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 »
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.
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?
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 »
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.
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 »
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!
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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...Read more »
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