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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: So during covid and everyone one was supposed to stay in their home two weeks lockdown I was kicked out of mine for two

For two months I was kicked out by the judge when my roommate filed protection order which I later proved it all to be wrong and falsified to wear to judge turn around and put one on the roommate I had no clothes except for what was on my back that I was allowed to get nothing and at that time you... Read more »

Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Aug 9, 2021

Wow, you really are going to need a good lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Collections and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: In the state of Oklahoma can a creditor or a repo man pay somebody to tell them where a car is that's up for repo?
Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

I am not aware of any law that would prohibit this so I believe they could.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: Hello, I have a law firm contacting me about Capital one suing me for a debt from 2004. Aren’t I passed the SOL?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jun 21, 2021

It depends on when the account was officially closed. Theoretically there is a SOL but that may not even start for years after you think it started. Contact an attorney that can delve into this in more detail.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Probate and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: Why can't lawyer tell me if my deceased friend left a Will. I am on all of his bank accounts.

I am beneficiary of two money market accounts and on his checking accounts. He had a woman living at his home who had undue influence on him. He was elderly and felt sorry for her. He had lawyer draw up a Transfer Upon Death to turn over his house to this woman upon his death. He died April... Read more »

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr answered on May 10, 2021

Sorry for the loss of your friend. The transfer on death deed must be acceped by the beneficiary by filing an affidavit within 9 months of the date of death. If that is not done, the real property becomes property of the Estate. If that is the case, the estate would have to be probated for good... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Collections and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: ) I have questions regarding the validity of a judgement in Canadian Co. from 2009 that according

To the title company would be subject to being satisfied from my portion of the real estate equity, just recently having acquired, in a joint tenancy along with my sister and one of their spouses, days prior to my moms death she requested we file a deed transferring ownership. The judgement is in... Read more »

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr answered on Apr 15, 2021

Judgments can be liens on real property of the judgment debtor once they are filed of record. Generally, the lien lasts for 5 years but they can be extended for successive 5 year periods. You would have to consult with an attorney with all of your documents to determine if the judgment is still a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: My step mom forged my name on an life insurance policy that I was the only beneficiary on to herself. What can I do.

She broke into my house and stole the documents and, put in a change of address for mail to go from my house to hers. She also forged my signature to change the amount of the policy.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 9, 2021

You need to contact the insurance company immediately and notify them. My advice is get a Post Office Box and send a formal letter to the insurance company giving them that address. Most likely you will need to file a police report for the criminal actions that took place, which I see at least 4... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: On title 47 section 901 I had only abandoned vehicle for two hrs or less do I have a law suite?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 8, 2021

This can dependent on who removed the vehicle and from where. If the vehicle was on private property then §901 would not apply and therefore the 48 hours that you are wanting to enforce is not applicable because the land owners rights supersede your vehicle rights. If the vehicle was removed by... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: My boyfriend's mother died with no will, his grandparents took the deed and the death certificate. What can he do?

The grandparents are taking things from the house and they say the house is theirs just because they have the deed (that isn't in their name). My boyfriend just turned 18 and has no idea what to do or who to talk to. Also the property value is under 50,000

Ben F Meek III
Ben F Meek III answered on Dec 30, 2020

If mom died single (unmarried), the grandparents most likely have no right to the property they are taking. Your boyfriend and his siblings, if any, would be the mom's heirs but the grandparents would not. Taking possession of a deed that has been recorded in the land records would not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: Can anyone point me to case law or anything that defines “reasonable effort” please.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 15, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, that could be a difficult search query because it could be somewhat broad, coming up in cases ranging from physical injury to debt collection to criminal law. It could possibly yield irrelevant... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Consumer Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: How would I go about filling a claim against a company for False Advertisement on a large scale, hundreds of cases

I have contacted the BBB sent and the claim was resolved being that I was given assurance of my product being where it needed to be at a certain date and they emailed me (this was about 6 months ago) so.. I resolved it with the BBB thinking that everything was good yet they have continued to False... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 12, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, as your matter could involve elements of state consumer law, but you await a response for two weeks. If you are contemplating handling the matter yourself, small claims, which you have already included in your categories, could be the most economical solution... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: What can I do about a previous landlord opening my mail?

