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    • Do you need a will or trust?

    • Q: Should I have a will or a trust? A: Here are some facts to help you decide: A person does not have to be wealthy or elderly to do some serious thinking regarding an estate plan. If you own a home or a car or have a checking or savings account,...
    • 2012-12-12
    • Is bankruptcy the answer?

    • Q: Is bankruptcy the answer? A: Bankruptcy is only one method of a resolution to a debtor’s financial difficulties. Non bankruptcy alternatives will probably be less expensive and better received by creditors. Nonbank­ruptcy alternatives do not...
    • 2012-12-12
    • When do you need joint tenancy?

    • JOINT TENANCY: THE PROS & CONS Q: What is joint tenancy? A: It is a particular type of property ownership by which two or more persons may own real estate or personal property together. It differs from other types of co-own­ership in several...
    • 2012-12-14
    • Is probate needed?

    • Q: What is meant by probating an estate? A: Upon the death of a property owner, Oklahoma law provides for a legal process to determine the assets, assess their value, and distribute them to creditors and heirs. Such procedure takes place in the...
    • 2012-12-18
    • What are your rights as a landlord?

    • RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS Obligations and Remedies As a residential landlord in Oklahoma, you must comply with a number of obligations to your tenant which cannot be altered by your lease agreement. Here are answers to some questions you may have.
    • 2012-12-26
    • What are your rights and duties as a tenant?

    • As a residential tenant in Oklahoma, you have rights and duties relating to your home or apartment which cannot be bargained away in your lease. The residential Landlord- Tenant Law provides the legal framework for your lease and your relations...
    • 2012-12-27
    • Thinking of buying a home?

    • Buying a home may be the single largest investment of your life and may involve your life savings. Your dream house could have significant title defects requiring the spending of large sums of money to clear the title. Your dream house could have...
    • 2012-12-27
    • Methods for resolving conflicts and disputes

    • RESOLVING CONFLICTS AND DISPUTES What Are Your Options: We are all familiar with the most traditional dispute-resolution process of our civil justice system: litigation and trial with a judge or jury deciding who is right or wrong - where someone...
    • 2012-12-27
    • Information for jurors

    • The Importance of your Service You have been summoned to provide an important service as a juror. You enjoy the privileges of citizenship and the protection of your liberties and property by the government. In return, you have a duty as a citizen...
    • 2012-12-28
    • What are your rights as an employee?

    • Q: What kind of qualifications can an employer require job applicants to have?; Q: What is age discrimination?; Q: What else may constitute illegal employment dis­crimination?; Q: What should I do if I believe I have been discriminated...
    • 2012-12-28
    • Should you go to small claims court?

    • Q: What is “Small Claims”? A: An action for recovery of money based on breach of contract, for injuries, or to recover personal property may be brought in Small Claims Court if the plaintiff is willing to accept a recovery which does not exceed...
    • 2012-12-28
    • Lawyers and legal fees

    • Almost everything individuals do - such as making a purchase, starting a business, driving a car, getting married or writing a will - is affected by laws.; This pamphlet is intended to help you decide when you need a lawyer and to provide...
    • 2013-01-03
    • Criminal law

    • The criminal justice system can be very confusing and scary. While you have the right to represent yourself in court, the advice of a lawyer is invaluable. While you may not feel you have the money to hire a lawyer, you may not be able to afford...
    • 2013-03-05
    • Lesson 1 : what is democracy?

    • Law day is the annual celebration of the importance of law and the legal process.; We hear the word democracy all the time, but what does it mean to you? What do you think of when you hear that word?
    • 2013-10-17
    • Lesson 2 : what is the "rule of law"?

    • Law day is the annual celebration of the importance of law and the legal process.; The Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “The rule of law is therefore preferable…than that of a single citizen.” The phrase “rule of law” sounds intimidating, but it...
    • 2013-10-22
    • Say no to Oklahoma SJR21 : what's the concern?

    • 1. The current system works. Since the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) was instituted, there have been no accusations of scandal in the JNC. If passed, SJR21 replaces a system free from corruption and returns us to a system that has proven to...
    • 2014-04-14


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