2013 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43 - Marriage and Family


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<html> <head> <STYLE type="text/css"> body {padding-left:90pt;width:612pt} p {margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt} .cls0 {font-size:12pt;font-family:'Courier New', monospace;} .cls2 {margin-left:100pt;} .cls5 {margin-left:102pt;} .cls4 {margin-left:136pt;} .cls9 {margin-left:13pt;} .cls6 {margin-left:172pt;} .cls10 {margin-left:180pt;} .cls8 {margin-left:208pt;} .cls3 {margin-left:28pt;margin-right:28pt;} .cls7 {text-align:center;} .cls1 {text-align:justify;} </STYLE> <title>&sect;43 1</title> </head> <body> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;431. Marriage defined.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of parties legally competent of contracting and of entering into it is necessary, and the marriage relation shall only be entered into, maintained or abrogated as provided by law.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3883. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;432. Consanguinity.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Marriages between ancestors and descendants of any degree, of a stepfather with a stepdaughter, stepmother with stepson, between uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews, except in cases where such relationship is only by marriage, between brothers and sisters of the half as well as the whole blood, and first cousins are declared to be incestuous, illegal and void, and are expressly prohibited. Provided, that any marriage of first cousins performed in another state authorizing such marriages, which is otherwise legal, is hereby recognized as valid and binding in this state as of the date of such marriage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3884; Laws 1965, c. 101, &sect; 1; Laws 1967, c. 344, &sect; 1; Laws 1969, c. 139, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 9, 1969. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-3. Who may marry.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Any unmarried person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age and not otherwise disqualified is capable of contracting and consenting to marriage with a person of the opposite sex.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, no person under the age of eighteen (18) years shall enter into the marriage relation, nor shall any license issue therefor, except:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;upon the consent and authority expressly given by the parent or guardian of such underage applicant in the presence of the authority issuing such license, &nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;upon the written consent of the parent or guardian of such underage applicant executed and acknowledged in person before a judge of the district court or the court clerk of any county within the State of Oklahoma,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;if the parent or guardian resides outside of the State of Oklahoma, upon the written consent of the parent or guardian executed before a judge or clerk of a court of record. The executed foreign consent shall be duly authenticated in the same manner as proof of documents from foreign jurisdictions,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;if the certificate of a duly licensed medical doctor or osteopath, acknowledged in the manner provided by law for the acknowledgment of deeds, and stating that such parent or guardian is unable by reason of health or incapacity to be present in person, is presented to such licensing authority, upon the written consent of the parent or guardian, acknowledged in the same manner as the accompanying medical certificate,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;if the parent or guardian is on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States, upon the written permission of the parent or guardian, acknowledged in the manner provided by law for acknowledgment of deeds by military personnel authorized to administer oaths. Such permission shall be presented to the licensing authority, accompanied by a certificate executed by a commissioned officer in command of the applicant, to the effect that the parent or guardian is on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;upon affidavit of three (3) reputable persons stating that both parents of the minor are deceased, or mentally incompetent, or their whereabouts are unknown to the minor, and that no guardian has theretofore been appointed for the minor. The judge of the district court issuing the license may in his or her discretion consent to the marriage in the same manner as in all cases in which consent may be given by a parent or guardian.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Every person under the age of sixteen (16) years is expressly forbidden and prohibited from entering into the marriage relation except when authorized by the court:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;in settlement of a suit for seduction or paternity, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;if the unmarried female is pregnant, or has given birth to an illegitimate child and at least one parent of each minor, or the guardian or custodian of such child, is present before the court and has an opportunity to present evidence in the event such parent, guardian, or custodian objects to the issuance of a marriage license. If they are not present the parent, guardian, or custodian may be given notice of the hearing at the discretion of the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. A parent or a guardian of any child under the age of eighteen (18) years who is in the custody of the Department of Human Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice shall not be eligible to consent to the marriage of such minor child as required by the provisions of this subsection.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Any certificate or written permission required by this subsection shall be retained by the official issuing the marriage license.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. No marriage may be authorized when such marriage would be incestuous under this chapter.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 3885. Amended by Laws 1947, p. 301, &sect; 1; Laws 1959, p. 183, &sect; 1; Laws 1959, p. 184, &sect; 1; Laws 1963, c. 91, &sect; 1; Laws 1965, c. 383, &sect; 1; Laws 1970, c. 131, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 7, 1970; Laws 1975, c. 39, &sect; 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1975; Laws 1989, c. 64, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 2004, c. 422, &sect; 4, eff. July 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-3.1. Recognition of marriage between persons of same gender prohibited.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A marriage between persons of the same gender performed in another state shall not be recognized as valid and binding in this state as of the date of the marriage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1996, c. 131, &sect; 9, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;434. License required.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">No person shall enter into or contract the marriage relation, nor shall any person perform or solemnize the ceremony of any marriage in this state without a license being first issued by the judge or clerk of the district court, of some county in this state, authorizing the marriage between the persons named in such license.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3886. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-5. Application - Fees - Issuance of license and certificate.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Persons desiring to be married in this state shall submit an application in writing signed and sworn to in person before the clerk of the district court by both of the parties setting forth:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The place of residence of each party;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The full legal name and the age of each party as they appear upon or are calculable from a certified copy of the birth certificate, the current driver license or identification card, the current passport or visa, or any other certificate, license or document issued by or existing pursuant to the laws of any nation or of any state, or political subdivision thereof, accepted as proof of identity and age;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. For each party, the full name by which the party will be known after the marriage, which shall become the full legal name of the party upon the filing of the marriage license and certificate with the court, as required by law; provided, however, a marriage certificate issued prior to June 8, 2006, shall be reissued upon request by the certificate holder to include the information required by this paragraph. Such reissued certificate shall reflect the original marriage date and shall be signed by the court clerk. Signatures of the officiant and original witnesses shall not be required;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. That the parties are not disqualified from or incapable of entering into the marriage relation; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Whether the parties have successfully completed a premarital counseling program.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. Upon application pursuant to this section and the payment of fees as provided in Section 31 of Title 28 of the Oklahoma Statutes, if the clerk of the district court is satisfied of the truth and sufficiency of the application and that there is no legal impediment to such marriage, the court clerk shall issue the marriage license authorizing the marriage and a marriage certificate, which shall be incorporated as one document. As required by law, the marriage certificate shall be completed immediately following the marriage, and the marriage license and certificate shall be returned to the court clerk.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Parties to be married and who present a certificate to the clerk of the district court that states the parties have completed the premarital counseling program pursuant to Section 5.1 of this title shall be entitled to pay a reduced fee for a marriage license in an amount provided in Section 31 of Title 28 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. In the event that one or both of the parties are under legal age, the application shall have been on file in the court clerk's office for a period of not less than seventy-two (72) hours prior to issuance of the marriage license.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The marriage license shall be valid in any county within the state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. The provisions hereof are mandatory and not directory except under the circumstances set out in the provisions of Section 3 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3887. Amended by Laws 1959, p. 183, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. June 2, 1959; Laws 1965, c. 25, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. Feb. 26, 1965; Laws 1974, c. 96, &sect; 1; Laws 1989, c. 64, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1999, c. 174, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1999; Laws 2005, c. 33, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2005; Laws 2006, c. 311, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. June 8, 2006; Laws 2008, c. 313, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2013, c. 192, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2013.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-5.1. Premarital counseling.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The clerk of the district court shall reduce the fee for a marriage license as prescribed by Section 31 of Title 28 of the Oklahoma Statutes to persons who have successfully completed a premarital counseling program meeting the conditions specified by this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. A premarital counseling program shall be conducted by a health professional, an official representative of a religious institution, or a person trained by the principal authors or duly authorized agents of the principal authors of nationally recognized marriage education curriculum including, but not limited to, Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP). Upon successful completion of the program, the counseling program provider shall issue to the persons a certificate signed by the instructor of the counseling program. The certificate shall state that the named persons have successfully completed the premarital counseling requirements. A minimum of four (4) hours of education or counseling shall be necessary for successful completion of the marriage education curriculum.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. For purposes of this subsection, the term &ldquo;health professional&rdquo; means a person licensed or certified by this state to practice psychiatry or psychology; a licensed social worker with experience in marriage counseling; a licensed marital and family therapist; or a licensed professional counselor.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1999, c. 174, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1999. Amended by Laws 2006, c. 206, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-6. License - Contents.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The marriage license provided for in this title shall contain:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The date of its issuance;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The name of the court issuing the license, and the name of the city or town and county in which the court is located;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The full legal names of the persons authorized to be married by the license, the full legal names by which the persons will be known after the marriage, their ages, and their places of residence;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Directions to any person authorized by law to perform and solemnize the marriage ceremony;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. The date by which the completed marriage certificate, along with the marriage license, shall be returned to the judge or court, which shall not be more than thirty (30) days from the date of its issuance; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Any other information, declarations, seals and signatures, as required by law.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The marriage certificate provided for in this title shall contain appropriate wording and blanks to be completed and endorsed, as required by Section 8 of this title, by the person solemnizing or performing the marriage ceremony, the witnesses, and the persons who have been married.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 3888. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 402, &sect; 9, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 2006, c. 311, &sect; 3, emerg. eff. June 8, 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-7. Solemnization of marriages.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. All marriages must be contracted by a formal ceremony performed or solemnized in the presence of at least two adult, competent persons as witnesses, by a judge or retired judge of any court in this state, or an ordained or authorized preacher or minister of the Gospel, priest or other ecclesiastical dignitary of any denomination who has been duly ordained or authorized by the church to which he or she belongs to preach the Gospel, or a rabbi and who is at least eighteen (18) years of age.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. The judge shall place his or her order of appointment on file with the office of the court clerk of the county in which he or she resides.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The preacher, minister, priest, rabbi, or ecclesiastical dignitary who is a resident of this state shall have filed, in the office of the court clerk of the county in which he or she resides, a copy of the credentials or authority from his or her church or synagogue authorizing him or her to solemnize marriages.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The preacher, minister, priest, rabbi, or ecclesiastical dignitary who is not a resident of this state, but has complied with the laws of the state of which he or she is a resident, shall have filed once, in the office of the court clerk of the county in which he or she intends to perform or solemnize a marriage, a copy of the credentials or authority from his or her church or synagogue authorizing him or her to solemnize marriages.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The filing by resident or nonresident preachers, ministers, priests, rabbis, ecclesiastical dignitaries or judges shall be effective in and for all counties of this state; provided, no fee shall be charged for such recording.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. No person herein authorized to perform or solemnize a marriage ceremony shall do so unless the license issued therefor be first delivered into his or her possession nor unless he or she has good reason to believe the persons presenting themselves before him or her for marriage are the identical persons named in the license, and for whose marriage the same was issued, and that there is no legal objection or impediment to such marriage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Marriages between persons belonging to the society called Friends, or Quakers, the spiritual assembly of the Baha'is, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which have no ordained minister, may be solemnized by the persons and in the manner prescribed by and practiced in any such society, church, or assembly.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 3889. Amended by Laws 1951, p. 113, &sect; 1; Laws 1961, p. 285, &sect; 1; Laws 1971, c. 298, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 24, 1971; Laws 1986, c. 24, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1986; Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1998, c. 214, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 1999, c. 305, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 4, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-8. Endorsement and return of license.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The person performing or solemnizing the marriage ceremony shall, immediately upon the completion of the ceremony, endorse upon the license authorizing the marriage:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. His or her name and official or clerical designation; &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The court of which he or she is the judge, or the congregation or body of which he or she is pastor, preacher, minister, priest, rabbi or dignitary; provided, that the authority to perform or solemnize marriages shall be coextensive with the congregation or body of which he or she is pastor, preacher, minister, priest, rabbi or dignitary; provided further, that all marriages solemnized among the society called Friends or Quakers, the spiritual assembly of the Baha&rsquo;is, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the form heretofore practiced and in use in their meetings shall be good and valid. One person chosen by such society, assembly, or church shall be responsible for completing the marriage certificate pursuant to this section in the same manner as a minister or other person authorized to perform marriages;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The town or city and county where the court, congregation, body, society, assembly, or church is located; and &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. His or her signature along with his or her official or clerical designation. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The witnesses to the ceremony shall endorse the marriage certificate, attesting to their presence at the ceremony, with their names and post office addresses.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The persons who have been married in the ceremony shall endorse the marriage certificate with the names by which they are to be known from the time of the marriage, as evidenced on the marriage license.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The marriage license, along with the completed marriage certificate shall be transmitted without delay to the judge or the court clerk who issued the license and certificate. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 3890. Amended by Laws 1971, c. 298, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. June 24, 1971; Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 2006, c. 311, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. June 8, 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-9. Records - Return of original.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The judge or clerk of the district court issuing any marriage license shall make a complete record of the application, license, and certificate thereon, on an optical disc, microfilm, microfiche, imaging, in a book kept by the judge or clerk for that purpose, properly indexed, or by electronic means using any method approved by the Supreme Court; and the record of the license shall be made before it is delivered to the person procuring the same, and the record of the certificate shall be made upon the return of the license; provided, that all records pertaining to the issuance of such license shall be open to public inspection during office hours; provided further, that after recording of the original license and completed certificate as hereinbefore required, it shall be returned to the persons to whom the same was issued, with the issuing officer's certificate affixed thereon showing the book and page or case number where the same has been recorded.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3891. Amended by Laws 1945, p. 139, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 5, 1945; Laws 1947, p. 301, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 24, 1947; Laws 1998, c. 310, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 2005, c. 192, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2005; Laws 2012, c. 278, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2012.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;4310. Evidence before issue of license.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If the judge or clerk of the district court before whom application for a marriage license is made shall be in doubt of the legal capacity of the parties for whose marriage a license is sought, to enter into the marriage relation, such judge or clerk shall require additional evidence to that contained in the application, and may swear and examine witnesses or require affidavits in proof of the legality of such marriage, and unless satisfied of the legality thereof, he shall not issue a license therefor.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3892. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;4311. Copy of record Admission as evidence.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Copies of any record required to be made and kept by the judge of the district court under the provisions of this chapter, certified to by the judge of said court, under his official signature and seal, shall be received as evidence in all courts of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3893. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-14. Penalty for performing unlawful marriage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Any minister of the Gospel, or other person authorized to solemnize the rites of matrimony within this state, who shall knowingly solemnize the rites of matrimony between persons prohibited by this chapter, from intermarrying shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) and imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 3896. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 133, &sect; 461, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, &sect; 335, eff. July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, &sect; 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, &sect; 461 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;4315. Miscellaneous offenses Penalties.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Any judge of the district court, or clerk of the district court, knowingly issuing any marriage license, or concealing any record thereof, contrary to the provisions of this chapter, or any person knowingly performing or solemnizing the marriage ceremony contrary to any of the provisions of this chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty (30) days nor more than one (1) year or by both such fine and imprisonment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3897. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;4316. Soliciting in or near court house or grounds prohibited.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit directly or indirectly within any courthouse, premises or grounds or lots on which a courthouse may be located in any county within the State of Oklahoma for himself or for and on behalf of any minister of the Gospel or other person, the performance of a marriage ceremony.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">Laws 1941, p. 169, &sect; 1. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;4317. Punishment for violations.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Any person violating this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed Twentyfive Dollars ($25.00) for the first conviction, and for any second or subsequent conviction by a fine of not less than Twentyfive Dollars ($25.00) nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Laws 1941, p. 170, &sect; 2. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;4318. Injunction against violations.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In addition to the penalty provided in Section 2 hereof for a violation of this act, a cause of action shall exist in favor of any citizen of any county, or in favor of the State of Oklahoma on the relation of the district attorney of any county where the offense is committed to apply to the district court of the county for an injunction restraining the violation of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">Laws 1941, p. 170, &sect; 3. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;4319. Unlawful sales of papers or instruments relating to marriage licenses Penalty.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">It shall be unlawful for the court clerk of any county of this state to sell, offer for sale, or permit the sale of any paper or instrument relating, directly or indirectly, to marriage licenses issued from the office of said court clerk except the license herein. Provided, any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than five (5) days nor more than ten (10) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">Laws 1959, p. 127, &sect; 2; eff. April 8, 1959. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-20. Computation of time.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The time within which an act is to be done, as provided for in Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last day. If the last day is a legal holiday as defined by Section 82.1 of Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes, it shall be excluded. The provisions of this section are hereby declared to be a clarification of the law as it existed prior to the effective date of this act and shall not be considered or construed to be a change of the law as it existed prior to the effective date of this act. Any action or proceeding arising under Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes prior to the effective date of this act for which a determination of the period of time prescribed by this section is in question or has been in question due to the enactment of Section 20, Chapter 293, O.S.L. 1999, shall be governed by the method for computation of time as prescribed by this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2000, c. 260, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. June 1, 2000.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-31. Repealed by Laws 2004, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2005.