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  • What is a Power of Attorney in Oklahoma?

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    A Power of Attorney allow the designation of an individual to make financial or medical decisions on someone else’s behalf.


  • What is a Power of Attorney for Custody in Oklahoma?

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    A parent can delegate another person to be a caregiver for the child for a period up to a maximum of one year.


  • Does the Court Decide the Visitation Schedule in Oklahoma?

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    The court will if you make the court do it. The court, generally, most judges would greatly prefer that the parties work together.


  • What Does “Reasonable Visitation” Mean in Oklahoma?

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    There’s a certain week-on, week off 50/50 schedule. There’s a 2-2-3 50/50 schedule. There’s what some people call standard visitation.


  • Is Shoplifting a Felony in Oklahoma?

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    For a first offense, if the value of the goods is below $1000, then that is a misdemeanor. For a second offense, still a misdemeanor.


  • Is Domestic Violence a Felony in Oklahoma?

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    For a first offense, simple domestic A and B is a misdemeanor, it has a possibility of up to one year in the county jail.


  • Is DWI a Felony in Oklahoma?

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    We’ve got the main crime, which is DUI. That can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on whether you have prior offenses or not.


  • Can I Give Away Marital Property?

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    Marital property is your property. If you are married and that is the property of the marriage, then either spouse has an equal right to it.


  • Tulsa Nursing Home Neglect Attorney Wins $1 Million Settlement

    On July 6, 2015, Ms. Wendy Bristow* died at age 74 at Westbrook Healthcare, Inc. in Waurika, OK.
    Perhaps the most tragic thing about Ms. Bristow’s death is that it was completely preventable. 
    It was about 20-30 minutes from the time Ms. Bristow started choking to the time someone called 9-1-1. If they had made that emergency call right away, she could still be alive. It’s important to understand that this wasn’t an isolated event. Ms. Bristow had been suffering from neglect at Westbrook for a year. This incident, her final incident, is what brought on legal action. 


  • What are Miranda Rights?

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    You’ve got the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law. You’ve got a right to an attorney.


  • Is DUI a Felony in Oklahoma?

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    Is DUI a felony? And the answer is that is it depends. A first offense DUI is always a misdemeanor in the state of Oklahoma.


  • Will I Lose My License Because of DUI?

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    The answer is maybe, and it depends on the circumstances and what you qualify as a loss of your license.


  • Will I Go to Jail if I Am Convicted of DUI in Oklahoma?

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    For a first offense DUI, the range of punishment is from 10 days, which has a 10-day minimum, to one year is the maximum.


  • What is the Purpose of a Probate Case in Oklahoma?

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    The primary purpose is that when somebody passes away and they have assets, the purpose is to determine who gets those assets.


  • Can You Avoid Probate in Oklahoma?

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    Yes, however, if you have a large estate you will need the help of an attorney to do appropriate estate planning.


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