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Charles Watts

Charles Watts

  • Family Law, Divorce, Tax Law ...
  • Oklahoma
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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
    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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oklahoma Bar Association
ID Number: 33066
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United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
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United States Tax Court
ID Number: WC21156
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  • English: Spoken, Written
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
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American Bar Association
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American Adoption Congress
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Speaking Engagements
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
Legal Answers
322 Questions Answered
Q. In the Divorce Decree, when dividing retirement accounts do the names of the accounts need to be listed?
A: Technically it is ok.

Some attorneys like more information, some even like last 4 of account number, to eliminate questions. Other attorneys prefer less and would just say 50% of the retirement accounts to go to the other person to allow some flexibility. No set rule - both have pros/cons and if people want to argue against it they will and it will have to be defended either way it is written.

Another factor to also insure is the beneficiary is reflected properly and it is addressed the portion to the ex-spouse is properly addressed.
Q. For a novel in Oklahoma: Character sees evidence of murder on an in-law (bloody clothes) and does not report. Accessory?
A: By definition in Oklahoma 21 OS § 172, with Felonies, there are Principals (anyone who furthered the Felony act prior to or during the act itself -- aid and abet in the commission-even if not present), and Accessory After the Fact (anyone who helps conceal the already committed act). A good comparison would be:

Scenario 1 -- J. Smith buys a shovel because J. Doe said he was "going" to kill J. Blow and "will need" shovel to dispose of the body. He bought the shovel in advance and thus aided in the crime prior to the crime -- J. Smith and J. Doe are both Principals.

Scenario 2 -- J. Doe 'killed' J. Blow and told J. Smith. As a result, J. Smith buys and gives a shovel to J. Doe to dispose of the body. J. Doe=Principal, J. Smith Accessory after the fact.

As far as cutting a deal later, there is no good answer for that, some DA's might some DA's definitely would not. Let you book decide how this is resolved. Our statute regarding Accessory to Felony Punishment is 21 O.S. § 175.

Look forward to hearing about the book.
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Q. Do I have to right to drive my vehicle with out a tag. Constutional right to travel?
A: While I agree with my colleague there is a brief period where you can drive without a tag and only a bill of sale. This period is five days from the date of sale. After that you must have it titled/registered. If you purchased from a car lot they just provide you with a dealer tag which would allow you 60 days to drive with the dealer tag (starting Nov 1 - prior to that was 30days)
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Gungoll, Jackson, Box & Devoll, P.C.
101 Park Avenue, Suite 1400
Telephone: (405) 272-4710
Monday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 AM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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