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: This section was amended by Laws 2004, c. 105, &sect; 1, without reference to repeal, to read as follows:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls3"><span class="cls0">A. If the State Board of Health requires a blood test for the discovery of communicable or infectious diseases prior to obtaining a marriage license, a person seeking to obtain a marriage license shall first file with the court clerk a certificate or affidavit from a duly-licensed physician, licensed to practice within the State of Oklahoma, stating that each party to the marriage contract has been given a blood test, as may be necessary for the discovery of communicable or infectious diseases, made not more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of such application to obtain a marriage license, and that, in the opinion of the physician, the persons named therein are not infected with a communicable or infectious disease, or, if infected, said disease is not in a stage which may be communicable to the marriage partner.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls3"><span class="cls0">B. The State Board of Health shall promulgate rules in compliance with Article I of the Administrative Procedures Act to designate communicable or infectious diseases, if any, for which a blood test shall be conducted pursuant to subsection A of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-32. Repealed by Laws 2004, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2005.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-33. Repealed by Laws 2004, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2005.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-34. Repealed by Laws 2004, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2005.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-35. Repealed by Laws 2004, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2005.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-36. Issuance of license - Delivery to person officiating - Return to licensing authority.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Marriage licenses shall be issued to all applicants who are entitled under the laws of the State of Oklahoma to apply for a marriage license and to contract matrimony. Any person obtaining a marriage license from the court clerk shall deliver the license, within ten (10) days from the date of issue, to the clergy or other qualified person who is to officiate before the marriage can be performed. The license issued shall be returned by the clergy or other qualified person who officiated the marriage to the licensing authority who issued the same within five (5) days succeeding the date of the performance of the marriage therein authorized. Any person or persons who shall willfully neglect to make such return within the time above required shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each and every offense.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1945, p. 138, &sect; 6. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2005.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-37. Repealed by Laws 2004, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2005.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43101. Grounds for divorce.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The district court may grant a divorce for any of the following causes:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">First. Abandonment for one (1) year.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Second. Adultery.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Third. Impotency.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Fourth. When the wife at the time of her marriage, was pregnant by another than her husband.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Fifth. Extreme cruelty.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Sixth. Fraudulent contract.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Seventh. Incompatibility.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Eighth. Habitual drunkenness.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Ninth. Gross neglect of duty.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Tenth. Imprisonment of the other party in a state or federal penal institution under sentence thereto for the commission of a felony at the time the petition is filed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Eleventh. The procurement of a final divorce decree without this state by a husband or wife which does not in this state release the other party from the obligations of the marriage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Twelfth. Insanity for a period of five (5) years, the insane person having been an inmate of a state institution for the insane in the State of Oklahoma, or inmate of a state institution for the insane in some other state for such period, or of a private sanitarium, and affected with a type of insanity with a poor prognosis for recovery; provided, that no divorce shall be granted because of insanity until after a thorough examination of such insane person by three physicians, one of which physicians shall be a superintendent of the hospital or sanitarium for the insane, in which the insane defendant is confined, and the other two physicians to be appointed by the court before whom the action is pending, any two of such physicians shall agree that such insane person, at the time the petition in the divorce action is filed, has a poor prognosis for recovery; provided, further, however, that no divorce shall be granted on this ground to any person whose husband or wife is an inmate of a state institution in any other than the State of Oklahoma, unless the person applying for such divorce shall have been a resident of the State of Oklahoma for at least five (5) years prior to the commencement of an action; and provided further, that a decree granted on this ground shall not relieve the successful party from contributing to the support and maintenance of the defendant. The court shall appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the insane defendant, which appointment shall be made at least ten (10) days before any decree is entered.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4962; Laws 1947, p. 79, &sect; 1; Laws 1953, p. 59, &sect; 1, Laws 1955, p. 141, &sect; 1. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1271 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43102. Residence of plaintiff or defendant.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Except as otherwise provided by subsection B of this section, the petitioner or the respondent in an action for divorce or annulment of a marriage must have been an actual resident, in good faith, of the state, for six (6) months immediately preceding the filing of the petition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Any person who has been a resident of any United States army post or military reservation within the State of Oklahoma, for six (6) months immediately preceding the filing of the petition, may bring action for divorce or annulment of a marriage or may be sued for divorce or annulment of a marriage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4963. Amended by Laws 1939, p. 2, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 10, 1939; Laws 1957, p. 82, &sect; 2; Laws 1961, p. 64, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. Aug. 7, 1961; Laws 1965, c. 284, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 24, 1965. Renumbered from &sect; 1272 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 2002, c. 400, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43103. Venue for any action for divorce, annulment of a marriage or legal separation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The venue of any action for divorce, annulment of a marriage or legal separation may be in the following counties:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. An action for divorce or annulment of a marriage may be filed in the county in which the petitioner has been a resident for the thirty (30) days immediately preceding the filing of the petition or in the county in which the respondent is a resident; provided, the action may be assigned for trial in any county within the judicial district by the chief judge of the district; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. An action for legal separation may be brought in the county in which either party is a resident at the time of the filing of the petition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The court may, upon application of a party, transfer an action for divorce, annulment of marriage or legal separation at any time after filing of the petition to any county where venue would be proper under subsection A of this section if the requirements of subsection C or D of this section are met.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The court shall grant a party&rsquo;s application for change of venue when the other party is not a resident of this state at the time the application for change of venue is filed, or the plaintiff has departed from this state and has been absent for more than six (6) months preceding the date the application for change of venue is filed, and transfer is requested to the county where the applying party resides in this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The court shall grant a party&rsquo;s application for change of venue when the court determines that it is an inconvenient forum under the circumstances and the court in another county is a more appropriate forum consistent with the factors in subsection B of Section 551-207 of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act after substitution of the word "county" for the word "state" in such section of the act, and transfer is requested to the county where the applying party resides in the state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1971, c. 23, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. March 22, 1971. Renumbered from &sect; 1272.1 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1998, c. 310, &sect; 7, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 2001, c. 308, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 400, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43104. Personal jurisdiction in certain divorce actions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A court may exercise personal jurisdiction over a person, whether or not a resident of this state, who lived within this state in a marital or parental relationship, or both, as to all obligations for alimony and child support where the other party to the marital relationship continues to reside in this state. When the person who is subject to the jurisdiction of the court has departed from the state, he may be served outside of the state by any method that is authorized by the statutes of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Laws 1973, c. 21. &sect; 2, emerg. eff. April 12, 1973. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1272.2 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. ec=1&gt;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-104.1. District court referees.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. If funding is available, presiding judges of the district court may appoint court referees in their judicial districts to hear designated cases as assigned by the presiding judge.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Reasonable compensation for the referees shall be fixed by that presiding judge.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A referee shall meet the requirements and perform their duties in the same manner and procedure as set forth in Sections 1-8-103 and 2-2-702 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes pertaining to referees appointed in juvenile proceedings.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2002, c. 400, &sect; 9, eff. Nov 1, 2002. Amended by Laws 2009, c. 234, &sect; 136, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43105. Petition and summons.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A proceeding for dissolution of marriage, an annulment of a marriage, or a legal separation shall be titled "In re the Marriage of _______ and ______".&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The initial pleading in all proceedings under this title shall be denominated a petition. The person filing the petition shall be called the petitioner. A responsive pleading shall be denominated a response. The person filing the responsive pleading shall be called the respondent. Other pleadings shall be denominated as provided in the Rules of Civil Procedure, except as otherwise provided in this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The petition must be verified as true, by the affidavit of the petitioner.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A summons may issue thereon, and shall be served, or publication made, as in other civil cases.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. Wherever it occurs in this title or in any other title of the Oklahoma Statutes or in any forms or court documents prepared pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Statutes, the term &ldquo;divorce&rdquo; shall mean and be deemed to refer to a &ldquo;dissolution of marriage&rdquo; unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4964. Amended by Laws 1973, c. 262, &sect; 6, operative July 1, 1973. Renumbered from &sect; 1273 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 2002, c. 400, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 302, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 28, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43106. Response.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The respondent, in his or her response, may allege a cause for a dissolution of marriage, annulment of the marriage or legal separation against the petitioner, and may have the same relief thereupon as he or she would be entitled to for a like cause if he or she were the petitioner.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. When new matter is set up in the answer, it shall be verified as to such new matter by the affidavit of the respondent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4965. Renumbered from &sect; 1274 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 2002, c. 400, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 302, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. May 28, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-107. Repealed by Laws 2002, c. 400, &sect; 10, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-107.1. Actions where minor child involved - Delayed final order - Waiver - Completion of educational program - Exceptions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. 1. In an action for divorce where there are minor children involved, the court shall not issue a final order thereon for at least ninety (90) days from the date of filing the petition which ninety (90) days may be waived by the court for good cause shown and without objection by either party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The court may require that within the ninety-day period specified by paragraph 1 of this subsection, the parties attend and complete an educational program specified by Section 107.2 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. This section shall not apply to divorces filed for any of the following causes:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Abandonment for one (1) year;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Extreme cruelty;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Habitual drunkenness;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Imprisonment of the other party in a state or federal penal institution under sentence thereto for the commission of a felony at the time the petition is filed;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. The procurement of a final divorce decree outside this state by a husband or wife which does not in this state release the other party from the obligations of the marriage;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Insanity for a period of five (5) years, the insane person having been an inmate of a state institution for the insane in the State of Oklahoma, or an inmate of a state institution for the insane in some other state for such period, or an inmate of a private sanitarium, and affected with a type of insanity with a poor prognosis for recovery;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. Conviction of any crime defined by the Oklahoma Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention Act committed upon a child of either party to the divorce by either party to the divorce; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. A child of either party has been adjudicated deprived, pursuant to the Oklahoma Children&rsquo;s Code, as a result of the actions of either party to the divorce and the party has not successfully completed the service and treatment plan required by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. After a petition has been filed in an action for divorce where there are minor children involved, the court may make any such order concerning property, children, support and expenses of the suit as provided for in Section 110 of this title, to be enforced during the pendency of the action, as may be right and proper.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The court may issue a final order in an action for divorce where minor children are involved before the ninety-day time period set forth in subsection A of this section has expired, if the parties voluntarily participate in marital or family counseling and the court finds reconciliation is unlikely.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1992, c. 243, &sect; 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1992. Amended by Laws 1994, c. 124, &sect; 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1996, c. 131, &sect; 7, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; Laws 2002, c. 445, &sect; 16, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-107.2. Actions where minor child involved - Court-ordered educational program.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In all actions for divorce, separate maintenance, guardianship, paternity, custody or visitation, including modifications or enforcements of a prior court order, where the interest of a child under eighteen (18) years of age is involved, the court may require all adult parties to attend an educational program concerning, as appropriate, the impact of separate parenting and coparenting on children, the implications for visitation and conflict management, development of children, separate financial responsibility for children and such other instruction as deemed necessary by the court. The program shall be educational in nature and not designed for individual therapy.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Each judicial district may adopt its own local rules governing the program.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1996, c. 131, &sect; 8, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-107.3. Appointment of guardian ad litem - Referral to mediation or counseling - Definitions - False accusations of child abuse or neglect.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. 1. In any proceeding when the custody or visitation of a minor child or children is contested by any party, the court may appoint an attorney at law as guardian ad litem upon motion of the court or upon application of any party to appear for and represent the minor children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The guardian ad litem may be appointed to objectively advocate on behalf of the child and act as an officer of the court to investigate all matters concerning the best interests of the child. In addition to other duties required by the court and as specified by the court, a guardian ad litem shall have the following responsibilities:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;review documents, reports, records and other information relevant to the case, meet with and observe the child in appropriate settings, and interview parents, caregivers and health care providers and any other person with knowledge relevant to the case including, but not limited to, teachers, counselors and child care providers,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;advocate for the best interests of the child by participating in the case, attending any hearings in the matter and advocating for appropriate services for the child when necessary,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;monitor the best interests of the child throughout any judicial proceeding,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;present written reports to the parties and court prior to trial or at any other time as specified by the court on the best interests of the child that include conclusions and recommendations and the facts upon which they are based, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;the guardian ad litem shall, as much as possible, maintain confidentiality of information related to the case and is not subject to discovery pursuant to the Oklahoma Discovery Code.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Expenses, costs, and attorney fees for the guardian ad litem may be allocated among the parties as determined by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. On or before December 31, 2007, the Administrative Director of the Courts shall develop a standard operating manual for guardians ad litem which shall include, but not be limited to, legal obligations and responsibilities, information concerning child abuse, child development, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and parent and child behavioral health and management including best practices. After publication of the manual, all guardians ad litem shall certify to the court in which he or she is appointed as a guardian ad litem that the manual has been read and all provisions contained therein are understood. The guardian ad litem shall also certify that he or she agrees to follow the best practices described within the standard operating manual. The Administrative Director of the Courts shall provide public access to the standard operating manual and shall periodically review and revise the manual as deemed necessary.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. When property, separate maintenance, or custody is at issue, the court:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. May refer the issue or issues to mediation if feasible unless a party asserts or it appears to the court that domestic violence or child abuse has occurred, in which event the court shall halt or suspend professional mediation unless the court specifically finds that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the following three conditions are satisfied:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;the professional mediator has substantial training concerning the effects of domestic violence or child abuse on victims,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;a party who is or alleges to be the victim of domestic violence is capable of negotiating with the other party in mediation, either alone or with assistance, without suffering an imbalance of power as a result of the alleged domestic violence, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(3)&nbsp;&nbsp;the mediation process contains appropriate provisions and conditions to protect against an imbalance of power between parties resulting from the alleged domestic violence or child abuse, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;in the case of domestic violence involving parents, the parent who is or alleges to be the victim requests mediation and the mediator is informed of the alleged domestic violence; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. When custody is at issue, the court may order, in addition to or in lieu of the provisions of paragraph 1 of this subsection, that each of the parties undergo individual counseling in a manner that the court deems appropriate, if the court finds that the parties can afford the counseling.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. As used in this section:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. &ldquo;Child abuse or neglect&rdquo; shall have the same meaning as such term is defined by the Oklahoma Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention Act or shall mean the child has been adjudicated deprived as a result of the actions or omission of either parent pursuant to the Oklahoma Children&rsquo;s Code; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. &ldquo;Domestic violence&rdquo; shall have the same meaning as such term is defined by the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. During any proceeding concerning child custody, should it be determined by the court that a party has intentionally made a false or frivolous accusation to the court of child abuse or neglect against the other party, the court shall proceed with any or all of the following:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Find the accusing party in contempt for perjury and refer for prosecution;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Consider the false allegations in determining custody; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Award the obligation to pay all court costs and legal expenses encumbered by both parties arising from the allegations to the accusing party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1997, c. 403, &sect; 8, eff. Nov. 1, 1997. Amended by Laws 2002, c. 400, &sect; 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 3, &sect; 20, emerg. eff. March 19, 2003; Laws 2006, c. 136, &sect; 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: Laws 2002, c. 445, &sect; 17 repealed by Laws 2003, c. 3, &sect; 21, emerg. eff. March 19, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-107.4. Motion for an emergency custody hearing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In a court proceeding concerning child custody or visitation, a motion for an emergency custody hearing shall include an independent report, if available, to include but not be limited to, a police report or a report from the Department of Human Services, that demonstrates that the child is in surroundings which endanger the safety of the child and that if such conditions continue, the child would likely be subject to irreparable harm. If there is no such report, the motion shall include a notarized affidavit from an individual with personal knowledge that the child is in surroundings which endanger the safety of the child and that not granting the motion would likely cause irreparable harm to the child. Upon receipt of the motion for emergency custody with supporting documentation, the court shall have seventy-two (72) hours to conduct a hearing. If the court fails to conduct a hearing within such time, the movant may present such motion to the presiding judge of the judicial district, who shall conduct an emergency custody hearing within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of the motion.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If the court finds that any relevant information provided to the court upon which the court relied to make its emergency custody decision to be false, the court shall assess against the movant all costs, attorney fees, and other expenses incurred as a result of such emergency custody hearing. The movant shall pay all such costs, fees and expenses within thirty (30) days. Failure to make such payment shall be grounds for contempt, punishable by six (6) months in the county jail, a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both such imprisonment and fine.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2010, c. 350, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43108. Parties in equal wrong Custody of children Disposition of property.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">That the parties appear to be in equal wrong shall not be a basis for refusing to grant a divorce, but if a divorce is granted in such circumstances, it shall be granted to both parties. In any such case or where the court grants alimony without a divorce or in any case where a divorce is refused, the court may for good cause shown make such order as may be proper for the custody, maintenance and education of the children, and for the control and equitable division and disposition of the property of the parties, or of either of them, as may be proper, equitable and just, having due regard to the time and manner of acquiring such property, whether the title thereto be in either or both of said parties.