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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Does Oklahoma family court recognize Parental Alienation?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 25, 2019

Yes, but only if it can be proven.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: My soon to be ex wife keeps telling me a date for our divorce hearing, but I have not received any legal documents

Do I have to appear ?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 3, 2019

You should always appear for all court hearings with an attorney representing you.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm in a adoption case for my son. The judge ordered that my son can be eligible for adoption without my consent.

Now my court appointed lawyer withdrew. And told me I need to file a " entry of appearance". How do I do this, and where do I fie it. And what is it for.? I'm so lost and need help before I loose my parental rights to my son. It was a default judgement I was late for court.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 3, 2019

It is not possible to teach you everything that you need to know to handle the case over the internet. You really need to hire an attorney right now and see if they can help you set aside the default. Act quickly!!!

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: My S/O is not allowed to see his daughter unless it meets the criteria of her mother. How can he get a custody arrangem

My S/O is listed on his daughter birth cert and signed an Acknoqldegment of paternity when she was born. he pays child support religiously, has her on his insurance and when he asks if he can see his daughter, her mother always says no, she has plans or makes conditions. We cannot afford a lawyer,... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 8, 2019

You really need a lawyer. You might try legal aid or the OU legal clinic and see if they can help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: What will I need to get divorced in oklahoma?

My wife and I have been separated for 9 years. During that time she has had 3 children with 3 different guys. Since Oklahoma law is the fathers name on the birth certificate if you are married is the husband's name, I'm on all 3 of them. I've done 2 denial of paternity already. I'm really confused... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 27, 2019

If there were children born during the marriage that are not your children, bottom line is you need an attorney. It must be done correctly.

DO NOT attempt to handle this matter without an attorney or you may find yourself on the hook for all of these children.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: i need help with getting full custody

Hi. My husbands daughter is 14. About two years ago, we went to court the first time to get full custody. We ended up settling in an agreement with her mother and getting joint custody. But now my stepdaughter is refusing to come home to our house, I think her mom may be brain washing her, she has... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 26, 2019

You have the option of seeking a modification of the custody order if you believe the other parent is not acting in the best interest of the child.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: I have full custody of my daughter which was ordered by the courts but her mother has taken her eight straight days.

She has made no attempt to return her and has cut off all communication

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 22, 2019

You need to take action to enforce your custody order ASAP!!

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: If my sons mother remarried, am I still obligated to pay child support? I’ve read that I’m not but I would like answers.
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 22, 2019

Yes. Her marital status would have no impact on child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I am trying to find out if it is legal to base child support payments on overtime hours when overtime isn't always avail

My husband pays 400 a month for one kid. He has 5 kids with me that are all his I don't work,child care would be too much. They determined his payments by how much he makes on his check stubs. You can clearly see he doesn't always get overtime and in the winter he sometimes doesn't even get 40... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 17, 2019

The statutes state that support is based on all income which would include overtime.

He needs an attorney to help him with this. He may be able to credit for other biological kids that live in his home. Talk to an attorney before the new support order is filed!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have to pay child support if I haven't seen my kid in 5 years cause the mom purposely kept her away from me.

Her second kids father told me that was his daughter now and threaten to beat me up so I just left them alone. Now put of the blue she is requesting child support even though she is engaged to this guy. I don't have any evidence of the other guys message or anything it was from 5 years ago

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 16, 2019

Visitation has nothing to do with child support. Support is still owed whether or not there has been visitation. You should consult with an attorney and see if a modification of support might help you. I wish you the best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: During a divorce in Oklahoma when one party commits a felony act against the other, is that grounds for no fault?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 15, 2019

Any divorce can be a no fault divorce granted on the grounds of incompatibility.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get my daughter's father right terminated easily?

I had a baby with a married man a yr ago. Child turned a yr old in may. He hasn't asked about her or seen her in over a month. He has very little interest in her, hes never kept her on his own, never seen her long usually about 20 min unless I would pay for me and her to accompany him on a business... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 3, 2019

There are only two ways to terminate parental rights in Oklahoma.

1) the child is adopted or 2) the state can terminate rights for abuse or neglect in a deprived child case.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: In Oklahoma during a divorce can a property be sold by the sole owner for non payment of the mortgage

My wife and I are getting divorced. She has possession of the house and wants to keep it in the settlement. The house is entirely in my name ,but she has stopped paying the mortgage.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 1, 2019

If the divorce has been filed, there is an ATI (automatic temporary injunction) in place. You need to hire an attorney before doing anything to make sure you do not violate the ATI or anything else that could cause a problem.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you be married to one person and common law married to someone else?

My Divorce is on hold because he won't sign or show up and I am living with someone else and pregnant with boyfriends child.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 28, 2019

Not without committing a crime. It is not legal to be married to two people at the same time.

Hire an attorney and they will be able to help you resolve this issue.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What would be a reason we are still in emergency temporary guardianship 16 months later?

We have had guardianship of our granddaughter since birth. Its been 16 months and our hearings keep getting continued. We have asked that a motion be filed for permanent guardianship but we get told "no we dont want to do that we are going for guardianship". Isnt a law that after 6 months of a... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 28, 2019

Your attorney knows everything about your case and is the person who you should ask all questions concerning your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there a packet or forms to file a petition of custody in Oklahoma?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 27, 2019

You don't need forms, you need an attorney. A child custody case is not a DIY project. If you are in Georgia and need an attorney in Oklahoma, contact some attorneys until you find one you want to work with. Many will do a consultation with you over the phone.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Why would my interstate case take two years with so many petitions filed?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 24, 2019

The only way to answer your question would be to review your file.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: So my wife has been committing adulterous activity in our marriage. Even before we separated, we are still married and

Now claiming the mans last name. What can be done if anything? I’m in Oklahoma.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 21, 2019

You must decided whether or not you want to stay married to this person. If you do not wish to stay married, consult with an attorney about filing a divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Can the divorce be in and out when the judge sees us?

We have nothing to attach us no house no kids nothing we just want the divorce after the papers are signed will it be in and out when we see the judge? Also she went and got a divorce kit with papers and a CD! Seems sketchy to me what do you think of the kit?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 20, 2019

A divorce requires a court appearance and testimony. DO NOT sign any documents someone sticks in front of you without having your own attorney review.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: We have no house,kids,car,or anything together she abandoned me! Left with a guy a few years ago and we want a divorce!

I want to get a fast easy divorce preferably with not court date or atterney just to sign and be on our way! Everything is agreed on we both want nothing but the divorce

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 20, 2019

A divorce, even a simple divorce, will require a court appearance and testimony.

Whatever you do, don't use documents you find on the internet or documents drafted by anyone other than a licensed attorney.

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