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Charles Watts

Charles Watts

  • Family Law, Divorce, Tax Law ...
  • Oklahoma
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Summary

Charles grew up in a family construction business and has been dealing with contracts and legal issues for over 30 years. He went to law school to reduce cost in the business, however during this time found a new passion in helping people through the legal hurdles that we all face at some point in time in our life.

Charles has been married to his wife Gina since 2003 and they have an adopted daughter whom they have had since birth. Actually since day one, as they were in the birthing room when she was born. Going through the adoption process has given us insight and experience from the clients view and understand the stress that comes along with an adoption, not to mention they have also undergone the stress of three failed IVF rounds, so understanding that stress and expense is nothing new to them either.

Charles focuses mostly on Family Law issues, such as Guardianships, Divorce, Custody or Visitation, and Adoptions. However, he is also very adept with Construction Law, general Business Law, and Tax Law.

Please feel free to reach out for a free phone consultation for your legal need.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Bar Association
ID Number: 33066
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
University of Oklahoma
B.A. | Business and Legal Issues, with a Constitutional Studies minor
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Oklahoma City University
MBA | Business Administration
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Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Boston University School of Law
LL.M. (2020) | Tax Law
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Professional Associations
Oklahoma Bar Association  # 33066
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Current
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American Adoption Congress
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Adoption without Consent, Oklahoma Paralegal Association Annual Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Discussing the basic ins and outs of adoptions without consent.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Charles L. Watts, PLLC
Legal Answers
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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Contact & Map
Charles L. Watts, PLLC.
1305 S. Rockwell
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73128
Telephone: (405) 896-0053
Monday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)