I was traveling from out of state to attend court proceedings regarding my mother's estate and actually missed the entire court proceedings that day that were at 10 am as I didn't get to the court house until noon. Upon entering the court room and finding it empty I turned to exit and the judge was in a office behind the court room. He asked who I was and what I was there for and I told him. He then told me I had missed all the proceedings but that I should contact the lawyer that was there earlier representing the estate ,in which I was trying to contest , and make an appointment to speak with him then giving me the name,number,and address of said lawyer. So I did go through with meeting the attorney and was informed of things that lead to me agreeing to temporarily appoint someone as executor of the estate that I did not want to be. There is more
I moved your question to the Probate section to get you help with the substantive issues regarding the estate. As far as whether the Judge was inappropriate, there is nothing wrong with the judge suggesting you call the lawyer for the other side when you have missed a hearing. Good luck with this situation.
The Judge did nothing wrong in giving you the name of the attorney handling the case to talk to since you missed the hearing. In fact, you should have already had the name and contact information of that attorney from being noticed you could appear for the hearing. If you are unhappy with the agreement you made, hire your own attorney to proceed.
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Is a Oklahoma district court judge allowed to tell me to make an appointment for consultation with a specific lawyer? Yes, what the judge said was proper.
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