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4966; Laws 1955, p. 142, &sect; 1. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1275 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-109. Awarding custody or appointing guardian - Joint custody &ndash; Domestic violence, stalking, or harassment &ndash; Court considerations.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In awarding the custody of a minor unmarried child or in appointing a general guardian for said child, the court shall consider what appears to be in the best interests of the physical and mental and moral welfare of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The court, pursuant to the provisions of subsection A of this section, may grant the care, custody, and control of a child to either parent or to the parents jointly.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">For the purposes of this section, the terms joint custody and joint care, custody, and control mean the sharing by parents in all or some of the aspects of physical and legal care, custody, and control of their children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If either or both parents have requested joint custody, said parents shall file with the court their plans for the exercise of joint care, custody, and control of their child. The parents of the child may submit a plan jointly, or either parent or both parents may submit separate plans. Any plan shall include but is not limited to provisions detailing the physical living arrangements for the child, child support obligations, medical and dental care for the child, school placement, and visitation rights. A plan shall be accompanied by an affidavit signed by each parent stating that said parent agrees to the plan and will abide by its terms. The plan and affidavit shall be filed with the petition for a divorce or legal separation or after said petition is filed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The court shall issue a final plan for the exercise of joint care, custody, and control of the child or children, based upon the plan submitted by the parents, separate or jointly, with appropriate changes deemed by the court to be in the best interests of the child. The court also may reject a request for joint custody and proceed as if the request for joint custody had not been made.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. The parents having joint custody of the child may modify the terms of the plan for joint care, custody, and control. The modification to the plan shall be filed with the court and included with the plan. If the court determines the modifications are in the best interests of the child, the court shall approve the modifications.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. The court also may modify the terms of the plan for joint care, custody, and control upon the request of one parent. The court shall not modify the plan unless the modifications are in the best interests of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. 1. The court may terminate a joint custody decree upon the request of one or both of the parents or whenever the court determines said decree is not in the best interests of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Upon termination of a joint custody decree, the court shall proceed and issue a modified decree for the care, custody, and control of the child as if no such joint custody decree had been made.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. In the event of a dispute between the parents having joint custody of a child as to the interpretation of a provision of said plan, the court may appoint an arbitrator to resolve said dispute. The arbitrator shall be a disinterested person knowledgeable in domestic relations law and family counseling. The determination of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties to the proceedings until further order of the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If a parent refuses to consent to arbitration, the court may terminate the joint custody decree.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">I. 1. In every proceeding in which there is a dispute as to the custody of a minor child, a determination by the court that domestic violence, stalking, or harassment has occurred raises a rebuttable presumption that sole custody, joint legal or physical custody, or any shared parenting plan with the perpetrator of domestic violence, harassing or stalking behavior is detrimental and not in the best interest of the child, and it is in the best interest of the child to reside with the parent who is not a perpetrator of domestic violence, harassing or stalking behavior.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. For the purposes of this subsection:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;domestic violence&rdquo; means the threat of the infliction of physical injury, any act of physical harm or the creation of a reasonable fear thereof, or the intentional infliction of emotional distress by a parent or a present or former member of the household of the child, against the child or another member of the household, including coercive control by a parent involving physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, economic or financial abuse,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;stalking&rdquo; means the willful course of conduct by a parent who repeatedly follows or harasses another person as defined in Section 1173 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;harassment&rdquo; means a knowing and willful course or pattern of conduct by a parent directed at another parent which seriously alarms or is a nuisance to the person, and which serves no legitimate purpose including, but not limited to, harassing or obscene telephone calls or conduct that would cause a reasonable person to have a fear of death or bodily injury.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If a parent is absent or relocates as a result of an act of domestic violence by the other parent, the absence or relocation shall not be a factor that weighs against the parent in determining custody or visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The court shall consider, as a primary factor, the safety and well-being of the child and of the parent who is the victim of domestic violence or stalking behavior, in addition to other facts regarding the best interest of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. The court shall consider the history of the parent causing physical harm, bodily injury, assault, verbal threats, stalking, or harassing behavior, or the fear of physical harm, bodily injury, or assault to another person, including the minor child, in determining issues regarding custody and visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1983, c. 269, &sect; 3, operative July 1, 1983. Renumbered from &sect; 1275.4 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 2009, c. 307, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-109.1. Custody during parents' separation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If the parents of a minor unmarried child are separated without being divorced, the judge of the district court, upon application of either parent, may issue any civil process necessary to inquire into the custody of said minor unmarried child. The court may award the custody of said child to either party or both, in accordance with the best interests of the child, for such time and pursuant to such regulations as the case may require. The decision of the judge shall be guided by the rules prescribed in Section 2 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4384. Amended by Laws 1975, c. 352, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 12, 1975; Laws 1983, c. 269, &sect; 1, operative July 1, 1983. Renumbered from Title 10, &sect; 21 by Laws 1990, c. 188, &sect; 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1990.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-109.2. Paternity determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Except as otherwise provided by Section 7700-607 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes, in any action concerning the custody of a minor unmarried child or the determination of child support, the court may determine if the parties to the action are the parents of the children. If the parties to the action are the parents of the children, the court may determine which party should have custody of said children, may award child support to the parent to whom it awards custody, and may make an appropriate order for payment of costs and attorney's fees.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1976, c. 137, &sect; 1, operative Oct. 1, 1976. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1277.2 by Laws 1994, c. 356, &sect; 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 403, &sect; 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 2008, c. 99, &sect; 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-109.3. Custody, guardianship or visitation cases - Evidence of domestic abuse.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In every case involving the custody of, guardianship of or visitation with a child, the court shall consider evidence of domestic abuse, stalking and/or harassing behavior properly brought before it. If the occurrence of domestic abuse, stalking or harassing behavior is established by a preponderance of the evidence, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that it is not in the best interest of the child to have custody, guardianship, or unsupervised visitation granted to the person against whom domestic abuse, stalking or harassing behavior has been established.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2006, c. 284, &sect; 7, emerg. eff. June 7, 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-109.4. Grandparental visitation rights.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. 1. Pursuant to the provisions of this section, any grandparent of an unmarried minor child may seek and be granted reasonable visitation rights to the child which visitation rights may be independent of either parent of the child if:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the district court deems it to be in the best interest of the child pursuant to subsection E of this section, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;there is a showing of parental unfitness, or the grandparent has rebutted, by clear and convincing evidence, the presumption that the fit parent is acting in the best interests of the child by showing that the child would suffer harm or potential harm without the granting of visitation rights to the grandparent of the child, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the intact nuclear family has been disrupted in that one or more of the following conditions has occurred:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;an action for divorce, separate maintenance or annulment involving the grandchild's parents is pending before the court, and the grandparent had a preexisting relationship with the child that predates the filing of the action for divorce, separate maintenance or annulment,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;the grandchild's parents are divorced, separated under a judgment of separate maintenance, or have had their marriage annulled,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(3)&nbsp;&nbsp;the grandchild's parent who is a child of the grandparent is deceased, and the grandparent had a preexisting relationship with the child that predates the death of the deceased parent unless the death of the mother was due to complications related to the birth of the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(4)&nbsp;&nbsp;except as otherwise provided in subsection C or D of this section, legal custody of the grandchild has been given to a person other than the grandchild's parent, or the grandchild does not reside in the home of a parent of the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(5)&nbsp;&nbsp;one of the grandchild&rsquo;s parents has had a felony conviction and been incarcerated in the Department of Corrections and the grandparent had a preexisting relationship with the child that predates the incarceration,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(6)&nbsp;&nbsp;grandparent had custody of the grandchild pursuant to Section 21.3 of this title, whether or not the grandparent had custody under a court order, and there exists a strong, continuous grandparental relationship between the grandparent and the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(7)&nbsp;&nbsp;the grandchild's parent has deserted the other parent for more than one (1) year and there exists a strong, continuous grandparental relationship between the grandparent and the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(8)&nbsp;&nbsp;except as otherwise provided in subsection D of this section, the grandchild's parents have never been married, are not residing in the same household and there exists a strong, continuous grandparental relationship between the grandparent and the child, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(9)&nbsp;&nbsp;except as otherwise provided by subsection D of this section, the parental rights of one or both parents of the child have been terminated, and the court determines that there is a strong, continuous relationship between the child and the parent of the person whose parental rights have been terminated.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The right of visitation to any grandparent of an unmarried minor child shall be granted only so far as that right is authorized and provided by order of the district court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Under no circumstances shall any judge grant the right of visitation to any grandparent if the child is a member of an intact nuclear family and both parents of the child object to the granting of visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If one natural parent is deceased and the surviving natural parent remarries, any subsequent adoption proceedings shall not terminate any preexisting court-granted grandparental rights belonging to the parents of the deceased natural parent unless the termination of visitation rights is ordered by the court having jurisdiction over the adoption after opportunity to be heard, and the court determines it to be in the best interest of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. 1. If the child has been born out of wedlock and the parental rights of the father of the child have been terminated, the parents of the father of the child shall not have a right of visitation authorized by this section to the child unless:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the father of the child has been judicially determined to be the father of the child, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the court determines that a previous grandparental relationship existed between the grandparent and the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If the child is born out of wedlock and the parental rights of the mother of the child have been terminated, the parents of the mother of the child shall not have a right of visitation authorized by this section to the child unless the court determines that a previous grandparental relationship existed between the grandparent and the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Except as otherwise provided by this section, the district court shall not grant to any grandparent of an unmarried minor child, visitation rights to that child:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;subsequent to the final order of adoption of the child; provided however, any subsequent adoption proceedings shall not terminate any prior court-granted grandparental visitation rights unless the termination of visitation rights is ordered by the court after opportunity to be heard and the district court determines it to be in the best interest of the child, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;if the child had been placed for adoption prior to attaining six (6) months of age.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. 1. In determining the best interest of the minor child, the court shall consider and, if requested, shall make specific findings of fact related to the following factors:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the needs of and importance to the child for a continuing preexisting relationship with the grandparent and the age and reasonable preference of the child pursuant to Section 113 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the willingness of the grandparent or grandparents to encourage a close relationship between the child and the parent or parents,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the length, quality and intimacy of the preexisting relationship between the child and the grandparent,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;the love, affection and emotional ties existing between the parent and child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;the motivation and efforts of the grandparent to continue the preexisting relationship with the grandchild,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;the motivation of parent or parents denying visitation,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">g.&nbsp;&nbsp;the mental and physical health of the grandparent or grandparents,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">h.&nbsp;&nbsp;the mental and physical health of the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">i.&nbsp;&nbsp;the mental and physical health of the parent or parents,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">j.&nbsp;&nbsp;whether the child is in a permanent, stable, satisfactory family unit and environment,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">k.&nbsp;&nbsp;the moral fitness of the parties,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">l.&nbsp;&nbsp;the character and behavior of any other person who resides in or frequents the homes of the parties and such person&rsquo;s interactions with the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">m.&nbsp;&nbsp;the quantity of visitation time requested and the potential adverse impact the visitation will have on the customary activities of the child, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">n.&nbsp;&nbsp;if both parents are dead, the benefit in maintaining the preexisting relationship.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. For purposes of this subsection:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;harm or potential harm&rdquo; means a showing that without court-ordered visitation by the grandparent, the child&rsquo;s emotional, mental or physical well-being could reasonably or would be jeopardized,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;intact nuclear family&rdquo; means a family consisting of the married father and mother of the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;parental unfitness&rdquo; includes, but is not limited to, a showing that a parent of the child or a person residing with the parent:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;has a chemical or alcohol dependency, for which treatment has not been sought or for which treatment has been unsuccessful,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;has a history of violent behavior or domestic abuse,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(3)&nbsp;&nbsp;has an emotional or mental illness that demonstrably impairs judgment or capacity to recognize reality or to control behavior,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(4)&nbsp;&nbsp;has been shown to have failed to provide the child with proper care, guidance and support to the actual detriment of the child. The provisions of this division include, but are not limited to, parental indifference and parental influence on his or her child or lack thereof that exposes such child to unreasonable risk, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(5)&nbsp;&nbsp;demonstrates conduct or condition which renders him or her unable or unwilling to give a child reasonable parental care. Reasonable parental care requires, at a minimum, that the parent provides nurturing and protection adequate to meet the child&rsquo;s physical, emotional and mental health.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">The determination of parental unfitness pursuant to this subparagraph shall not be that which is equivalent for the termination of parental rights, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;preexisting relationship&rdquo; means occurring or existing prior to the filing of the petition for grandparental visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. 1. The district courts are vested with jurisdiction to issue orders granting grandparental visitation rights and to enforce visitation rights, upon the filing of a verified petition for visitation rights or enforcement thereof. Notice as ordered by the court shall be given to the person or parent having custody of the child. The venue of such action shall be in the court where there is an ongoing proceeding that involves the child, or if there is no ongoing proceeding, in the county of the residence of the child or parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. When a grandparent of a child has been granted visitation rights pursuant to this section and those rights are unreasonably denied or otherwise unreasonably interfered with by any parent of the child, the grandparent may file with the court a motion for enforcement of visitation rights. Upon filing of the motion, the court shall set an initial hearing on the motion. At the initial hearing, the court shall direct mediation and set a hearing on the merits of the motion.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. After completion of any mediation pursuant to paragraph 2 of this subsection, the mediator shall submit the record of mediation termination and a summary of the parties' agreement, if any, to the court. Upon receipt of the record of mediation termination, the court shall enter an order in accordance with the parties' agreement, if any.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Notice of a hearing pursuant to paragraph 2 or 3 of this subsection shall be given to the parties at their last-known address or as otherwise ordered by the court, at least ten (10) days prior to the date set by the court for hearing on the motion. Provided, the court may direct a shorter notice period if the court deems such shorter notice period to be appropriate under the circumstances.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Appearance at any court hearing pursuant to this subsection shall be a waiver of the notice requirements prior to such hearing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. If the court finds that visitation rights of the grandparent have been unreasonably denied or otherwise unreasonably interfered with by the parent, the court shall enter an order providing for one or more of the following:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;a specific visitation schedule,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;compensating visitation time for the visitation denied or otherwise interfered with, which time may be of the same type as the visitation denied or otherwise interfered with, including but not limited to holiday, weekday, weekend, summer, and may be at the convenience of the grandparent,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;posting of a bond, either cash or with sufficient sureties, conditioned upon compliance with the order granting visitation rights, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;assessment of reasonable attorney fees, mediation costs, and court costs to enforce visitation rights against the parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. If the court finds that the motion for enforcement of visitation rights has been unreasonably filed or pursued by the grandparent, the court may assess reasonable attorney fees, mediation costs, and court costs against the grandparent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. In addition to any other remedy authorized by this section or otherwise provided by law, any party violating an order of the court made pursuant to this section, upon conviction thereof, shall be guilty of contempt of court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. Any transportation costs or other costs arising from any visitation ordered pursuant to this section shall be paid by the grandparent or grandparents requesting such visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">I. In any action for grandparental visitation pursuant to this section, the court may award attorney fees and costs, as the court deems equitable.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">J. For the purposes of this section, the term &ldquo;grandparent&rdquo; shall include &ldquo;great-grandparent&rdquo;.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4368. Amended by Laws 1971, c. 82, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 26, 1971; Laws 1975, c. 185, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 23, 1975; Laws 1978, c. 71, &sect; 1; Laws 1981, c. 273, &sect; 1; Laws 1984, c. 82, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 4, 1984; Laws 1989, c. 211, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 206, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 14, 1990; Laws 1996, c. 297, &sect; 20, emerg. eff. June 10, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 389, &sect; 19, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 1999, c. 383, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 246, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2003, c. 268, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2003; Laws 2007, c. 102, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 7, 2007; Laws 2008, c. 290, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 2, 2008. Renumbered from &sect; 5 of Title 10 by Laws 2009, c. 233, &sect; 197, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-109.5. Voluntary relinquishment of physical custody &ndash;Presumption.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">When an order has been entered which provides for payment of child support and the legal custodian places physical custody of the child with any person, subject to the provisions of the Oklahoma Children's Code or this title, without obtaining a modification of the order to change legal custody, the placement of the physical custody, by operation of law, shall create a presumption that such person with whom the child was placed has legal physical custody of the child for the purposes of the payment of child support and the obligee shall remit such child support obligation to the person with whom the placement was made.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1987, c. 230, &sect; 20, eff. Oct. 1, 1987. Amended by Laws 1998, c. 415, &sect; 46, emerg. eff. June 11, 1998. Renumbered from &sect; 38 of Title 10 by Laws 1998, c. 415, &sect; 51, emerg. eff. June 11, 1998. Renumbered from &sect; 7202.3 of Title 10 by Laws 2009, c. 233, &sect; 208, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009. Amended by Laws 2010, c. 358, &sect; 9, emerg. eff. June 7, 2010.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-109.6. Certain information and records to be available to both custodial and noncustodial parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Any information or any record relating to a minor child which is available to the custodial parent of the child, upon request, shall also be provided the noncustodial parent of the child. Provided, however, that this right may be restricted by the court, upon application, if such action is deemed necessary in the best interests of the child. For the purpose of this section, "information" and "record" shall include, but not be limited to, information and records kept by the school, physician and medical facility of the minor child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1982, c. 99, &sect; 1, operative Oct. 1, 1982. Renumbered from &sect; 5.2 of Title 10 by Laws 2009, c. 233, &sect; 198, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-110. Automatic temporary injunction &ndash; Temporary orders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. 1. Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, upon the filing of a petition for dissolution of marriage, annulment of a marriage or legal separation by the petitioner and upon personal service of the petition and summons on the respondent, or upon waiver and acceptance of service by the respondent, an automatic temporary injunction shall be in effect against both parties pursuant to the provisions of this section:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;restraining the parties from transferring, encumbering, concealing, or in any way disposing of, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, any marital property, except in the usual course of business, for the purpose of retaining an attorney for the case or for the necessities of life and requiring each party to notify the other party of any proposed extraordinary expenditures and to account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after the injunction is in effect,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;restraining the parties from:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;intentionally or knowingly damaging or destroying the tangible property of the parties, or of either of them, specifically including, but not limited to, any electronically stored materials, electronic communications, social network data, financial records, and any document that represents or embodies anything of value,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;making any withdrawal for any purpose from any retirement, profit-sharing, pension, death, or other employee benefit plan or employee savings plan or from any individual retirement account or Keogh account,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(3)&nbsp;&nbsp;withdrawing or borrowing in any manner all or any part of the cash surrender value of any life insurance policies on either party or their children,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(4)&nbsp;&nbsp;changing or in any manner altering the beneficiary designation on any life insurance policies on the life of either party or any of their children,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(5)&nbsp;&nbsp;canceling, altering, or in any manner affecting any casualty, automobile, or health insurance policies insuring the parties' property or persons,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(6)&nbsp;&nbsp;opening or diverting mail addressed to the other party, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(7)&nbsp;&nbsp;signing or endorsing the other party's name on any negotiable instrument, check, or draft, such as tax refunds, insurance payments, and dividends, or attempting to negotiate any negotiable instruments payable to either party without the personal signature of the other party,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;requiring the parties to maintain all presently existing health, property, life and other insurance which the individual is presently carrying on any member of this family unit, and to cooperate as necessary in the filing and processing of claims. Any employer-provided health insurance currently in existence shall remain in full force and effect for all family members,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;enjoining both parties from molesting or disturbing the peace of the other party or of the children to the marriage,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;restraining both parties from disrupting or withdrawing their children from an educational facility and programs where the children historically have been enrolled, or day care,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;restraining both parties from hiding or secreting their children from the other party,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">g.&nbsp;&nbsp;restraining both parties from removing the minor children of the parties, if any, beyond the jurisdiction of the State of Oklahoma, acting directly or in concert with others, except for vacations of two (2) weeks or less duration, without the prior written consent of the other party, which shall not be unreasonably withheld, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">h.&nbsp;&nbsp;requiring, unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties in writing, the delivery by each party to the other within thirty (30) days from the earlier of either the date of service of the summons or the filing of an initial pleading by the respondent, the following documents:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;the federal and state income tax returns of each party for the past two (2) years and any nonpublic, limited partnership and privately held corporate returns for any entity in which either party has an interest, together with all supporting documentation for the tax returns, including but not limited to W-2 forms, 1099 forms, K-1 forms, Schedule C and Schedule E. If a return is not completed at the time of disclosure, the parties shall provide the documents necessary to prepare the tax return of the party, to include W-2 forms, 1099 forms, K-1 forms, copies of extension requests and estimated tax payments,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;two (2) months of the most recent pay stubs from each employer for whom the party worked,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(3)&nbsp;&nbsp;statements for the past six (6) months for all bank accounts held in the name of either party individually or jointly, or in the name of another person for the benefit of either party, or held by either party for the benefit of the minor child or children of the parties,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(4)&nbsp;&nbsp;documentation regarding the cost and nature of available health insurance coverage for the benefit of either party or the minor child or children of the parties,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(5)&nbsp;&nbsp;documentation regarding the cost and nature of employment or educationally related child care expenses incurred for the benefit of the minor child or children of the parties, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(6)&nbsp;&nbsp;documentation regarding all debts in the name of either party individually or jointly, showing the most recent balance due and payment terms.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If either party is not in possession of a document required pursuant to subparagraph h of paragraph 1 of this subsection or has not been able to obtain the document in a timely fashion, the party shall state in verified writing, under the penalty of perjury, the specific document which is not available, the reasons the document is not available, and what efforts have been made to obtain the document. As more information becomes available, there is a continuing duty to supplement the disclosures.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit a party from conducting further discovery pursuant to the Oklahoma Discovery Code.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">4. a.&nbsp;&nbsp;The provisions of the automatic temporary injunction shall be printed as an attachment to the summons and the petition and entitled &ldquo;Automatic Temporary Injunction Notice&rdquo;.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;The automatic temporary injunction notice shall contain a provision which will allow the parties to waive the automatic temporary injunction. In addition, the provision must state that unless both parties have agreed and have signed their names in the space provided, that the automatic temporary injunction will be effective. Along with the waiver provision, the notice shall contain a check box and space available for the signatures of the parties.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. The automatic temporary injunction shall become an order of the court upon fulfillment of the requirements of paragraph 1 of this subsection unless and until:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the automatic temporary injunction is waived by the parties. Both parties must indicate on the automatic temporary injunction notice in the space provided that the parties have both agreed to waive the automatic temporary injunction. Each party must sign his or her own name on the notice in the space provided, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;a party, no later than three (3) days after service on the party, files an objection to the injunction and requests a hearing. Provided, the automatic temporary injunction shall remain in effect until the hearing and a judge orders the injunction removed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. The automatic temporary injunction shall be dissolved upon the granting of the dissolution of marriage, final order of legal separation or other final order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. Nothing in this subsection shall preclude either party from applying to the court for further temporary orders, pursuant to this section, an expanded automatic temporary injunction, or modification or revocation thereto.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">8. a.&nbsp;&nbsp;With regard to an automatic temporary injunction, when a petition for dissolution of marriage, annulment of a marriage, or a legal separation is filed and served, a peace officer shall use every reasonable means to enforce the injunction which enjoins both parties from molesting or disturbing the peace of the other party or the children of the marriage against a petitioner or respondent, whenever:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;there is exhibited by a respondent or by the petitioner to the peace officer a copy of the petition or summons, with an attached Temporary Injunction Notice, duly filed and issued pursuant to this section, together with a certified copy of the affidavit of service of process or a certified copy of the waiver and acceptance of service, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;the peace officer has cause to believe that a violation of the automatic temporary injunction has occurred.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;A peace officer shall not be held civilly or criminally liable for his or her action pursuant to this paragraph if his or her action is in good faith and without malice.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. After a petition has been filed in an action for dissolution of marriage or legal separation either party may request the court to issue:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A temporary order:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;regarding child custody, support or visitation,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;regarding spousal maintenance,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;regarding payment of debt,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;regarding possession of property,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;regarding attorney fees, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;providing other injunctive relief proper in the circumstances.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">All applications for temporary orders shall set forth the factual basis for the application and shall be verified by the party seeking relief. The application and a notice of hearing shall be served on the other party in any manner provided for in the Rules of Civil Procedure.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The court shall not issue a temporary order until at least five (5) days' notice of hearing is given to the other party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">After notice and hearing, a court may issue a temporary order granting the relief as provided by this paragraph; and/or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A temporary restraining order. If the court finds on the basis of a verified application and testimony of witnesses that irreparable harm will result to the moving party, or a child of a party if no order is issued before the adverse party or attorney for the adverse party can be heard in opposition, the court may issue a temporary restraining order which shall become immediately effective and enforceable without requiring notice and opportunity to be heard to the other party. Provided, for the purposes of this section, no minor child or children temporarily residing in a licensed, certified domestic violence shelter in the state shall be removed by an ex parte order. If a temporary restraining order is issued pursuant to this paragraph, the motion for a temporary order shall be set within ten (10) days.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Any temporary orders and the automatic temporary injunction, or specific terms thereof, may be vacated or modified prior to or in conjunction with a final decree on a showing by either party of facts necessary for vacation or modification. Temporary orders and the automatic temporary injunction terminate when the final judgment on all issues, except attorney fees and costs, is rendered or when the action is dismissed. The court may reserve jurisdiction to rule on an application for a contempt citation for a violation of a temporary order or the automatic temporary injunction which is filed any time prior to the time the temporary order or injunction terminates.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Upon granting a decree of dissolution of marriage, annulment of a marriage, or legal separation, the court may require either party to pay such reasonable expenses of the other as may be just and proper under the circumstances.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. The court may in its discretion make additional orders relative to the expenses of any such subsequent actions, including but not limited to writs of habeas corpus, brought by the parties or their attorneys, for the enforcement or modification of any interlocutory or final orders in the dissolution of marriage action made for the benefit of either party or their respective attorneys.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4967. Amended by Laws 1965, c. 7, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. Feb. 9, 1965; Laws 1976, c. 256, &sect; 1. Renumbered from &sect; 1276 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1991, c. 113, &sect; 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Laws 1992, c. 252, &sect; 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1992; Laws 1997, c. 403, &sect; 9, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 2002, c. 400, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 302, &sect; 3, emerg. eff. May 28, 2003; Laws 2010, c. 234, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2010; Laws 2011, c. 237, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-110.1. Shared parenting - Policy.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">It is the policy of this state to assure that minor children have frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interests of their children and to encourage parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of rearing their children after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage, provided that the parents agree to cooperate and that domestic violence, stalking, or harassing behaviors as defined in Section 109 of this title are not present in the parental relationship. To effectuate this policy, if requested by a parent, the court may provide substantially equal access to the minor children to both parents at a temporary order hearing, unless the court finds that shared parenting would be detrimental to the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1999, c. 301, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1999. Amended by Laws 2001, c. 61, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2001; Laws 2009, c. 307, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-110.1a. Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program &ndash; Policy &ndash; Definitions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program".&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. It is the policy of this state to ensure that the health, safety, and welfare of the child is paramount when supervised visitation is ordered by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. For purposes of the Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. &ldquo;Supervised visitation&rdquo; means the court-ordered contact between a noncustodial parent and one or more children of such parent in the presence of a third-party person who is responsible for observing and overseeing the visitation in order to provide for the safety of the child and any other parties during the visitation. The court may require supervised visitation when deemed necessary by the court to protect the child or other parties;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. An "alcohol-dependent person" has the same meaning as such term defined in Section 3-403 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. A "drug-dependent person" has the same meaning as such term defined in Section 3-403 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. "Domestic abuse" has the same meaning as such term defined in Section 60.1 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. 1. The associate district judge in each county within this state may select trained volunteers to provide supervised visitation pursuant to the Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. By February 15, 2005, the associate district judge of each county may appoint a judicial district supervised visitation team to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;identify public and private entities which will be willing to provide location sites for purposes of the Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;identify individuals who will be willing to serve as third-party persons to observe and oversee court-ordered supervised visitations,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;establish training requirements for volunteers,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;identify programs which may be available for the training of the volunteers including, but not limited to, the Department of Human Services, Office of the Attorney General, child advocacy centers, domestic violence groups, and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;develop written protocol for handling supervised visitations so as to provide safety of the child and other parties during the supervised visitation,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;develop application forms for volunteers applying for the Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program. Information listed on the form shall include, but not be limited to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;name, address and phone number of the volunteer,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;volunteer&rsquo;s place of employment and phone number,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(3)&nbsp;&nbsp;areas of expertise,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(4)&nbsp;&nbsp;listing of professional training in areas including, but not limited to, child abuse, domestic abuse, alcohol or drug abuse, mental illness or conflict management,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(5)&nbsp;&nbsp;consent form specifying release of information, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(6)&nbsp;&nbsp;professional references, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">g.&nbsp;&nbsp;identify which information of the parties and the child will be confidential and which may be available to others.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. From recommendations of the team established pursuant to this subsection, the associate district judge in each county within this state may authorize one or more public or private agencies to provide location sites for the Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program. A district judge may require either party requesting supervised visitation of a child to identify a trained third-party volunteer to observe and oversee the visitation. A district court shall not:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;require any state agency location or state employee to observe and oversee any supervised visitation, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;appoint a third party to observe and oversee a supervised visitation who has not received the training as specified by the judicial district supervised visitation team unless agreed to by the parties.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. A participating public or private agency location site may charge a fee for each visit.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. The protocol for supervised visitation established by each judicial district supervised visitation team may require that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The location site require each participant who has court-ordered supervised visitation for a child and who is participating in the supervised visitation program to sign a time log upon arrival and departure. The agency location site must have an employee assigned to verify identification of each participant, initial each signature, and record the time of each person&rsquo;s arrival and departure; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The agency location site also contain information on each client case including, but not limited to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;a copy of the court order requiring supervised visitation, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;name of individuals authorized to pick up or deliver a child to the agency location site for supervised visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. Each judicial district supervised visitation team may include, but not be limited to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Mental health professionals;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Police officers or other law enforcement agents;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Medical personnel;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Child protective services workers; &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Child advocacy individuals; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. The district attorney or designee.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. An associate district judge of a county, the judicial district supervised visitation team created pursuant to this section and the Office of the Court Administrator may develop an informational brochure outlining the provisions of the Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program and procedures to be used by volunteers in that judicial district. The brochure may be distributed through the municipal and district court, social service agency centers, county health departments, hospitals, crisis or counseling centers, and community action agencies.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. Except for acts of dishonesty, willful criminal acts, or gross negligence, no member of the judicial district supervised visitation team or volunteer shall be charged personally with any liability whatsoever by reason of any act or omission committed or suffered in the performance of the duties pursuant to the provisions of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">I. The provisions of this section shall not apply to cases subject to the Oklahoma Children&rsquo;s Code and the Oklahoma Juvenile Code.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2004, c. 415, &sect; 5, eff. Dec. 15, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-110.2. Blood, saliva, urine or any other tests &ndash; Child custody or visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In any action in which the custody of or the visitation with a child is a relevant fact and at issue, the court may order the mother, the child or father to submit to blood, saliva, urine or any other test deemed necessary by the court in determining that the custody of or visitation with the child will be in the best interests of the child. If so ordered and any party or child refuses to submit to such tests, the court may enforce its order if the rights of others and the interests of justice so require unless such individual is found to have good cause for refusing to cooperate.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2004, c. 422, &sect; 2, eff. July 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43111. Indirect contempt for disobedience of certain orders relating to divorce or separate maintenance actions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Any order pertaining to the division of property pursuant to a divorce or separate maintenance action, if willfully disobeyed, may be enforced as an indirect contempt of court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1982, c. 14, &sect; 1. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1276.2 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1992, c. 252, &sect; 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1992.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-111.1. Minimum visitation between noncustodial parent and child &ndash; Domestic violence or stalking &ndash; Failure to pay child support - Enforcement of visitation order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. 1. Any order providing for the visitation of a noncustodial parent with any of the children of such noncustodial parent shall provide a specified minimum amount of visitation between the noncustodial parent and the child unless the court determines otherwise.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Except for good cause shown and when in the best interests of the child, the order shall encourage additional visitations of the noncustodial parent and the child and in addition encourage liberal telephone communications between the noncustodial parent and the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The court may award visitation by a noncustodial parent who was determined to have committed domestic violence or engaged in stalking behavior as defined in Section 109 of this title, if the court is able to provide for the safety of the child and the parent who is the victim of that domestic violence.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. In a visitation order, the court shall provide for the safety of the minor child and victim of domestic violence, stalking, or harassment as defined in Section 109 of this title, and subject to the provisions of Section 109 of this title, may:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;order the exchange of a child to be facilitated by a third party where the parents do not have any contact with each other,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;order an exchange of a child to occur in a protected setting,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;order visitation supervised by another person or agency,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;order the abusive, stalking, or harassing parent to pay a fee to help defray the costs of supervised visitation or other costs of child exchanges, including compensating third parties,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;order the abusive, stalking, or harassing parent to attend and complete, to the satisfaction of the court, an intervention program for batterers certified by the Office of the Attorney General,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;prohibit unsupervised or overnight visitation until the abusive, stalking, or harassing parent has successfully completed a specialized program for abusers and the parent has neither threatened nor exhibited violence for a substantial period of time,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">g.&nbsp;&nbsp;order the abusive, stalking, or harassing parent to abstain from the possession or consumption of alcohol or controlled substances during the visitation and for twenty-four (24) hours preceding visitation,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">h.&nbsp;&nbsp;order the abusive, stalking, or harassing parent to complete a danger/lethality assessment by a qualified mental health professional, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">i.