Protect Your Rights as a Parent With a Child Custody Lawyer
Child custody battles are often emotionally draining and difficult. This is true for the parents and the children. Self Legal Group offers experienced, compassionate child custody lawyers to Oklahoma families, who work to ensure your rights as a parent or upheld under family law and that your child or children receive what’s best for them. To discuss your case or to learn more about our Oklahoma City law firm, contact us today for a free consultation with a child custody attorney.
Other Areas of Family Law We Can Assist
- Child Adoption
- Child Support
- And More
You Deserve the Best Attorney in Oklahoma
You and your family deserve the best family law lawyer you can find to protect your interests and to help you navigate the Oklahoma civil and family courts. Our child custody attorneys are simply the best. Among our ranks are a former Assistant Attorney General and recognized advocate for children’s rights, a former prosecutor who is an aggressive domestic rights advocate, business and property attorneys to protect your assets and estate law attorneys with more than 20 years of experience.
At Self Legal Group’s Family Law Center you will find a safe, comfortable, friendly atmosphere where your legal needs and concerns are our top priority. With our lawyers, our clients can feel at ease discussing sensitive legal issues. Our goals are to help you understand the legal process, determine your position from a legal standpoint, then chart the best course of action to help you reach your goals. Contact us today to schedule your Free Initial Phone Consultation.
Oklahoma Child Custody Lawyers
Regardless of whether you are going through a divorce or a paternity action, child custody battles can be emotionally draining and difficult. The strain and stress can affect not only your own life but also your children.
The child custody lawyers at Self Legal Group, understand how important your relationship is with your child. We handle the legal aspects of your case so you can concentrate on the health and well-being of your children. Our child custody attorneys work to give you the personal attention and experienced advocacy you need and deserve in your custody or visitation matter.
We offer a compassionate and caring environment for our clients. Contact an Oklahoma child custody attorney at our firm to discuss your case and set up an initial consultation.
How Child Custody Is Determined in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, the standard a court uses to determine child custody is complex: What is in the best interests of the child? However, the court will look at a number of factors to determine custody, including, but not limited to:
- Moral, physical and emotional well-being of the child
- Child abuse, domestic violence or drug abuse
- Which parent is most likely to grant frequent visitation to the other parent
It is important to remember that, in Oklahoma, both parents start on equal ground. There is no presumption that the child would be better off with the mother or that sole custody is better than joint legal custody. Our child custody attorneys help you work for custody and visitation schedules that meet your and your child’s needs.
Cases Involving Military Service Members
In cases where the parent with custody is a military member, accommodations can be granted. If the parent with custody is sent on a tour of duty or overseas for military service, a court cannot enter a final order until the tour is complete. However, a parent in the military can give permission to the court to make a ruling while they are on duty.
Modification of Custody or Visitation
Child custody and visitation agreements can be modified if there has been permanent, material and continuing change in circumstances. For example, a pattern of failure to comply with court-ordered visitation might be grounds to modify a custody agreement. Our child custody lawyers work with you to change custody or visitation to accommodate your new circumstances.
Retain an Oklahoma Family Law Attorney Today
Dealing with a paternity action or divorce can be difficult and overwhelming. With the help of a skilled, compassionate family law lawyer, the process can be made simpler and less stressful. Contact our Oklahoma attorneys and lawyers today and together we will work toward a solution. We offer a Free Initial Phone Consultation and reasonable fees. Credit cards are also accepted.
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