Whether married or unmarried, parents have parenting rights in Oklahoma. Determining paternity and negotiating allocation of parenting responsibilities and parenting time arrangements can be complex both legally and emotionally. Some mothers need financial help from fathers denying paternity. Some fathers want to prove a biological link to their children so they can play an important role in their lives.
Everything our family lawyers do related to the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time is done with the best interests of the children in mind. When you retain our law firm, our experienced lawyers will work tirelessly to protect your parental rights in Oklahoma.
If you are married to the mother, a presumption exists that you are the birth father of your children. If you are unmarried, you must take time to consider the role you want to play in the life of your child. If you want to maintain an ongoing, close relationship with your son or daughter through an allocation of parental responsibilities and/or parenting time agreement, you have to take proper steps in a specific order to establish your parentage.
Unmarried mothers often need to establish paternity to hold the father responsible for child support. Even if the father has proven paternity, you still need a family attorney to sort out the issues. Whether you want the father to share in the allocation of parental responsibilities or a certain amount of parenting time, we will defend your interests.