Tulsa Attorney BlogCategory: Family Law

41 Articles:
  • What Are Grounds for Divorce in Oklahoma?

    Fault vs. No-Fault Grounds For Divorce In order to obtain a divorce in Oklahoma, you must have a legal reason to do so. This reason is commonly known as “grounds” for divorce. Every divorce petition in Oklahoma must allege the grounds under which the party filing the petition is seeking to end the marriage. Okla. […]

  • Statute of Limitations in Oklahoma Child Support Collections

    Child Support in Oklahoma Everyone has a moral, ethical and legal obligation to support their children. And in Oklahoma, that obligation is taken seriously. This includes child support for the children of a divorced couple. Past due child support must be paid. In Oklahoma, there is no statute of limitations for past due child support […]

  • What is the Age of Majority in Oklahoma Child Support Law

    Age of Majority: The End of Childhood Supporting our children is our moral and legal duty. However, the law only requires us to support our children monetarily until they reach the age of majority. Okla. Stat. tit. 43 § 112. After that, a child is legally considered to be an adult, and support payments may […]

  • How Does Oklahoma Calculate Child Support Payments

    It is the law. If you have children in Oklahoma you are legally required to financially support them whether you are married or divorced. When a couple decides to divorce, issues of custody and child support must be decided by the parties and approved by the court. Oklahoma child support payments are calculated based on […]

  • Refusal of Visitation Due to Abuse and Neglect in Oklahoma

    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 Preference in Oklahoma Custody Disputes

    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 […]

  • How Oklahoma Custody Laws Define Best Interests of the Child

    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 […]

  • Oklahoma Child Custody Law

    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 […]

  • DHS to Start Pocketing a Share of Your Child Support

    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.

  • State Court Defines Primary Physical Custody in Oklahoma Joint Custody Orders

    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.