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Oklahoma City Child Custody Lawyer

Nearly everyone realizes that divorce or separation of parents will have an impact on children. Some families struggle to achieve peaceful dynamics in spite of divorce or separation. This is especially true when one parent lives out of state or in a community rather far from the other — such as Tulsa versus Oklahoma City. Whatever your unique circumstances, I am here to help you meet the legal challenges. Solid legal footing in the area of child custody and visitation can set the tone of stability for a family with separated or divorced parents.

With A Background In Education, I Am A Caring, Skillful Family Law Attorney

As I am a former educator, I am especially alert to child custody as a critical area of family law in my Oklahoma law practice. When parents are divorced or separated, their family structure is sometimes described in legal terms such as:

  • Joint physical custody
  • Sole physical custody
  • Visitation rights
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Parenting time schedules
  • Sole legal custody
  • Joint legal custody

In my work as an educator and now as a family law attorney, I have seen firsthand how parent-child relationships and family dynamics — whether troublesome or secure — can affect children emotionally, academically and socially.

Contact An Oklahoma City Child Custody Attorney Who Understands Your Challenges And Concerns

The child's best interests as well as parental rights and strong parent-child relationships are guiding factors in a child custody arrangement. If you and your child's other parent disagree about how this will look in your family, mediation may be the most effective way to arrive at a workable resolution.

Child Support Calculations

Parents must provide their children financial support as well as physical care. In a divorce or separation situation, child support is determined through a government-provided calculator that takes into account variables including:

  • Each parent's income
  • The parents' combined incomes
  • The amount of time a child will spend with each parent

My background in education has given me a great many insights that are helpful to my legal clients dealing with child-related legal matters, such as child custody and child support. I am a skilled lawyer and a former educator. I bring to every child custody case my years of experience translating for parents how children's sense of security in their families can affect their daily lives and overall development.

Paternity Actions

When parents are unmarried, a paternity action can confirm a father's identity. However, if too much time goes by before paternity is confirmed or disproved, a man who is not the biological parent may nonetheless be responsible for paying child support until the child is 18. Talk to an attorney as soon as possible if you are unmarried and assumed to be a father or if you are an unmarried mother seeking child support.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns in a free consultation. Contact me by phone or email.

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