Tulsa Attorney BlogDoes the Court Decide the Visitation Schedule in Oklahoma?

Most Judges Would Prefer That the Parties Work Together

Video Transcribed: Does the court decide the visitation schedule in Oklahoma? I’m Oklahoma attorney James Wirth and that’s the question that we have is does the court make that determination on the visitation schedule? And the answer is, is the court will if you make the court do it.

The court, generally, most judges would greatly prefer that the parties work together because they know their kids best, they know their circumstances best, and if they’re both being reasonable, maybe they can come up with the perfect plan for a visitation schedule.

attorney in OklahomaBut if an agreement cannot be reached among the parties between the parties, ultimately it is the judge’s responsibility to make that determination at a temporary order hearing or a final trial.

And the judge uses the standard of what is in the best interest of the children and is going to need to know a lot about the parents, the parents’ schedules, where they live, all of that stuff is going to factor in.

Depending on the kid’s age, the judge may want to hear from the kids to find out what they want as well. But is that decision made by the judge? Only if you force the judge to do it by not reaching an agreement.

But if you can’t reach an agreement, then yes, it’s the judge’s job to make that determination. The judge will do that. If you’ve got questions about visitation schedules or family law in general in Oklahoma, you’re going to want to talk to an attorney specifically, confidentially about your circumstances. To get that scheduled with somebody at my office, you can go online to makelaweasy.com.

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