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Navigating the Storm: Searching Custody Lawyers Near Me


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Let's face it, Bartlesville families, divorce or separation can be a turbulent storm. In the midst of the emotional waves, one of the most crucial concerns often involves the well-being of your children: child custody and support.


Navigating these legal waters can feel overwhelming, especially when bombarded with conflicting information online. That's where Meason & Morris Law comes in, your trusted anchor in the storm, ready to guide you with clear, compassionate, and expert legal counsel.

Our law firm has the experience you need to guide you in child custody cases.


Before we dive deep, let's address some of the most frequently searched questions asked to a family lawyer about child custody:


1. What is the difference between physical custody and legal custody?

Physical custody determines where your child lives primarily, while legal custody involves making major decisions about their upbringing, such as education, healthcare, and religion. In Oklahoma, custody arrangements can range from sole custody (one parent has primary physical and legal custody) to joint custody (both parents share physical and/or legal custody).


2. What factors does the court consider when determining custody?

The Oklahoma court focuses on the child's best interests when making custody decisions. This means considering factors like:

  • The child's age and preferences

  • The physical and mental health of both parents

  • The stability of each parent's home environment

  • The history of domestic violence or abuse

  • The parent's ability to provide for the child's needs

  • The relationship between the child and each parent


3. How is child support calculated in Oklahoma?

Child support is a financial obligation to help cover the child's basic needs like housing, food, clothing, and medical care. In Oklahoma, child support is calculated using a specific formula based on the income of both parents and the number of children. However, the court can adjust the amount based on specific circumstances.


4. Can I modify child custody or child support orders?

Yes, you can petition the court to modify both custody and child support orders if there has been a significant change in circumstances, such as:

  • A change in income of either parent

  • A child's changing needs

  • A relocation by one parent

  • A new marriage or relationship of a parent


5. Do I need a lawyer for a child custody or child support case?

While not legally required, having an experienced attorney can significantly benefit your case. A lawyer can:

  • Explain your legal options and rights. These are important to know before making decisions.

  • Gather evidence to support your case

  • Negotiate with the other parent's attorney

  • Represent you in court

Remember, every child custody and child support case is unique. Meason & Morris Law understands the emotional complexities and legal intricacies involved.


Our dedicated team of Bartlesville attorneys will listen to your concerns, and provide personalized guidance. We advocate for your child's best interests every step of the way. We help you determine the best course of action for your family's situation.


Here's what sets Meason & Morris Law apart:

  • Experienced and compassionate attorneys: We have a deep understanding of Oklahoma family law and the challenges you're facing.

  • Personalized attention: We take the time to listen to your story and develop a customized strategy for your case.

  • Clear communication: We keep you informed throughout the process and answer your questions promptly.

  • Strong negotiation skills: We work hard to reach a fair and favorable outcome through negotiation whenever possible.

  • Trial-tested representation: We are prepared to go to court if necessary to protect your rights and your child's best interests.

Navigating the storm of child custody and child support doesn't have to be a lonely journey. Meason & Morris Law is your anchor, providing the legal expertise, emotional support, and unwavering dedication you need to weather the storm and reach a brighter shore.


Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you navigate the path toward a brighter future for your child and your family.


Remember, you're not alone. Meason & Morris Law is here to help you navigate the storm and reach calmer waters. Our experience as child custody lawyers will provide you with the peace of mind you need during this difficult time.


To learn about Child Support Attorney services at Meason & Morris Law, click here.

 

Meason & Morris Law is a legal firm led by seasoned attorneys Marty Meason and Chris Morris. We provide a professional experience for all our clients, helping them navigate their legal rights. We focus on Criminal Justice Law (felonies and misdemeanors), Divorce and Family Law, Expungement and Felony Law, Probate Law and also have Trial experience. We are currently accepting cases in Washington, Nowata, Osage and Rogers counties.


Meason & Morris Law

515 Delaware Ave

Bartlesville, OK 74003

918-336-6300

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