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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: If I registered my boyfriend son in school and I cared for him for 3 months he only comes 2 days every week

Am wondering if he could take him away from me if he leaves for a week

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 23, 2021

It depends on if you are the biological or adoptive parent of the child. You would of course have rights to your own child. You would not have rights to someone else's child.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Received a petition for the appt. of guardian and I need to contest it as the father of the minor child in question

The mother of the child and I have an active divorce in process. However, my wife has practically absconded; she has several ongoing legal issues from a recent arrest and failure to pay a lease agreement. She has left our minor child in the care of the maternal grandmother without my consent or... Read more »

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

I agree with Ms. Self. A contested guardianship is not a do-it-yourself project. You need an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Okay I’m 17 and I’m wanting to date this 20 year old I’ve been talking to I want to know how I can get It legal

Okay he’s 20 And I’m in the dhs system but live with my grandma I want to know if there is anyway I can get consent from the person I’m staying with and a price of paper signed and legalized to state we are allowed to date and get rule and boundary so we don’t get into trouble we are not... Read more »

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

You would have to discuss this with your legal guardian.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I am a father trying to get joint custody/visitation of my 5 year old daughter. Her mother and I were not married.

What court forms do I need to file

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 11, 2021

I'm not aware of any forms, but a form would not help you anyway. If you are trying to get joint custody in a paternity case, you are going to need an attorney. There are many excellent attorneys in your part of the state. Contact a few and hire the one you feel comfortable working with on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Is a protective order case the right venue to file an indirect contempt of court?

When emergency protective order was made, the petitioner added special condition that once a week the defendant would receive a phone call from a restricted number to be able to speak with minor child. The petitioner has only called twice in a year.

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

I think your first step is to have an attorney review what you have. If there is no existing custody order, your next step should be to obtain an initial custody determination in the District Court. Then, that order can be enforced. Hire an attorney to help you get this done.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: If a judge granted a protection order knowing venue was in another county 22-60.3(D) is the default judgment void?

a paternity/custody case was pending between two parties when the mother filed for a protective order in another county. At the final hearing the judge set a review hearing con't the emergency order and transferred it to the county with the pending case. The judge there wouldn't hear the... Read more »

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

It appears this question has been asked and answered on this site and others. The answers appear to be consistent. Please refer to previous answers.

Best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I file a motion to reconsider from motion for enforcement was denied??

Since the day of denied hearing she has stopped following orders visitation being the important one

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 26, 2021

Did you try to represent yourself at the hearing or did you have an attorney?

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I request supervised visitation for my ex when filing for divorce?

She is mentally I'll, drug abuse, over doses, violent, reckless

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 23, 2021

Just explain the situation and your reasons for the request to your attorney and the attorney will know how to make the request in your pleadings.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I am 18. I live with friends and grandparents. My mom wont support me. I want to go to college. Can I emancipate?

I have a part time job and will get a full time job when I graduate. I want help with financial aid so I can better myself and go to college. What do I need to do to be emancipated

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

If you are 18 you are an adult.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a father be absent for 6 months has no bond with child an hasn't supported child get rights still?

Sons dad met him one time for ten minutes right after he was born. He moved to Florida an hasn't seen him since. He's now 7 months old an the dad is demanding that my son goes to Florida in March with out me an wants his social. An sent 50$ through cash app today for child support an has... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 19, 2021

Yes, the father can file a Paternity action and request the court to enter a custody, visitation, and child support order. The court will award custody and visitation based on what the court determines to be in the best interest of the child. Child support will be based off the gross income of both... Read more »

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 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.

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