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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have durable power of attorney n idk what happens to house or what to do when she is completely irrational

Idk what to do. N I feel bad cus I promised I would never put her like in a nursing home but i don't know what to do. She has pushed her friends away n has gotten very cruel n mean to me...idk what I do cus I never imagined this happening.

Ilana Sharpe
Ilana Sharpe answered on Sep 23, 2020

I'm not certain exactly what the question is here so I will try and answer this generally. There are different types of durable powers. A general durable power gives you the right to make financial decisions for another person at any time whereas a springing durable power would only allow you... Read more »

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 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 Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In a common law marriage in Oklahoma is the wife responsible for medical bills of the husband?

The female partner, 72 years old, has always referred to herself as the "significant other," not as a wife. The male partner is 86 years old and not medically well.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 21, 2020

Common Law marriage is a grey area in Oklahoma. If someone tells you that it doesn't exist, then they are wrong. It very much exists, just with some different terminology. There are some things that have to be shown to prove that a non-ceremonial union exist and there are many ways to... 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 Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a ward (adult and incompetent) be required to sign agreement on a mental health treatment plan?
Andrea Worden
Andrea Worden answered on Sep 8, 2020

If you are referring to an involuntary commitment, a judge will decide at the statutorily required hearing whether a person will be required to receive further treatment.

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Our rent house is leased in my name. My husband moved out. Does he have a legal right to move back in against my wishes?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Aug 20, 2020

Your questions is a little ambiguous for an accurate answer. However, generally speaking, if you rented the property as a married couple then he could have the legal right to be there as your spouse, the same as if you were buying a house together. The lease agreement could shed light to that... Read more »

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 Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: After she graduates high school does Oklahoma law say I have to keep paying child support because she is in college??

I’m in Texas

Devon Antonia Cantrell
Devon Antonia Cantrell answered on Aug 7, 2020

Even if your child is in college, but has not yet reached the age of 18, typically you are still obligated to pay child support until she reaches the age of 18, being the age of majority in Oklahoma. In some cases, parents have agreed to continue paying for certain activities and support related... Read more »

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My wife and I split up after i caught her cheating. If I take her to Court to help pay our kids bills could i lose kid?

After I caught my wife cheating we felt it best she move, we split custody 50/50 haven't gotten a "proper" divorce decree, she did not want to take that route. I have always paid 100% of the child care and my daughters insurance on top 100% of our mortgage and home ins. (etc),... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jul 31, 2020

It is a complex question with a complex answer. It appears as if you have financially supported everyone for a period of time. It also appears that you wife no longer needs you complete financial support. Need is a primary issue when looking at spousal support. Regarding the child support; it... Read more »

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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 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have been trying to get my lawyer, paid lawyer to sign off of my case so that i can speak with DHS about lack of

Child support. Do i have any recourse to force him off my case? He has been telling me he would do this for over a year

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Jul 13, 2020

Hire another lawyer.

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