&nbsp;&nbsp;impose any other condition that is deemed necessary to provide for the safety of the child, the victim of domestic violence, stalking, or harassing behavior, or another household member.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. The court shall not order a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or harassment to be present during child visitation exchange if the victim of domestic violence, stalking, or harassment objects to being present.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Visitation shall be terminated if:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the abusive, stalking, or harassing parent repeatedly violates the terms and conditions of visitation,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the child becomes severely distressed in response to visitation, including the determination by a mental health professional or certified domestic violence specialist that visitation with the abusive, stalking, or harassing parent is causing the child severe distress which is not in the best interest of the child, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;there are clear indications that the abusive, stalking, or harassing parent has threatened to either harm or flee with the child, or has threatened to harm the custodial parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. Whether or not visitation is allowed, the court shall order the address of the child and the victim of domestic violence, stalking, or harassing behavior to be kept confidential if requested.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;The court may order that the victim of domestic violence, stalking, or harassing behavior participate in the address confidentiality program available pursuant to Section 60.14 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;The abusive, stalking, or harassing parent may be denied access to the medical and educational records of the child if those records may be used to determine the location of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. Except for good cause shown, when a noncustodial parent who is ordered to pay child support and who is awarded visitation rights fails to pay child support, the custodial parent shall not refuse to honor the visitation rights of the noncustodial parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. When a custodial parent refuses to honor the visitation rights of the noncustodial parent, the noncustodial parent shall not fail to pay any ordered child support or alimony.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. Violation of an order providing for the payment of child support or providing for the visitation of a noncustodial parent with any of the children of such noncustodial parent may be prosecuted as indirect civil contempt pursuant to Section 566 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes or as otherwise deemed appropriate by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Any person complying in good faith with the provisions of Section 852.1 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, by refusing to allow his or her child to be transported by an intoxicated driver, shall have an affirmative defense to a contempt of court proceeding in a divorce or custody action.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Unless good cause is shown for the noncompliance, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover court costs and attorney fees expended in enforcing the order and any other reasonable costs and expenses incurred in connection with the denied child support or denied visitation as authorized by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1989, c. 285, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 24, 1989. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 171, &sect; 1, operative July 1, 1990. Renumbered from &sect; 1276.3 of Title 12 by Laws 1990, c. 171, &sect; 3, operative July 1, 1990 and by Laws 1990, c. 188, &sect; 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1990. Amended by Laws 1999, c. 301, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 384, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2009, c. 143, &sect; 3, eff. July 1, 2009; Laws 2009, c. 307, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-111.1A. Standard visitation schedule &ndash; Advisory guidelines.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. By January 1, 2005, the Administrative Director of the Courts shall have developed a standard visitation schedule and advisory guidelines which may be used by the district courts of this state as deemed necessary.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The standard visitation schedule should include a minimum graduated visitation schedule for children under the age of five (5) years and a minimum graduated visitation schedule for children five (5) years of age through seventeen (17) years of age. In addition, the standard visitation schedule should address:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Midweek and weekend time-sharing;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Differing geographical residences of the custodian and noncustodian of the child requesting visitation;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Holidays, including Friday and Monday holidays;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Summer vacation break;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Midterm school breaks;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Notice requirements and authorized reasons for cancellations of visitation;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. Transportation and transportation costs, including pick up and return of the child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. Religious, school, and extracurricular activities;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">9. Grandparent and relative contact;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10. The birthday of the child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11. Sibling visitation schedules;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12. Special circumstances, including, but not limited to, emergencies; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13. Any other standards deemed necessary by the Administrative Director of the Courts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. The Administrative Director of the Courts shall develop advisory guidelines for use by the district courts when parties to any action concerning the custody of a child are unable to mutually agree upon a visitation schedule.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The advisory guidelines should include the following considerations at a minimum:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;a preference for visitation schedules that are mutually agreed upon by both parents over a court-imposed solution,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;a visitation schedule which should maximize the continuity and stability of the life of the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;special considerations should be given to each parent to make the child available to attend family functions, including funerals, weddings, family reunions, religious holidays, important ceremonies, and other significant events in the life of the child or in the life of either parent which may inadvertently conflict with the visitation schedule,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;a visitation schedule which will not interrupt the regular school hours of the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;a visitation schedule should reasonably accommodate the work schedule of both parents and may increase the visitation time allowed to the noncustodial parent but should not diminish the standardized visitation schedule provided in Section 111.1 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;a visitation schedule should reasonably accommodate the distance between the parties and the expense of exercising visitation,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">g.&nbsp;&nbsp;each parent should permit and encourage liberal electronic contact during reasonable hours and uncensored mail privileges with the child, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">h.&nbsp;&nbsp;each parent should be entitled to an equal division of major religious holidays celebrated by the parents, and the parent who celebrates a religious holiday that the other parent does not celebrate shall have the right to be together with the child on the religious holiday.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The Administrative Director of the Courts shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Make the standard visitation schedule and advisory guidelines available to the district courts of this state; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Periodically review and update the guidelines as deemed necessary.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2004, c. 422, &sect; 1, eff. July 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-111.2. Civil action for child stealing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Any person who is not a party to a child custody proceeding, and who intentionally removes, causes the removal of, assists in the removal of, or detains any child under eighteen (18) years of age with intent to deny another person's right to custody of the child or visitation under an existing court order shall be liable in an action at law. Remedies available pursuant to this section are in addition to any other remedies available by law or equity and may include, but shall not be limited to, the following:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Damages for loss of service, society, and companionship;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Compensatory damages for reasonable expenses incurred in searching for the missing child or attending court hearings; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The prevailing party in such action shall be awarded reasonable attorney fees.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1995, c. 219, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-111.3. Interference with visitation rights of noncustodial parent - Motion for enforcement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. When a noncustodial parent has been granted visitation rights and those rights are denied or otherwise interfered with by the custodial parent, in addition to the remedy provided in subsection B of Section 111.1 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the noncustodial parent may file with the court clerk a motion for enforcement of visitation rights. The motion shall be filed on a form provided by the court clerk. Upon filing of the motion, the court shall immediately:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Issue ex parte an order for mediation; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Set a hearing on the motion, which shall be not more than twenty-one (21) days after the filing of the motion.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Within five (5) days of termination of mediation ordered pursuant to paragraph 1 of subsection A of this section, the mediator shall submit the record of termination and a summary of the parties' agreement, if any, to the court. Upon receipt of the record of termination, the court shall enter an order in accordance with the parties' agreement, if any, or set the matter for hearing, which shall be not more than ten (10) days after the record of termination is received by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Notice of a hearing pursuant to subsection A or B of this section shall be given to all interested parties by certified mail, return receipt requested, or as ordered by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. If the court finds that visitation rights of the noncustodial parent have been unreasonably denied or otherwise interfered with by the custodial parent, the court shall enter an order providing for one or more of the following:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A specific visitation schedule;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Compensating visitation time for the visitation denied or otherwise interfered with, which time shall be of the same type (e.g. holiday, weekday, weekend, summer) as the visitation denied or otherwise interfered with, and shall be at the convenience of the noncustodial parent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Posting of a bond, either cash or with sufficient sureties, conditioned upon compliance with the order granting visitation rights;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Assessment of reasonable attorney fees, mediation costs, and court costs to enforce visitation rights against the custodial parent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Attendance of one or both parents at counseling or educational sessions which focus on the impact of visitation disputes on children;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Supervised visitation; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. Any other remedy the court considers appropriate, which may include an order which modifies a prior order granting child custody.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. If the court finds that the motion for enforcement of visitation rights has been unreasonably filed or pursued by the noncustodial parent, the court may assess reasonable attorney fees, mediation costs, and court costs against the noncustodial parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. Final disposition of a motion filed pursuant to this section shall take place no later than forty-five (45) days after filing of the motion.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. The Office of the Court Administrator shall develop the form required by subsection A of this section to be used for a motion to enforce visitation rights.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 42, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-111.4. Protection of child from child abuse or neglect or domestic violence by parent &ndash; Suspension of visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A parent who, in good faith and with a reasonable belief supported by fact, determines that the child of that parent is the victim of child abuse or neglect, or suffers from effects of domestic violence, may take necessary actions to protect the child, including refusing to permit visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. In cases in which there is evidence to substantiate suspected or confirmed child abuse or neglect, visitation shall be suspended.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2009, c. 307, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-112. Care and custody of children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A petition or cross-petition for a divorce, legal separation, or annulment must state whether or not the parties have minor children of the marriage. If there are minor children of the marriage, the court:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Shall make provision for guardianship, custody, medical care, support and education of the children;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Unless not in the best interests of the children, may provide for the visitation of the noncustodial parent with any of the children of the noncustodial parent; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. May modify or change any order whenever circumstances render the change proper either before or after final judgment in the action; provided, that the amount of the periodic child support payment shall not be modified retroactively or payment of all or a portion of the past due amount waived, except by mutual agreement of the obligor and obligee, or if the obligee has assigned child support rights to the Department of Human Services or other entity, by agreement of the Department or other entity. Unless the parties agree to the contrary, a completed child support computation form provided for in Section 120 of this title shall be required to be filed with the child support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The social security numbers of both parents and the child shall be included on the child support order summary form provided for in Section 120 of this title, which shall be submitted to the Central Case Registry as provided for in Section 112A of this title with all child support or paternity orders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. In any action in which there are minor unmarried children in awarding or modifying the custody of the child or in appointing a general guardian for the child, the court shall be guided by the provisions of Section 112.5 of this title and shall consider what appears to be in the best interests of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. When it is in the best interests of a minor unmarried child, the court shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;assure children of frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities of child rearing in order to effect this policy.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. There shall be neither a legal preference nor a presumption for or against joint legal custody, joint physical custody, or sole custody.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. When in the best interests of the child, custody shall be awarded in a way which assures the frequent and continuing contact of the child with both parents. When awarding custody to either parent, the court:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;shall consider, among other facts, which parent is more likely to allow the child or children frequent and continuing contact with the noncustodial parent, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;shall not prefer a parent as a custodian of the child because of the gender of that parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. In any action, there shall be neither a legal preference or a presumption for or against private or public school or home-schooling in awarding the custody of a child, or in appointing a general guardian for the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Notwithstanding any custody determination made pursuant to the Oklahoma Children&rsquo;s Code, when a parent of a child is required to be separated from a child due to military service, the court shall not enter a final order modifying an existing custody order until such time as the parent has completed the term of duty requiring separation. For purposes of this paragraph:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls5"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;in the case of a parent who is a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, the term &ldquo;military service&rdquo; means a combat deployment, contingency operation, or natural disaster requiring the use of orders that do not permit any family member to accompany the member,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls5"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;in the case of a parent who is a member of the National Guard, the term &ldquo;military service&rdquo; means service under a call to active service authorized by the President of the United States or the Secretary of Defense for a period of more than thirty (30) consecutive days under 32 U.S.C. 502(f) for purposes of responding to a national emergency declared by the President and supported by federal funds. &ldquo;Military service&rdquo; shall include any period during which a member is absent from duty on account of sickness, wounds, leave or other lawful cause, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls5"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the court may enter a temporary custody or visitation order pursuant to the requirements of the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. In making an order for custody, the court shall require compliance with Section 112.3 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. 1. Except for good cause shown, a pattern of failure to allow court-ordered visitation may be determined to be contrary to the best interests of the child and as such may be grounds for modification of the child custody order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. For any action brought pursuant to the provisions of this section which the court determines to be contrary to the best interests of the child, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover court costs, attorney fees and any other reasonable costs and expenses incurred with the action.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. Except as otherwise provided by Section 112.1A of this title, any child shall be entitled to support by the parents until the child reaches eighteen (18) years of age. If a child is regularly enrolled in and attending high school, as set forth in Section 11-103.6 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes, other means of high school education, or an alternative high school education program as a full-time student, the child shall be entitled to support by the parents until the child graduates from high school or until the age of twenty (20) years, whichever occurs first. Full-time attendance shall include regularly scheduled breaks from the school year. No hearing or further order is required to extend support pursuant to this subsection after the child reaches the age of eighteen (18) years.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. In any case in which provision is made for the custody or support of a minor child or enforcement of such order and before hearing the matter or signing any orders, the court shall inquire whether public assistance money or medical support has been provided by the Department of Human Services, hereafter referred to as the Department, for the benefit of each child. If public assistance money, medical support, or child support services under the state child support plan as provided in Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes have been provided for the benefit of the child, the Department shall be a necessary party for the adjudication of the debt due to the State of Oklahoma, as defined in Section 238 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and for the adjudication of paternity, child support, and medical insurance coverage for the minor children in accordance with federal regulations. When an action is filed, the petitioner shall give the Department notice of the action according to Section 2004 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes. The Department shall not be required to intervene in the action to have standing to appear and participate in the action. When the Department is a necessary party to the action, any orders concerning paternity, child support, medical support, or the debt due to the State of Oklahoma shall be approved and signed by the Department.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. In any case in which a child support order or custody order or both is entered, enforced or modified, the court may make a determination of the arrearages of child support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4968. Amended by Laws 1955, p. 142, &sect; 1; Laws 1968, c. 226, &sect; 1; Laws 1969, c. 334, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 8, 1969; Laws 1973, c. 188, &sect; 1; Laws 1974, c. 101, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 30, 1974; Laws 1979, c. 93, &sect; 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1979; Laws 1985, c. 297, &sect; 16, operative Oct. 1, 1985; Laws 1987, c. 230, &sect; 14, eff. Oct. 1, 1987. Renumbered from &sect; 1277 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 171, &sect; 2, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 1990, c. 309, &sect; 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1993, c. 307, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1994, c. 356, &sect; 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1996, c. 131, &sect; 10, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; Laws 1997, c. 403, &sect; 10, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 5, &sect; 13, emerg. eff. March 4, 1998; Laws 1998, c. 323, &sect; 7, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Laws 1999, c. 301, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 384, &sect; 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2002, c. 400, &sect; 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 3, &sect; 22, emerg. eff. March 19, 2003; Laws 2006, c. 127, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2006; Laws 2007, c. 1, &sect; 23, emerg. eff. Feb. 22, 2007; Laws 2007, c. 34, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 18, 2007; Laws 2009, c. 234, &sect; 137, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009; Laws 2010, c. 358, &sect; 10, emerg. eff. June 7, 2010; Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: Laws 1997, c. 402, &sect; 10 repealed by Laws 1998, c. 5, &sect; 29, emerg. eff. March 4, 1998. Laws 2002, c. 314, &sect; 2 repealed by Laws 2003, c. 3, &sect; 23, emerg. eff. March 19, 2003. Laws 2002, c. 445, &sect; 18 repealed by Laws 2003, c. 3, &sect; 24, emerg. eff. March 19, 2003. Laws 2006, c. 74, &sect; 1 repealed by Laws 2007, c. 1, &sect; 24, emerg. eff. Feb. 22, 2007.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-112.1A. Definitions - Child support - Parental rights and duties &ndash; Actions and jurisdiction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In this section:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. &ldquo;Adult child&rdquo; means a child eighteen (18) years of age or older.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. &ldquo;Child&rdquo; means a son or daughter of any age.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. The court may order either or both parents to provide for the support of a child for an indefinite period and may determine the rights and duties of the parents if the court finds that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the child, whether institutionalized or not, requires substantial care and personal supervision because of a mental or physical disability and will not be capable of self-support, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the disability exists, or the cause of the disability is known to exist, on or before the eighteenth birthday of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A court that orders support under this section shall designate a parent of the child or another person having physical custody or guardianship of the child under a court order to receive the support for the child. The court may designate a child who is eighteen (18) years of age or older to receive the support directly.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. A suit provided by this section may be filed only by:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;a parent of the child or another person having physical custody or guardianship of the child under a court order, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the child if the child:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;is eighteen (18) years of age or older,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;does not have a mental disability, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(3)&nbsp;&nbsp;is determined by the court to be capable of managing the child&rsquo;s financial affairs.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The parent, the child, if the child is eighteen (18) years of age or older, or other person may not transfer or assign the cause of action to any person, including a governmental or private entity or agency, except for an assignment made to the Title IV-D agency.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. 1. A suit under this section may be filed:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;regardless of the age of the child, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;as an independent cause of action or joined with any other claim or remedy provided by this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If no court has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of the child, an action under this section may be filed as an original suit.