About Doak WillisDoak is a trial attorney who has expierence helping clients to successfully resolve their legal problems. Early in his career he left the private practice and joined the District Attorneys staff where he served as the First Assistant District Attorney for Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, and Sequoyah Counties. Doak re-entered private practice after his public service and represents clients on a wide range of legal issues from family law, criminal law,probates, real estate transactions, and other business issues to name a few. Doak has tried numerous cases before Juries involving both criminal and civil issues. He has successfully represented clients before a Jury on Murder and Manslaughter charges with verdicts of not guilty.
Directory Practice Areas
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Family Law
- Real Estate Law
- Traffic Tickets
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- Free Consultation
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- $150 to $200 per hour litigation. Set fee on Criminal Jury Trials.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|The University of Tulsa College of Law - The University of Tulsa||J.D.||Law|
|Northeastern State University - Muskogee campus||B.A.||History;Political Science|
|Honors: Deans Honor Roll|
|Activities: President of Phi Lambda Chi Fraternity 1975-1976|
|University of Oklahoma||Political Science; Philosophy|
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Q. I'm 22yrs old, can I un-adopt myself since I'm and adult? And how?
A: No. There is no provision in the Oklahoma Statutes for a person who has been adopted to "unadopt" themselves. If your wanting merely to change your name, there are methods of so doing within the Statutes.
Q. Breach of contract. Can information provided over the phone by phone companies or banks etc be accepted legally binding
A: Your question is a little confusing. If you mean information in which you agree for phone services with a phone company that benefits you, yes they can be binding subject to the Statute of frauds. That basically states some contracts must be in writing and in this question if the contract is for more than one year it must be in writing. As for banks, you did not give enough information in order for me to answer that question. Best practice is get it in writing.
Q. A lien release has never been filed on my mortgage which was pd 6 yrs ago. am I do money from mtg holder?
A: If the mortgage has been paid in full and fifty days has passed since the pay-off, the mortgagor may in writing demand that the mortgagee release the mortgage. The demand must be specific about the mortgage and real estate. If after ten days of the notice to the mortgagee to release the mortgage the release has not been filed,the mortgee shall then forfeit and pay to the mortgagor a penalty of one percent (1%) of the original principal debt which shall not exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each day the release is not recorded after the ten day period has expired and the penalty may then be recovered in a civil action in a court having jurisdiction over the parties. Provided further that the total penalty shall not exceed one hundred percent (100%) of the total principal debt.
Q. I was arrested on drugs charges from a search warrant done on home, i was not at residence. i was not shown any papers
A: When a search warrant is issued, it is to specifically set forth the person and property that the law enforcement officers are seeking to search. this search warrant is based upon an officers sworn affidavit that a Judge reviews prior to signing a search warrant.If you did not own the home that was searched, a copy of that search warrant must be left at the home or served upon the owner of the home if present when the search was conducted.Since you had clothing or other materials in the home searched, that material owned by you must show you indeed lived there or stayed there in order for the evidence to be admissible against you. This material owned by you could be utility bills, a drivers license showing the searched premises address as the same as on your license, or other evidence showing you may have had dominion and control of the contraband seized by the officers.An experienced criminal defense attorney will need a few more facts from you in order to give you a proper answer as to whether the search and seizure conducted was legal or not and whether the search and seizure could be quashed.
Q. How do I get a copy of a paternity affadavit?
A: I am assuming you are referring to a blank paternity affidavit. You can obtain one from the Oklahoma State Division of Vital records, local DHS offices, local Child Support Enforcement offices, your County Health Department, or online. If you are referring to a paternity affidavit you personally signed, you must contact the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and request a copy.
Q. Should I get a protective order?
A: You should immediately seek out an experienced attorney who handles family law cases and request he file a paternity action against the children's father. When that petition is filed, a request for an automatic temporary injunction should be filed also along with a request for a temporary order requesting the Court to award Custody of the children to you with restricted visitation allowed to the father. The automatic injunction should include clauses which are directed towards both of you that neither of you will harm, threaten, harass, abuse, or stalk the other parent or children. A Court should render a custody and visitation order in your case based upon all the evidence. The Court will decide those issues based upon what the evidence shows as being in the children's best interests. Further, a child support order will also be issued based upon the Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines. Your children are old enough to speak to the Judge in your case relative to their preference as to which parent they would like to live with.Their preference is not controlling as to what the Judge may decide as to which of the parents get the custody of the minor children, but is one criteria the Judge may use in helping him decide what is in their best interest. You should not delay contacting an attorney due to abusive nature of the father you have described.
Q. When my son born I was not using my real name, he's 12 and I need my real name in his birth certificate
A: Assuming you used part of your real birth name when your son was born and it appears on your sons birth certificate, you can contact an attorney who can file the necessary pleadings with the Court Clerk in the County where you live and request your name be changed,if you are still using your fictitious name, to whatever name you desire. Upon the Judge granting your change of name, you can then send a certified copy of the Order to the Oklahoma State Department of Health and request your name be changed on your sons birth certificate. If your son is carrying your true birth name, you might consider changing your name to that name. If the father's name is on the sons birth certificate and the son uses his name on the certificate, you should consider using the name you used when obtaining your own social security card. This will help insure that there will be no problems in the future when you are attempting to get your sons social security card or passport.There are many other considerations too lengthy to discuss here. An experienced attorney can help guide you to properly circumvent any problems you might encounter.
Q. How do I file a divorce if me and my husband lives in the same house
A: There is no law in Oklahoma that stops one from filing for a dissolution of marriage if they still reside in the same household. The living arrangement may become hostile. Usually, one party requests possession of the home upon filing for dissolution.The Court can then, after a hearing, make one spouse move from the family home.
Q. I live in Oklahoma and filed for divorce and served my spouse. My spouse lives in Florida and also filed. Can he do this?
A: Yes. However, if you have not been served and he was first served, the Courts will communicate with each other to determine which state has Jurisdiction, if children of the marriage are involved.Generally, if the children are with you and you satisfy the Jurisdictional requirements for filing a dissolution in Oklahoma,since he has been served, Oklahoma would have the better claim for Jurisdiction and his case could end up being dismissed.