Tahlequah, OK asked in Family Law for Oklahoma

Q: In Oklahoma with out a signed consent can cps/ dhs visit with my children without my permission if they are minors

Such as school or home alone if they don’t have ever exigency circumstances

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David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: The short answer to your question is yes. DHS can visit with a child without parental consent when a parent (or person responsible for the child's health, safety, or welfare) is not present. That interview can occur at the child's school. If they do conduct an interview with a child at the child's school without parental consent, DHS is required to notify the parent that such an interview has occurred.

The answer above would be different if you were present and refused to allow the interview to occur.

It is important that you meet with an attorney, and you should do so as soon as possible. Most attorneys offer a free consultation. Take advantage of that, and be open with the attorney. You may want to focus your search for an attorney who practices family law.

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