The Basics of Paternity Testing in Tulsa County

Basics of Paternity Testing in Tulsa

Knowing the basics of paternity testing in Tulsa can be an essential step in legal matters concerning child support, custody, and parental rights in Tulsa County. In many states, state laws and local regulations guide the testing process to ensure fairness. If you’re a potential father hoping to create relationship with a child or a mother looking to confirm a…

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Can I Transfer My Family Law Case to Tribal Court in Oklahoma?

Transferring family case to tribal court

Transferring a family case to a Tribal Court is something a person with Native ancestry might desire. The state of Oklahoma is home to a significant portion of Native American tribes. This raises the question of whether a current family law case can transfer to a tribal court. Tribal courts handle a broad range of legal matters under the jurisdiction…

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What Is Discovery in a Divorce Case in Oklahoma

Permanent Guardianships

Discovery in a divorce is an important tool parties can use as both a weapon and a shield. In family law cases discovery is a legal process that allows parties involved in a dispute to gather information. It is there to gather evidence, and relevant facts from each other before trial. The purpose of discovery in family law is to…

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In Child Custody, Which Parent Picks The School My Child Attends?

Defenses To Piercing The Corporate Veil

Which parent picks the school their children attend is sometimes more complicated than parents anticipate. When it comes to divorce or paternity proceedings in Oklahoma, one of the most critical decisions couples with children must make involves child custody and the subsequent considerations that come with it. A pivotal issue within this realm is determining which school your child should…

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What Makes an Unfit Parent in Oklahoma

Unfit Parent in Oklahoma

As in most jurisdictions, determining whether a parent is unfit in Oklahoma involves considering a range of factors related to the parent’s behavior, conduct, and ability to care for their child. A family court will typically make this determination based on evidence presented during legal proceedings, often as part of child custody or termination of parental rights cases. The determination…

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Do Grandparent Visitation Rights Exist In Oklahoma?

Grandparent Visitation Rights

Grandparent visitation rights exist by common law and the court decides on a case by case basis. Oklahoma laws give preference to parents to make choices about raising their children, including whom children will spend time with, such as grandparents. Unfortunately, the law says that grandparents do not have any statutory right or constitutional right to visit their grandchildren. If the…

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What Is Contempt of Court in Oklahoma And How Do I Defend Against It?

Burden of Proof

Oklahoma law recognizes two types of contempt, called direct and indirect contempt. Direct contempt happens in the presence of the judge when someone purposefully interferes with the judge’s job and willfully fails to follow the judge’s orders in court. Indirect contempt happens when the person fails to follow the court’s orders outside of court. In domestic and family law, indirect…

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Who Pays For Tutoring In A Custody Case in Oklahoma?

Indian Child Welfare Act

Which parent pays for tutoring in a custody case in Oklahoma depends on several different factors. When parents separate, there are a lot of questions to answer about taking care of children and getting them everything they need to succeed in life. Divorced or Single parents must decide important issues of who is to take on which parental duties so…

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How Do I Establish Paternity In Oklahoma?

Establish Paternity In Oklahoma

To establish paternity In Oklahoma you must follow very specific guidelines. Certainly, the conversation surrounding who is the father of a child can be an uncomfortable one. While popular television shows make light of the situation, determining if you are the father of a child is a serious matter with life-altering consequences. Couples that are not married may need assistance…

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What Is The Best Evidence In A Custody Dispute in Oklahoma?

Evidence In A Custody Dispute

There are different kinds of evidence in a custody dispute. The evidence used will help the courts determine which parent should have sole custody or if joint custody is better. In Oklahoma, a judge will only approve a custody plan that promotes the best interests of the child. If parents cannot mutually agree to such a plan, the court will…

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Placing Children On A Protective Order To Establish Custody in Oklahoma?

Indian Child Welfare Act

Placing children on a protective order in Oklahoma is not recommended. A protective order directs a named defendant to follow specific conditions of conduct or behavior. It directs the defendant in the restraining order to stay away from the person who got the order. It serves as a warning to a defendant that violations of a protective order will result in…

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Is There A Crime Of Parental Kidnapping In Oklahoma?

Suicidal Allegations On Custody

Parental kidnapping in Oklahoma is a serious crime. This crime occurs when one parent takes a child from the other parent without legal permission. In the United States, parental kidnapping is most common type of kidnapping, as parents are more likely to commit the crime than non-parents. Normally this kind of kidnapping is part of an ongoing child custody case or a divorce. Most state…

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Determining Child Custody For Unmarried Parents In Oklahoma?

Establish Paternity In Oklahoma

Child Custody For Unmarried Parents in Oklahoma is determined by filing a petition for paternity in the district court where the child is found. It may come as a surprise that ninety percent (90%) of all child custody arrangements are determined through mutual agreement between the parents, without court intervention. So what happens when the parents cannot agree on the…

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What Is The Best Custody Arrangement In Oklahoma?