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If there is a court of continuing, exclusive jurisdiction, an action under this section may be filed as a suit for modification pursuant to Section 115 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. In determining the amount of support to be paid after a child&rsquo;s eighteenth birthday, the specific terms and conditions of that support, and the rights and duties of both parents with respect to the support of the child, the court shall determine and give special consideration to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Any existing or future needs of the adult child directly related to the adult child&rsquo;s mental or physical disability and the substantial care and personal supervision directly required by or related to that disability;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Whether the parent pays for or will pay for the care or supervision of the adult child or provides or will provide substantial care or personal supervision of the adult child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The financial resources available to both parents for the support, care, and supervision of the adult child; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Any other financial resources or other resources or programs available for the support, care, and supervision of the adult child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. An order provided by this section may contain provisions governing the rights and duties of both parents with respect to the support of the child and may be modified or enforced in the same manner as any other order provided by this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 5, eff. July 1, 2001.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-112.2. Evidence of ongoing domestic abuse or child abuse - Determinations relating to convicted sex offenders - Presumption.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In every case involving the custody of, guardianship of or visitation with a child, the court shall consider for determining the custody of, guardianship of or the visitation with a child whether any person seeking custody or who has custody of, guardianship of or visitation with a child:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Is or has been subject to the registration requirements of the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act or any similar act in any other state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Has been convicted of a crime listed in the Oklahoma Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention Act or in Section 582 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Is an alcohol-dependent person or a drug-dependent person as established by clear and convincing evidence and who can be expected in the near future to inflict or attempt to inflict serious bodily harm to himself or herself or another person as a result of such dependency;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Has been convicted of domestic abuse within the past five (5) years;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Is residing with an individual who is or has been subject to the registration requirements of the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act or any similar act in any other state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Is residing with a person who has been convicted of a crime listed in the Oklahoma Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention Act or in Section 582 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. Is residing with a person who has been convicted of domestic abuse within the past five (5) years.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that it is not in the best interests of the child to have custody or guardianship granted to a person who:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Is subject to or has been subject to the registration requirements of the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act or any similar act in any other state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Has been convicted of a crime listed in the Oklahoma Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention Act or in Section 582 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Is an alcohol-dependent person or a drug-dependent person as established by clear and convincing evidence and who can be expected in the near future to inflict or attempt to inflict serious bodily harm to himself or herself or another person as a result of such dependency;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Has been convicted of domestic abuse within the past five (5) years;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Is residing with a person who is or has been subject to the registration requirements of the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act or any similar act in any other state; &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Is residing with a person who has been convicted of a crime listed in the Oklahoma Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention Act or in Section 582 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. Is residing with a person convicted of domestic abuse within the past five (5) years.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Custody of, guardianship of, or visitation with a child shall not be granted to any person if it is established that the custody, guardianship or visitation will likely expose the child to a foreseeable risk of material harm.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Except as otherwise provided by the Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program, court-ordered supervised visitation shall be governed by the Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. For purposes of this section:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. "Alcohol-dependent person" has the same meaning as such term is defined in Section 3-403 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. "Domestic abuse" has the same meaning as such term is defined in Section 60.1 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. "Drug-dependent person" has the same meaning as such term is defined in Section 3-403 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. "Supervised visitation" means a program established pursuant to Section 5 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1991, c. 113, &sect; 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Laws 2002, c. 445, &sect; 19, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 3, &sect; 25, emerg. eff. March 19, 2003; Laws 2004, c. 415, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. June 4, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: Laws 2002, c. 413, &sect; 3 repealed by Laws 2003, c. 3, &sect; 26, emerg. eff. March 19, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-112.2A. Parent's right to change child's residence.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A parent entitled to the custody of a child has a right to change his residence, subject to the power of the district court to restrain a removal which would prejudice the rights or welfare of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4382. Renumbered from &sect; 19 of Title 10 by Laws 2009, c. 233, &sect; 202, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-112.3. Notice of proposed relocation or change of residence.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. As used in this section:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. &ldquo;Change of residence address&rdquo; means a change in the primary residence of an adult;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. &ldquo;Child&rdquo; means a child under the age of eighteen (18) who has not been judicially emancipated;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. &ldquo;Person entitled to custody of or visitation with a child&rdquo; means a person so entitled by virtue of a court order or by an express agreement that is subject to court enforcement;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. &ldquo;Principal residence of a child&rdquo; means:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the location designated by a court to be the primary residence of the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;in the absence of a court order, the location at which the parties have expressly agreed that the child will primarily reside, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;in the absence of a court order or an express agreement, the location, if any, at which the child, preceding the time involved, lived with the child&rsquo;s parents, a parent, or a person acting as parent for at least six (6) consecutive months and, in the case of a child less than six (6) months old, the location at which the child lived from birth with any of the persons mentioned. Periods of temporary absence of any of the named persons are counted as part of the six-month or other period; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. &ldquo;Relocation&rdquo; means a change in the principal residence of a child over seventy-five (75) miles from the child's principal residence for a period of sixty (60) days or more, but does not include a temporary absence from the principal residence.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. Except as otherwise provided by this section, a person who has the right to establish the principal residence of the child shall notify every other person entitled to visitation with the child of a proposed relocation of the child&rsquo;s principal residence as required by this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Except as otherwise provided by this section, an adult entitled to visitation with a child shall notify every other person entitled to custody of or visitation with the child of an intended change in the primary residence address of the adult as required by this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. Except as provided by this section, notice of a proposed relocation of the principal residence of a child or notice of an intended change of the primary residence address of an adult must be given:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;by mail to the last-known address of the person to be notified, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;no later than:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;the sixtieth day before the date of the intended move or proposed relocation, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2) the tenth day after the date that the person knows the information required to be furnished pursuant to this subsection, if the person did not know and could not reasonably have known the information in sufficient time to comply with the sixty-day notice, and it is not reasonably possible to extend the time for relocation of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Except as provided by this section, the following information, if available, must be included with the notice of intended relocation of the child or change of primary residence of an adult:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the intended new residence, including the specific address, if known,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the mailing address, if not the same,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the home telephone number, if known,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;the date of the intended move or proposed relocation,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;a brief statement of the specific reasons for the proposed relocation of a child, if applicable,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;a proposal for a revised schedule of visitation with the child, if any, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">g.&nbsp;&nbsp;a warning to the nonrelocating parent that an objection to the relocation must be made within thirty (30) days or the relocation will be permitted.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. A person required to give notice of a proposed relocation or change of residence address under this subsection has a continuing duty to provide a change in or addition to the information required by this subsection as that information becomes known.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. After the effective date of this act, an order issued by a court directed to a person entitled to custody of or visitation with a child shall include the following or substantially similar terms:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&ldquo;You, as a party in this action, are ordered to notify every other party to this action in writing of a proposed relocation of the child, change of your primary residence address, and the following information:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The intended new residence, including the specific address, if known;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The mailing address, if not the same;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The home telephone number, if known;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The date of the intended move or proposed relocation;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. A brief statement of the specific reasons for the proposed relocation of a child, if applicable; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. A proposal for a revised schedule of visitation with the child, if any.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">You are further ordered to give written notice of the proposed relocation or change of residence address on or before the sixtieth day before a proposed change. If you do not know and could not have reasonably known of the change in sufficient time to provide a sixty-day notice, you are ordered to give written notice of the change on or before the tenth day after the date that you know of the change.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Your obligation to furnish this information to every other party continues as long as you, or any other person, by virtue of this order, are entitled to custody of or visitation with a child covered by this order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Your failure to obey the order of this court to provide every other party with notice of information regarding the proposed relocation or change of residence address may result in further litigation to enforce the order, including contempt of court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In addition, your failure to notify of a relocation of the child may be taken into account in a modification of custody of, visitation with, possession of or access to the child. Reasonable costs and attorney fees also may be assessed against you if you fail to give the required notice.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If you, as the nonrelocating parent, do not file a proceeding seeking a temporary or permanent order to prevent the relocation within thirty (30) days after receipt of notice of the intent of the other party to relocate the residence of the child, relocation is authorized.&rdquo;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. 1. On a finding by the court that the health, safety, or liberty of a person or a child would be unreasonably put at risk by the disclosure of the required identifying information in conjunction with a proposed relocation of the child or change of residence of an adult, the court may order that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the specific residence address and telephone number of the child or of the adult and other identifying information shall not be disclosed in the pleadings, other documents filed in the proceeding, or the final order, except for an in camera disclosure,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the notice requirements provided by this article be waived to the extent necessary to protect confidentiality and the health, safety or liberty of a person or child, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;any other remedial action that the court considers necessary to facilitate the legitimate needs of the parties and the best interest of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If appropriate, the court may conduct an ex parte hearing pursuant to this subsection.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. 1. The court may consider a failure to provide notice of a proposed relocation of a child as provided by this section as:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;a factor in making its determination regarding the relocation of a child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;a factor in determining whether custody or visitation should be modified,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;a basis for ordering the return of the child if the relocation has taken place without notice, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;sufficient cause to order the person seeking to relocate the child to pay reasonable expenses and attorney fees incurred by the person objecting to the relocation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. In addition to the sanctions provided by this subsection, the court may make a finding of contempt if a party violates the notice requirement required by this section and may impose the sanctions authorized for contempt of a court order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. 1. The person entitled to custody of a child may relocate the principal residence of a child after providing notice as provided by this section unless a parent entitled to notice files a proceeding seeking a temporary or permanent order to prevent the relocation within thirty (30) days after receipt of the notice.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A parent entitled by court order or written agreement to visitation with a child may file a proceeding objecting to a proposed relocation of the principal residence of a child and seek a temporary or permanent order to prevent the relocation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If relocation of the child is proposed, a nonparent entitled by court order or written agreement to visitation with a child may file a proceeding to obtain a revised schedule of visitation, but may not object to the proposed relocation or seek a temporary or permanent order to prevent the relocation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. A proceeding filed pursuant to this subsection must be filed within thirty (30) days of receipt of notice of a proposed relocation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. 1. The court may grant a temporary order restraining the relocation of a child, or ordering return of the child if a relocation has previously taken place, if the court finds:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the required notice of a proposed relocation of a child as provided by this section was not provided in a timely manner and the parties have not presented an agreed-upon revised schedule for visitation with the child for the court&rsquo;s approval,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the child already has been relocated without notice, agreement of the parties, or court approval, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;from an examination of the evidence presented at the temporary hearing there is a likelihood that on final hearing the court will not approve the relocation of the primary residence of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The court may grant a temporary order permitting the relocation of the child pending final hearing if the court:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;finds that the required notice of a proposed relocation of a child as provided by this section was provided in a timely manner and issues an order for a revised schedule for temporary visitation with the child, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;finds from an examination of the evidence presented at the temporary hearing there is a likelihood that on final hearing the court will approve the relocation of the primary residence of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">I. A proposed relocation of a child may be a factor in considering a change of custody.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">J. 1. In reaching its decision regarding a proposed relocation, the court shall consider the following factors:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the nature, quality, extent of involvement, and duration of the child&rsquo;s relationship with the person proposing to relocate and with the nonrelocating person, siblings, and other significant persons in the child&rsquo;s life,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the age, developmental stage, needs of the child, and the likely impact the relocation will have on the child&rsquo;s physical, educational, and emotional development, taking into consideration any special needs of the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the feasibility of preserving the relationship between the nonrelocating person and the child through suitable visitation arrangements, considering the logistics and financial circumstances of the parties,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;the child&rsquo;s preference, taking into consideration the age and maturity of the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;whether there is an established pattern of conduct of the person seeking the relocation, either to promote or thwart the relationship of the child and the nonrelocating person,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;whether the relocation of the child will enhance the general quality of life for both the custodial party seeking the relocation and the child, including but not limited to financial or emotional benefit or educational opportunity,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">g.&nbsp;&nbsp;the reasons of each person for seeking or opposing the relocation, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">h.&nbsp;&nbsp;any other factor affecting the best interest of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The court may not:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;give undue weight to the temporary relocation as a factor in reaching its final decision, if the court has issued a temporary order authorizing a party seeking to relocate a child to move before final judgment is issued, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;consider whether the person seeking relocation of the child has declared that he or she will not relocate if relocation of the child is denied.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">K. The relocating person has the burden of proof that the proposed relocation is made in good faith. If that burden of proof is met, the burden shifts to the nonrelocating person to show that the proposed relocation is not in the best interest of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">L. 1. After notice and a reasonable opportunity to respond, the court may impose a sanction on a person proposing a relocation of the child or objecting to a proposed relocation of a child if it determines that the proposal was made or the objection was filed:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;to harass a person or to cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;without being warranted by existing law or was based on frivolous argument, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;based on allegations and other factual contentions which had no evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, could not have been reasonably believed to be likely to have evidentiary support after further investigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A sanction imposed under this subsection shall be limited to what is sufficient to deter repetition of such conduct or comparable conduct by others similarly situated. The sanction may include directives of a nonmonetary nature, an order to pay a penalty into court, or, if imposed on motion and warranted for effective deterrence, an order directing payment to the other party of some or all of the reasonable attorney fees and other expenses incurred as a direct result of the violation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">M. If the issue of relocation is presented at the initial hearing to determine custody of and visitation with a child, the court shall apply the factors set forth in this section in making its initial determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">N. 1. The provisions of this section apply to an order regarding custody of or visitation with a child issued:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;after the effective date of this act, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;before the effective date of this act, if the existing custody order or enforceable agreement does not expressly govern the relocation of the child or there is a change in the primary residence address of an adult affected by the order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. To the extent that a provision of this section conflicts with an existing custody order or enforceable agreement, this section does not apply to the terms of that order or agreement that govern relocation of the child or a change in the primary residence address of an adult.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2002, c. 400, &sect; 8, eff. Nov. 1, 2002. Amended by Laws 2008, c. 28, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-112.4. No duty to maintain stepchildren.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A stepparent is not required to maintain his or her spouse&rsquo;s children from a prior relationship.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4378. Amended by Laws 2009, c. 233, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009. Renumbered from &sect; 15 of Title 10 by Laws 2009, c. 233, &sect; 200, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-112.5. Custody or guardianship - Order of preference - Death of custodial parent - Preference of child - Evidence of domestic abuse - Registered sex offenders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Custody or guardianship of a child may be awarded to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A parent or to both parents jointly;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A grandparent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. A person who was indicated by the wishes of a deceased parent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. A relative of either parent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. The person in whose home the child has been living in a wholesome and stable environment including but not limited to a foster parent; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Any other person deemed by the court to be suitable and able to provide adequate and proper care and guidance for the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. In applying subsection A of this section, a court shall award custody or guardianship of a child to a parent, unless a nonparent proves by clear and convincing evidence that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. For a period of at least twelve (12) months out of the last fourteen (14) months immediately preceding the commencement of the custody or guardianship proceeding, the parent has willfully failed, refused, or neglected to contribute to the support of the child:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;in substantial compliance with a support provision or an order entered by a court of competent jurisdiction adjudicating the duty, amount, and manner of support, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;according to the financial ability of the parent to contribute to the support of the child if no provision for support is entered by a court of competent jurisdiction, or an order of modification subsequent thereto.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">For purposes of this paragraph, incidental or token financial contributions shall not be considered in establishing whether a parent has satisfied his or her obligation under subparagraphs a and b of this paragraph; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">2. a. the child has been left in the physical custody of a nonparent by a parent or parents of the child for one (1) year or more, excluding parents on active duty in the military, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the parent or parents have not maintained regular visitation or communication with the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">For purposes of this paragraph, incidental or token visits or communications shall not be considered in determining whether a parent or parents have regularly maintained visitation or communication.