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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get an itemized statement showing all payments&charges on my case? I'm the non-custodial parent.

Why is DHS still taking the full amount of support, $556, even though both of my kids have turned 18 (as of 1/16/21) and are out on their own? Since the case was established $506 went to current and $50 went to back. I thought once current ended only the $50 for back would be collected unless she... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 24, 2021

DHS will often continue to take out the same amount unless/until the wage assignment is changed. You can get an attorney to help you try to lower the payment. You can also request an accounting of payments.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: does opposing counsel have to provide emails between paralegal and client? even if they filed a motion to compel
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 24, 2021

Are you represented by an attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: does a paralegal have to turn over emails between client to opposing council

a paralegal and client have confidential emails. the opposing council filed a motion to compel. Since being refused those emails. does the other council have to produce those emails to the opposing team?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 24, 2021

Do you have an attorney representing you and supervising the paralegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How long does a legal ad in a paper have/need to be published for?

My daughter wants to change her last name to mine, her mom, she’s 14 almost 15. I have filed the petition and a hearing has been set. I know he lives in the city but that’s it. I was told to publish it in the paper so he has the opportunity to object. He’s not really in her life and not in a... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 22, 2021

In addition to publication you may need to also serve the father notice. Name changes are covered by 12 O.S. Sec 1631. If you are not sure what to do or how to do it, you can save a lot of time and frustration by hiring an attorney to help you.

Best of luck!

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it possible to sign my rights away to my out of control 16 year old?

He runs away constantly, has wrecked cars, is using drugs and alcohol, stolen cars, and violates curfew constantly. Dropped out of school and has been inpatient 5 times over last 7 months.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 13, 2021

Sign rights away to who?

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3 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What can I do to get my kids back in a domestic violence case?

DHS took my kids, I've done everything they have asked me to do and they are saying I'm not making progress at all, I've done everything they've assigned me to do and even changed my attitude and behavior and they are still looking at terminating my rights, they wont let me live... Read more »

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

You need an attorney. In OKC, they have attorneys on contract that represent parents when DHS is trying to take your kids from you. Contact the juvenile court in Tulsa and see if someone can get an attorney assigned to you if you cannot afford private counsel. Good Luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I get rid of a supervised visitation order? I don't understand how I have one.
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 11, 2021

"How can I get rid of a supervised visitation order?"

You would need to modify the order that requires supervised visitation. If you believe there is no longer a need for supervised visits hire an attorney to assist.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Are there centers that deal with holding the visitation. I have guardianship of my baby sister.

The mother is also my mother, and when I ask for them to for example not put their mouth in babies mouth for health concerns, they steam roll over me saying they’re the parents and they can do what they want, but they aren’t even deemed safe by the dhs. Court order says they are allowed... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jul 10, 2021

As my colleague stated you can always request a neutral third party to be the supervisor. However, while they are technically correct that they are the parent, there is a reason the guardianship was put in place and it is your job to protect the best interest of the child. You may also try to get... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Am I required to leave my house if an emergency ex parte order is not granted
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 25, 2021

If you own a house you are entitled to live there unless there is a court order saying otherwise.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I adopt him? Procedure and cost. Do I need lawyer?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 21, 2021

You will need to provide some additional information to get a useful answer such as:

Are you wanting to adopt a child or an adult? (It makes a big difference)

Is everyone in Oklahoma?

Easiest way to get an answer is to call an attorney to discuss the details. The attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: He's 26, I'm 54. He doesn't want his real birth parents on his new.paperwork

I love in Oklahoma and he's currently at an air force base in ND WITH hisband and their 3 kids

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 21, 2021

Can you please clarify your question. Not really sure what exactly you are asking.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a friend who was disowned by his parents for being trans. We talked about adopting him and are wondering cost?

Would like to know.process and cost

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jun 21, 2021

Please contact my office for a free consultation. There are many factors that come into play in an adoption and in order to get an accurate assessment then there are more questions to be asked than can be done in this forum.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm wanting to know what "cause stricken" means with DHS pursuing a noncustodial parent who has not paid child support.

The noncustodial parent does not have custody and has not paid anything since it was ordered by court during the divorce finalization.

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

It sounds like the pursuit of the non custodial parent was cancelled. Contact DHS to find out the status if you are the custodial parent. They will explain it to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What should my friend do if them and their brother are threatened to get kicked out when they're under 15?

My friend is currently living with their grandmother because their mother is trying to get up and off of her feet and get them a house of their own, but their Grandmother and Grandmother's boyfriend are threatening to kick them out again, and then they'll be back on the streets again.... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 15, 2021

Where are the parents?

Report abuse/neglect to DHS.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a former Judge who was recently over my childs custody case. Resign as Judge, and then turn around and be a partner

With the mothers Attorney against me? Is that not a conflict of interest?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 12, 2021

Same answer. The attorney and the former judge will probably know and have worked with many of the other local attorneys. Not necessarily a conflict.

You should have your own attorney and then you won't have to worry about who is representing the other party.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a former Judge that was on a childs case be a partner with one of the parents attorney? Wouldn't that be a Conflic

Also, can the Assistant District Attorney be a friend with the mothers Attorney, and has also worked with the mothers Attorney?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 11, 2021

An attorney who has been around for a while usually knows the other local attorneys who practice in the same area of the law.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I get my children's social if she wont give it to me? I'm the head of house hold.

I found out by DNA that I'm the father of twins in Dec of 2020. I am not on the birth cert. I moved to Oklahoma February 24th. I currently provide for the entire family. My two 8 month twin girls, her 7 yr old girl, her 17 year old son and her. she said she's moving out and i want to know... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 31, 2021

Best place to start is hire an attorney to file a paternity action to establish your rights. That will help you get a visitation order, child support order, and get the information you need for insurance purposes.

Concerning the custody of infants: As a practical matter, you would need some...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Can the primary custodian keep kids from goin to other parents, jus cuz they are grounded?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on May 30, 2021

Based on the limited information in the question the short answer is NO. The child being grounded does not supersede a court order visitation schedule.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it a violation of due process if a clerk never sends the EPO & court date to sheriff's office where defendant lives?

The 1st hearing was passed for no service. Next hearing Defendant stated lack of service and that he had a pending family case in Tulsa county. The judge ordered the case to be transferred to Tulsa.

Was creek county supposed to have served defendant before ordering transfer? Or did... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on May 20, 2021

If the defendant appeared in court then the court now has personal jurisdiction and service is made.

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