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Paternity

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This sectiochild's drawingn has information about Paternity in Oklahoma.
 

Child Custody-Unwed Parents

General information on how Oklahoma laws treat child custody when parents have never been married.

Getting a Birth Certificate

The Oklahoma State Department of Health Division of Vital Records is responsible for registering every birth which occurs in the State of Oklahoma; as well as preserving, amending and issuing certified copies of those records in accordance with state law.

Paternity Acknowledgement Process

OK laws on paternity changed in 2006 and a new process was created to acknowledge paternity. At this link, find forms and instructions for voluntary acknowledgement of paternity.

Child Custody-Unwed Parents

General information on how Oklahoma laws treat child custody when parents have never been married.

Child Support Services Request for Address of Record

Use this form if you are a custodial person (CP), noncustodial parent (NCP), the attorney for either, or an authorized person, to request the custodial person's or the noncustodial parent's address of record.

Grounds for Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights

Termination may be voluntary or involuntary. Birth parents who wish to place their children for adoption may voluntarily relinquish their rights.When addressing whether parental rights should be terminated involuntarily, most States require that a court determine is unfit and severing the parent-child relationship is in the child’s best interests.

Paternity - Frequently Asked Questions for Fathers

These questions are about when a child is born to parents who are not married to each other and an Acknowledgement of Paternity has not been completed.

Paternity - Frequently Asked Questions for Mothers

List of several questions and answers on paternity addressing questions for mothers of children not married to the other parent.

Paternity - General Frequently Asked Questions

General Q & A about establishing paternity in Oklahoma.

Terminating Parental Rights

Parents have to provide care for the child such as food, shelter, and protection. If a parent has not been able to fulfill the responsibilities of being a parent, they can be terminated as a caregiver in a process called “termination of parental rights.” When this occurs, the parent is severed from all decision making in the child’s life.

Young Adult Guide - You're 18 Now - It's Your Responsibility

When you had your 18th birthday, you became an adult by law. This information is to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an adult.

Court Forms - Tulsa County District Court

Domestic Relations/Family Law Court forms for Tulsa County District Court

Standard Visitation Schedule - Advisory Guidelines with Forms

This guide has detailed information about visitation schedules in Oklahoma. And it has an example visitation schedule.

Standard Visitation Schedule - Advisory Guidelines with Forms

This guide has detailed information about visitation schedules in Oklahoma. And it has an example visitation schedule.

Service of Process (Get In the Circle)

A brief video to explain service of process for a court case.

Service of Process (Get In the Circle)

A brief video to explain service of process for a court case.

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