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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Can police issue a contempt ticket on spot if 6 yr old will not go with father for court ordered visit?

Mother makes the daughter feel bad for leaving her. So the daughter won't go with the father. Police have been involved but won't tear daughter from mother. Understandable, but it is court ordered. So, can the police issue a contempt ticket on spot or do we need to go to court?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 17, 2021

I agree with the other attorneys. If it is your visitation that is being denied hire an attorney to enforce your visitation. There is a procedure that is much faster than contempt to enforce visitation order. Your attorney will be able to explain your options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If the father of your child signed the birth certificate and the waiver for paternity that means he is the father

He signed a waiver denying paternity also saying he know he is his through vital records what does that mean

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 15, 2021

If he signed an acknowledgment of paternity then he must think he is the father.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: If paternity derceee states this do I just give him that day or do I allow for second day if not stated?

Paternity decree states if father is in the area, he is allowed in person visits as long as he gives mother a 10 day notice. The visits will be supervised by mother and last three hours if parents can not decide on a time and there will be no more then two visits in one week. Father has asked for a... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 12, 2021

An attorney would need to actually see your order before trying to give you specific advice. With that said and in general terms, if a parent comes from Oregon and wanted to visit two days while in Oklahoma, I would have to believe a court would find that to be a reasonable request.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: In oklahoma what rights do stepparents have
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 11, 2021

None.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: What happens if multiple Writs of Habeas Corpus are granted in child custody case? This is the 2nd one to be filed.

There is an upcoming show cause hearing due to Judge granted the Writ of Habeas Corpus a 2nd time. Is there a punishment or charges he could be facing for not returning the kids to me?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 9, 2021

A contempt citation might be an option and if he is found guilty he could have to pay your attorney fees. Consult with an attorney to discuss in more detail and explore your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Identity Theft for Oklahoma on
Q: My wife opened credit cards In my name without my knowledge. I told her that I want a divorce. What can I do?

Is this considered identity theft?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 7, 2021

If you want a divorce what you can do is hire an attorney to file a divorce action for you. Schedule a consultation to discuss your case in detail and learn your specific options.

Best of luck!

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a friend who is being beaten and abused by her boyfriend almost to the point to where she's about to be murdered
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 6, 2021

The abuse should be reported to law enforcement immediately. Document the injuries with photographs. She can also go to the court clerk's office and request a VPO.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the next step after judge signs to have your name changed?

My 18 yr old step daughter changed her last name from her bio moms last name to her dads last name. I'm not sure what her next step is.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 4, 2021

She would then change her name on her official documents to reflect the new name.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What do I need to do or what can I do about a charge that is false, Domestic Violence and Asslut and Battery...

My Daughter who is 17 is pressing charges on me, with the advice of her friend and friends mom which is unexceptable,, she doesn't live with me she lives with dad in Talequah and I stay in wagoner,, I can't understand how this is fair or even possible to go on... Please I don't know... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 1, 2021

First thing is hire an attorney now. Dont wait until later. Do not make any statememts to police or discuss this case with anyone other than your attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get an itemized statement showing all payments&charges on my case? I'm the non-custodial parent.

Why is DHS still taking the full amount of support, $556, even though both of my kids have turned 18 (as of 1/16/21) and are out on their own? Since the case was established $506 went to current and $50 went to back. I thought once current ended only the $50 for back would be collected unless she... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 24, 2021

DHS will often continue to take out the same amount unless/until the wage assignment is changed. You can get an attorney to help you try to lower the payment. You can also request an accounting of payments.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: does opposing counsel have to provide emails between paralegal and client? even if they filed a motion to compel
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 24, 2021

Are you represented by an attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: does a paralegal have to turn over emails between client to opposing council

a paralegal and client have confidential emails. the opposing council filed a motion to compel. Since being refused those emails. does the other council have to produce those emails to the opposing team?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 24, 2021

Do you have an attorney representing you and supervising the paralegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How long does a legal ad in a paper have/need to be published for?

My daughter wants to change her last name to mine, her mom, she’s 14 almost 15. I have filed the petition and a hearing has been set. I know he lives in the city but that’s it. I was told to publish it in the paper so he has the opportunity to object. He’s not really in her life and not in a... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 22, 2021

In addition to publication you may need to also serve the father notice. Name changes are covered by 12 O.S. Sec 1631. If you are not sure what to do or how to do it, you can save a lot of time and frustration by hiring an attorney to help you.

Best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: I have filed papers for custody by abandonment. What else do I need to do?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 21, 2021

Custody by abandonment?

Did you file this based on something you found on the internet or did an attorney do this?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Child support case ..When he turned 18 I got a letter in mail saying I will only owe 10 a month... and now i have

Received a letter from job that they amended that and now say I owe 275.50 a month..

I owe back childsupport.. but they originally told me that it was gonna be only 10 a month and now I have paper saying back child support due a month is that..its not dhs .. its Oklahoma child support.. but... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 14, 2021

It appears that someone thinks you owe child support. Take your documents to an attorney so they can look at what you have and then the attorney will be able to help you figure out what is happening.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Child is graduated and is 18 .. why was my case amended and opened back up .. in Oklahoma

When he turned 18 I got a letter in mail saying I will only owe 10 a month... and now i have received a amended letter from my job saying that its 275 a month now

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 14, 2021

What type of case? What was amended?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it possible to sign my rights away to my out of control 16 year old?

He runs away constantly, has wrecked cars, is using drugs and alcohol, stolen cars, and violates curfew constantly. Dropped out of school and has been inpatient 5 times over last 7 months.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 13, 2021

Sign rights away to who?

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3 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What can I do to get my kids back in a domestic violence case?

DHS took my kids, I've done everything they have asked me to do and they are saying I'm not making progress at all, I've done everything they've assigned me to do and even changed my attitude and behavior and they are still looking at terminating my rights, they wont let me live... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 12, 2021

Bottom line: If you want your kids you need an attorney. It almost never works trying to fight DHS alone. There are no shortcuts. Hire an attorney asap before you get in any deeper.

Best of luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I get rid of a supervised visitation order? I don't understand how I have one.
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 11, 2021

"How can I get rid of a supervised visitation order?"

You would need to modify the order that requires supervised visitation. If you believe there is no longer a need for supervised visits hire an attorney to assist.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Are there centers that deal with holding the visitation. I have guardianship of my baby sister.

The mother is also my mother, and when I ask for them to for example not put their mouth in babies mouth for health concerns, they steam roll over me saying they’re the parents and they can do what they want, but they aren’t even deemed safe by the dhs. Court order says they are allowed... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jul 10, 2021

You could request that visits be supervised by someone else in the family or request that a neutral third party act as supervisor.

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