When contemplating divorce, fathers rights become a big issue for many men. Often, Tulsa men getting divorces are most concerned about protecting their parenting rights. Custody and visitation are critical legal issues that can impact your relationship with your children for years to come.
It is essential to fight hard to establish your rights in the family court and get official court orders in place that protect your rights to custody of and visitation with your children. This gives you legal recourse if the children are later hidden by their mother, or if she tries to interfere with your fathers rights in any other way.
This is a delicate legal situation that can quickly escalate. Do not fight an unstable parent alone.
Call 918-986-7724 to schedule your consultation with an experienced Tulsa fathers rights attorney. I have helped many Tulsa fathers defend their parenting rights from a parent who ignores court orders.
Fathers Have Many Legal Tools Available
The correct legal steps to take will depend upon your particular family situation. If there are court orders in place establishing your right to visitation, then a violation of these court orders can result in a contempt of court citation. The consequences can include jail time.
Depending on the circumstances, it may also constitute the crime of kidnapping. Law enforcement officers may choose to investigate your former spouse for these or other related crimes.
However, in some cases, it may not be advisable to involve law enforcement right away. A former spouse may be willing to work with the other spouse, but become scared off by the mention of getting the police involved.
The decision to get law enforcement involved can carry many collateral consequences for both your ability to co-parent with your former spouse and the outcome of a custody battle in the family court. By consulting with a Tulsa fathers rights attorney about the pros and cons of police involvement, you will be able to make a better, more well-informed decision about how to enforce your parenting rights. In some cases, it may be better to file a petition in the family court and enforce your rights directly with the judge, rather than involving law enforcement.
However, keep in mind that one situation in which law enforcement must become involved is if the children are in danger.
Hiding the children is a concerning behavior, and it raises the possibility of other behaviors that could endanger your children. If your former spouse has a history of violent behavior, is mentally unstable, or is otherwise predisposed to harm, it may be necessary to call law enforcement right away. A good custody attorney can present this information to the family court in a way that makes it clear it was done in the best interests of the children.
Call a Tulsa Fathers Rights Attorney
Co-parenting can become very complicated. When one parent interferes with the other’s parenting rights, an effective resolution often requires the involvement of law enforcement or the family court.
Let an experienced Tulsa fathers rights lawyer help you plan a legal strategy that will best protect your children’s safety, your parenting rights, and your relationship with your children.
Call 918-986-7724 or contact us online to schedule your consultation. I have helped many Tulsa fathers protect their legal rights and make arrangements that are best for their families.