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Q: I need help with rights to see my granddaughter.

my granddaughter is 4 years old, born 2-20-2018 and from the time she was born, till April 2021, she lived with me. I supported her. We had never been apart from each other for more than 8 hours ever during this time as well. In October 2020, Me and my granddaughter moved in with her mother and... Read more »

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Q: Do you have to have your ex signature to sign away your rights as a parent

Due to extenuating circumstances and the fact that my ex has parental alienated my kids that they absolutely refuse to have anything to do with me, do I need her signature to relinquish my parental rights.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Sep 10, 2022

Once a parent always a parent until your rights are relinquished as a process of law. You cannot just simply waive the rights unless you are giving consent for a step-parent to adopt. Even if you attempted to waive the rights you are still responsible for support until someone else fills that role... Read more »

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Q: permanent gaurdian of 5 of my grandchildren since 2017. Can an undocumented parent keep her without my permission.

She's not in school and she's cutting herself. He's unable to place her in school. I'm trying to get her medical attention due to her cutting herself. All calls have been ignored and no address was given.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: How to keep my estranged husband from running off with our children

We have been estranged for right at 6 years now. He has not contacted either me or our children during this time. I have heard from some of his family that he is back in Oklahoma not far from where we are located. I am afraid that he will take our children and run off to God knows where with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Lawyer.told.temp.order.hearing.Judge I passed.on.hearing,but.both.parties. want.mediation.I did neither.is this.legal?

open Cust/pat. 6 months.moms withholding all contact. 3 weeks ago I insisted no more offers, time, no mediation its been 6 months. I need my kids.He filed. Medically i was not ble to be there. I asked him if we can continue it, said he will.he Emailed me: we got the continuance, but.judge.ordered... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 28, 2022

Many courts REQUIRE Mediation before a case is set for trial. This is a good opportunity for you to settle the case. Try to hire an attorney to advise you a" the mediation. Hopefully you can settle your case then. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: joint legal custody and father is refusing to administer son's adhd medication during every other weekend visitation

5 year old not good to withdraw from meds for 2 days and what can i do

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 20, 2022

You need to contact your attorney to bring matter before the Court. The judge likely will order the meds given as prescribed.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: A family member has my kids and went to court for temporary custody it’s been more than a year since court and I want

And I want my kids back, they haven’t taken me back to court for it and i just want to know if I can show up and get my kids since the tempo custody was for 6 months and it’s been way past that. I just found out about this. My parents who have my kids dislike me very much. They had nothing... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 18, 2022

You do not have enough details to properly answer your question. However, as with almost any custody issue you should contact a family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and your options.

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Q: What if we were not married?

How far in advance would I have to notify the other parent that we are moving if there is no custody agreement between us? And can they legally stop me from moving?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 15, 2022

This forum is a general forum and it is not as easy as a yes or no. You need to contact a family attorney for a consult to get your specific details.

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Q: How far in advance do you have let the other parent know your moving if there is no custody agreement?

Can they legally stop you from moving if there is no custody agreement?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 15, 2022

There is a default state statute on this and even if your decree is absent wording it is enforceable. However, it is more applicable to the primary custodial parent (or more specifically the one person who can declare the primary resident of the child). You should contact an experienced family law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My rights were terminated in NC 3 yrs ago Im now in Oklahoma can parental rights be restored, contact, anything and how

I also had another child since moving to Oklahoma and My fiancé had a case in NC we have done everything even a home study and approved fit stable loving environment Is there anything I can do I know I’m not aloud contact with them ether but my oldest Continues to reach out to me and i can’t... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 12, 2022

If your rights were terminated and the child was adopted to another then it is very rare that you can get rights restored. There are a couple exceptions but those are extremely hard to prove and validate. As such the other parents have ultimate say over their child. Contact an adoption attorney to... Read more »

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Q: What paper do I need to file to get custody of my child if her father which is the custodial parent is in jail
Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on May 11, 2022

You would need to file a Motion to Modify custody and set it for hearing before the Judge. You should also file for emergency custody if the custodial parent is currently in jail. This can be complicated so I suggest you seek the services of an attorney.

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Q: What happens when there has not been a discovery given to attorney and the case isnt going to trial

My dhs lawyer has been going back and forth for almost 3/4 months trying to get the discovery for our case from the courts and they keep beating around the bush. Now they are not even responding to him. I know that the discovery does not have to legally be given out (even though we are entitled to... Read more »

Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on May 11, 2022

I don't know what discovery the courts would be providing to you. Generally its the opposing party that you are requesting documents/information from and if they fail to comply with discovery requests you file a Motion to Compel. Your DHS attorney probably knows this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: I call this kidnapping by fraud, but how does a man ad himself to his wards birth certificate while mom is incarcerated?

Want are the actual crimes here? The man and his wife obtained guardianship through the courts on a n unrelated but close family friends' newborn when she was arrested. The guardianship application, upon sworn oath, stated no family relationship.While she was incarcerated, he submitted an... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Apr 2, 2022

Sorry for your troubles in this matter. While sometimes our emotions do not always line up with the legal process you should context an attorney to assist you in this matter so they can help you coordinate through this trying time.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: On the divorce decree it states my ex can claim our daughter until no longer eligible. (Very loose language) however,

I claimed her because she's 18 and lives with me full time since June and half time before then. That's 91/2 months of the year. I interpreted that as she is no longer eligible for her to claim on taxes, but she's eligible for me to claim. Am I wrong, she is threatening to go to court.

Evan Humphreys
Evan Humphreys
answered on Mar 18, 2022

It really depends on the wording of your decree. The IRS has its own rules about which parent can claim the children on their taxes and they often don't care what a decree says. However, and this is very important, a divorce decree is an enforceable court order and disobeying it can put you in... Read more »

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Q: Is it illegal for my custodial guardian my grandmother to tell me that i cant go to my dads if i havent cleaned my room
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Mar 12, 2022

Yes. If she is the custodian due to a guardianship then she has authority over you.

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Q: i seperated from my husband and had to move to washington with family due to a housefire.

he is witholding contact, contact info and concealing the location of my children

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Mar 4, 2022

Sorry for your misfortune in regards to your house. If that is the only thing in your case and there are not other circumstances then you should file a motion to enforce. Contact a family law attorney to assist you with this for best results.

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Q: I have legal custody of my son’s daughter and have for over 5 years now. She wants to change her last name to mine.

Her father has agreed. He is in prison and mother is on drugs. I live in Oklahoma now but got custody of her in North Carolina. Where would I start the process?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Mar 2, 2022

Based on the limited facts, you may be able to file here however you need to have an attorney look at the facts of your case.

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Q: Custodial parent has withheld children from non custodial parent for 4 years. What can be done?

Non custodial is behind in child support but is making payments. The visitation is court ordered and is not being denied by non custodial but not being followed by custodial due to no communication at all for the last 4 years, despite non custodial and family reaching out.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Feb 22, 2022

From the limited information your best bet is to contact a family law attorney for a motion to enforce. However without fully researching the facts of your case this is a general recommendation.

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Q: I'm the mother and I want to sign temporary guardianship over to my parents. I'm in a Child safety case with DHS.

I need more time because DHS is wanting to take custody of her. The DHS worker has mentioned my mom to take temporary guardianship. If I sign temporary guardianship to my mom will DHS drop the case

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Feb 13, 2022

DHS may or may not drop the case. However, by your parents obtaining guardianship would allow the DHS worker to let your child remain in the care of a family member and not go into foster care in the event DHS stipulates you having to correct some items. If you feel there is validity to the... Read more »

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