Child Custody

Tulsa Child Custody Attorney

When parents are divorcing, often the most important issue is child custody. Similar to other states, Oklahoma courts use the “best interests of the child” standard to decide child custody and visitation issues. Obviously, this standard varies from child to child, so it is important you seek an opinion from a qualified Tulsa child custody attorney regarding your specific case.

Child custody refers to all parental rights in the rearing of the child, including the right to direct a child’s activities and to make decisions for their well-being. Visitation or time-sharing is a form of custody. Fathers and mothers have the same legal rights to seek custody of or visitation with their minor children. It is Oklahoma’s public policy that: (1) each child has frequent contact with both parents, and (2) parents are encouraged to share the rights, responsibilities, and joys of child rearing.

When deciding child custody issues, the court may consider the following:
• Which parent is more likely to allow frequent and continuing contact with the noncustodial parent.
• No preference based on gender of the parent.
• The court may provide for the visitation of the noncustodial parent unless it is not in the best interest of the child(ren).

Our attorneys are familiar with Tulsa child custody issues, and can assist you with all aspects relating to custody. To schedule a consultation with one of our family law attorneys, call us at (918) 592-1144.

Tulsa Child Support Attorney

Although the parties may not believe child support is an issue, the court is independently required to ensure that appropriate child support obligations are set in all family law cases involving children (under the theory that parents should support their children so that state taxpayers are not called upon to do so). This can be complicated and a knowledgeable child support attorney is essential to the process.

Calculating Child Support

Support obligations are set according to a statutory formula. Support obligations are determined based on the monthly gross incomes of the parties. The amount shown in the guidelines is presumed to be correct, unless it is shown to be unjust, unreasonable, inappropriate, or inequitable.

If you have questions regarding child support, or modifications to child support order in Tulsa County, please feel free to contact our office for a consultation with one of our experienced child support attorneys.