Going through a separation can be a difficult time, especially when kids are involved. In times like these, you want to do what is best for you but more importantly, what is best for the child/children. If you find yourself in this situation, you should seek the advice of one of our experienced Oklahoma City child custody lawyers.
Types of Oklahoma Child Custody Sought By Our Attorneys
Temporary custody is a situation in which the parents of the child/children decide where the child/children will go at the time of the separation. This temporary custody could be the right choice at the time, but not the best choice for the child in the long run.
Legal custody determines which parent if not both, are responsible for the legal decisions for the child regarding his/her general welfare. There are two different types of legal custody in Oklahoma, joint legal custody and sole legal custody. Joint legal custody divides the decision making process and responsibilities between the parents. Sole legal custody puts all of the decision making power in one parents hands.
Physical custody is where the child/children actually live within Oklahoma. Physical custody also, is split in two types, sold physical custody and joint physical custody. Sole physical custody is the parent the child actually lives with, while the other parent’s visitation rights were predetermined through mediation or by the Oklahoma court system. In Oklahoma, joint physical custody is extremely rare because the courts need to think in the best interest of the child. Joint physical custody is where the child lives with both parents for set amounts of time. In these difficult times, it is important to know that this decision will be based on what is in the best interest of the child.
OUR OK CUSTODY LAWYERS CAN HELP
If your family is in turmoil and legal help is needed, contact the Oklahoma Family Law Center, we have experienced OK child custody attorneys that can help you in this confusing time.