A child custody attorney in Tulsa can help you resolve your family law problems. In many family law cases child custody and child support is the most disputed area. In Oklahoma the best interest of the child is the determining factor used to decide custody issues.
Joint Physical Custody
Currently Oklahoma Family Law presumes shared physical custody of the minor children. It also presumes both parents have equal access to the child or children. This presumption is rebut-table. That means the burden of proof that shared custody is not in the best interest of the child is shifted to the moving parent. In this case the moving party’s attorney argues that sole custody, rather than joint custody, is n the best interest of the child.
Joint Legal Custody
Like physical custody Oklahoma Statutes presume joint legal custody. Joint legal custody does not involve the amount of time the children will spend with either parent. Nor does it deal with the day to day activities of your child. Rather, legal custody deals the big decisions involved with parenting. Some examples are medical decisions religious preference with decision making involving medical decision making or religious preferences or education. Joint Legal custody requires that each parent has an equal say regarding the big life long decisions for the child.
Sole Physical and Legal Custody
The amount of child support owed by the noncustodial parent is based of several factors and is decided based on Oklahoma Child Support Calculator. The first consideration is the amount of time each parent spends with the children. In either event the Child support calculator looks to the income of both parents and sets out an amount to be paid by each parent towards the upbringing of the children. In the cases in which one or both of the parents does not work the Court will impute the parents to minimum wage. In the event the child needs day care the percentage used for the parents share of raising the child will be the same at that percentage used for day care and other expenses involved the raising the children.
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