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. In applying subsection A of this section, a court shall award custody or guardianship of a child to a parent, unless the court finds that the parent is affirmatively unfit. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that a parent is affirmatively unfit if the parent:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Is or has been subject to the registration requirements of the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act or any similar act in any other state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Has been convicted of a crime listed in Section 582 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Is an alcohol-dependent person or a drug-dependent person as established by clear and convincing evidence and who can be expected in the near future to inflict or attempt to inflict serious bodily harm to himself or herself or another person as a result of such dependency;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Has been convicted of domestic abuse within the past five (5) years;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Is residing with a person who is or has been subject to the registration requirements of the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act or any similar act in any other state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Is residing with a person who has been convicted of a crime listed in the Oklahoma Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention Act or in Section 582 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. Is residing with a person who has been convicted of domestic abuse within the past five (5) years.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Subject to subsection E of this section, a custody determination made in accordance with subsections B and C of this section shall not be modified unless the person seeking the modification proves that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Since the making of the order sought to be modified, there has been a permanent, material, and substantial change of conditions that directly affects the best interests of the child; and &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. That as a result of such change of circumstances, the child would be substantially better off with regard to its temporal, mental, and moral welfare if custody were modified.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. If the custody determination made in accordance with subsections B and C indicates that custody is temporary, the determination may be modified upon a showing that the conditions which led to the custody or guardianship determination no longer exist.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1983, c. 269, &sect; 2, operative July 1, 1983. Amended by Laws 1988, c. 238, &sect; 5, emerg. eff. June 24, 1988; Laws 1991, c. 113, &sect; 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Laws 1997, c. 386, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 10, 1997; Laws 2001, c. 141, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 30, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 445, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 3, &sect; 3, emerg. eff. March 19, 2003; Laws 2004, c. 415, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. June 4, 2004; Laws 2007, c. 94, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2009, c. 233, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009. Renumbered from &sect; 21.1 of Title 10 by Laws 2009, c. 233, &sect; 204, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: Editorially renumbered from &sect; 112.4 of this title to avoid duplication in numbering.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: Laws 2002, c. 413, &sect; 1 repealed by Laws 2003, c. 3, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. March 19, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-112.6. Awarding of attorney fees and costs &ndash; Victim of domestic violence or stalking.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In a dissolution of marriage or separate maintenance or custody proceeding, a victim of domestic violence or stalking shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees and costs after the filing of a petition, upon application and a showing by a preponderance of evidence that the party is currently being stalked or has been stalked or is the victim of domestic abuse. The court shall order that the attorney fees and costs of the victimized party for the proceeding be substantially paid for by the abusing party prior to and after the entry of a final order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2009, c. 307, &sect; 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: Editorially renumbered from &sect; 112.4 of this title to provide consistency in numbering.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-112.7. Modification of custody - Military deployment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A military deployment shall not be used as evidence of a substantial, material and permanent change of circumstances to warrant a permanent modification of custody.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-112A. Central case registry on IV-D cases and child support orders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. 1. The Child Support Enforcement Division of the Department of Human Services shall maintain a central case registry on all Title IV-D cases and all child support orders established or modified in this state after October 1, 1998. Title IV-D cases are cases in which child support services are being provided under the state child support plan as provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. In Title IV-D cases, the case registry shall include, but not be limited to, information required to be transmitted to the federal case registry pursuant to 42 U.S.C., Section 654A.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. In cases in which child support services are not being provided under the state child support plan as provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes and in which a child support order is established or modified in this state after October 1, 1998, the case registry shall include, but not be limited to, information required to be transmitted to the federal case registry pursuant to 42 U.S.C., Section 654A, and information from the support order summary form provided for in Section 120 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. All orders entered after October 31, 2001, which establish paternity or establish, modify or enforce a child support obligation shall state for all parties and custodians subject to the order:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;an address of record for service of process in support, visitation and custody actions, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the address of record may be different from the party&rsquo;s or custodian&rsquo;s physical address.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The address shall be maintained by the central case registry. The order shall direct that any changes in the address of record shall be provided in writing to the central case registry within thirty (30) days of the change. The address of record is subject to disclosure to a party or custodian upon request pursuant to the provisions of this section and rules promulgated by the Department of Human Services. The Department of Human Services may refuse to disclose address and location information if the Department has reasonable evidence of domestic violence or child abuse and the disclosure of such information could be harmful to a party, custodian or child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. All parties and custodians ordered to provide an address of record to the central case registry as specified in this section may, in subsequent child support actions, be served with process by regular mail to the last address of record provided to the central case registry.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Proof of service shall be made by a certificate of mailing from a United States Post Office, or in child support cases where services are being provided under the state child support plan, by a certificate of mailing from the child support representative.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The Department of Human Services shall promulgate rules as necessary to implement the provisions of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1997, c. 402, &sect; 11, eff. July 1, 1997. Amended by Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 4, eff. July 1, 2001.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-113. Preference of child &ndash; Record of interview.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In any action or proceeding in which a court must determine custody or limits to or periods of visitation, the child may express a preference as to which of the parents the child wishes to have custody or limits to or periods of visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The court shall first determine whether the best interest of the child will be served by allowing the child to express a preference as to which parent should have custody or limits to or periods of visitation with either parent. If the court so finds, then the child may express such preference or give other testimony.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that a child who is twelve (12) years of age or older is of a sufficient age to form an intelligent preference.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. If the child is of a sufficient age to form an intelligent preference, the court shall consider the expression of preference or other testimony of the child in determining custody or limits to or periods of visitation. Interviewing the child does not diminish the discretion of the court in determining the best interest of the child. The court shall not be bound by the child's choice or wishes and shall take all factors into consideration in awarding custody or limits of or period of visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. If the child is allowed to express a preference or give testimony, the court may conduct a private interview with the child in chambers without the parents, attorneys or other parties present. However, if the court has appointed a guardian ad litem for the child, the guardian ad litem shall be present with the child in chambers. The parents, attorneys or other parties may provide the court with questions or topics for the court to consider in its interview of the child; however, the court shall not be bound to ask any question presented or explore any topic requested by a parent, attorney or other party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. At the request of either party, a record shall be made of any child interview conducted in chambers. If the proceeding is transcribed, the parties shall be entitled to access to the transcript only if a parent or the parents appeal the custody or visitation determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1975, c. 183, &sect; 1. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 196, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Renumbered from &sect; 1277.1 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 2002, c. 373, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 4, 2002; Laws 2011, c. 229, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-114. Interest on court-ordered past-due child support payments and payments of suit moneys.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Court-ordered past-due child support payments, court-ordered payments of suit moneys and judgments for support pursuant to Section 83 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes and Sections 238.1 and 238.6B of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall draw interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per year. Past-due child support payments accruing after the establishment of the current support order shall draw interest from the date they become delinquent. Lump-sum judgments pursuant to Titles 10 and 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes for support owed prior to the establishment of current support shall draw interest from the first day of the month after the lump-sum judgment is entered. The interest shall be collected in the same manner as the payments upon which the interest accrues.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1977, c. 15, &sect; 1. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1277.3 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1994, c. 356, &sect; 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 2012, c. 253, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2012.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43115. Order for child support or modification of order Provision for income assignment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Every order providing for the support of a minor child or a modification of such order, whether issued by a district court or an administrative court, shall contain an immediate income assignment provision if child support services are being provided under the state child support plan as provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, regardless of whether support payments by such parent are in arrears.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. In all child support cases arising out of an action for divorce, paternity or other proceeding in which services are not being provided under the state child support plan, the district court shall order the wage of the obligor subject to immediate income assignment, regardless of whether support payments by such parent are in arrears, unless:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. One of the parties demonstrates and the district court finds there is good cause not to require immediate income withholding; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A written agreement is reached between the parties which provides for an alternative arrangement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The obligated party may execute a voluntary income assignment at any time. The voluntary assignment shall be filed with the district or administrative court and shall take effect after service on the payor, as required by Section 1171.3 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 297, &sect; 17, operative Oct. 1, 1985. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1277.4 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1994, c. 365, &sect; 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1997, c. 402, &sect; 12, eff. July 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43116. Security, bond or other guarantee for child support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The district or administrative court may order a person obligated to support a minor child to post a security, bond, or other guarantee in a form and amount satisfactory to the court to ensure the payment of child support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 297, &sect; 18, operative Oct. 1, 1985. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1277.5 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1994, c. 365, &sect; 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43117. Modification, suspension or termination of order for income assignment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Except as otherwise provided by subsection B of this section, the person obligated to pay support or the person entitled to the support may petition the district or administrative court to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Modify, suspend, or terminate the order for income assignment because of a modification, suspension, or termination of the underlying order for support; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Modify the amount of income to be withheld to reflect payment in full of the delinquency by income assignment or otherwise; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Suspend the order for income assignment because of inability to deliver income withheld to the person entitled to support payments due to the failure of the person entitled to support to provide a mailing address or other means of delivery.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If the income assignment has been initiated by the Department of Human Services, the district court shall notify the Department of Human Services prior to the termination, modification, or suspension of the income assignment order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 297, &sect; 19, operative Oct. 1, 1985. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1277.6 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1994, c. 365, &sect; 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118. Child support guidelines.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. There shall be a rebuttable presumption in any judicial or administrative proceeding for the award of child support, that the amount of the award which would result from the application of the following guidelines is the correct amount of child support to be awarded.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations assumes that all families incur certain child-rearing expenses and includes in the basic child support obligation an average amount to cover these expenses for various levels of the parents' combined income and number of children, comprised of housing, food, transportation, basic public educational expenses, clothing, and entertainment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1988, c. 224, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 20, 1988. Renumbered from &sect; 1277.7 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1989, c. 362, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1992, c. 251, &sect; 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1992; Laws 1993, c. 307, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1994, c. 356, &sect; 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1995, c. 1, &sect; 13, emerg. eff. March 2, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 403, &sect; 11, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 323, &sect; 8, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Laws 1999, c. 422, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 345, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. June 6, 2000; Laws 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., c. 9, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 30, 2000; Laws 2002, c. 314, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2004, c. 393, &sect; 3, emerg. eff. June 3, 2004; Laws 2006, c. 127, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2006; Laws 2007, c. 1, &sect; 25, emerg. eff. Feb. 22, 2007; Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 1, eff. July 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: Laws 1994, c. 185, &sect; 1 repealed by Laws 1995, c. 1, &sect; 40, emerg. eff. March 2, 1995. Laws 1997, c. 402, &sect; 13 repealed by Laws 1998, c. 5, &sect; 29, emerg. eff. March 4, 1998. Laws 2006, c. 74, &sect; 2 repealed by Laws 2007, c. 1, &sect; 26, emerg. eff. Feb. 22, 2007.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118.1. Review of child support orders - Disclosure of financial status.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In all cases in which child support services are being provided under the state child support plan as provided in Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the Department shall conduct reviews of child support orders pursuant to rules promulgated by the Department. If the Department conducts a review and determines that the child support obligation is not in accordance with child support guidelines, the Department shall file a notice of review and intent to modify the child support order, and it shall be served upon the parties in accordance with law. The notice shall be set for hearing before a district or administrative court. The district or administrative court shall review the child support obligation to determine its compliance with the child support guidelines and order modification if appropriate. An order of modification shall be effective upon the date the notice of review and intent to modify the child support order was filed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. In any proceeding to establish or modify a support order, each party shall completely disclose his or her financial status.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1989, c. 362, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Renumbered from &sect; 1277.7A of Title 12 by Laws 1990, c. 171, &sect; 3, operative July 1, 1990, and Laws 1990, c. 188, &sect; 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1990. Amended by Laws 1992, c. 153, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 30, 1992; Laws 1994, c. 356, &sect; 24, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1997, c. 402, &sect; 14, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 2006, c. 127, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118.2. Employer sponsored health care coverage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. When a parent is required by a court or administrative order to provide health coverage which is available through an employer doing business in this state, the employer is required:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. To permit the parent to enroll under family coverage any child who is otherwise eligible for coverage without regard to any enrollment season restrictions;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. To enroll the child under family coverage and to deduct the employee&rsquo;s cost of the coverage from the employee's wages. The enrollment shall be made upon application to the employer by the child's custodial person, by the state agency administering the Medicaid program or the state agency administering the child support program under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Not to disenroll or eliminate coverage of a child unless the employer is provided satisfactory written evidence that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the court order is no longer in effect,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the child is or will be enrolled in comparable coverage which will take effect no later than the effective date of disenrollment, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the employer has eliminated family health coverage for all of its employees;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Upon request, to provide complete information to the custodial person, the state agency administering the Medicaid program or the state agency administering the child support program under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act regarding any insurance benefits to which the child is entitled, and any forms, publications, or documents necessary to apply for or to utilize the benefits;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Permit the custodial person, the designated agency administering the State Medicaid Program, or the provider with approval, to submit claims for covered services without the approval of the noncustodial parent; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Make payments on claims submitted in accordance with paragraph 5 of this subsection directly to the custodial person, the designated agency administering the State Medicaid Program, or the provider.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If child support services are being provided under the state child support plan as provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the Child Support Enforcement Division shall notify the parent&rsquo;s employer to enroll the child in health care coverage available under the employer&rsquo;s plan by sending the employer a National Medical Support Notice issued pursuant to Section 466(a)(19) of the Social Security Act, and Section 609(a)(5)(C) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The employer shall comply with the National Medical Support Notice. The employer may be fined up to Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) per month per child for each failure to comply with the requirements of the National Medical Support Notice. Fines collected shall be remitted to the Child Support Revenue Enhancement Fund created pursuant to Section 225 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. An employer may not be fined under this section where an employee fails to contribute his or her portion of a health insurance premium.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The Department of Human Services shall promulgate rules as necessary to implement the provisions of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 356, &sect; 15, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1998, c. 323, &sect; 9, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 6, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2003, c. 19, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2003; Laws 2004, c. 393, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. June 3, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118.3. Request for wage and tax information.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">On or after April 15th of each year, the obligor or obligee may make a written request to the other party for the other party's previous tax year W-2 forms, 1099 form, or other wage and tax information. This request shall be served upon the other party in the same manner prescribed for the service of summons in a civil action, and the original request shall be filed in the court file. The party receiving such a written request shall provide the requesting party a copy of the requested information by certified mail within ten (10) days of receiving the written request. If a motion to modify child support is subsequently filed by the requesting party, and it is shown to the court that the non-moving party failed to comply with this section, the court may award the moving party his or her attorneys fees and costs incurred as a result of the failure to provide requested information.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1997, c. 403, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118.4. Assignment or transfer of child support benefits &ndash; Attorney fees.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Child support or any claim thereto shall not be directly or indirectly assigned, except as provided in subsection B of this section and in subsection C of Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Any assignment of child support to the Department of Human Services shall have first priority over any prior or subsequent assignment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Child support may be assigned to an attorney for the purpose of providing legal representation in child support proceedings. The assignment shall be consistent with the Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct and shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the net amount of the child support collected and remitted to the obligee.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2003, c. 302, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. May 28, 2003. