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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I file a motion to stop relocation of my children?

My husband moved my children out of state with out judges permission an mine he made it seam like it was a visit but he has moved

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Oct 23, 2020

You really need to hire an attorney for this type of action. It i a breach of the child custody order and would be considered contempt. There are certain hurdles a person must jump through if they move more than 75 miles or outside the agreed distance in the decree or paternity order.

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Q: I have lived with my girl friend for 12 years. We have an 11 year old child together. She moved out without our child.

She was going out of state.

Do I need to do anything to protect my rights and maintain custody of our child.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Oct 19, 2020

Yes, you will need to file a petition to establish custody in the district court. Hire an attorney to make this happen.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Case number # 20 - 54904.. what does this case number pertain to
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Oct 19, 2020

That case number could be a case file number for a particular agency or municipality, however that format does not work with OSCN or any of the county/state courts.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: My sons father likes to tell people hes there for my 10 month old son and hes not.

Im trying to see what the odds are of getting soul custody of my son. Hes 10 months old and his father is bad into drugs and lives in his car because his ex kicked him out. He does have a job at a gas station but has only helped me twice since my son has been born with diapers. He never sees my son... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Oct 16, 2020

Not sure what your legal situation is at the moment, so it makes it hard to answer your question. There are two types of custody: Legal and Physical Custody. Legal Custody is about making decisions for the child. Examples would be where to go to school, church, medical treatment, etc. Physical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: How much ia that? I just recently lost my job do I have no money
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Oct 3, 2020

seems like you are requesting an price estimate? Without more information, it is impossible to answer your question. Sorry.

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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Q: Parent moved child out of state but hasn't established residency. Joint custody is order does parent have to move back
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Oct 2, 2020

In most cases, the relocating party must provide notice well in advance in order to offer the other party time to object. If they just move and take the child with them, then you can file an Application for Contempt for staters. Unless there is a very good reason for the move and it won't... Read more »

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 Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If my husband signs my daughters birth certificate, what legal standing does her biological father have?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 21, 2020

By default a child born of a marriage is presumed to be a child of that marriage, therefore any challenge to that has to be brought by a challenging party claiming to have rights. I assume based on your question your husband and the biological father are not one in the same. Therefore, even if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I do a turn around adoption to get my six children back into my custody asap?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 21, 2020

This question is not as easy as step 1 - 2 - 3. Generally, once an adoption is finalized, then it is non-reversible. There are a few exceptions to this rule, however these exceptions are challenging to prove. This is something that you will need an experienced adoption attorney to help you with,... Read more »

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my 13 year old son refuse weekend visits to his fathers house if he has testified about abuse from his dad?

My son testified that his dad recently held his head under faucet of water as a disciplinary method.

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Sep 17, 2020

When you say testified, do you mean in court under oath? If that is the case, then I would question why the father still has unsupervised visitation? If you came to me with that claim, I would probably start by calling his attorney and try to get an agreement to adjust the visitation temporarily... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is a custody modification likely?

My ex and I divorced 6 years ago, our child was 2 at the time. She got physical custody and I got a standard visitation schedule with joint legal custody.

In February of this she began allowing our child to spend every other week with me which continued through the summer. When school... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Aug 24, 2020

As with most legal questions the answer is usually … depends. When it comes to custody/more visitation there usually needs to be a significant change in order to modify. However, based on the few details that you provided, she has shown an acceptance to allowing more visitation in which that... Read more »

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 Child Custody, Criminal Law and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How likely would someone in OK with a pending resisting/public intox charge be taken off monitored child visitations?

My ex and I entered into a temporary visitation agreement. He has is currently supposed to be monitored by his mother to see the kids, but is asking to have the monitored visits lifted. He and his live in girlfriend both were recently arrested for public intox and he was arrested for resisting... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Aug 2, 2020

The public intoxication charge is the real issue. It shows that he is not capable of controlling his addiction. Having him kept on monitored visitation seems reasonable. I would even suggest supervised visitation might be in order. I think an example of greater self control would be needed... Read more »

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 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.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: What does my brother have to do to keep his son

He had restraining orders against his ex wife and her family bc she chose her man over her son and she lives with her family who lets their son live with them even tho he threatened them more than once and he touched my brother son and her got a judge to drop the restraining orders

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

If there is not currently a custody order he needs to hire an attorney to help him file a Petition for custody. The court will then establish custody, visitation, and child support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: If I run away at 17 can a police officer legally bring me home

I’m 16 about to turn 17 and I’m ready to live on my own away from my parents

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

Yes.

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