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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In OK (Tulsa County), can I have all open Family Court cases, consolidated into one case, under one judge?

DHS is involved because I receive aid from the state to offset daycare costs

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Sep 23, 2019

There are some actions you can consolidate if the parties to the action are the same, the claims arise substantially out of the same events/circumstances, and the statutes allow for it. You should get a lawyer to aid you in this process. Contact a licensed family law attorney in Oklahoma for help.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Q: I owe $20,000 in child support but if I won 50K in civil court against them for a separate matter, who owe who?

I owe roughly 20,000 in back child support but recently something has happened to where I could take her to civil court but she already owes in small claims court and has nothing to take and no job to garnish. So If I got a judgement of 50K or more would I still owe her that child support.

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Sep 23, 2019

Yes, you would still owe child support. The two (2) judgments/awards have nothing to do with each other. You'll need to still pay the $20,000, and then collect separately your $50,000. You should get a lawyer to aid you in this process. Contact a licensed attorney in Oklahoma for help.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Me and my spouse are separated but still married.

The amount of time we each watch our child is even. There is no court order for any of us to pay child support. Are any of us legally obligated to pay child support?

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Sep 23, 2019

Absent a Court Order, or Order from Oklahoma DHS-CSS, there is no legal obligation for anyone to pay anyone else child support. However, if a divorce is imminent, in some cases, there may be Ordered child support back to the date of separation.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I type up an answer to an Oklahoma divorce petition?

I don't have a lawyer I'm waiting on legal aid to review my case and I only have a week left to answer I'm out of time.i need to know how to type my own answer and file it.

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Sep 23, 2019

That is not really something that I can answer for you with this limited information. An attorney needs to review the Petition, and craft an Answer accordingly. If legal aid cannot assist you, you should get a lawyer to aid you in this process. Contact a licensed family law attorney in Oklahoma... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Does the husband need to start paying child support before the wife even files for divorce? Will there be back support?

Wife commits adultery and moves out. She lives off student loans finishing College May of 2020 when she will start working for 70k a year. Has not filed for divorce yet. Only a verbal agreement with husband on custody and child support. She made him start paying child support immediately to her the... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Sep 23, 2019

If you want to insure that you'll receive child support, you need to make sure that you get a divorce petition on file as soon as possible. You should get a lawyer to aid you in this process. Contact a licensed family law attorney in Oklahoma for help.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Oklahoma on
Q: Hello, I purchased a pack of cookies from Braum's. I began to eat one and it appeared to be a piece of glass in it.

What should I do ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 22, 2019

What you should do would depend on whether you sustained any injuries. I hope you did not. But if you did, it's possible you could have the grounds for a claim. If you were injured, you should speak with an Oklahoma attorney and preserve the cookie(s) containing glass and remainder of the package.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I need help on I guess filing a motion for a new trial or reconsider motion are filing an appeal for a misdemeanor petty

If I file an appeal it's going to cost me $370 and I have to do it before September 30th or I won't get to a pill at all but I was hoping that maybe there was a way I could ask the judge for a new trial or for a reconsider

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Sep 22, 2019

What county was this in, or was it a municipal case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Guess my name is Megan Fifield and I am looking for an attorney that does pro bono if not based off your income

I need to file an appeal by September 30th on a criminal misdemeanor petty larceny I was found guilty when I was representing myself on the 19th of September it was an incident at Walmart in the self-checkout but if you get back to me I can explain more to you because I want to fight this cuz I'm... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Sep 22, 2019

What County was this in, or was this a municipal case?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: With no evidence of abuse and claiming to sit down in front of lawyers to redo a court order, can this article be used?

Plaintiff wants to sit down and talk to lawyers instead of going back to court but using this article to prevent pick up from defendant. Can it be legally used even with no evidence of abuse?

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Sep 19, 2019

I'm not sure what article you're referring to or what Court Order is being "re-done" based upon the information you provided. It is hard to answer your question specifically with this info. However, I would always suggest that you never agree to anything, or sign anything without have a lawyer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My 16 year old grandson wants to move in with his grandparents. His dad has temp custody. Can he leave if he wants

His dad lied in court about things that were not going on with there mom. Both kids want to go home. Can the boy leave, he is 16

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Sep 19, 2019

As the child's legal custodian, the father is charged with his/their well-being. As such, he can decide (mostly) where the child stays and when the child stays there. Unless someone can show to the Court that the child is in danger, or where the child is staying is not in the child's best... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I legally approximate a marriage?

