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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Divorcing my wife in Oklahoma, am I legally required to provide her with a vehicle. Am i responsible for her health

Am i legally required to provide wife with a vehicle or transportation? Am I responsible for making sure her health issues are addressed and taken care of? In example providing transporatation to and from doctor visits, ect if we are divorcing

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 28, 2020

What the court may order is going to be very fact specific to each individual case. To get reliable information applicable to your specific situation consult with an attorney. The Governor has declared that Attorneys are considered essential and therefore many attorneys are still operating and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Child support

I’m trying to file child support On my daughters dad & get childcare for my daughter but they are wanting me To put my sons dad on child support as well ? Not for my daughter but for my son, problem is my sons dad takes care of him & provides , I don’t think it’s fair to do that cause he has... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 15, 2020

Sounds like you have been working with child support enforcement. You would need to address this issue with that agency.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My sons ex won't allow any communication and visits from him. She is in Oklahoma he in Arkansas anyone pro Bono please.

My sons mom is remarried and wants her husband to adopt her so she is keeping her away from him not only because she has to be in control always but because she has always gotten mad at my son and myself or her own mom and as a form to punish us she keeps my grandbaby hostage and uses her as a tool... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 15, 2020

This sounds like a very high conflict case. He needs an attorney with specific experience in high conflict cases. The best attorneys for a case like this are in high demand.

You are right that he needs to act very quickly. The court will likely question why this has go on for nine months...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Oklahoma on
Q: My 16 year old son wants visitation with me and I'm not legally his father, only biological and the mother says no

I have a 16 year old son that has a different man on his birth certificate. I know he is mine but not on paper. I am regular in his life and help support him with things he needs. His mother won't let me see him all of a sudden but he wants to see me. What can we do? Can he just leave home and be... Read more »

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

I think your best bet is going to be to get the child's mother to agree to visitation. There is a very limited time window to challenge paternity, typically no more than two years. You can meet with an attorney for a consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Father has Asburgers&abandoned us a month ago(our 15month old&me@7months preg with his son) Can I Terminate his rights

Hes been gone a month&shown no interest in coming see her but I made him visit 2x for a few hours. He is mentally unstable, quit his job of 5years&moved in w/his wheelchair bound grandma 2hours away. He has neglected our daughter before, every time I have left her in his care. Recently she got a... Read more »

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

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

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My parental rights were terminated and my sister adopted my daughter. My daughter is 12 and wants to come home.

I need legal help, I need my daughter home.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 10, 2020

If your parental rights were terminated and the child was adopted, you would no longer have any rights to the child. Meet with an attorney to review your case in detail and they will then be able to explain any options you may have at this point.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a judge court order a couple not to see each other when they are engaged.

She is on drug court and im a convicted felon

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 5, 2020

Yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband just found out from a letter that he Fathered a daughter 7 years ago.

It was a one night stand and he was not told about the child. If paternity proves he is the Dad is he liable to pay child support arrears? Or only need to pay from this point forward?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 4, 2020

He could be liable for up to two years back support. It used to be five years but the law changed limiting it to only two years. He needs to hire an attorney asap to make sure he does not get stuck paying more than the law requires.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: When both parties agree on a divorce settlement and waive a trial, who has to appear before the judge?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 27, 2020

One of the parties to present the decree.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I move out at 17?

I live in Oklahoma. My parents want to move me back to Texas. I do not want to go and i have a friend I can stay with. Her mom is even okay with it. Is there a way I can stay with her?

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

If your parents agree to allow you to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Does all evidence during a divorce have to be disclosed to the opposing party according to Oklahoma law?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 17, 2020

In Oklahoma, there is no trial by ambush. Witness and exhibits are required to be disclosed in Pre trial/Resolution Conference proceedings or prior to that in discovery.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: filing for uncontested divorce online in OK, no kids/ assets to split. What all would the packet include/ legal this way

I just am, wondering if its legal to get the papers this way or if there is an easier/ cheaper way. Also I do not know what this will include

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

When you download documents from the internet there is no telling what you will get. Never rely upon any documents other than those produced by an experienced attorney. As with all things, it is much cheaper and faster to have it done right the first time.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm 16 and pregnant can I legally move out of my parents house and into my 18 year boyfriend's house without permission

I am 16 and pregnant I want to move into my 18 year old boyfriends house because I feel like I'd be safer there and be safer for the baby can I legally move into his house without my parents consent though

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 16, 2020

No.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I terminate my child’s father parental rights ?

I filed divorce decree When we lived in another state and got a default sole custody in 2012 (child was less than year old) , we’ve been living in Oklahoma since 2014. Father has never contacted or had anything to do with child since before filed divorce. My child is now 8 yrs old and doesn’t... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 16, 2020

No. 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.

If you ever get married again and your husband wants to adopt the child the child may be eligible for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get emergency custody of my kids if my estranged husband’s fiancé filed a protective order on her exhusband?

We’re currently in the pre-trial phase of our divorce/custody battle. My ex is a narcissist who is fighting for sole custody for control purposes only. I recently found that his fiancé filed a protective order (for her and her 4 children) against her exhusband for threats that he had made... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 13, 2020

Maybe, if you can meet the legal standard for an emergency order. Meet with an attorney so they can evaluate your case and explain your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Education Law for Missouri on
Q: Son is in college. How do we "formally" request his transcripts to verify he is taking the hours he is required to take?

We want to be sure he is meeting the required hours and grades for us to continue to pay support to his mother. I read that we needed to "formally" request transcripts and enrollment to verify these things, however there was no description of what a "formal request" is. In accordance with Missouri... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 3, 2020

Your question was posted in the Oklahoma Section. You should post your question in the Missouri forum so you can get answers from attorneys licensed in that state.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: If your in a custody battle and you find out there was a case on your child for being malested but it’s sealed

How can you get that on the judges desk?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jan 30, 2020

If these are records concerning a child that is the subject of the custody case, talk to your attorney about getting an order from the court for the sealed records.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: I have joint custody agreement & was served with Motion to Modify in OKC. What form do I need to contest modification?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jan 30, 2020

Your attorney will file an Entry of Appearance and a Response to the Motion to Modify. After reviewing your case your attorney may also recommend requesting DHS records and discovery.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: If your ID, po Box, bills, utilities, vehicle registration, all say TX, are you an actual resident in good faith of OK?

We stayed at the father in law's home in OK for over 6 months with intent to return to our home in TX. His health never improved. But we never changed addresses.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jan 27, 2020

A person must live in Oklahoma six months to file a divorce and in the county where it was filed for the last 30 days. If there is a dispute over jurisdiction it would be decided by the judge.

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