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The short answer is yes. You may also sue the city. The Governmental Tort Claims Act (GTCA) will govern your lawsuit There are limits as to how much you can recover Before you file in court, you must first give the city notice If you give the city notice, and the city denies your claim, you may sue in court. I will explain this process in more detail, below. If a city bus driver causes…
This Thanksgiving week, I’ll depart from my usual legal advice post, and post a special THANK YOU to all those who have helped the Persaud Law Office: To ,,Marty Meason and Bo Estes, who share office space with me. You’ve both been a great source of advice and help when I needed it. Especially, thank you, Marty. I worked for you for nine years before I started my own practice. What you have taught me…
In Oklahoma, there are two types of guardianships: the guardianship of a minor child, and the guardianship of an adult. A guardianship of a child exists when the parents are deceased or unfit. A guardianship of an adult exists when the adult is incapacitated. To find out more about what a guardianship is, click ,,here. All guardianships are, by law, temporary. To terminate a guardianship in Oklahoma (if you are an adult under guardianship,…
Click here to read in English Si usted no es ciudadano y desea presentar una demanda, puede que se pregunte: ¿Puede una persona que no es ciudadana presentar una demanda en Oklahoma? La respuesta es un SÍ rotundo. El artículo 2017 de las normas de procedimiento civil de Oklahoma dice que: «Salvo disposición legal en contrario, cualquier persona, corporación, sociedad o asociación sin personalidad jurídica tendrá la capacidad para demandar o ser demandada en este…
Haga clic aquí para leer en español. If you are not a US citizen, and you want to file a lawsuit, you may wonder: Can a non-US citizen file a lawsuit in Oklahoma? The answer is a resounding, YES. The Oklahoma Rules of Civil Procedure govern lawsuits in Oklahoma state courts. ,,Section 2017 of these Rules, says,  “Except as otherwise provided by law, any person, corporation, partnership, or unincorporated association shall have capacity to sue…
A divorce decree ends a marriage, and orders how property is to be divided, and who has custody and visitation with the children You may obtain your divorce decree online, or by contacting the court clerk’s office What is a Divorce Decree? In Oklahoma, a divorce decree is a document that a judge signs when a divorce is final. Typically, an attorney drafts a divorce decree. In an uncontested divorce, the lawyers for one or…
You may revoke a transfer on death deed at any time. You may also change the beneficiary on a transfer on death deed at any time.  This is the second post in a two-part series on transfer on death deeds. In ,,last week’s post, I explained what a transfer on death deed was and how to create one. In this post, I will show how you can revoke a transfer on death deed. All…
In Oklahoma, a transfer on death deed, is a way you can transfer land upon your death, without going through probate. You can use a transfer on death deed to transfer any type of land interest, including surface, minerals, structures and fixtures. If you have executed a transfer on death deed, then, when you die, the grantee needs only to file a survivor’s affidavit, along with your death certificate, in the county clerk’s office. The…
You must carry vehicle liability insurance to drive or own a car in Oklahoma. Penalties for driving without insurance in Oklahoma include loss of your driver’s license, fines, jail time, towing of your vehicle, and seizure of your license plate. Liability Insurance Requirements Every person who owns a motor vehicle registered in Oklahoma, and every person who operates a motor vehicle registered in Oklahoma, must maintain a vehicle liability insurance policy. Your insurance policy must…
If you are a Christian and are considering filing a lawsuit, you may wonder what the Bible says about filing lawsuits. 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 counsels Christians not to sue other believers. I believe that biblical principles counsel Christians to exercise restraint in suing anyone, whether believers or not.  Several years ago, I wrote an article on this topic for the website of my denomination, the Wesleyan Church. If you are interested, you may read the…