Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals | March 30, 2022


2022 OK CIV APP 7, 119497
Decided 02/22/2022

¶1 Plaintiff/Appellee Burl Peveto (Husband) sued his former wife Defendant/Appellant Lori Peveto (Wife) seeking partition of the house they once owned in joint tenancy with rights of survivorship. While married, the ownership of the house alternated between joint tenancy and Wife as the sole owner. In the divorce, the decree of dissolution failed to specifically address the house. The issue is whether Wife owns the house in her individual capacity or whether the house is owned by Wife and Husband as joint tenants. In the partition proceeding below, the court in its final order found that the original deed from Husband to Husband and Wife as joint tenants was the only operable deed as the others were either prepared to defraud creditors and therefore void or they were never delivered. The trial court remanded the matter to the divorce court to dispose of the marital asset. We find that the court’s order is contrary to the clear weight of the evidence and is not in harmony with the law. The judgment of the court below is reversed.


2022 OK CIV APP 6, 118751
Decided 02/18/2022

¶1 Respondent/Appellant Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) appeals from the trial court’s order granting Petitioner/Appellee Alyssa Mann’s Petition For Expungement. After de novo review, we find this decision to be unsupported by Oklahoma law, and reverse.