When it comes to paternity laws in Oklahoma, we must look at it from two points of view:
- If you're married.
- If you're unmarried.
Here at Justice Legal Team, we personally don't place a personal preference for one over another. However, State of Oklahoma paternity laws are very specific.
This page does not provide legal advice nor does it act as a substitute for legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding paternity laws in Oklahoma, please scroll to the bottom of this page and schedule your consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys.
State of Oklahoma Paternity Laws for Married Individuals
If you're a biological woman married to a biological man and become pregnant, your husband is presumed by Oklahoma law to be the child's father. And if you're considering divorce when you find out that you're pregnant? That complicates matters, even if you're living apart and your new partner or someone else is the father of your child.
Oklahoma Child Paternity Laws for Unmarried Individuals
If you and the other parent weren't married, Oklahoma child paternity laws may or may not seem like good news for you, depending on your specific situation.
- Fathers must have their paternity proven in some way before they can have their parental rights established. This could mean they signed the birth certificate, they took a DNA test, or they are court-ordered to take a DNA test.
- After paternity is established, they can petition the court for visitation and/or custody.
- Until paternity is proven, a mother cannot obtain child support, but the alleged father (again) has no visitation rights to the child.
Oklahoma Child Paternity Laws Can Be Tricky
Get the answers you need for your specific child paternity situation. The information we provided above is very basic. It isn't meant as legal advice. It is only meant as an educational resource. To know how Oklahoma child paternity laws could directly impact you, schedule a consultation with Justice Legal Team. We'll explain how the laws apply to you and what your legal options are for you.
Affordable Legal Help for Paternity Law Issues
Here at Justice Legal Team, we know that the expense of Oklahoma paternity law matters can make getting the representation you need feel like it's out of reach. We've worked hard to put together financing options for our clients to help them be able to get the legal help they need.