trustees and everything going to the surving spouse. We want to make sure we are doing everything legally and are wondering if you have to file the will with the District Court if they had a... Read more »

Richard Winblad answered on Sep 12, 2019

Probably not unless the didn’t transfer property into the trust.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Can a life estate be terminated if the owner of the life estate has abandoned the property?

Richard Winblad answered on Sep 12, 2019

No unless the deed requires occupancy

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: What does it mean when it said reutned subpoenas?

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Sep 11, 2019

This has to do with process service of the subpoena

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Person charged with contents of a parked vehicle that he had no keys on his persons? Are they illegally charged?

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Sep 10, 2019

You can't be "illegally charged." Anyone can be charged with a crime. The actual question is: Can the government prove that the defendant has committed all of the legal elements of the crime? That question can only be answered by a jury. You need an experienced criminal defense trial attorney to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Misinformation on sworn affidavit in criminal case.. how does this change the scope of the case?

Impact officers arrested two at same address affidavit sworn to by officers has two different address on same case

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Sep 10, 2019

It is possible that there might be a valid argument for suppression of the affidavit. You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Oklahoma on

Q: Can I sell, or negotiate a co-ownership, of a product with the company that owns the copyright to the product I made?

Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Sep 9, 2019

depending on what you are trying to accomplish, yes

it would be a license, you pay upfront and/or royalties on units sold.

consult with an attorney to get a better assessment of your options and risks.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Oklahoma on

Q: What are our options?

Purchased new car. Traded in truck. Positive value after lein was paid off. Checked credit score 4 times each after financing and loan papers were signed. Now late payments on trade in they never paid off. Wanted payment made to dealer not finance company.

David Humphreys answered on Sep 8, 2019

Hire a lawyer to take the case on a contingent fee basis.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on

Q: I live in Oklahoma my attorney filed divorce though court but can’t reach him is there anything I can do?

I met with him one time to get papers filed and he filed them June 27,2019 I paid the filing fee and everything and I still haven’t received a call back from him to get this done there is minor involved and is a noncontestant divorce he has agreed to sign I need a divorce quick as possible

Melissa Oxford answered on Sep 5, 2019

Under Oklahoma law there is a 90 day waiting period for a divorce when minor children are involved.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: How to I get in contact with my case manager I'm on on da deferred

I'm pacia arzella Jones

Frank A. Urbanic answered on Sep 5, 2019

Call them

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

Q: My husband is harboring our belongings after we discussed getting a divorce.

My husband and I were recently moving into a new household. We ended up deciding to get a divorce in 6 months, and im currently staying at a hotel until im able to fly back to the state i used to live. My husband is threatening to trash or sell our belongings that are held in storage, and... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr answered on Sep 5, 2019

At this point in time, your best play is to get a divorce on file ASAP. If you do that, you can ask the Judge to make specific Orders regarding your property and insure he doesn't hide, destroy, or otherwise get rid of your property. I'd recommend you contact a family law attorney licensed in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Can a judge require me to hire an attorney for a misdemeanor charge?

The 6th amendment allows me the right of self-representation, after I entered my plea of not guilty for a misemeanor charge of disturbing the peace, the judge said he would put me in jail if I showed up at my next court date without an attorney . Can this judge actually throw me in jail and violate... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Sep 4, 2019

Yes and No. If you do not file the appropriate motions and entry of appearance the judge can revoke your bond or hold you in contempt of court, which carries up to 6 months in the county jail. With that being said, I am an attorney with over 10 years of experience in criminal defense and I would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Insurance Bad Faith for Oklahoma on

Q: Are employers required to notify as self insured and will handle workers comp claims in house prior to employment?

I went through a claims experience that I didn’t appreciate because I was feeling pushed by my employer to sign off before I felt I was back to normal. She has done this on multiple occasions I have found out. Not looking to sue for money. But I wish to anonymously notify the correct agency so... Read more »

Melissa Oxford answered on Sep 3, 2019

The 2014 Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act allowed employers to “opt out” of the state workers’ compensation system as long as they provided equal or better benefits. Since that time, the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the “opt out” provision. Employers can self-insure, but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on

Q: My soon to be ex wife keeps telling me a date for our divorce hearing, but I have not received any legal documents

Do I have to appear ?

Pete David Louden answered on Sep 3, 2019

You should always appear for all court hearings with an attorney representing you.

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

Q: I'm in a adoption case for my son. The judge ordered that my son can be eligible for adoption without my consent.

Now my court appointed lawyer withdrew. And told me I need to file a " entry of appearance". How do I do this, and where do I fie it. And what is it for.? I'm so lost and need help before I loose my parental rights to my son. It was a default judgement I was late for court.

Pete David Louden answered on Sep 3, 2019

It is not possible to teach you everything that you need to know to handle the case over the internet. You really need to hire an attorney right now and see if they can help you set aside the default. Act quickly!!!

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: What does it mean when a report is being supplemental with additional information?

My probation violation is being supplemented with added information. What does that mean exactly? Is it necessarily a bad thing for my case?

Gary Kollin answered on Sep 3, 2019

Sorry my ESP and the ESP of ALL lawyers cannot answer that question. How would we know?

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on

Q: How do I get the court to drop a domestic violence case

I gave a statement and I lied on it so he would be taken to jail because I didnt think about him but I was mad and lied so he would have to go to jail

William Jaksa answered on Sep 2, 2019

It's difficult to have a domestic violence matter simply dropped. For a whole host of public interest reasons, most Prosecutors want these cases dealt with in court and in front of a Judge. But, if you had lied there may be grounds upon which to have the matter withdrawn, BUT you are exposing... Read more »

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