All good parents want to protect their children. Often, the period leading to a divorce and after is fraught with high emotions. The concerns that we have regarding the health and safety of our children become heightened. And while this can be an emotional time for all concerned, when a parent becomes concerned that their […]
A Child’s Preferences Can Influence Custody The best interest of the child is the controlling standard in all court matters concerning child custody and visitation in Oklahoma. In determining what is in the best interests of the child, courts look to a number of factors, including a child’s preference. When a Court Looks at a […]
Best Interest of the Child Explained Oklahoma courts look at the best interests of the child for guidance in decisions regarding custody and visitation. Because this standard can affect overall direction and particular details of child custody and support, it is important for a divorcing parent to understand what the standard means. In weighing the […]
When you are going through a divorce in Oklahoma and have children, it is important to understand Oklahoma child custody laws, visitation and support. All too often, parents become involved in the divorce process without fully understanding their duties and rights under the law regarding their children. If childhood is a fleeting moment in a […]
Oklahoma DHS Child Support Services has announced plans to charge custodial parents a 3 percent fee – per child – for collecting support payments from a non-custodial parent. A Tulsa child support attorney explains.
In a landmark child custody ruling, The Oklahoma Supreme Court has decided parents who share share joint custody of a child may not petition to relocate the child unless a court has declared one parent to be the primary physical custodian. A Tulsa child custody attoroIn a landmark child custody ruling, The Oklahoma Supreme Court has decided parents who share share joint custody of a child may not petition to relocate the child unless a court has declared one parent to be the primary physical custodian. explains how the ruling affects parents with various types of child custody in Oklahoma.
Filing joint tax returns can have serious implications involving common law marriage in Oklahoma. A joint tax return can be enough to tip the scales creating a common law marriage, but a legal divorce might be required to end a common law marriage.
A court says Oklahoma DHS relied on the wrong law for nearly 20 years when it assessed parents 10 percent interest on certain child support accruals. In a published 1993 case, the state appeals court had determined that, when back child support in Oklahoma is accrued before a child support judgment is in place, interest is set according to the state’s Civil Procedure, which results in a significantly lower rate than the 10 percent assessed by law on delinquent child support.
Oklahoma’s childrens code defines specific rights of foster parents, including the right to information necessary for providing proper care, the right to be notified before a child is relocated and the right to be heard in a judicial proceeding if a foster parent objects to relocation of a foster child. A Tulsa foster parents attorney helps foster families exercise their rights.
An Oklahoma appeals court said a district court abused its discretion in a protective order involving threats alleged during an international online chat. The appeals court said district courts must consider whether an allegation indicates a credible threat before granting an order of protection from domestic abuse. The decision suggests attorneys for protective order defense in Oklahoma can rely on the state’s appeals courts to carefully review lower courts that rubber stamp petitions for domestic restraining orders.