Parents Have The Right To Decide Who Their Children Are Going To Be Around And Unless A Court Tells Them Otherwise
Video Transcribed: Can a custodial parent deny a grandparent visitation in Oklahoma? Oklahoma Grandparents Rights attorney Justin Mosteller here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I handle grandparents’ rights cases routinely. And the answer to that question is shockingly, yes, they can. Under the Oklahoma constitution, parents have the right to decide who their children are going to be around and unless a court tells them otherwise, they’re perfectly free to deny contact with the grandparent even when the child has a good relationship with that grandparent.
Now, under Oklahoma law, if a parent is making that decision and you can satisfy several other requirements, the court might issue an order that can establish grandparents’ rights, but in the absence of such an order, that parent is going to be free to deny contact with anyone the parent wants to trial to avoid. Now, if you’re being denied contact with your grandchild in the state of Oklahoma, reach out to us at the Wirth Law Office. We fight for grandparents because we know how important those relationships are for children. Give us a call at 918-932-2800. Thanks.