Oklahoma Family Law
Legacy Legal Center is dedicated to your family’s needs by devoting a part of our practice to Family Law matters. These matters include divorce, custody and visitation, child support, paternity, adoption, and post-decree modification.
Divorce is never easy and each situation varies from the other depending on the complexity of the case, such as whether there are minor children, contested or uncontested issues, property, or debt and assets to divide. Please call us at (405) 253-6444 to discuss your specific matter. We will take the time to sit down with you and learn your wishes and provide compassionate service by advocating on your behalf to accomplish that objective. Our primary goal is to listen, give advice, and provide you resources during this difficult time.
Custody and Visitation
In Oklahoma, there are two types of custody – physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody concerns the physical care and control of your child whereas legal custody pertains to decision making regarding the needs of the child such as medical, education, and religious decisions. There are several custody arrangements that can be agreed upon by the parents or ordered by a Judge. The two most common types of custody awarded are sole or joint custody. There are many factors involved when determining custody and visitation arrangements. The Court will always consider the best interests of the child in making the determination.
Child support is money paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent for support of the minor child. There are many variables considered when determining the amount of child support due and to whom: which party has custody, number of minor children, income for both parents, cost of healthcare and who pays, day care expenses, and the number of overnights spent with the non-custodial parent. Child support is computed pursuant to Oklahoma statute and is typically only deviated from pursuant to a court order. Child support can be modified based on a significant change in circumstances from the variables listed above. We are here to provide assistance with enforcement of non-payment and modifications as well.
A paternity action can be brought by the mother or the father of a child when paternity has not been acknowledged through other means. Paternity actions may also arise during other legal proceedings related to child custody, parental rights, and child support.
Post-decree modifications involve changing a final decree of divorce after the Court has entered an order. For example, post-decree modifications may include child support, relocation, visitation arrangements, and custody status.
These are just some of the common matters involved in Family law proceedings, we welcome the opportunity to sit down and discuss your specific needs. With our help and guidance, we will do our best to minimize the emotional stress that comes along with Family Law concerns.