“Suzanne is amazing. She fought hard and got my wife full custody of my stepson. She was always very professional, and always made sure we knew what things meant when they were given in legal terms. Won't go into detail about our case. Just know it was no lay down simple case. The whole staff works together very well, like one big unit. We are beyond grateful for all their hard work even when we thought all hope was lost. I don't think there is any other attorney around more skilled, and effective in family law!”William Crowell
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“I was a single father with joint custody and my ex wife wasn't doing the best decisions for my children Mrs Woodrow looked over my case and for the next few months my whole future was in her hands and with her consulting and advice she won me full custody of my two kids and they are both teenagers now and we are still going strong I would recommend her to everyone.”Eric Van Schuyver
“Ms. Woodrow provided my family with peace of mind by preparing legal documents to ensure custody rights of my grandchildren while their parents were out of the country. She was very thorough in her preparations and sought to resolve issues before they occurred. I appreciated her sensitivity as well as her vast understanding of custody situations and legal ramifications.”Anonymous
Child custody is often the most emotional issue in any divorce.
We hear nervous questions from people every day. Will I lose custody? Will I get quality time with my kids? Will I have a say-so in my kids’ education and activities? Will I have to worry about leaving my children alone with my ex-spouse?
At Woodrow-Snell Law Firm, we will take the time to listen to your concerns and fully explain how Oklahoma laws affect your child custody and parenting rights. Whether you are thinking about seeking a divorce from your partner or you and your partner have already split and you would like to propose a new parenting arrangement, it is smart to educate yourself on Oklahoma’s child custody laws.
Child custody is regulated by Oklahoma state laws and is determined by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). This Act works to ensure all child custody cases are handled with the utmost care and respect and that all custody orders are enforced in every state.
How is child custody decided in Oklahoma?
Courts will determine custody based on the child’s best interests, and there is no preference for awarding custody to the mother or the father.
- The ability of parents to care for the child
- How active each parent is in the child’s life
- How well both parents communicate regarding the children
- Any history of abuse or domestic violence
- How many overnights the child will have with the parent
- Relocation of a parent
- What’s best for the child’s physical and moral well-being?
- Which parent is most likely to allow the child frequent and continuous contact with the other parent?
Each case is unique and requires a customized approach when pursuing a favorable outcome.
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Contact an Oklahoma child custody lawyer with your best interest in mind.
Regardless of your situation, we encourage you to consider contacting an experienced child custody attorney. Suzanne Woodrow-Snell has over 20 years of experience representing fathers in child custody cases, ensuring the child's best interests are considered before anything else.
We understand how sensitive these types of cases can be and are dedicated to handling them with the utmost care and respect. If you have questions about Oklahoma's child custody laws or would like to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.Schedule an AppointmentSchedule an AppointmentView All Practice Areas