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What Are Parental Rights?

What Are Parental Rights?

When you are going through a divorce, establishing parental rights is vital for child custody and visitation. Failing to prove you have parental rights could mean being denied both of these. Paternity is the key to doing this and requires a few simple steps. However, if you encounter any problems along the way, try consulting with an Oklahoma City divorce attorney about your situation. Types of Parental Rights When you are an established parent of your child, you should have certain [...]

Can Anyone Obtain Child Custody?

Can Anyone Obtain Child Custody?

Biological parents and stepparents are not the only people who can seek child custody. Other family members can too depending on different factors. Figuring out the steps involved in this might be important when you think a parent is unfit to raise the child. This can be crucial to protecting that child’s future. If you have any questions, consider talking with an Oklahoma family lawyer about your situation. Who is Eligible for Child Custody? In most child custody cases, one or [...]

When Can I Request Child Support?

When Can I Request Child Support?

The financial aftermath of a divorce is often hectic as people try to restart their lives. Some people are better off than others but those with less financial resources may need all the support they can obtain. You might be able to file for child support if you are raising your child while under financial stress. Talk to an Oklahoma divorce lawyer to find out. When You Can Request Child Support You can file a request for child support when you [...]

Am I Allowed to Take My Child Out of State During a Divorce?

Am I Allowed to Take My Child Out of State During a Divorce?

Many parents wonder what the laws are around child custody and taking your child out of state. This can apply to parents with joint custody, noncustodial parents, and those using visitation hours. A situation like this can also arise during the divorce. Knowing the rules regarding this during and after the divorce is vital for avoiding potential legal consequences. If you ever have any questions, feel free to talk to an Oklahoma family lawyer about your circumstances. Limits During the [...]

Does a Parent’s Availability Impact Child Custody?

Does a Parent’s Availability Impact Child Custody?

You may have heard that your availability to raise your child could impact whether you receive full child custody. When deciding who will have custody of a child, the judge will take many factors into consideration. Some of these factors may overlap and compete with each other. The overriding factor that all courts must consider is the best interests of the child standard. If you have concerns, consider talking with an Oklahoma City family lawyer to learn more. How a [...]

Can I See My Child’s Records as a Noncustodial Parent?

Can I See My Child’s Records as a Noncustodial Parent?

Life can be stressful when you need to see an important medical or school record of your child but are not sure if you can. As a noncustodial parent, you already know you have certain limitations related to visiting and raising your children. However, figuring out where those limitations start and end can be confusing at times. Feel free to talk to an Oklahoma City divorce attorney to find out what you need to know. Noncustodial Versus Custodial Parental Rights There [...]

What If My Ex-Spouse is Harassing Me Electronically?

What If My Ex-Spouse is Harassing Me Electronically?

Going through a long divorce can be hard enough but dealing with continued harassment afterward can be draining. The last thing you want to deal with is constant reminders of your divorce. One of the worst parts of online harassment is the lack of control and how the harassment can happen anywhere. You may have options for battling this. Reach out to an Oklahoma City family lawyer to find out more. What Counts as Electronic Harassment? The lines can become blurry [...]

How to Obtain Temporary Emergency Custody

How to Obtain Temporary Emergency Custody

In some instances, you may want to gain emergency custody over your children, particularly if they are in danger. This is possible, but only under certain circumstances. Being aware of what those circumstances are can help you prepare for what may happen. If you have concerns when your custody request is denied, talk to an Oklahoma divorce attorney who can help you explore your options. When Temporary Emergency Custody is Given Family courts only consider temporary emergency custody orders in certain situations. [...]

What Financial Factors Impact My Child Support?

What Financial Factors Impact My Child Support?

Many factors go into deciding who pays child support and how much will be paid. Being aware of some of the financial factors that go into this decision may give you an idea of what to expect. The judge will ultimately decide how much child support will be paid. However, talking with an Oklahoma family lawyer about your options might let you gain the outcome you desire. Financial Factors that Decide Your Child Support When it comes to child support financial [...]

Why is a Parenting Coordinator Being Considered for My Divorce?

Why is a Parenting Coordinator Being Considered for My Divorce?

Going through a divorce in Oklahoma is challenging enough but worrying about a parenting coordinator only adds to the stress. Not everyone realizes why parenting coordinators are appointed to a divorce case. Ultimately, the judge will decide whether your case needs this or not. There are various factors that go into that decision that you might be able to avoid. If you have questions, consider asking an Oklahoma City divorce lawyer for answers. When Are Parenting Coordinators Assigned? A parenting coordinator [...]