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- Family Law
- Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
- Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
- Tax Law
- Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
- Construction Law
- Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
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- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- ID Number: 33066
- English: Spoken, Written
- University of Oklahoma
- B.A. | Business and Legal Issues, with a Constitutional Studies minor
- Oklahoma City University
- MBA | Business Administration
- Oklahoma City University School of Law
- J.D. | Law
- Boston University School of Law
- LL.M. (2020) | Tax Law
- Oklahoma Bar Association  # 33066
- American Bar Association
- American Adoption Congress
- Adoption without Consent, Oklahoma Paralegal Association Annual Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Paralegal Association
- Discussing the basic ins and outs of adoptions without consent.
Websites & Blogs
- Charles L. Watts, PLLC
24 Questions Answered
- Q. Is adopted child responsible for bio parent at death?
- A: In short, the answer is no. There are always extenuating factors that can be involved, but that would require you sitting down with a family law attorney and working through all the details. An adopted child can receive inheritance from the biological parents as well as the adoptive parents, so long as evidence shows that the pretermitted child is omitted unintentionally.
- Q. Can my parents win a case against an 18-year-old if I'm 16
- A: This question requires much more information to be answered with any degree of accuracy. However, while the age of consent is 16 in the state of Oklahoma, the age of majority is 18, therefore a 16 or 17 year old is still considered a minor. Furthermore, if you are basing this question solely on a sexual nature, then you must also consider the age of both parties involved, as well as the relationship between the two parties.
- Q. How old does a child have to be to consent to a step parent adoption
- A: The child's age is not a controlling factor in the step-parent adoption. The controlling factor is the amount of time you have been married. So long as you have been married for more than 1 year, then you can file for the step-parent adoption. If the mother does not consent, then you would have to do an adoption without consent and there are some obstacles to go through in that process. Give us a call and we would be glad to help you through this process and make it as smooth as possible.
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