Oklahoma Grandparent’s Rights

Grandparent Rights to Visitation: Visitation may be granted if in the best interest of the child. If child born out of wedlock, father must have been legally determined to be the father for paternal grandparents to obtain visitation. If the child born out of wedlock and parental rights of the father have been terminated, paternal grandparents may get visitation if fatherhasbeen legally determined tobe the father, there was a previous relationship between the child and the grandparents, and visitation would be in the child’s best interest. Same true for maternal grandparents if child born out of wedlock and parental rights of mother were terminated. Title 10, Section 5 (10 O.S.A. 5).

When Adoption Occurs: Visitation may not be granted subsequent to an adoption. Existing court-ordered visitation does not terminate upon adoption unless the court orders the termination after an opportunity to be heard and a finding that the termination of the visitation is in the best interest of the child.

Child Custody Statutes: Factors: (1) physical, mental and moral welfare of child, and (2) child’s preference. It is presumed against child’s best interest for party guilty of domestic violence to have custody. 43 O.S.A. 112 et seq.

Parents May Choose: Yes

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