Best Custody Arrangement

The best custody arrangement In Oklahoma depends on the particular situation and facts of your case. Going through a separation or divorce can come with many logistical and emotional challenges. If there are children involved, it can be even more difficult. There can be many factors in deciding on a plan for custody and visitation. At the center of custody…

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What Is The Waiting Period For A Divorce In Oklahoma?

There is a waiting period for divorce in Oklahoma that depends on a few different factors. Deciding to get a divorce can be one of the most challenging decisions you’ll have to face. Not only are there all kinds of arrangements to consider, but there are also so many emotions to navigate. Adding the grieving of your relationship to all…

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Mistakes To Avoid In A High Asset Divorce in Oklahoma

High Asset Divorce

A high asset divorce in Oklahoma requires a certain set of legal skills. You’ve worked all your life to get to where you are, and divorce shouldn’t strip you of all that you have. You may have come into the marriage with a business that you’ve built and now its worth millions. Still others come into a marriage with large…

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Do I Need Parental Consent to Get a Passport For My Child?

Contempt in Family Court

Getting parental consent to get a passport shouldn’t be so difficult but sometimes it is. Traveling is fun. The world is vast and has so much to show you and your child. When you’re a parent, it’s not hard to imagine times when you want to travel with your child overseas. But there are times when you need parental consent…

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The Purpose Of Mediation In Child Custody and Divorce In Oklahoma

Mediation In Child Custody

Mediation In Child Custody and Divorce or paternity In Oklahoma is designed to settle your case without a trial. An unfortunate reality of having kids or marriage is the possibility of it ending in a dispute. If your marriage ends or you have a child custody disputes, your entire life can be flipped upside down. The emotions and feelings that…

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Child Custody and Unmarried Parents in Tulsa

Child custody and unmarried parents are often issues related to judicial determinations of paternity. If an unmarried couple has one or more children and decides to part ways in the State of Oklahoma, then they might fight over who gets the kids after the separation. The rule for most states is that the mother gets awarded sole physical custody unless…

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Temporary Custody Orders in Tulsa

Temporary Custody Orders in a custody case mark the first custody leading up to a final order. If you and your spouse are heading down divorce or paternity lane, and you have children together, then you’ll have to work out a child custody arrangement. While most parents have plenty of time to figure out child custody – some need arrangements…

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The Impact of Social Media in a Tulsa Custody Case

Social media has become an integral part of our lives today. While social media interactions are mostly healthy and beneficial, you should be aware of the potential impact of social media in a Tulsa custody case. Child custody battles, in particular, can be highly sensitive matters, and what you post on social media before or during the case can have…

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Can I Get Sole Custody in a Tulsa Custody Case

Once you and your spouse or unmarried partner split up, you’ll have to determine what custody arrangement you want in place. This is certain and must be done in both divorce and paternity cases. Most parents, when asked what type of custody they prefer, respond that they want sole custody. It is understandable given that most parents want as much…

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Oklahoma Custody and Visitation During Coronavirus Outbreak

Contempt in Family Court

Oklahoma custody and visitation during Coronavirus may be impacted but be careful. With the Family Law Courts in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma effectively closed parents have lots of questions. Many of them involve violations of the existing orders or interpretations of them. Still others involve each parents responsibility to keep the children safe from the virus. In any family law…

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Child Support Modification Explained

Oklahoma Child Support Modification is a right that both parents in a custody case have. Many people have questions about how the courts compute child support and what happens if a child support modification is necessary.  Under Oklahoma law, there is a schedule that allows for computation based on gross monthly income of both parents.  This article will explain some…

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Child Care Abuse Charges

Child custody

In April of 2017, parents of a 4 year old girl confronted a Nebraska daycare worker after witnessing a video of child care abuse against their daughter.  The worker full force punches the girl in the arm and violently shakes the girl on the video after the girl begins crying.  The parents of the girl are pressing charges against the…

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Relocating With Your Child after Oklahoma Divorce

Spouse Refuses To Sign The Divorce

Relocating With Your Child after Oklahoma Divorce is possible but requires that you do certain things first. Often times, Oklahoma parents will have the opportunity to leave the state for many reasons.  This could be better employment, closeness to out of state family, or other pressing reasons.  However, having a custody and visitation agreement make things more complex.  This is…

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Should I Move Out Before I file Divorce?

When beginning a contested divorce or child custody dispute, you might feel a compelling desire to vacate the family home.  Married couples and unmarried parents do not generally end their relationship because of effective communication and enjoyment of each other’s company.  Should I Move Out Before I file Divorce is the question Im asked all the time. Although unpleasant, there…

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