Child custody agreements in Oklahoma involve both the legal and physical custody of the children involved in a divorce or separation. The parent awarded legal custody has the right and responsibility of making the major decisions that will affect the child’s life – including health-care, education, travel, childcare, religion, and any other decisions that affect the welfare of the child. In joint custody, these decisions are made by the parties working together. Physical custody defines specifically the timeshare of each parent with the children. A specific schedule for each of the parents regarding the timeshare of the minor children is required in Oklahoma, regardless of whether there is sole or joint custody of the children.
David W. Echols is an Oklahoma City divorce lawyer who specializes in family law issues such as divorce and child custody.