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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I just recently lost my job and my wife is refusing to let me see my kids been like this for going on 2 years.

please i don't know what to do

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

If you have a visitation order you can take action to enforce. If you do not have a visitation order you need to get one. Either way hire an attorney and they will be able to help you with the process.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it possible for a father to get at least 50/50 custody of his children from the mother in Oklahoma?

They were never married, no abuse except for mental abuse from her to him. They have 2 children but my husband accepts her other child as his and we have him when we have the others. Her family says she never has them, either we have them or her mother or sister do. Kids are 8, 9, and 12.

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

Is it possible? Yes. If the court believes that such an order is in the best interest of the child/children.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My child support was dismissed because my son turned 18 and had dropped out of school at the age of 17.

I just found out he is enrolled in an alternative program and now CSS wants me to start paying again. How can this be?????

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

Child support is paid until the age of 18 unless a child is still in high school and if so continues until the child graduates or reaches the age of 20, whichever occurs first.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I go by getting visitations with my six children if I am doing much better to provide for them?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 26, 2020

If you do not already have a visitation order hire an attorney to help you petition the court for a visitation order.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My wife has given me permission to sleep with other people. Is this still an affair to the courts in Oklahoma?

We are living at different homes and she explicitly said I could sleep with other people, which is saved in a text message. Is it possible for her to attempt saying I cheated on her despite having her permission?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 22, 2020

Oklahoma is a no fault divorce state so under most situations none of this matters.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Does child protective services have the right to terminate my rights

I had my baby and tested positive for drugs. They came in my room at hospital took her away and dhs came to talk to me at the hospital

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 18, 2020

It is possible for the state to terminate rights in some cases. However, If you hire an attorney RIGHT NOW and follow all of their advice and all the requirements of the state you will give yourself the best chance of a favorable outcome. It will require doing all the right things and listening... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a 17 year old that is living on their own cross state lines without parental consent in OK?

My 17 year old brother in law ran away from home. His father pressed charges and dropped them acknowledging that he is in his own. My husband and I want to fly my brother in law and his 19 year old girlfriend to Wyoming for a visit. His father had threatened kidnapping charges against us. Can we be... Read more »

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

If he is 17, You would need the permission of his parents.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I was just wondering what the responsibilities are for a Custodial Parent with Joint Custody?

Non-Custodial, FOC, lives in a different state. He will not call our children, at all, and says it’s my responsibility to make sure they talk to him. Our children do NOT want to talk to him. When I have them call every 2-4 days it’s a constant battle. They cry and get upset. Then I’m left... Read more »

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

If there is a court order that order must be followed. What do you mean by FOC?

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I HAVE to go to court to determine who will get custody of the kids on certain days?

Me and my separated husband has 3 kids. We haven't been to court yet. But we signed a paper that I typed out saying that he gets them half a week and I'll get them the other half. I heard that my kids dont get fed well and are mistreated while they are at there dads house. I want to keep... Read more »

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

I think your options are going to be based on the evidence that you have to back up your allegations. The moves you make a the start of a case can have an impact on the final outcome. So, do not make any legal decisions without first meeting with an attorney. The attorney can review what you have... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I am looking for guidance on if I have any legal right to a house I share with my husband. He is threatening to evict me

The house is in my husbands name. We are legally married and my daughter and myself live in the home

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 9, 2020

If the house was purchased during the marriage it is marital property and subject to an equitable division.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my non-parental guardian claim that my child support money belongs to him and not to me, the child?

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Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 7, 2020

No. Child support is paid to the parent or guardian. It is not paid to the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a mistrial be declared if my lawyer lied to the Judge on a case predjudicing him for the following trial?

my attorney told the Judge I was a felon on a probate administration and stopped me from becoming administrator. then the judge is on the bench at a quiet title action with a pre conceived image that I am a felon and I loose the case

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 6, 2020

Are you a convicted felon?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a 14 year old son who smokes marijuana in my house all day

Involved in shoot outs, has gotten physical with me curse me out cost me my job and the cops won't do anything about it all I keep hearing is he my child and I can't kick him out. What can I do with him being 14yrs old

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 1, 2020

If this young man thinks he does not have to listen to you then one option is to take action that gets his attention such as send him to military school.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there a way to get a list of family attorneys for low income people? (Oklahoma City)
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 23, 2020

You should contact Legal Aid or the OU Legal Clinic. Aside from that, most private attorneys are probably going to charge in the same ballpark.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have to legally pay child support after my child graduates high school? She turn 18 in January and graduate in may

My daughter is in Oklahoma I live in Texas. We were never through the courts we handled it ourselves I have records of all transactions

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 22, 2020

Yes, support would be paid until the child graduates high school.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: child was supposed to be dropped off 8:00am Monday morning. lawyers office call informed an emergency po was being filed

Received call Monday evening that an emergency po was being filed against me? Have not received any information regarding, and have not been able to have any contact with my child. There is a court order in place. Who do I call to get my child back?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 21, 2020

Call an attorney in your local area to help you defend the emergency proceedings.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How does child support and visitations work in Oklahoma?

My husband has a child with another woman and she is filing for child support. However, the name is incorrect that she used for him and she stated she tried to go to court for it but my husband never recieved the court order. Also, he wanted visitation rights and there was a verbal agreement but... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 18, 2020

To get visitation all he needs to do is hire an attorney to file an action in the district court. A hearing will be set and the court can order visitation based upon what the court believes is in the best interest of the child.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: a girl slept with 3 other guys while sleeping with me, she got pregnant am i required to take a dna test
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 15, 2020

If there is a court order for a paternity case, yes. Aside from that it is probably a good idea anyway to make sure you don't get stuck playing for a child that may or may not be yours.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My 3 kids turned 18 and have graduated from high school, how do I cease child support taken from my pay?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 10, 2020

Depending on who and how support is being collected you may need to file a motion and get an order terminating the wage assignment.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: Does a P.O. cover the plaintiffs children?

My granddaughter has a P.O. against her ex boyfriend for domestic violence. They have twins together. She wants to enroll them in school. The school insist that the fathers name has to be on the list of who can pick them up.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 9, 2020

It depends on if the children are listed on the protective order.

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