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In reviewing your above post, I would note two things - first the attorney that accomplished your quiet title for $1,300.00 did so in a very cost effective manner (most quiet title actions I have seen are significantly more expensive - the legal market I practice in charges more hourly, but even adjusting for this difference, your attorney did a good job keeping the costs to a minimum).
The other thing is that your expectations for a quiet title are not quite accurate.
While the action may appear to be a lot of paper work (all litigation is), it also requires at least one court appearance for an evidentiary hearing.
You also cannot prevail in these with a service "by publication" when the identity of the defendants is known. You have to actually serve these defendants.
Quiet title is one of the more procedurally complex forms of civil litigation that there is (not necessarily that your case is particularly complicated from an evidentiary perspective, but simply that there are a lot of very critical details that must be met in order to succeed with your quiet title).
The reason you want to pay a lawyer is that if you don't do your quiet title properly, you will still have a cloud on your title - these other interests can come back and challenge the lawsuit that you already spent time money and effort trying to undo, and cause more headache for you in the future.
If you insist on doing this yourself, I recommend visiting your local law library and finding practice guides (handbooks for attorneys) to help walk you through the process. The Oklahoma Code of Civil Procedure has sections in it which govern the Quiet Title Process, but they do not do so in a helpful "cookbook" fashion: http://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2006/os12.html
So if you have a lawyer that can handle a quiet title action for $1,300.00. I would recommend that you keep using him.