Frequently Asked Oklahoma Family Law Questions
With so many different legal issues falling under the family law field of practice, it’s understandable that you may have some questions and concerns. Below we’ve answered some of the frequently asked questions we receive, but if you have any further questions regarding your specific case, feel free to reach out for a consultation in Oklahoma City, and it will be our pleasure to assist you.
What rights do I have as a grandparent?
Oklahoma doesn’t have any grandparent rights in place. It’s up to the parents whether or not the children are able to see their grandparents; however, if specific circumstances make you think that it’s in the best interests of the child for them to see you, then you can file a petition for visitation and claim parental unfitness. Speaking with a family law attorney in Oklahoma City could be helpful to you.
Can my custody agreement be changed?
Yes. Changing the terms of your custody agreement will require filing a motion to modify the custody order. Once this motion is filed, you’ll have the opportunity to argue why you think the custody agreement should be amended. There’s no guarantee that a change will be made, but you’ll have the opportunity to speak in front of the judge again.
What if the father or mother of my child isn’t paying their child support?
If the other parent isn’t paying child support that they were court-ordered to pay, you can alert the court and the parent will be penalized for failure to pay. Usually, this will include the child support being taken out of their paychecks, or it can include freezing their bank accounts in some severe cases. Those who fail to pay child support can even go to jail.