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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a former Judge who was recently over my childs custody case. Resign as Judge, and then turn around and be a partner

With the mothers Attorney against me? Is that not a conflict of interest?

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

Same answer. The attorney and the former judge will probably know and have worked with many of the other local attorneys. Not necessarily a conflict.

You should have your own attorney and then you won't have to worry about who is representing the other party.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a former Judge that was on a childs case be a partner with one of the parents attorney? Wouldn't that be a Conflic

Also, can the Assistant District Attorney be a friend with the mothers Attorney, and has also worked with the mothers Attorney?

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

An attorney who has been around for a while usually knows the other local attorneys who practice in the same area of the law.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my Guardian force me to quit my job in Oklahoma?

I'm a 17 year old which is above the legal age requirement for working in my state. But she says she can call and quit for me without my consent. Can she? Or would I have to do it since me working is legal?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 6, 2021

"Can my Guardian force me to quit my job in Oklahoma?"

Of course she can. It can be described as pretty much this simple: Parents/legal guardians make the rules, children follow those rules.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have to wait 6 months to remarry if I was married less then 6 months and am filing for divorce?

I was married for 4 months with him before I found out he was cheating. We separated in 2014. Im now in a 4 year relationship and want to get married. Do I have to wait the 6 months after the divorce is final to remarry if I wasn't even married for a year?

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

Yes, you must wait six months.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I get my children's social if she wont give it to me? I'm the head of house hold.

I found out by DNA that I'm the father of twins in Dec of 2020. I am not on the birth cert. I moved to Oklahoma February 24th. I currently provide for the entire family. My two 8 month twin girls, her 7 yr old girl, her 17 year old son and her. she said she's moving out and i want to know... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 31, 2021

Best place to start is hire an attorney to file a paternity action to establish your rights. That will help you get a visitation order, child support order, and get the information you need for insurance purposes.

Concerning the custody of infants: As a practical matter, you would need some...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: If we live together and she decides to leave, the child has been here for three year plus six months.

I'm the natural father, spend 98% of time with child, take child to doctor appointment and all activities, care for child meals, bathing, etc. Child's address is the same listed on birth certificate, also child is listed on disability case and received funds for child, does the section in... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 31, 2021

If the parties are not married and there is no court order for custody/visitation, then the mother has custody.

Don't wait until there is a problem to take action. Hire an attorney NOW, as in first thing tomorrow morning so you can secure legal rights to the child.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Can the primary custodian keep kids from goin to other parents, jus cuz they are grounded?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 30, 2021

If there is a court order for visitation, No.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How much trouble can a parent get if my counselor found out that my parents lets my underage brother and his friends

How much trouble can a parent get if my counselor found out that my parents lets my underage brother and his friends To drink and smoke and drive without a license and even buying the smokes for them

And letting them drink but don’t buy it for them

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 29, 2021

Big trouble.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How much trouble can a 17 year old girl get from runaway from home in Oklahoma

Let say a 17 year old girl runaway from home cause her home is toxic and she can’t handle everyone around making her feel like the bad guy and that the girl has mental health issues that are being neglected or ignored

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 27, 2021

I see that many teenagers describe their home as toxic, not enough freedom, controlling parents, or any one of a long list of other grievances. So, that part is not uncommon.

However, if there legitimately is abuse and/or neglect and this is not just a disgruntled teenager, this should be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My daughter is 18 and has graduated High School. At what age does child support end in Oklahoma?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 25, 2021

If the child is 18 and has graduated support stops upon graduation from high school.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’ve been my 4 yr old granddaughter’s legal guardian for well over 3 years. Would visitation thru courts be possible

She has been with me 24/7. For the past 3 months her dad has started spending some time with her including 1 or 2 over night stays per week. Her mom has been in life a bit more often but only bc I am the maternal grandmother. My question is due to her dad not caring about the bond she has with me... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 20, 2021

Grandparent visitation is possible in Oklahoma. It is always easier if it can be done by agreement. I would suggest you meet with an attorney for a detailed consultation to learn your options and how best to proceed. Best of luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: How long after a domestic abuse can I file charges if im not with the person anymore but still legally married ?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 15, 2021

A crime should be reported as soon as possible to preserve the evidence.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My fiancé has a child with his ex she will not allow him to see the child or have visitation because of me

His ex will not allow visitation of their son due to her not liking me or the child he and I had together he hasn’t paid child support because of a job situation so she is now adding that to a the reason he can’t see their son they have done a paternity testing and proved he is the father. They... Read more »

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

He needs to hire an attorney to help him get a custody, support, and visitation order from the District Court.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Our daughter was taken into Emergency custody on Dec 21 2020. We had an Adjudication hearing on May 4 2021.

We did have a court appointed attorney who wouldn't work with us. My husband works from 6am to after 4 Monday through Saturday. We tried to email her information and asked for conference calls and she refused. When we arrived at court the day of the the Adjudication hearing the attorney asked... Read more »

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

If the case was continued then you have time to hire an attorney to help you with the case. Meet with an attorney so they can review your case and once the attorney has a handle on what has happened they will be able to explain your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son is being held in Oklahoma awaiting extradition to Arkansas it's been 2 weeks and they have yet to come get him

What can I do to get him released from hold or speedup the process or to help him at all

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 8, 2021

Best thing you can do is help him hire the best criminal defense attorney you can find.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I file indirect contempt in Oklahoma? My ex owes over $20 thousand dollars in child support.

Without an attorney. What paperwork do I need to file specifically.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 6, 2021

Best place to start is schedule schedule consultations with an attorney in your area. The attorney will review your case and explain your options. If the other party is found guilty of indirect civil contempt they can be ordered to pay your attorney fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a VPO against my ex for domestic violence. We are currently going through informal mediation for child visits.

My brother is the mediator. We were court ordered to go through third party visitation. Can he quit? His name isnt on any paperwork and we never signed any agreements.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 6, 2021

Did the court approve your brother to serve as mediator? Mediators usually have formal training so not sure how that is possible unless what you mean is he is a visitation supervisor.

Either way, sounds like you are in desperate need of an attorney.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Does Oklahoma have jurisdiction over Arkansas when it comes to filing for a divorce that took place in Arkansas?

I got married in Arkansas on 8/13/2020 in Fort Smith Arkansas. The next following month I filed for an annulment in Wagoner, Oklahoma but my husband decided to challenge the Arkansas law and state that we are not married despite the license being filed in Arkansas and signed by a minister. The... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 6, 2021

This is a situation where free advice over the internet is not going to resolve this issue. My suggestion is take all of your documents to an attorney so they can review and give you an opinion and explain your options.

If there is a marriage and you are trying to get divorced you would...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m having a kid, She’s putting her last name instead of mine. Any legal action I can do to change this?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 5, 2021

If you are not married, she can choose any name that she wants.

If you want to establish any rights to the child you must be proactive and file a paternity action and then the court can enter a custody, visitation, and child support order. You can also address the name issue.

Best of luck!

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