The Answer Is an Absolute Yes
Video Transcribed: Hi, I’m I am a child custody lawyer in Tulsa, OK. I am here to answer questions about fatherhood and father’s rights. One question we get often is can I get rights to a kid that lives in another state? And the answer is an absolute yes.
If you live out of Oklahoma and your kid is in Oklahoma, then you should benefit from a preference and presumption that joint custody is in the best interest of your child.
What that means is that you can establish your legal rights to that child and be a part of the decision-making processes as far as child-rearing is concerned even if you don’t live in Oklahoma. With the advent of the internet, telephone, text messages, and email, why wouldn’t that be the case?
Additionally, if you live out of the state of Oklahoma, you should be entitled to the physical custody rights of your child. Now, while this calculus will be determined by a judge, and if she is determined to be the primary custodian during the schooling times of the year, it’s likely that you will receive less physical custody.
That does not mean you shouldn’t receive any physical custody. So if you’re living outside the state of Oklahoma and you don’t have any physical custody rights to your child, then you need to establish your rights here in Oklahoma.
If you’ve got any questions about establishing custody rights in Oklahoma or opportunities for physical custody of your child and you don’t live in the state of Oklahoma, then you need to give us a call.