In almost two decades of questions from the public at large, I have determined the top five issues people have that compel them to contact an attorney, & created a video for each. 5. Injuries. The public at large is concerned as it should be about what to do if injured. The answer to this question varies greatly depending on the facts and circumstances of your injury. We created a general video to talk about the large umbrella called “tort” law. What might be a tort and what may not be a tort? Could you have a claim? We recommend before contacting an attorney, if you are unsure, think about safety. Did someone fail to keep premises safe? You may already know the area of tort such as an automobile accident or a slip and fall. But what about a child who jumps on an oil rig and his leg …Continue reading →
The first video I made several years ago is called “How to Choose A Lawyer.” Here is what I said which still applies. First, you want to make sure that your attorney is qualified. Second, you want to see if you like the attorney’s personality and if you think they’re a good match for you. Third, you want to look at their business practices and procedures. Fourth, you want to have a feeling you can trust your attorney to do the right thing for you when you aren’t there. ARE THEY QUALIFIED? Choosing a lawyer can be a difficult and maybe overwhelming experience. There are so many choices and so many options. Of course you want your attorney to be qualified. You need to have an attorney who is qualified in the area of law, that your issue is in. Try to know and try to understand what area of law it is …Continue reading →
People spend much money and time planning for estate and health needs. It need not be expensive or mired in delay. Examples of estate planning for your health care needs, include easy-to-execute standard forms. These are as follows: Advance Directive, 63 O.S. § 3101.4; Advance Directive for Mental Health Care, 43A O.S. § 11-106; and Do Not Resuscitate Order (“DNR”). The Advance Directive for Mental Health Care is a statutorily mandated form physicians must keep in your file. It will inform medical personnel about who is able to make health care decisions when you cannot. It also describes situations which you may prefer to keep or withhold life sustaining procedures or hydration and nutrition. A person may even write into their form other personal preferences. What is extraordinarily important is the medical decision you make. To properly make the decision best for you, you should educate yourself about the medical ramifications of the …Continue reading →
So, either you have served your spouse or your spouse has been served. What happens on service? Unless waived by the parties, page two of the Summons you receive on service with your Petition contains many do’s and don’ts during the pendency of your divorce. Click here for the Summons and Notice of Automatic Injunction form. The language is a bit complicated and sometimes hard to apply to your facts. But here are a few examples: 1. Do not disturb the peace of the other party; 2. Do not open or divert the other’s party’s mail; 3. Do not cancel health or life insurance benefits. As a basic rule, if you spend money, be able to account for it and answer for the expenditure or you may be in trouble! Read the language in the automatic injunction carefully, and be prepared to discuss any questions with an attorney! We’re always here to help.