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Protecting Your Relationship With Your Children

Navigating the intricate terrain of child custody can be emotionally overwhelming and legally complex. Whether you're facing divorce or were never married, the decisions surrounding where your children will reside, visitation schedules, and who will make vital choices on their behalf can be some of the most challenging aspects of family law.

At Ball Morse Lowe, PLLC, we understand the profound importance of these decisions and their impact on your family's future. Our team of experienced family law attorneys is dedicated to advocating for both fathers and mothers across Oklahoma, prioritizing the best interests of your children and safeguarding your parental rights.

Rest assured, you don't have to face this challenging journey alone. We're here to provide compassionate and seasoned legal guidance every step of the way. Our commitment is to help you navigate this complex terrain, ensuring that your relationships with your children are protected and their well-being remains at the forefront of every decision. Your family's future is important to us, and we're ready to stand by your side to secure the best possible outcomes in your child custody case. Call 405.701.5355 today to talk with a BML attorney. 

How Do Sole Custody and Joint Custody Differ?

In the heart of Oklahoma, the distinction between sole custody and joint custody carries immense weight in the lives of parents and their children. Sole custody empowers the designated parent to make crucial life decisions for their child – choices that can shape their educational journey, healthcare, and overall well-being. However, this responsibility isn't wielded in isolation; it comes with the duty to consult the other parent before pivotal decisions are made. In Oklahoma, the law recognizes the fundamental right of the non-custodial parent to access essential child-related information, from academic records to medical updates, ensuring that both parents remain connected to their child's life.

On the other hand, joint custody paints a different picture. Here, both parents stand on equal ground, each having a say in decisions that hold the key to their child's future and best interests. When conflicts inevitably arise, there are avenues to seek resolution. Mediators and parenting coordinators can step in to facilitate discussions and find common ground. And when all else fails, the courtroom becomes the arena where a judge will render a verdict that serves the child's welfare.

At Ball Morse Lowe, we're acutely aware of the emotional turmoil that accompanies child custody cases. We've stood beside countless clients, guiding them through this challenging journey. Our team is not just experienced; we're passionate about advocating for your rights and your children's well-being. In these crucial moments, you don't have to face it alone. We're here to stand by your side, to fight for what matters most, and to ensure that your child's future remains bright and secure.

Oklahoma Child Custody FAQs

  • What Types of Child Custody Are Recognized in Oklahoma?
    • In Oklahoma, the primary types of child custody are legal and physical. Legal custody relates to decision-making authority regarding the child's upbringing, including education and healthcare. Physical custody refers to where the child resides.
  • How Is Child Custody Determined in Oklahoma?
    • The court considers the child's best interests when determining custody arrangements. Factors such as each parent's ability to provide a stable environment, their willingness to support the child's relationship with the other parent, and their own preferences (if they are of sufficient age and maturity) may be considered.
  • Can Joint Custody Be Granted in Oklahoma?
    • Oklahoma recognizes joint custody arrangements where both parents share legal and/or physical custody. Joint custody can be legal, physical, or both, depending on the circumstances.
  • Can Child Custody Orders Be Modified?
    • Child custody orders can be modified in Oklahoma, but there must be a substantial change in circumstances to warrant a modification. This change could relate to a parent's relocation, a change in the child's needs, or other relevant factors.
  • What Is the Role of a Mediator in Child Custody Cases?
    • A mediator helps parents agree on custody and visitation issues outside of court. Mediation can be a helpful alternative to litigation, allowing parents to work together to find solutions in the child's best interests.

Please note that family law matters can be complex and vary depending on the specific circumstances of each case. It's advisable to consult with an experienced family law attorney in Oklahoma to get personalized guidance and answers to your specific questions about child custody.

Learn More In A No-Cost, No-Obligation Meeting

To take the first step towards securing your child's future and protecting your parental rights, reach out to us today. Arrange an initial consultation with one of our dedicated child custody attorneys. Whether you call us at 405-701-5355 or email us at We respond promptly because your family's welfare is our priority.

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Why Call Ball Morse Lowe?

The attorneys at Ball Morse Lowe have built a respected reputation over the decades for providing sophisticated counsel in complex oil, gas, and energy law matters, business law cases, transactions, estate planning, and family law matters. We take pride in assisting individuals and families with their legal concerns. Personable and responsive, our lawyers craft documents and develop strategies tailored to each client's unique goals and needs.

Ball Morse Lowe PLLC is committed to providing excellent service and sound solutions to our clients in a cost-effective manner. From our offices in Norman, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Stillwater, Frisco, and Denver, our attorneys provide services throughout the Oklahoma City, DFW, and Denver Metros and in other states, including Texas, North Dakota, Ohio, Colorado, California, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

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Ball Morse Lowe is a recognized law firm that serves clients across Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado.

Our lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of practice areas, including family law, estate planning, litigation, real estate, oil, gas and energy, business & commercial, and much more.

Our firm is devoted to providing each client with all the resources of a large firm but with the individualized attention of a small practice. Unlike many other firms, we have the ability to conduct investigations, hire expert witnesses, and utilize cutting-edge technology to help you build the strongest case possible.

The lawyers at Ball Morse Lowe can help you seek what's needed in your case. Our team is standing by to assist you, so call us at (877) 508-4265 to get started with a free consultation with our client intake team.




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