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Today’s Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, holds: Much of eastern Oklahoma (likely including Bartlesville) is within Indian Country. Only federal courts, and not state courts, may prosecute an Indian who commits a “major crime” in Indian Country. Jimmy McGirt was convicted of “serious sexual offenses” in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. Mr. McGirt challenged his conviction in the U.S. Supreme Court. The undisputed points of the case were: 1. Mr. McGirt was an enrolled member…
You should not use do-it-yourself will-creating websites because: The language in the will probably won’t be effective. The consequences of poor language in the will are severe. Online sites don’t have accurate information about the law. You often can’t sue websites if they draft your will incorrectly. A website cannot determine your emotional and personal needs. Recently, I received an advertisement in the mail for an online service that boasted that they could create a…
,If you’ve been sued: ,No action may be taken against you, until you have been served ,You have a deadline to file an answer to the lawsuit, or appear in court ,You may settle with the plaintiff at any time. ,Being sued is one of the most stressful situations in which you may find yourself. If you have been sued, you are likely wondering: What can I do? What is going to happen? ,If you…
Click Si no es ciudadano estadounidense: Puede obtener una licencia de conducir de Oklahoma si reside en ese estado y reúne ciertos requisitos de inmigración. No necesita tomar la prueba de conducir para obtener una licencia de conducir si tiene una de su país de origen y puede mostrar su historial de conducción. Puede manejar sin una licencia de conducir de Oklahoma si no reside en ese estado y tiene una de la jurisdicción en…
Haga clic If you are not a U.S. citizen: You may obtain an Oklahoma driver’s license if you are an Oklahoma resident, and meet certain immigration requirements; You do not need to take the driving test to get a driver’s license, if you have a driver’s license in your home country and can show your driving record; You may drive without an Oklahoma driver’s license, if you are not an Oklahoma resident and have a…
This post will tell: Where to find COVID legal updates in every state in the U.S. Where to find the current Oklahoma COVID laws; Where to find updates on the legal situation in Bartlesville You are likely wondering: What are the current COVID ordinances in Bartlesville? What are the latest laws and orders in Oklahoma? If you’re going to another state, you may be wondering: what are the current laws in that state? The laws…
,In a summary administration, you still have to go to probate court, but the process is simpler, faster, and more streamlined than an ordinary probate case. You may file for summary administration if: ,The estate is worth $200,000 or less, or ,The decedent has been deceased for over five years, or ,The decedent lived outside of Oklahoma at the time of his death. ,Last week’s post ,Here’s how a summary administration works: 1. ,If you…
,You may have heard the term “small estate”, and you wonder: What is a small estate in Oklahoma? ,Under ,Let’s break down that definition: ,,Fair market value, – according to ,,Located in this state, – if all of the property that the decedent owns, located in this state, is of a total value less than $50,000, it’s a small estate. If the decedent owns property outside of Oklahoma, this out-of-state property does not count in…
,You may have heard the term “small estate”, and you wonder: What is a small estate in Oklahoma? ,Under ,Let’s break down that definition: ,,Fair market value, – according to ,,Located in this state, – if all of the property that the decedent owns, located in this state, is of a total value less than $50,000, it’s a small estate. If the decedent owns property outside of Oklahoma, this out-of-state property does not count in…
,Unmarried fathers have these rights in Oklahoma: ,To be legally recognized as the father ,To seek custody and visitation with the child ,A court may not terminate your parental rights, unless you are given notice, and specific circumstances are present ,The linguist Victoria Fromkin ,,How to become recognized as the legal father of the child ,1. ,As a presumed father,,. If you resided in the home with the child for the first two years of…