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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 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 »

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.

2 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.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: Does a P.O. cover the plaintiffs children?

My granddaughter has a P.O. against her ex boyfriend for domestic violence. They have twins together. She wants to enroll them in school. The school insist that the fathers name has to be on the list of who can pick them up.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 9, 2020

It depends on if the children are listed on the protective order.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I change her last name to my other kids last name and around how much will that cost???

I have a child shes one of my middle children whos last name is my ex husbands who is her sperm donor my older 2 and my youngest all have the same dad and same last name. Her sperm donor has been non-existent since she was 3 months old and my other kids dad has helped raise her thats who she knows... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 9, 2020

Typically parental rights are only terminated if a child is adopted or for abuse or neglect in a very specific deprived child action.

If there was a sperm donor that would be a separate issue.

So, not sure if there has been an actual termination of rights here or if this is a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My daughter has two girls and one on the way , the father to all 3 wants to terminate his rights to all 3 does not want

He does not want to pay child support can he do that

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 7, 2020

No. Not unless the children are adopted. Otherwise, he has to support his children.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a man go to jail for spousal abandonment if you're common law married in Oklahoma?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 6, 2020

Abandonment for one year can be grounds for divorce but is not a crime.

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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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: My stepdaughter wants to live with her dad and I. She is 14 and will be 15 in October. Is there any hope in getting her?

Her step dad is emotionally abusive to her. There are 6 children in the home two of them are my husbands children. His son wants to stay with his mother but daughter has been asking to live with us since age 5.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 25, 2020

If there actually is abuse in the home AND it can be proven, yes. You will need to hire an attorney to file a motion to modify.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband and I did not receive premarital counseling before we married on May 10, 2023. Do we have a valid contract??

My fully paid for home in Moore was destroyed by a tornado 10 days after we married. The proceeds from that ($250,000) were invested in the husband’s property. Can I get any of that property back?

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jun 24, 2020

The first question is a hypothetical, which I can't answer since I don't know what the law will in May of 2023. The second question is that if the original home that was destroyed had your name on the deed, or was by financial equity of some kind marital property then you have a pretty... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there a way I can get adopted by someone or emancipated withkut my oarents permission?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 22, 2020

No, you can't be adopted without parent's consent unless parental rights are terminated.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: My parents got permeant Guardianship of my kids. It's been 2 yrs now. Is there any chance of getting full custody of my

I completed my ISP. When I was court order to do so. My step mother works for dhs. I feel like she influenced the out come over that court case with other co-workers who was handling my case

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jun 16, 2020

I am sorry, but I would need more information on your case to be able to effectively answer your question. If you had an ISP then it would lend itself to the Courts desire to reunify, but as I said, I would need more information. Please feel free to call and set up a free consult on the matter.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If an ex wife is selling a home that is only in the husbands name can he stop the sale and keep the house?

The ex wife is wanting to sell the house which was bought during the marriage yet only in the husband’s name not hers. In the divorce decree the ex wife was ordered to keep payments up but not to refinance out of her ex husbands name. She wants to sell but the husband wants his house back instead... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 15, 2020

You are going to need an attorney to review your decree and then they will be able to explain your options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: Our grandson is 14 his parents are divorced he wants to live with us his mother says that we aren't going to raise him

What do we have to do to make it where he can stay with us we live in Oklahoma

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 13, 2020

You would need the consent of both parents or be able to prove both parents are unfit which is a very high legal standard.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: They are not letting me sign my child's birth certificate and I was present during birth they say because of coronaviru

Norman regional hospital

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 9, 2020

You can sign an acknowledgment of paternity if you choose to do so. Your other option is to request genetic testing.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get an annulment instead of a divorce? The other party and I have been separated since he got arrested on 8/3/2017

He was arrested for beating me up in a Walmart parking lot while he was already on a deferred sentence. I basically married him because I felt like I had to. There were all kinds of abuse, physical injuries, psychological issues resulting from the relationship, intimidation, I lost basically... Read more »

Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

Why an annulment instead of a divorce? This is something you should discuss with your divorce attorney when you have your consultation.

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