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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 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 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 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 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Oklahoma on

Q: going through a divorce, with child, if i fire my attorney can she use hers in court while i dont have one? state of ok

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 19, 2019

Yes, it is her right to have an attorney. Whether you have an attorney or not has nothing to do with her right to counsel.

If you are not happy with your current attorney you can hire a different attorney. Whatever you do, DO NOT attempt to represent yourself as most of the time this...
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Q: How do I fill out paperwork for an uncontested divorce with no children in Oklahoma

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 18, 2019

Whatever you do, DO NOT use forms you find on the internet or documents prepared by anyone other than a licensed attorney. I have seen so many cases get really messed up over the years by people trying to do a divorce on their own that I recommend everyone get an attorney. If it is uncontested it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on

Q: Can a parent go to jury trial to try and keep their child

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 17, 2019

What kind of case? Is it a custody case between parents or a case filed by the state for abuse or neglect?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on

Q: Can I get less than what I currently receive in CS if the other parent doesn't have a job?

My son's father lives in Louisiana and his parents are telling me to not file for more child support. I currently receive $300 a month per our custody agreement. His parents are telling me he does not currently have a job and that if I file for more they can lower my monthly amount or decide I do... Read more »

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 8, 2019

You can file a motion to modify support and support will be calculated based on the gross incomes on both parents. Support would not be zero even if he is not working. Dont listen to legal advice from his parents. Meet with an attorney to discuss your options.

I pasted below a link so you...
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Q: My fiance has joint custody with his childs mother but the motheris in jail and was with her grandma at that time

Now she is trying to not let her father see her at all and making false acusations towards him when the living conditions of the grandmothers home are horrible and when we picked her up just a few days ago before the accusations started she was cover in bed bug bites and hair smelling like smoke... Read more »

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 5, 2019

He needs to hire an attorney and file a custody case requesting custody. He needs to do this asap!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on

Q: Completed ISP pass drug test and recently hair follicle can they still terminate my rights or not let me have my son

I've passed every UA since December recently passed hair follicle completed my ISP DHS is still talking about terminating my rights and him out don't see how this is possible if I've done everything my ISP required

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 4, 2019

Do you have an attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on

Q: My son is currently paying child support for his daughter who is living with him because the custodial mother is trash

The custodial mother has three children from three different men. All three men have the children at this time because she has a revolving door of boyfriends.

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 4, 2019

He needs to hire an attorney to modify the custody and support order.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on

Q: My ex husband has standard visitation- (not for long) and has not been involved with my boys in 5 years- he took them.

Someone pretended to be DHS ( DHS was NOT involved) and took them from sleep over they were at. He has NOT returned them. I have sole custody. Police will not allow me to retrieve them even with file stamped divorce decree stating terms. Why are they not doing anything!?

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Pete David Louden answered on Jun 3, 2019

Law enforcement typically will not get involved in civil matters.

There is only one right answer in this situation. You need to hire an attorney right now. Your attorney will be able to review your case and then tell you the best and fastest way to resolve this issue. I wish you the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on

Q: I am being denied visitation with my minor child

custodial parent is denying me physical visitation and also phone visitation. I have a signed court order granting me both. I would like to know what I have to do to file a motion with the court to allow me visitation with my child

Pete David Louden answered on May 21, 2019

If you have an order for visitation and the other party refuses to follow the order without just cause, you have a couple of options. You can file a motion to enforce or a contempt citation. Hire an attorney and they will review your case and explain the best option for your particular situation... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on

Q: Cohabitation

My husband's ex wife has three children (one of which is the daughter they share). The divorce is final. She is currently living with the father of the other two children; they're engaged. Is this legal? I know my husband was not aloud to live with me while we were dating.

Pete David Louden answered on May 17, 2019

It all depends on the language of their decree.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Can file a paper in Oklahoma asking the judge to consider our divorce final before 6 mo. If so how?

Pete David Louden answered on May 8, 2019

Your divorce was final the day the judge signed your decree. You cant remarry for six months.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on

Q: How do i terminate my parental rights when neither me nor the father have custody of child?

We have been divorced for over 8 years. I have not had nor ever tried to make contact with child. Neither of us have custody of child. Grandfather on fathers side has sole custody and has disowned his son (child’s father.)

Pete David Louden answered on May 2, 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.

Even when rights are terminated, that does not stop child support. Child support is still paid unless the...
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Q: If I divorced my wife who had a child out of wedlock, would I win joint custody? Wife and child live with both paternal

father and myself for about 6 months. The child is 3.

Pete David Louden answered on May 1, 2019

Is the child your biological or adopted child or are you talking about a step child?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Supervised visits cost $1200 a month. My income is $1400 month How am i being forced to choose between Bills or baby?

Pete David Louden answered on Apr 23, 2019

I would suggest you talk to your attorney about different supervisor options. Sometimes a family member or friend that both parties agree upon can act as supervisor. Or, there are other options for supervisors. I have never heard of supervised visits costing anywhere close to $1,200.00 a month.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: What are the laws of audio and video inside your house of children being envolved or people walking in your house.

This person Has temporary custody of my children and there are 6 cameras inside the house and there's also audio inside the house and I'm trying to figure out what are the laws in Oklahoma for audio and video inside your house and like if I go in to visitations and stuff to go and see them I just... Read more »

Pete David Louden answered on Apr 13, 2019

There is no law against people having security cameras in their homes. Almost every place you go now has security cameras: homes, schools, parking lots, stores, government buildings, etc.

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