Child Custody is typically the most important issue to our family law clients. Unlike property division, your child or children’s well-being is second to none. As most divorce cases involve children, custody is generally an aspect of all of our Miami, OK family law cases. We are skilled at litigating all aspects of custody cases, including establishment of physical custody, visitation, decision making, modifications, emergency issues, and more. There is nothing more important than your children. .
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 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.
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.
Support obligations are set according to a statutory formula. Support obligations are determined based on the monthly gross incomes of the parties. Calculating child support can be complicated, and it is advisable to seek the advice of qualified Miami Oklahoma Child Custody Attorneys to answer questions regarding your specific situation.