Modifications Of Child Custody

Oklahoma Modifications of Custody and Visitation Orders:
Once the Oklahoma Family Law Court enters a final order determining custody or visitation, or child support the court retains the right to modify the terms of the order. In each case the moving party seeking the modification must show a material change of circumstances that was unforeseeable at the time the final order was entered by the Oklahoma family court judge.  If the moving party fails to show the material change of circumstances the case may be dismissed on a summery judgement.  On the other hand the party’s to the case may agree on the modification in which case the modification will go forward.

Modifications to child support in Oklahoma: An example of a modifiable order as it pertains to child support may exist when the noncustodial parent suffers a significant reduction in income.  This income change must have been unforeseeable at the time the child support order was entered and it must be material.  Another example may be a significant increase in income by either parent.

Modifications of child custody in Oklahoma: An example may be that the parent with primary custody or the parent exercising visitation becomes drug or alcohol addicted.  This same addiction is placing the child in danger and to continue with the order as granted is not in the best interest of the child.  This represents a material unforeseen change since the order was entered and as such is modifiable under Oklahoma Family Law Statutes.

For a free consultation with a Tulsa Oklahoma Family attorney regarding Modifications of child custody and child support orders call 918-742-3555 or send us an email.