In Oklahoma, the requirements regarding child custody modifications differ depending on whether you have sole or joint custody. They also differ depending on whether both parents agreed to the custody arrangement or if was decided by the court.
At The Law Office of McLaine DeWitt Herndon, PLLC, we have more than 20 years of combined legal experience. Our Tulsa custody modification lawyer is communicative and accessible, going the extra mile to protect your relationships with your children.
Reasons For Changing Custody
The Oklahoma family law courts will only consider a custody modification if it is deemed to be in the child's best interests. Here are a few examples of potential situations warranting a modification:
- Change in circumstances affecting the child
- Domestic violence or immediate danger to the child
- Lack of cooperation with the current visitation schedule
- Child relocation due to a parent's job change or other needs
- The death of the custodial parent
If you are the custodial parent and you wish to move more than 75 miles away, you must comply with specific notice requirements laid down by the court. If you fail to give notice or serve the notice correctly, your custody rights may be in danger.
Before it approves a parental relocation, the court will look at a variety of factors, including:
- The age and particular needs of the child
- The impact the move is likely to have on the child's relationship with the other parent
- The motivation behind the relocation request
Our Tulsa County law firm can advise and assist you with all aspects of parental relocations and other custody modifications. To schedule a consultation with our attorney, call The Law Office of McLaine DeWitt Herndon, PLLC, at 918-585-3337 or send us an email today.