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Transferring Oil and Gas Rights – Which Deed is Right for You?

Oil and gas rights are real property, which can be bought, sold, or inherited, just like a home.  Deeds are used to transfer ownership rights. So, the type used can make a big difference in making sure the transfer is what you want. Deeds Generally A deed is the form which transfers ownership of property. [..]

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Mineral Brokers – Make Minerals Work for You

Mineral brokers have the knowledge and contacts to make sure you get the best rate for your minerals.  Use a mineral broker if you want the best return on your minerals. Buy, Sell, or Lease? There are many options when it comes to making money with minerals, such as buying selling, or leasing.  You may want to [..]

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Estate Planning – Setting Up For the Inevitable

Estate planning means outlining how family and property are to be taken care of if a person can’t make decisions for him or herself.  This usually happens upon death or disability.  Unfortunately, many don’t plan for these situations, leaving their loved ones to scramble or guess at how to proceed. Start Sooner, Not Later Most [..]

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Mediation – Spend less, Get more

Nothing about the law is cheap or easy – plus it’s confusing.  Lawsuits cost a lot and leave decisions up to judges and juries.  Even if you win, you’ve still spent a lot of time and money getting there.  This isn’t so with Mediation, which allows people to stay in control and spend less to get [..]

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Oklahoma Felony Murder

Felony murder in Oklahoma.  On March 27, 2017, a 23-year old Broken Arrow man shot and killed three teenagers who broke in to his home.  Later, a 21-year old woman turned herself in to police.  The woman said that she was the get-away driver.  She also said that she never entered home and that she [..]

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Oklahoma Crimes – Know the Basics

Oklahoma has three types of crimes – infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies.  Knowing the differences in these types of crimes can help one understand their situation and how to handle it. Sentences The main difference is the sentence, or punishment, associated with the crime.  Infractions mean in fines.  Misdemeanors involve fines and no more than a year in [..]

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Child Custody and Visitation – The Basics

Child custody and visitation can be a big concerns during a divorce.  This area of law may not be what you expect.  Gone are the days when mothers were automatically given sole child custody.  Now the default law in most states is that both parents are given custody unless there’s a good reason to choose one parent over another. [..]

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