Oklahoma family courts have three doctrines regarding child custody: sole, joint, and primary. Primary custody is a relatively new concept in Oklahoma law that allows one co-parent in a joint custody agreement the right to relocate the child when they move.
Child support can be modified when the co-parent can prove a material change in circumstances. This is a term encompassing a wide range of situations, including changes in income or in the needs of the child.
Establishing paternity can be done via filling out a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) form or a DNA test. The Oklahoma Child Support Services (OCSS) can also file a paternity lawsuit to enforce a father’s financial obligation
There are various ways to fight paying alimony in Oklahoma. Some of these include having a valid prenupital agreement, offering up assets, or making a one-time lump-sum payment. Additionally, it's becoming increasingly common that ex-husbands can be awarded alimony from their ex-wives.
Child neglect accusations can negatively affect the other spouse's level of child custody, child support payments, and reputation. Even if a charge is baseless, failure to fight it can be construed as a neglectful attitude.
When a child is born to an unwed mother, primary custody is given to her by default. A father does have the right to prove paternity, however. Proving this can provide you with various rights, such as child custody arrangements, the ability to pass property to your child, and other things.
What is a High Net Worth Divorce in Oklahoma? Divorces are always fraught affairs, with emotions on both sides running high. But they’re especially perilous when one or both parties hold a significant portion of wealth, particularly when one party earned the lion’s share of the wealth during the marriage. When one or both of […]