He refused to give me my mail so I had a cop go to his house to get it for me. My mail had been opened and he lied and told the cop his teenage son opened it. I have texts from his son stating he didn’t open it and he wasn’t even aware that I had gotten mail there

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jun 17, 2020

Taking and opening someone else mail is a Federal Offense. Call the United States Postal Service and ask to speak with an investigator on an issue of mail tampering.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My mother passed in January, she was single and I'm her only child but there's no will stating who gets the house. What

Do I do? Or have to do to get my Mother's house?

Matt Fleischer
Matt Fleischer answered on Mar 28, 2020

I’m sorry for your loss. You will have to probate her estate in the county where she resided when she passed. However, if you are her only heir, it should be relatively inexpensive and fast, especially if her entire estate was worth $200,000 or less.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: Car dealer wont let me return after 2 weeks of issues, says will look like repo and hurt my credit.

Bought car 2 wks ago. Issues since day 3, check engine light came on, returned to shop ON day 3, drove home a week later, 24 hrs later, check engine light again. Didnt drive for a few days, keyfob died and couldnt start car. Frustrated. Talked to shop about returning car, said that the 'return... Read more »

David Humphreys
David Humphreys answered on Jan 6, 2020

Google for a consumer lawyer with a free case review and email or call.

Too complicated to answer in the space provided.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: I am being sued, and they said I was served but I wasn’t. Can this civil lawsuit be dropped on that basis?

The judgement was defaulted in the amount of $1550, since I didn’t appear because I wasn’t served at all.

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

Yes but you must file the necessary paperwork immediately and be ready to prove you were in fact not served.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: My boyfriend of 3 years and I bought a house together in May of this year, I recently found out he is cheating on me and

and has become abusive, how do i get him out of my house, and his name off of it

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 25, 2019

You will probably have to file suit for Partition.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: If I am envolved in an Oklahoma Small Claims case can I ask the court to issue a subpoena for a witness to appear?
Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 17, 2019

Yes.

Okla. Stat. tit. 12 s 2004.1 says, "The clerk shall issue a subpoena, or a subpoena for the production of documentary evidence, signed and sealed but otherwise in blank, to a party requesting it, who shall fill it in before service."

Ask the court clerk to issue a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Collections, Health Care Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: can i sue my mom for not paying my medical bills even though I'm 18

she promised me and my dad that she would help contribute to my medical bills but hasn't given a cent. once i met the deductible this year, she went and got a sleep study. last year when i met the out of pocket she went and had nose surgery. i live with my dad but i am on her health insurance... Read more »

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 9, 2019

If your mother agreed to pay your medical bills, then, legally, you can sue.

However, it may not be in your best interests, in the long run, to do this. A lawsuit will likely take you several years and cost you a lot of money. It could also destroy any relationship you may have with your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: i (an 18 year old) live with my parents and they say they have the right to all of my things even if i paid for them

i recently went on a trip without my parents and when i got back i discovered they had gone through my room and taken a few things. of the things they took only one of them was something they had paid for.

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Mar 31, 2019

You are an adult at age 18. Anything you purchased with your own money is your property no matter where you live. Even if your parents gave you money as a gift or you earned it, anything you purchase with those proceeds is your property.

2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: Neighbor claims a shingle from my roof fell and hit there car and scratched it am I reliable?

It was windy the other day and shingles from houses around me were blowing everywhere. Neighbor claimed that a shingle from my roof blew off and scratched their car and is threatening to take me to court. Am I reliable?

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 27, 2019

Possibly.

In a negligence case, there are three questions that courts ask in deciding whether a defendant is liable:

1. Did the defendant owe a duty of care to the plaintiff?

2. Did the defendant breach that duty?

3. Did the defendant's breach of the duty cause...
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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: I got permission leave my property at the owners house and his son took it and soled it with out my knowledge

He has his new girlfriend's parents sell it in a garage sale what can I do ?

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 25, 2019

If the buyers were innocent purchasers, and if they did not know that the seller had no right to sell it, then the buyers have legal title to the property. See Okla. Stat. tit. 12A sec. 2-403, here:... Read more »

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