Oklahoma Contracts Questions & Answers

Q: Signed a contract for laser hair removal about 3 hours ago, how can I get out of it?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
Before an attorney could give competent advice in answering your question, they would need to see a copy of the contract that was signed by your daughter. Since there are time constraints that attach to some contracts entered between people or companies, you should tell her to seek out an attorney quickly and show the attorney the contract signed and give answers to the questions the attorney may ask of her surrounding the signing of the contract. That attorney should be able to advise her of...

Q: Traded in a car I owned for a new one Nov 2nd we talked one thing paper work said another not satisfied can I back out

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
Anything is possible if everyone agrees. However, since you state the contact was signed without your having read it to insure the accuracy of the contract, you will be bound to the terms if the seller insists on it being followed.

Q: Can my attorney drop me because I have not fully paid him yet?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
If your boss stopped paying you for coming to work, you would quit and find a new job. If you are not paying your attorney, your attorney can withdraw from your case. If your attorney withdraws from your case, you will be required to hire a new attorney.

Q: Who do I see to learn if an action has been filed on a mechanic's lien or if a hearing date has been set or is pending?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
Todd Laster's answer
You can search to see if a mechanic's lien has been filed on your property by searching in the land records division of the Court house where the property is located. There is a fee for copies. If the creditor makes an attempt to foreclose on the mechanics lien you should be notified by a summons.

Q: Can someone speak/represent someone with the defendant present, for a small claims civil matter?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
This is a great question. Generally judges are disinclined to allow a non-attorney to participate in proceedings. However, there is the authority to allow an agent under a power of attorney to participate on behalf of his or her Principal.

Attorney General Opinion 03-026 reads concludes as as follows:

It is, therefore, the official Opinion of the Attorney General that:

An individual holding a Power of Attorney or Durable Power of Attorney may be authorized by his or...

Q: Am I legally obligated to a lease that I did not sign, but was listed on as an occupant?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
Since you did not sign the lease, a contract was not formed between you and the landlord thus you can not be held liable for your ex-roommates failure to pay the rent.

Q: I've been buying my home for two years and landlord wants me to move

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
Your question did not have all the facts necessary to give a more solid answer. However, it sounds like you had a contract for deed or lease to own agreement. You should have an attorney review the agreement along with any other writings (emails, texts, letters, etc). If you have an interest in the property the "landlord" is actually a lender and would need to foreclose upon the obligation. This could only be done if you are in default. Visit with a local attorney.

Q: Is my lease breakable?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 7, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
Just because your husband's application shows rejected and your SS# is wrong does not invalidate your lease. The landlord and tenant act of Oklahoma sets out what the landlord is responsible for in the providing of certain things in your leased premises. They cannot start a new lease without your signatures. Demand a copy of that lease. Request in writing to the landlord to fix whatever conditions warrant in your leased premises.

Q: IS THERE A TAX LAW THAT TAKES HALF OF THE 25,000 RT OFF THE TOP THAT I HAD BEEN AWARDED BECAUSE OF AN ACCIDENT THE PERSO

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Contracts, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 25, 2018
Reece B. Morrel Jr's answer
With the limited facts you have given, it is hard to determine what is going on - but, I am suspicious.

First of all, it is common to have taxes "withheld" in a variety of transactions. These can include withdrawals from retirement accounts, winnings from slot machines, etc. And as an example, it is common for retirement withdrawals to include Federal withholding of approximately 30% and State withholding to be around 10% - which is less than the 50% you described.

Secondly,...

Q: Jurisdiction: Oklahoma (1) Does a grazing lease need to be notarized and (2) Does a grazing lease need to be filed?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
No to both questions but this can be done to protect the lessee.

Q: HOA is making me remove my wooden rail chain link fence.The covenants don't specifically say no chain link. Can I keep?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Before deciding to "Stand your Ground" against the HOA, consult a local real estate lawyer about this issue. It will be much cheaper now to get a good answer, than later. If he believes you are correct, a letter from him to the HOA should settle the matter. Good Luck, and thanks for visiting Justia.

Q: If I Live in Arkansas and the owner of the Land I lease in Oklahoma Lives in Kansas, which state do small claims

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
The County in Oklahoma where the land is located pursuant to 12 OS 131. Click this link http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=93676 to view it.

Q: landlord keeps showing up on property when I'm not home. he sneaks on the property through the woods. can I end lease

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Lease agreements generally have some provisions which permit a landlord to "inspect" their property. Without reading the lease, I can't give a good answer. Read it yourself, and if you think the landlord is abusing your rights to privacy, and want to terminate your lease see a lawyer for advice.

You can also write your landlord and point out any lease provisions he is violating, and ask him in writing to stop, or give notice of intent to terminate the lease. It will have very specific...

Q: Need advice about a contract for a bike sale for 1000 in trade for working on a boat.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
There are too many unknown factors in your question to answer. It's not really very clear to me. Your should see a local lawyer for help on these problems. Sorry we could not be more helpful, but it's necessary for us to read your contract to answer.

Q: I have lost my job and I am unable to pay my rent. I have ask to break my lease and move and was told I would have to

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Difficult to answer without reading your lease. BUT, don't pay anything beyond rent due up to the time you leave. The landlord has a legal duty to try to rent your apartment to "mitigate" damages. If the unit rents promptly, you are only responsible for paying for the time it was not occupied. Good Luck.

Q: If a contract to purchase an item and have it delivered is singed by a minor. Is it void and all money refunded?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 26, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
See these statutes:

Oklahoma Statutes Citationized

Title 15. Contracts

Chapter 1 - Nature of Contracts

Section 18 - Contracts Minors May Make

Cite as: O.S. §, __ __

A minor may make any other contract than as above specified in the same manner as an adult, subject only to his power of disaffirmance under the provisions of this chapter.

Oklahoma Statutes Citationized

Title 15. Contracts

Chapter 1 - Nature of Contracts...

Q: What if something happens if you offer a general warranty deed and later dissolve your llc in oklahoma?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
Benton R Patterson III's answer
I would speak with your title insurance company about this. In most cases, it is the title insurance company that ends up handling problems with deed warranties rather than the seller individually.

Q: Is a text message a legal binding contract?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 6, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
That is probably sufficient writing to make it a binding contract. It is better than a verbal contract. In order to have a contract there must be:

1. an offer;

2. an acceptance;

3. consideration; and

4. lawful transaction

Whether it is a good idea to sue for $250 is a different question. A judgment is no guarantee that you will be paid. No attorney that I know of would take this on a contingent fee. An attorney would charge $250 an hour or more to...

Q: Can I pay off contract for deed early

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
Richard Winblad's answer
Probably, one would have to take a look at the provisions of the contract. If you do so, make sure that the owner grants you a quit claim deed or a release of the contract for deed lien. Otherwise, it may remain as a title issue for years to come.

Q: selling my moms house AS IS, buyers contract say they have 10 days after closing to backout, is this normal in okla

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 16, 2017
Richard Winblad's answer
This does sound strange. Closing is when title is transferred and you are paid. Inspections should occur prior thereto. A buyer is usually allowed to back-out of closing if the property requires a certain dollar amount of repairs. I'd be very careful and have it reviewed by an attorney prior to signing. The last thing you want to do is give them title then wait on the payment.

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