Paternity: Father’s Custody and Visitation Rights in Oklahoma
Once paternity has been established, a father has very specific rights under Oklahoma law. A biological father has the right to visit and interact with his child, be involved in their activities and be a part of any decision making process regarding the well-being, activities, schooling, or religious upbringing of the child.
The biological father also has a right to seek shared or full custody of the child. If custody remains with the mother, the father has the right to seek a visitation plan that gives the father the ability to interact and build a relationship with his child.
Many people believe that establishing paternity is for financial support only. This is not true. Once paternity has been established, the father obtains specific rights under the law to be a part of that child’s life.
Dads Have Rights Too
If you are having trouble with establishing visitation rights with your biological children, or if you wish to change your current visitation schedule, you are encouraged to speak with Tulsa paternity attorneys about your case. Your attorney can take the necessary steps to ensure that as a father your rights are protected when it comes to being involved with your children.
You are also encouraged to speak with Tulsa paternity attorneys if you need to establish your status as a biological father or have any questions regarding your rights or responsibilities regarding your child. Your attorney will be able to help answer all of your questions regarding this matter.
The most important thing to remember is that a father has rights. They are an important part of every child’s life and even if the family does not reside within the same house, the father has the rights and responsibilities to be an active part of his child’s life.