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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
Fees
  • 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
Oklahoma
10th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Oklahoma Bar Association
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Member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
Education
University of Tulsa College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Northeastern State University - Muskogee campus
B.A. | History;Political Science
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Honors: Deans Honor Roll
Activities: President of Phi Lambda Chi Fraternity 1975-1976
University of Oklahoma
Political Science; Philosophy
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33 Questions Answered

Q. dad wants 50/50 but has no car cant keep a job
A: To answer your question adequately, a lot more information would needed to be provided to an attorney in order to give an answer that would be couched in practice. You don't say whether your married or if the child was born out of wedlock. You don't tell of your living circumstances or job and other critical facts. Many factors go into a decision as to what parent has custody or whether joint custody could be an option. Find an attorney who handles child custody litigation and go see them and answer the questions they ask to get a good answer to your question here.
Q. Can she sue for this?
A: Anybody can sue anybody else. The question is would your neighbor have a cause of action that wouldn't be tossed out of Court for failing to state a cause of action. Your neighbor could sue but would lose under your set of facts set out herein.
Q. i gave a family member $9000 down on a home she wanted 15000 now she says she is selling it to someone else to get out
A: Generally oral contracts for the sale or purchase of real property are not enforceable because of the statute of frauds which states those type contracts must be in writing. There are exceptions to this rule which are long and hard to explain in this type post. You need to seek an attorney now and lay out all your facts and take phone messages and other evidence of your payment to the attorney and allow them to determine whether you can succeed in litigation.
Q. My husband has always paid property taxes on land he owns with his brother. Can we remove him?
A: If title to the real estate is in both of their names, they would probably hold title as tenants in common if it came down through probate from their father. Since their names are both on the title to the real property, the only way to remove another owner would be through a partition action where one of the owners or maybe even a third party could purchase the land. A partition is used if the real property can't be divided in kind equally between the owners. Appraisers are appointed by the Court to give a value of the property and once they turn in their report giving their valuation, one or both could file to "Take" the property at that value. If both or neither wish to Take it for that valuation, an auction is held whereby any person could bid and buy the property. An attorney would need to handle all that process for your husband.
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.
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Doak Willis, Attorney
400 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
USA
Telephone: (918) 456-1304