I am 16 and havent lived with my parents for almost two years but they have complete control over me and they dont want me to have a social life and my step mom doesnt like me but my cousin wants me to live with them and like I really want to but im scared of my parents and dont know what to do!!!
My sister and I were contacted by my bio dad's brother stating he died and we are next of kin. We have not seen him since we were 3 & 5yo (40 years ago). We were adopted 27 years ago by a man we have always considered our father. The last 8mo or so my bio dad has tried to make contact with... Read more »
In short, the answer is no. There are always extenuating factors that can be involved, but that would require you sitting down with a family law attorney and working through all the details. An adopted child can receive inheritance from the biological parents as well as the adoptive parents, so...Read more »
Whoever is accused of abusing a child needs to hire an attorney right now and not make any statements to anyone without an attorney. Where many people go wrong is they wait too long to get help and end up with a mess an attorney may or may not be able to clean up. Get help now.
A 17 yo, almost 18, child we know works a full time job. His parents take nearly all, if not all, of his take home pay. This is also true for his sister. The business is not owned by the parents yet they also have the kids work just about every one of their days off in order to have the extra. I... Read more »
If you were not married, Oklahoma law states the mother has custody of the child until the district court orders otherwise. It is critical that you get a petition filed in the district court to establish your rights. Hire an attorney asap to help you get this done.
My main question is this both kids are 12 years and older and have expressed verbally to me that they want to live with me. I am getting remarried and will be moving out of the state of Oklahoma next month.
The law states you must wait 6 months after the divorce is granted to remarry. Also, you would have to follow the provisions of the relocation statute that will be set forth in the decree in you want to move.
This sounds like a pro se divorce. I strongly suggest you consult in person...Read more »
When filing a writ of cert to the Oklahoma Supreme Court for a civil case, how does the filing deadline work? If you have 20 days to file from the date of the appelate courts opinion, do weekends count. What if the deadline day is on a Sunday? Was the petition due on the previous Friday or Monday?... Read more »
First, I am not an Oklahoma lawyer. That being said, generally the weekend days DO count if the time period is less than 10 days. So if you have say, 20 days, to get a petition in, those are calendar days. BUT if the last day of the time period falls on a weekend day (or federal holiday) then the...Read more »
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.
Assuming that the property is purchased during the marriage then this is marital property and thus any sale of such property would be martial property as well. To be more specific contact a family law attorney as there are more than likely other facts that can sway how this question is actually...Read more »
I let my daughter stay with my sister a few years back bc my life was a chaotic mess . Dhs was involved w my other kid & my sister told me that the worker said I wasn’t allowed to see her. Then she went and got guardianship. I never received any notice of court bc she sent it to an address... Read more »
There are specific notices that have to be given and if they sent it to your last known address then they most likely have met that obstacle (they are not responsible for keeping track of every place a person lives but the last known address, because in some cases, those people are bouncing around...Read more »
My husband is in the middle of a custody battle over his daughter. The mother of the child signed a document giving up her rights on her own accord in front of a notary. It was then filed with the court. At a pretrial hearing the judge dismissed it and helped her get a lawyer. Is this legal or did... Read more »
The document is an unenforceable document therefore the judge disregarding that is correct. In Oklahoma, there are 2 ways of giving up parental rights; 1) During a legal adoption proceeding where the parents voluntarily (or involuntarily in some cases) consent and give up their rights, or 2) DHS...Read more »
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 »
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 »
My still husband just found out that there is a mask mandate at our daughters school. He now refuses to send her to school for religious reasons ("do not fear") and wants her to be home schooled by him. I want her to go to school! I am working 40 hrs/week and can not homeschool her. Since... Read more »
Bottom line: if you cant come to an agreement and you feel strongly enough about going to school you will need to do whatever it takes to hire an attorney so you can seek a court order directing that the child attend school. I wish you the vest of luck with your case.
My daughter and her husband are separating. My SIL has a 16 year old daughter from a previous marriage. She has made comments that she doesn't want to leave and wants to stay with my daughter. Is she allowed to make that decision.
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