My partner and I do not want to get married, but do want to ensure that we are each other's beneficiary, etc. We already have joint bank accounts, and plan to file Powers of Attorney. However I'm wondering if there are other rights and privileges spouses have which could be simulated through legal... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Sep 19, 2019

There are other rights and benefits that a spouse receives upon the death of the other, i.e. possession of real property, life insurance, retirement plans. There are also, potentially, health care decisions that could be made by a spouse. There are mechanisms that can be put in place to insure... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I file kidnapping charges on my ex wife, if she takes my kids away somewhere, so that I cant have them on my days?
Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Sep 19, 2019

If your wife takes the kids away and denies you your visitation, and you have a Court Order in place that memorializes your visitation schedule, you can apply to the Court to have her held in contempt of that Court Order. If she is found guilty of contempt, the Judge may impose fines that could... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Q: I lost total vision in my right eye working for an individual at a unofficial fabrication shop.

I was working for a friends dad at a welding shop. my actual job was welding but the first thing I did every morning was split wood to warm up the shop which is how I lost my eye. I was using a wedge and a sledge hammer and a piece of the wedge the size of a nickel went through my right eye and... Read more »

Jason Bolitho
Jason Bolitho answered on Sep 19, 2019

It does sound like you have a Workers' Compensation Claim. Oklahoma is a no-fault state regarding work-related injuries, meaning basically that if you were hurt on the job, then your related medical bills, lost wages, permanent impairments, etc. might be paid by your employer, most likely by your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: can they take your tax refund if it was put on a debit card from turbo tax and there is no statement or access to it?

there has been judgement against me and have a asset hearing coming up and worried i own nothing and unemployed,have house but paying on it

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 19, 2019

Yes, they can take your tax refund.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I write a motion to set aside I need to write a motion to set aside emergency temp custody

The temporary custody was only granted until I provided a negative drug testoh, I have three of them I just don't know how to get them to the judge

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on Sep 17, 2019

An emergency custody order should be set for hearing within ten days under OK law. I recommend hiring an attorney well-versed in family law in Oklahoma and appear at the hearing to provide evidence in support of your position.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: with a CS court hearing coming up my ex is wanting to terminate his rights, what do I do?

he hasn't been around or seen my daughter in 3 years.

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on Sep 17, 2019

A parent cannot terminate their parental rights simply to circumvent child support obligations.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: When a kid is 16, what are the laws on child neglect at that age?

My friends son moved to another town and was staying with his aunt. His mom found out he dropped out of school and he was taking pills, smoking marijuana, and drinking. His aunt wasn't very responsible after all

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on Sep 17, 2019

I recommend your friend consult an attorney well-versed in Oklahoma family law immediately. It is possible she has a duty to report this situation to DHS and could face liability if she fails to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son moved to Florida with his father. He is 15 and is “mad” at me. He won’t speak to me and his father won’t let him.

I live in Oklahoma and pay child support. If they won’t even allow me to talk to him do I have to pay child support?

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on Sep 17, 2019

The short answer is yes, you have to pay child support. I recommend you consult with an attorney well-versed in family law in Oklahoma to determine next steps based on whether or not your child's father is in contempt of an order already in place by relocating to another state and to enforce your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: I was the guardian to a child from OK. We ended up adopting her in WA state. Didn’t file termination in OK

Do I have to file something with the court besides the birth certificate and the order for adoption in oK as my adoption lawyer did that to my knowledge I have her birth certificate.

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on Sep 17, 2019

I recommend consulting with a lawyer well-versed in Oklahoma adoption law to ensure the UCCJEA was complied with and any additional steps you need to take in Oklahoma.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Person signed a warranty deed over with no mention of retaining his life estate on that property.

He was awarded a life estate in the divorce, but a few years later he signed this to remove his name from the deed. But the life estate was not mentioned in this deed. Did he lose his interest in the property?

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Sep 15, 2019

Then it sounds as if he conveyed the entire property to you.

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