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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a paternity suit against an American be filed in a US Court from Italy or does the plaintiff need to be in the US?
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Pete David Louden answered on Jan 16, 2021

Hire an attorney in the state where the case will be filed and they will be able to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Hello I don't know what it means to have a body attachment? What does that mean & what can I do?

It's for contempt of court in adair county oklahoma

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Pete David Louden answered on Jan 13, 2021

It sounds like you have a warrant. Hire an attorney right now. It will likely be much better to deal with this head on rather than making law enforcement come find you.

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Q: What if the parent has been estranged for 10 or more years? Does the sibling have rights?
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Pete David Louden answered on Jan 12, 2021

Nothing happens unless someone takes some type of legal action.

Not sure what you mean by siblings having rights. Rights to what?

There is not enough information provided to give you a more specific answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you file for abandonment against someone if they wrote a letter saying they abandoning their kids

My brother takes care of his kids full time. They were born out of wedlock and the mother has a history of mental illness. She has been like this for the past 2 years. She often states that God tells her to do things, says horrible things and has been in and out of hospitals. She just wrote him a... Read more »

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Pete David Louden answered on Jan 11, 2021

He needs to hire an attorney to file a petition for custody. He should act fast before the situation changes.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: If I find out the child that I'm paying child support for is not mine can I stop payment
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Pete David Louden answered on Jan 4, 2021

First, don't agree to any support order without first conducting genetic testing to make sure the child is yours. If this has already happened there may or may not be something that can be done now. It is very fact dependant so schedule a consultation with an attorney asap to learn your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Can the arrears that I owe in child support be forgiven by my child, who is now 20 and self sufficient?

My daughter is 20 and lives with me. I've been paying child support on her since the support order was put in place. The only exception to that was a 4 year period of incarnation, which is why I have arrears. She doesn't receive any of the arrears, but she hates that I'm still having... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 29, 2020

Child support is not owed to the child, it is owed to the custodial parent. The child does not have a say in support matters.

At this point it sounds like you should only be paying back child support. If you are still paying both back support and current support see an attorney to...
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Q: If you already have a case going can the other party get a lawyer after the fact.

I have a case going to try and modify my divorce decree to get visitation. But because it has been a long time since I saw my children it is taking a while. My question is, if my ex gets enough money can she hire a lawyer even though we've had a hearing and a review. The modify hasn't... Read more »

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Pete David Louden answered on Dec 29, 2020

Yes, either party can hire an attorney at any time.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: If I am served papers, do I need to sign them right away? Or can I take them with me, review them, & sign when ready

My wife filed a petition for divorce. I’m being served papers tomorrow. My spouse’s father is telling me to meet him tomorrow morning with a notary to sign the papers. Do I need to sign them then or can I take them, read over them, and sign and get them notarized when I’m ready?

Issue... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 23, 2020

You do not have to sign anything to be served.

NEVER sign any legal document without first having your own attorney review and explain your options. An answer to the petition will need to be filed but your attorney will take care of that.

Do not attemp to represent yourself, hire...
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Q: Does a father who has 50/50 custody have to pay for child support in Oklahoma if the mother uses state funded daycare?
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Pete David Louden answered on Dec 23, 2020

In most cases there is still a child support obligation when parents share 50/50 custody. Support is based on the incomes of the parents and also the amount of overnight visits. Sometimes the support amount comes out to zero and sometimes it is more than that. The only way to know what the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal for a judge to deny you council during a divirce?

I was denied the right to find another lawyer for our divorce. Hard to explain in a summary. But my lawyer was Haha hehehe with my ex husband's attorney when u arrived for court my lawyer pulls me aside and quits and takes everything like police reports domestic violence pictures and so... Read more »

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Pete David Louden answered on Dec 20, 2020

If you mean does the court appoint an attorney for you like in a criminal case, no.

You would need to hire an attorney to represent you in a divorce case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband falsified a lease to obtain an Oklahoma driver's license nit Oklahoma residents who takes care of this

He filed for a divorce under same ID im driving 6 hrs neither of us are residents of the state he then lied and put an exparte on me the judge rolled her eyes when I chose to fight an attorney I paid did not go to court dropped it seeing me for 10,500 I paid him 1500 up front he made me print out... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 20, 2020

Did you have a question?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can CPS or family keep a child away without proof of a court order in Oklahoma?

CPS went to a young mom's house, saw she had a physical disability and claimed it would hinder her ability to pick up her newborn child and that she couldn't be alone with the child and told her to take the child to the sisters house (mom is in a wheelchair). That was a year ago and the... Read more »

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Pete David Louden answered on Dec 19, 2020

Sounds like there are probably more details to this case than what has been included here. I think she should be prepared to explain why she didnt take legal action the very same day the child was removed instead of waiting a year.

Before she does anything she needs to have an attorney...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: The father is paying child support to my wife but trying to get her to pay him and take her son she is a stay at home

She is not unfit mother she cares for all 4 the dad is a truck driver sees his son by court order and he pays for child support he is 14,000 behind now taking her to court to get her to pay child support

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 19, 2020

Bottom line, she needs to hire an attorney to defend this case. I suggest she do so first thing Monday morning. Where many people go wrong is they wait too long to get an attorney and damage is done to the case that the attorney later may or may not be able to undo.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Say a 16 yr old girl has to visit her dads on the weekend. If she gets a job on the weekends will she be forced to quit?
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Pete David Louden answered on Dec 18, 2020

If there is a court order for visitation then the child visits when the order says the child visits. If she wants a job it would need to be a job that does not schedule her during visitations. In the alternative, if the parents are both mature enough to coparent, they can talk and try to work... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My 16 year old niece ran away from home (Oklahoma) Sox days ago to Kansas. What are the option to make her return home.

She lives with her mother, I just want to know what her mother’s options are at this point because law enforcement says since this girl is 16, actually has the mentality of a 12 year old there is nothing they can do to make her come home.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 17, 2020

Unless you have a guardianship of the child it would be up to her parents to take action. I would say calling the police would be the best place to start. The parents should also consult with a family law attorney asap to explain the situation in full detail and that attorney can then explain any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: He wont stop sending CS certified mail, its not on time and P.O. closes before I get off work, how do I just garnish?

I have asked several times for him to stop sending that way but he still does, the papers say the 1st of every month but I always get it between the 12th and 15th. Is there a way to garnish it without Child support enforcement?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 14, 2020

Yes. You can hire a private attorney to help you get a wage assignment. Support would then be withheld from his check and sent to you directly.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can cps stop me from signing sole custody of my children to my mother?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 13, 2020

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law, Communications Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: i’m 16 and my mom always calls me a problem child. i’m drained trying to b perfect. we disagree on a lot and have a lot

before but i always think we’re past it and she’s very passive aggressive and harps on my relationship constantly and it’s really driving me away from her. i’ve been wanting to move out for a long time now but i’m not sure how to go about leaving. i have a place i can stay but no job yet... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 12, 2020

Until you are 18 your mother makes the rules. You only get one mother so you should show her the ultimate level of respect.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: How would I go about fighting dhs back. Should I get the hospital reports

Regarding the false accusations with dhs and myself

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 8, 2020

Hire an attorney before you do anything. Your attorney will tell you the best way to move forward and what information they will need to defend you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Should I hire an attorney for dhs making false accusations?

Dhs took my son and said he and I both tested positive for fentanyl but come to find it it was the anestelogist that gave it when I had a emergency c section. But I have a previous dhs case that has been closed. Will it do me any good to find it.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 8, 2020

Yes, no doubt about it you need an attorney.

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