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Doak Willis

Doak Willis

Trial Attorney of Doak Willis Law Firm
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law...
  • Oklahoma
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Doak 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.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $150 to $200 per hour litigation. Set fee on Criminal Jury Trials.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
10th Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Oklahoma Bar Association
- Current
Member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
University of Tulsa College of Law
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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29 Questions Answered

Q. My child in under temporary guardianship with a family member. I still have custody of him how can I get guardianship?
A: If you have custody why was there a guardianship commenced unless there are allegations against you? In order to terminate a guardianship in Oklahoma, you must file a motion to terminate it setting out why the guardianship is no longer needed and showing that the reason the guardianship was granted in the first place that all issues causing the Court to find that a guardianship was needed have been resolved making a guardianship unneeded.
Q. Does a PO over turn a visitation order?
A: No. A protective order does not amend a valid custody order, If a child is included on the protective order and the Judge grants the child a protective order against the other parent, you should seek and attorney to review your custody order and possibly file a motion to modify that custody order.
Q. Needing information on why part of a cash settlement was locked away due to the receiver being a minor.
A: Minors who receive money in a tort case such as this case you cite is controlled by statute. The Insurance company for the at fault driver can only settle the case and get it closed on their books only if when a settlement is reached a "Friendly Suit" is filed on your sons behalf by a parent or legal guardian as next of kin or friend. The Court then hears the settlement terms and issues a final judgment which severs your child's right to sue in the future. Otherwise your son could wait up until he almost turns nineteen years old before the Insurance Company would be exempted from liability under the at fault insureds policy. The Judgment proceeds from the friendly suit must be deposited in a trust account for the benefit of your child. You can withdraw funds on behalf of your child with the Court's approval. Some Courts may let you withdraw monies on a regular basis for utilities or other living expenses. Some Courts state that is the parents liability. You must account for those funds with the Court as they are your sons money for damages he received. Just like he is not entitled to any money paid to you for your injuries, likewise you are not entitled to his.
Q. Is it illegal for a live in girlfriend to spank a 3 yr old when not given consent from the mother?
A: It is not against any statutory provision in Oklahoma for a live in girlfriend to spank a child absent consent. If the spankings are physically harmful to the child and there are marks showing these spankings, you should take pictures and have a professional examine the marks and get them on record. Contact your ex spouse and speak to him/her about this issue to see if you two can work out a non physical punishment if and when one is needed. Document the marks yourself if you ever must take the issue to Court.
Q. Live in Cleveland County, married in Oklahoma County, lived in Oklahoma County in the past, do I file in Cleveland or OK
A: If your speaking about filing for a dissolution of your marriage the proper County to file in is the County in which you have resided for the last thirty days prior to the date you file your petition. You must be a resident of the State of Oklahoma for six months and the County in which you file your petition for at least thirty days prior to the filing of that petition.
Q. I fell victim to a dirty cop planting evidence while serving a search warrant at my boyfriends apartment, the cop was
A: From your facts it appears your ex had a hearing on his emergency custody petition and then full custody at a motion to modify hearing. I would think there was more testimony than just this bogus arrest that was had in Court in order for the Judge to modify the original custody order. The answer to your question is no they don't revert back to the old order merely on evidence coming to light showing it was bogus. You must hire an attorney to file a motion to modify that last order giving your ex custody. You must prove all facts showing that the best interests of your children are better served by custody being changed back to you.
Q. I was recently denied "Homestead Exemption" due to me not owning the property. I bought the house a few years back.
A: You need to hire an attorney that deals in real estate matters as the Title Company may not be telling you the truth. A good attorney can look at the deed and inform you what your rights are concerning the property.
Q. Need answers about family law asap
A: You should immediately hire an attorney who practices divorce law and relate all facts to the attorney and they would be able to direct you in the right direction in order to represent you on the protective order and filing the necessary pleadings to see your children.
Q. My daughter's dad is over 8000$ behind in Child support. Can my husban adopt her without her father sign over his right
A: No. The natural father would have to consent to the adoption which would require him to voluntarily terminate his rights. You could go through child support enforcement and if he fails to pay thereafter for the requisite amount of time his rights could be terminated.
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Doak Willis, Attorney
400 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Telephone: (918) 456-1304