A Protective Order Cannot Be Used to Effect a Change in Custody
Video Transcribed: Hi, I’m a father’s rights attorney in Tulsa, and I’m here talking about fatherhood and fathers’ rights. We get a lot of questions in here. One of them is, does a protective order affect custody rights? The answer is no.
There’s a statute specifically on point here in Oklahoma, that states that a protective order cannot be used to effect a change in custody.
However, if your child is a protected party on that protective order, or the mother of the child is a protected party on that protective order, it will obviously have an effect on physical custody.
That’s because you won’t be allowed physical custody if your child’s a protective party on that protective order.
Additionally, if the mother is a protected party on that protective order, it will be difficult to communicate with her in order to coordinate your physical custody.
So if a protective order is filed against you, it can be a very tricky process to navigate, and you’ll need to get into a court and consolidate the issue in the district court.
If you’ve got any questions about a protective order and how that affects the custody rights of your child, you need to give us a call.