Visitation Rights Without Custody Agreement in Oklahoma

The A&M TeamFamily Law

Question:

Katie* emailed Atkins and Markoff Family Law about an inquiry regarding visitation rights.

Katie* has been granted child support, and the child’s father has not been around for two years. He now wants to be apart of her son’s life. Katie* believes he is a danger to her son, but knows that he does have some rights.

She asks Atkins and Markoff to help her file for sole custody without visitation.

“Can you please tell me what I need to do?” sent by Katie*

Answer:

Jerri Neighbors, Family Law Lawyer at Atkins and Markoff responds to this question.

“Thanks for your inquiry. In order for your son’s father to gain visitation, hw will have to file a paternity action. That will be your forum to prove that he is a danger to your son and gain sole custody.”

“At this point, since there is no custody or visitation arrangement, your son’s father does not have any rights to visitation.”

“You could also file a paternity action to establish custody and visitation.”

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*Name has been changed for client’s privacy.