McKIMMEY LAW OFFICE, P.C.
Twenty E. Ninth Street - The Aldridge - Suite 137 - Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801 - 405-275-3564
GENERAL PRACTICE -
WILLS & TRUSTS -
FEES & SERVICES
DOCUMENT PREPARATION -
POWERS OF ATTORNEY -
REAL ESTATE -
CIVIL RIGHTS -
GOVERNMENTAL TORT CLAIMS -
PLEADINGS AND DOCUMENTS
McKIMMEY LAW OFFICE is one of the leading small law firms in the Shawnee, Oklahoma area, with a Statewide practice in all State and Federal Courts.
McKIMMEY LAW OFFICE is a general practice law firm. Our expertise includes Probate, Wills, Trusts, Real Estate, and Governmental Tort Claims, including Civil Rights litigation involving the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.
"An Affordable Attorney at Law"
Admitted to Practice - Oklahoma - 1974
United States Supreme Court - Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
All United States District Courts of Oklahoma
The Law provides that an individual may appear Pro Se ( for yourself, without an attorney ) in many Court Proceedings.
It is not recommended and your interest is best served by having an attorney with you in Court.
Appearing in Court Without an Attorney is much like being up a creek without a paddle!
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
What do I Do If I Get Sued?
Most Courts prefer you have an attorney, but if you feel that you do not want an attorney, but need help in preparing Court documents we do provide the following services.
PLEADING PREPARATION SERVICES
This is basically a Typing Service!
This Service does not include Attorney Representation on any matter. This Service includes only the preparation of the Documents to be filed in the Court.
All Pleadings must be filed by you, in your own name - not that of any attorney.
You will be responsible for:
You will also be required to prepare and file all subsequent documents or pleadings required - and you must arrange for, and personally attend All Court Appearances.
- Filling all Pleadings with the appropriate Court.
- All service of Process.
- Mailing of all notices.
- Obtaining Judge's signature on any pleadings requiring his signature.
- Setting any Hearing Dates required.
- Payment of all costs as required.
- Receiving all Notices directly from the Court.
- Responding to all Notices Received from the Court.
- Receiving all Notices from any attorneys associated in the case.
- Responding to all Notices from any attorneys associated in the case.
Our Charges do include an interview necessary for the preparation of all Pleadings.
Before getting involved in litigation without an attorney you should take advantage of an initial consultation offerred by any attorney of your choosing!
FAQ - Why are Legal Costs So Expensive?
Schedule of Fees & Services
- Never attempt to represent yourself if the other side has an attorney - or is likely to have one.
Although you may feel confident to handle your own lawsuit at the beginning - Once an attorney enters an appearance on the other side, you need to retain an attorney to represent you from that point to the conclusion of the matter.
Our Charges for Preparation of Court Documents are:
- Application to Vacate Divorce Decree / with Order - $125.00
- For Collection Suits
- Suit on Account or Note - Petition - $100.00
- Prepare Discovery Requests (Standard) - $100.00
- Motion for Default Judgment - $85.00
- Prepare Judgment by Default - $75.00
- Prepare Affidavit of Judgment for Recording - $50.00
- Preparation of Entry of Appearance - $50.00
- Preparation of Answer to Simple Petition $100.00
- Garnishment Affidavits - $75.00
- Notices of Hearings and Orders Setting Hearings - $75.00
- Divorce Sets - Petition - Waiver - Decree - $195.00
- Uncontested Only! - No Children
- - We do not Prepare Pleadings involving Custody of children!
- You Should Have an Attorney!
- Our Office does not handle divorces involving custody of children, but we will be happy to refer you to a qualified attorney that can handle your needs in this area!
See - Divorce and Annulment
Name Change ( Uncontested ) - $175.00
Includes Petition - Notice - Affidavit - Decree
See - Oklahoma Legal Forms - On-Line Services
There may be occaisions when a probate becomes necessary just to release a small bank account, transfer title to an automobile, boats, etc., but the cost of probate compared to the asset to be transferred may make it uneconomical to retain an attorney.
If there is no contest and if the probate is going to be simple to do, then it is possible that you may represent yourself without difficulty.
We will discuss and price the preparation of all necessary documents and the procedures for doing this yourself.
- You should never attempt to represent yourself in a probate proceeding where title to real estate is involved - or where the sale of property is required.
Small Claims Court:
- Small Claims Affidavit - $50.00
- Generally the Court Clerk Will Help With This at No Charge!
- Application & Order for Transfer - $60.00
- Counter Claim or Setoff - $75.00
- Request for Reporter - $35.00
- Request for Jury Trial - $35.00
- Sometimes we get calls from folks wanting to get forms for a Power of Attorney or a Will, or a contract.
Because forms require you to tailor what you want, to what the form provides, we do not have them.
You should talk to an attorney of your choosing for proper preparation of these types of instruments.
Never depend upon a bookstore Legal Form for any of your legal needs. Consult with an attorney before using any such forms, either for deeds, contracts, bills of sale, powers of attorney, wills or trusts!
- We have also received requests to prepare jury instructions for folks who have filed their own lawsuits, and the time has come for the case to go to trial.
No attorney can properly prepare these proposed jury instructions without fully knowing each and every element of the lawsuit.
Even after preparing the jury instructions the litigant must be fully prepared to argue the law in support of each requested instruction.
Therefore we do not prepare sets of instructions for pro-se litigants.
Never go to a jury trial without legal counsel. In the Courtroom a pro-se litigant is held to the same standard of conduct and behavior as the licensed attorney.
Without an attorney you may forfeit valuable legal rights - and may suffer financial loss in excess of what it would have cost to retain an attorney.
If you have a question of a general nature that you feel should be included in this segment, please let us know.
We also would like to receive comments and suggestions for better Answers.
Although we cannot give specific legal advice on the phone we are willing to answer questions of a general nature.
If your question is of general interest we may include your letter and our response as a part of our website.
- 2001 - 2011 - Joseph E. McKimmey