Oklahoma Custody Lawyers

Regardless of whether you are going through a divorce or a paternity action, custody battles can be emotionally draining and difficult. The strain and stress can affect not only your own life but also your children.

The custody lawyers at Self & Spurgeon Legal Group, PLLC understand how important your relationship is with your child. We will 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 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. We can 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 a 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. We will work with you to change custody or visitation to accommodate your new circumstances.

Retain an Oklahoma Paternity Attorney

Dealing with a paternity action or divorce can be difficult and overwhelming. With the help of a skilled, compassionate family 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 phone consultation and reasonable fees. Credit cards accepted.

To learn more about Oklahoma family law, visit our Family Law Information Center and FAQ page.