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You have a neighbor who is using his property, in a way that harms your property. Perhaps your neighbor is causing loud, offensive noises, that disturb you. Or maybe your neighbor is allowing dust or smoke to contaminate your property. Or you’re a farmer, and your neighbor is allowing his animals to eat your crops. You may wonder: Can you do anything? The answer is yes. The Oklahoma Constitution, here says, “No private property shall…
You have a child with special needs, and you think that a private school would provide a better education for your child than a public school. However, you’re concerned about whether you’ll be able to afford the tuition. Oklahoma has created the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Program, to address this issue. Under the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Program, if you have a child with disabilities, the state will pay part or all of the tuition…
Click here to read in English Muchos extranjeros se preguntan si pueden solicitar asilo en EE. UU. A continuación, se ofrece un breve panorama del proceso de asilo. Para una discusión más en profundidad sobre cómo solicitar asilo, consulte con un abogado. ¿Puede solicitar asilo? Todos los extranjeros pueden solicitar asilo. Usted puede solicitar asilo incluso si no se encuentra en situación legal en Estados Unidos. Puede solicitar asilo si no puede regresar al país…
You have a child with special needs, and you think that a private school would provide a better education for your child than a public school. However, you’re concerned about whether you’ll be able to afford the tuition. Oklahoma has created the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Program, to address this issue. Under the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Program, if you have a child with disabilities, the state will pay part or all of the tuition…
You’ve just been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, or for refusing to submit to a blood or breath alcohol test. You’ve been given a “notice of revocation”, saying that your driver’s license is about to be revoked. What do you do? First, your license will not be revoked until 30 days after you receive the notice. So, you have some time to decide what you want to do. Note: The Oklahoma State…
Many clients have asked me: Should I have a will? The answer: Yes! If you have a will, you can choose who will inherit your property when you die. If you die without a will, you are said to have died intestate. If you die intestate, and you are a resident of Oklahoma, then, there is a state law (available here) that decides who will inherit your property. This law, called the “intestacy law”,…
An adoption can be one of the few types of legal cases that is joyous for the parties involved. Many clients have asked me: What is involved in an adoption? This post will give a brief overview of the legal steps a parent must take to adopt a child in Oklahoma. The following persons may adopt a child: A married couple, if both spouses are over 21; A stepparent of the child to be adopted;…
Many people are admitted to the U.S. to work in “specialty occupations.” You may be wondering if you qualify. For you to be admitted to the U.S. to work in a “specialty occupation,” your prospective employer must file a “Labor Condition Application” with the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor must then determine that the job for which your employer wants to hire you, is a “specialty occupation.” To qualify as…
If you have been evicted, or are being threatened with eviction, you have certain rights under Oklahoma state and federal law. This post will discuss what your rights are, and what you can do to contest your eviction. Your landlord must give you notice, in writing, before he can evict you. Your landlord must give you 30 days notice to terminate, in writing, if your tenancy is a “tenancy at will.” “Tenancy at will” means…
You want to end your marriage, and you are wondering: Can I get an annulment instead of a divorce? This post will discuss how to get an annulment in Oklahoma. First, here is the difference between a divorce and an annulment: · A divorce is the legal termination of a valid marriage. · An annulment is a decision, where a judge rules that a marriage is invalid, because of a defect existing at the inception…