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James Tack Jr

James Tack Jr

Robertson & Williams
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Probate, Business Law ...
  • Oklahoma, Texas
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Practice Areas
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Utilities
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
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  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oklahoma
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
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Professional Experience
Partner
Robertson & Williams
- Current
Partrner
James D. Tack, Jr. P.C
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Partner
McAfee & Taft
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Associate
McAfee & Taft
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Education
Washburn University School of Law
J.D. (1977)
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Cornell University
B.S. (1973) | Engineering
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Professional Associations
Oklahoma Title Examination Standards Committee
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Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
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Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers
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Oklahoma Bar Association  # 8817
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American Bar Association
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Oklahoma County Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
How do I fix that? Curing Title Defects, OCAPL/AAPL Field Landman Seminar, Norman, OK
OCAPL/AAPL
1. Preparing the Opinion and Drafting Title Requirements, 2. Statutory Pooling, and 3. Ethics Panel, Washburn School of Law, Oil and Gas Title Examination Course, visiting lecturer, Topeka, KS
Washburn Law School
Oklahoma Title Standards and Statutory Curative Acts, NBI Seminar: Ultimate Guide to Oil and Gas Title Law, Oklahoma City, OK
National Business Institute
Lease/Ownership Challenges, Disputes and Negotiations, NBI Seminar: Frac Law From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes, Oklahoma City, OK
National Business Institute
Fracking: Land Lease Negotiations & Environmental Concerns, NBI Teleconference
NBI
Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Law, NBI Seminar: Energy Law Basics, Oklahoma City, OK
NBI
Websites & Blogs
Website
Jim's website
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Robertson & Williams
Legal Answers
30 Questions Answered

Q. Q_ Was in probate, but lawyer quit. I was given adm. of estate June24,2020. I need title & deed in my name
A: 15 OS 62 is part of the Oklahoma Simplification of Land Titles Act. Generally, it is a statute which allows title attorneys to rely upon final decrees or executor's deeds that have been filed of record for more than 10 years where nothing appears of record controverting the title. It allows them not to have to review the proceedings which resulted in the decree or deed. Real Property can be sold out of the estate by following the appropriate procedure in the probate code, or it can be distributed by the court and then the persons taking through the final decree can do with the property as they wish. To get the title in your name, the probate needs to be finsihed.
Q. Do I automatically own the home/mortgage if I am a non-occupant co-borrower when my parents pass?
A: You do not become an owner because you co-signed on a mortgage. You do remain liable on the debt if it is not paid. Title to the home is determined by the deed into your parents, typically either as joint tenants or tenants in common. When they die there will have to be a probate for the title to the real estate to be marketable. The assets of their estates pass either by will or by the laws of intestacy. If they have wills, the beneficiaries of the wills get the assets as provided in the wills. If no wills and living children, the children share equally. If you are paying on the mortgage, you may have a claim against the estate. If the parties want some other result, you would need to contact an attorney to review the status of title and determine the best way to get you to where you want to go.
Q. What if the parent has been estranged for 10 or more years? Does the sibling have rights?
A: Unsure what the question relates to. inheritance rights do not diminish because of distance or estangement.
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Robertson & Williams
9658 North May Avenue
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Telephone: (405) 848-1944
Fax: (405) 843-6707
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Available outside regular office hours by appointment.
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