Sole Custody and Joint Custody

Do you have questions about the differences between sole custody and joint custody? Watch this video to learn more about child custody in Oklahoma.

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Question:

What is the difference between sole custody and joint custody?

Answer:

If you’re going through a divorce process and you have children, the question’s going to be, “What type of custody do I qualify for?” In Oklahoma, there are two broad categories; there’s going to be sole custody and there’s going to be joint custody.Sole Custody and Joint CustodyThe parent receiving sole custody will have the unilateral right to make decisions that affect the child’s life, including but not limited to medical decisions for major medical procedures, educational decisions for the child or children, and extracurricular activities even can be decided unilaterally by that parent. Sole custody vets that parent with a lot of authority over the children’s lives, so it’s important to contact an experienced divorce attorney to determine whether it’s your right to receive sole custody or whether the other parent is likely to receive that.


If your marriage is dissolving and you have children, you may be wondering about sole custody and joint custody. Contact a Stillwater child custody lawyer at Murray Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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