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 407, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 3, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118A. Definitions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">As used in this act:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. &ldquo;Adjusted Gross Income&rdquo; (AGI) means the net determination of the income of a parent, calculated by modifying the gross income of the parent as follows:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;adding to the gross income of the parent any social security benefit paid to the child on the account of the parent,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;deducting from gross income the amount of any support alimony arising in a prior case to the extent that payment is actually made,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;deducting from gross income any deductions as set forth for other children for whom the parent is legally responsible and is actually supporting, pursuant to Section 4 of this act, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;deducting the amount of reasonable expenses of the parties attributable to debt service for preexisting, jointly acquired debt of the parents;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. &ldquo;Base child support obligation&rdquo; means the amount of support displayed on the Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations which corresponds to the combined AGI of both parents and the number of children for whom support is being determined. This amount is rebuttably presumed to be the appropriate amount of basic child support to be provided by both parents in the case immediately under consideration, prior to consideration of any adjustments for medical and child care costs, and any other additional expenses;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. &ldquo;Current Monthly Child Support Obligation&rdquo; means the base child support obligation and the proportional share of any medical insurance and annualized child care costs;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. &ldquo;Custodial person&rdquo; means a parent or third-party caretaker who has physical custody of a child more than one hundred eighty-two (182) days per year;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. &ldquo;Noncustodial parent&rdquo; means a parent who has physical custody of a child one hundred eighty-two (182) days per year or less;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. &ldquo;Obligor" means the person who is required to make payments under an order for support;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. "Obligee" or "person entitled" means:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;a person to whom a support debt or support obligation is owed,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the Department of Human Services or a public agency of another state that has the right to receive current or accrued support payments or that is providing support enforcement services, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;a person designated in a support order or as otherwise specified by the court;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. &ldquo;Other contributions&rdquo; means recurring monthly medical expenses and visitation transportation costs that are not included in the current monthly child support obligation;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">9. &ldquo;Overnight&rdquo; means the child is in the physical custody and control of a parent for an overnight period of at least twelve (12) hours, and that parent has made a reasonable expenditure of resources for the care of the child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10. &ldquo;Parent&rdquo; means an individual who has a parent-child relationship under the Uniform Parentage Act;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11. &ldquo;Parenting time adjustment&rdquo; means an adjustment to the base child support amount based upon parenting time; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12. "Payor" means any person or entity paying monies, income, or earnings to an obligor. In the case of a self-employed person, the "payor" and "obligor" may be the same person.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 2, eff. July 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118B. Computation of gross income - Imputed income - Self-employment income - Fringe benefits - Social Security Title II benefits.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. As used in this act:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. "Gross income" includes earned and passive income from any source, except as excluded in this section;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. "Earned income" is defined as income received from labor or the sale of goods or services and includes, but is not limited to, income from:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;salaries,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;wages,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;tips&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;commissions,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;bonuses,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;severance pay,and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">g.&nbsp;&nbsp;military pay, including hostile fire or imminent danger pay, combat pay, family separation pay, or hardship duty location pay; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. "Passive income" is defined as all other income and includes, but is not limited to, income from:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;dividends,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;pensions,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;rent,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;interest income,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;trust income,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;support alimony being received from someone other than the other parent in this case,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">g.&nbsp;&nbsp;annuities,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">h.&nbsp;&nbsp;social security benefits,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">i.&nbsp;&nbsp;workers' compensation benefits,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">j.&nbsp;&nbsp;unemployment insurance benefits,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">k.&nbsp;&nbsp;disability insurance benefits,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">l.&nbsp;&nbsp;gifts,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">m.&nbsp;&nbsp;prizes,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">n.&nbsp;&nbsp;gambling winnings,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">o.&nbsp;&nbsp;lottery winnings, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">p.&nbsp;&nbsp;royalties.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Income specifically excluded is:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Actual child support received for children not before the court;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Adoption Assistance subsidy paid by the Department of Human Services;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Benefits received from means-tested public assistance programs including, but not limited to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;Supplemental Security Income (SSI),&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;Food Stamps, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;General Assistance and State Supplemental Payments for Aged, Blind and the Disabled;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The income of the child from any source, including, but not limited to, trust income and social security benefits drawn on the disability of the child; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Payments received by the parent for the care of foster children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. For purposes of computing gross income of the parents, gross income shall include for each parent whichever is the most equitable of:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;all actual monthly income described in this section, plus such overtime and supplemental income as the court deems equitable,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the average of the gross monthly income for the time actually employed during the previous three (3) years,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the minimum wage paid for a forty-hour week, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;gross monthly income imputed as set forth in subsection D of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If a parent is permanently physically or mentally incapacitated, the child support obligation shall be computed on the basis of actual monthly gross income.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Imputed income.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Instead of using the actual or average income of a parent, the court may impute gross income to a parent under the provisions of this section if equitable.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The following factors may be considered by the court when making a determination of willful and voluntary underemployment or unemployment:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;whether a parent has been determined by the court to be willfully or voluntarily underemployed or unemployed, including whether unemployment or underemployment for the purpose of pursuing additional training or education is reasonable in light of the obligation of the parent to support his or her children and, to this end, whether the training or education will ultimately benefit the child in the case immediately under consideration by increasing the parent's level of support for that child in the future,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;when there is no reliable evidence of income,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the past and present employment of the parent,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;the education, training, and ability to work of the parent,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;the lifestyle of the parent, including ownership of valuable assets and resources, whether in the name of the parent or the current spouse of the parent, that appears inappropriate or unreasonable for the income claimed by the parent,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;the role of the parent as caretaker of a handicapped or seriously ill child of that parent, or any other handicapped or seriously ill relative for whom that parent has assumed the role of caretaker which eliminates or substantially reduces the ability of the parent to work outside the home, and the need of that parent to continue in that role in the future, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">g.&nbsp;&nbsp;any additional factors deemed relevant to the particular circumstances of the case.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. Self-employment income.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Income from self-employment includes income from, but not limited to, business operations, work as an independent contractor or consultant, sales of goods or services, and rental properties, less ordinary and reasonable expenses necessary to produce such income.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A determination of business income for tax purposes shall not control for purposes of determining a child support obligation. Amounts allowed by the Internal Revenue Service for accelerated depreciation or investment tax credits shall not be considered reasonable expenses.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The district or administrative court shall deduct from self-employment gross income an amount equal to the employer contribution for F.I.C.A. tax which an employer would withhold from an employee's earnings on an equivalent gross income amount.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. Fringe benefits.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Fringe benefits for inclusion as income or in-kind remuneration received by a parent in the course of employment, or operation of a trade or business, shall be counted as income if they significantly reduce personal living expenses.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Such fringe benefits might include, but are not limited to, company car, housing, or room and board.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Basic Allowance for Housing, Basic Allowance for Subsistence, and Variable Housing Allowances for service members are considered income for the purposes of determining child support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Fringe benefits do not include employee benefits that are typically added to the salary, wage, or other compensation that a parent may receive as a standard added benefit, such as employer contributions to portions of health insurance premiums or employer contributions to a retirement or pension plan.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. Social Security Title II benefits.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Social Security Title II benefits received by a child shall be included as income to the parent on whose account the benefit of the child is drawn and applied against the support obligation ordered to be paid by that parent. If the benefit of the child is drawn from the disability of the child, the benefit of the child is not added to the income of either parent and not deducted from the obligation of either parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Child support greater than social security benefit.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If the child support award due after calculating the child support guidelines is greater than the social security benefit received on behalf of the child, the obligor shall be required to pay the amount exceeding the social security benefit as part of the child support award in the case.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Child support equal to or less than social security benefits.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;If the child support award due after calculating the child support guidelines is less than or equal to the social security benefit received on behalf of the child, the child support obligation of that parent is met and no additional child support amount must be paid by that parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;Any social security benefit amounts which are greater than the support ordered by the court shall be retained by the caretaker for the benefit of the child and shall not be used as a reason for decreasing the child support order or reducing arrearages.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;The child support computation form shall include a notation regarding the use of social security benefits as offset.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">4.&nbsp;&nbsp;a.&nbsp;&nbsp;Calculation of child support as provided in subsection F of this section shall be effective no earlier than the date on which the motion to modify was filed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;The court may determine if, under the circumstances of the case, it is appropriate to credit social security benefits paid to the custodial person prior to a modification of child support against the past-due child support obligation of the noncustodial parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;The noncustodial parent shall not receive credit for any social security benefits paid directly to the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;Any credit granted by the court pursuant to subparagraph b of this paragraph shall be limited to the time period during which the social security benefit was paid, or the time period covered by a lump sum for past social security benefits.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 3, eff. July 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118C. Deductions from gross income for qualified other children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Deductions for other children of either parent who are qualified under this section may be considered by the court for the purpose of reducing the gross income of the parent. Adjustments are available for a child:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Who is the biological, legal, or adopted child of the parent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Who was born prior to the child in the case under consideration;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Whom the parent is actually supporting; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Who is not before the court to set, modify, or enforce support in the case immediately under consideration.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Children for whom support is being determined in the case under consideration, stepchildren, and other minors in the home that the parent has no legal obligation to support shall not be considered in the calculation of this deduction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If the court finds a parent has a parent-child relationship with a child not before the court, the court may grant a deduction for that child as set forth in subsection D of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Calculation of deduction for qualified other children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Out-of-home children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;To receive a deduction against gross income for child support provided pursuant to a court order for qualified other children whose primary residence is not in the home of the parent seeking deduction, the parent shall establish the existence of a support order and provide documented proof of support paid for the other child consistently over a reasonable and extended period of time prior to the initiation of the proceeding that is immediately under consideration by the tribunal, but in any event, such time period shall not be less than twelve (12) months.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;Documented proof of support includes:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;physical evidence of monetary payments to the caretaker of the child, such as canceled checks or money orders, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;evidence of payment of child support under another child support order, such as a payment history from a tribunal clerk or child support office or from the Internet child support payment history of the Department of Human Services.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;The available deduction against gross income for either parent's qualified children not in the home of the parent is the actual documented court-ordered current monthly child support obligation of the qualified other children, averaged to a monthly amount of support paid over the most recent twelve-month period.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. In-home children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;To receive a deduction against gross income for qualified prior-born other children whose primary residence is with the parent seeking deduction, but who are not part of the case being determined, the parent must establish a legal duty of support and that the child resides with the parent more than fifty percent (50%) of the time. Documents that may be used to establish that the parent and child share the same residence include the school or medical records showing the address of the child and the utility bills of the parents mailed to the same address, court orders reflecting the parent is the primary residential parent or that the parent shares the parenting time of the child fifty percent (50%) of the time.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;The deduction for other qualified children shall be computed as a hypothetical child support order calculated using the deduction worksheet, the gross income of the parents, the total number of qualified other children living in the home of the parent, and the Child Support Guideline Schedule. The deduction worksheet shall be prepared by the Department of Human Services and shall be published by the Administrative Office of the Courts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;The available deduction against gross income for the qualified in-home children of either parent is seventy-five percent (75%) of a hypothetical support order calculated according to these Guidelines, using the Deduction Worksheet, the gross income of the parent less any self-employment taxes paid, the total number of qualified other children living in the home of the parents, and the Child Support Guideline Schedule.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 4, eff. July 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118D. Computation of child support as percentage of parents' combined gross income - Prospective adjustment - Transportation expenses - Support order summary form.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. All child support shall be computed as a percentage of the combined gross income of both parents. The Child Support Guideline Schedule as provided in Section 119 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall be used for such computation. The child support obligation of each parent shall be computed. The share of the obligor shall be paid monthly to the obligee and shall be due on a specific date.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. In cases in which one parent has sole physical custody, the adjusted monthly gross income of both parents shall be added together and the Child Support Guideline Schedule consulted for the total combined base monthly obligation for child support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. After the total combined child support is determined, the percentage share of each parent shall be allocated by computing the percentage contribution of each parent to the combined adjusted gross income and allocating that same percentage to the child support obligation to determine the base child support obligation of each parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. 1. In cases of split physical custody, where each parent is awarded physical custody of at least one of the children for whom the parents are responsible, the child support obligation for each parent shall be calculated by application of the child support guidelines for each custodial arrangement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The parent with the larger child support obligation shall pay the difference between the two amounts to the parent with the smaller child support obligation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. Child support shall be computed as set forth in subsections A through D of this section in every case, regardless of whether the custodial arrangement is designated as sole custody or joint custody.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. The court, to the extent reasonably possible, shall make provision in an order for prospective adjustment of support to address any foreseen changes including, but not limited to, changes in medical insurance, child care expenses, medical expenses, extraordinary costs, and the satisfaction of jointly acquired debt of the parents used as a deduction from the gross income of a parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. Transportation expenses of a child between the homes of the parents may be divided between the parents in proportion to their adjusted gross income, so long as the payment of such expenses does not significantly reduce the ability of the custodial parent to provide for the basic needs of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. The social security numbers of both parents and the children who are the subject of a paternity or child support order shall be included in the support order summary form provided for in Section 120 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">I. A completed support order summary form shall be presented to the judge with all paternity and child support orders where the Department of Human Services is not a necessary party pursuant to Section 112 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes. No such order shall be signed by the judge without presentation of the form.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 5, eff. July 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118E. Parenting time adjustment - Reduction in child support obligation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Parenting time adjustment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The adjustment may be granted based upon a court order or agreement that the noncustodial parent is granted at least one hundred twenty-one (121) overnights of parenting time per twelve-month period with the children in the case under consideration.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Average parenting time. If there are multiple children for whom support is being calculated, and the parent seeking the parenting time adjustment is spending a different amount of time with each child, then an annual average of parenting time with all of the children shall be calculated.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. In cases of split physical custody, either parent may be eligible for a parenting time adjustment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Parenting time adjustments are not mandatory, but presumptive. The presumption may be rebutted in a case where the circumstances indicate the adjustment is not in the best interest of the child or that the increased parenting time by the noncustodial parent does not result in greater expenditures which would justify a reduction in the support obligation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Reduction in child support obligation for additional parenting time.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. If the parent receiving the parenting time adjustment is granted one hundred twenty-one (121) or more overnights of parenting time per twelve-month period with a child, or an average of one hundred twenty-one (121) overnights with all applicable children, a reduction to the child support obligation of the parent may be made as set forth in this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A parenting time adjustment shall be made to the base monthly child support obligation by the following formula: The total combined base monthly child support obligation shall be multiplied by a factor determined by the number of overnights granted to the noncustodial parent. The result shall be designated the adjusted combined child support obligation. In a case where the noncustodial parent is granted:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;one hundred twenty-one (121) overnights to one hundred thirty-one (131) overnights, the factor shall be two (2),&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;one hundred thirty-two (132) overnights to one hundred forty-three (143) overnights, the factor shall be one and three-quarters (1.75), or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;one hundred forty-four (144) or more overnights, the factor shall be one and one-half (1.5).&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. To determine the adjusted child support obligation of each parent, the adjusted combined child support obligation shall be divided between the parents in proportion to their respective adjusted gross incomes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">4.&nbsp;&nbsp;a.&nbsp;&nbsp;The percentage of time a child spends with each parent shall be calculated by determining the number of overnights for each parent and dividing that number by three hundred sixty-five (365).&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;The share of the adjusted combined child support obligation for each parent shall then be multiplied by the percentage of time the child spends with the other parent to determine the base child support obligation owed to the other parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;The respective adjusted base child support obligations for each parent are then offset, with the parent owing more base child support paying the difference between the two amounts to the other parent. The base child support obligation of the parent owing the lesser amount is then set at zero dollars ($0.00).&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. The parent owing the greater amount of base child support shall pay the difference between the two amounts as a child support order. In no event shall the provisions of this paragraph be construed to authorize or allow the payment of child support by a parent having more than two hundred five (205) overnights.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. 1. Failure to exercise or exercising more than the number of overnights upon which the parenting time adjustment is based, is a material change of circumstances.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If the court finds that the obligor has failed to exercise a significant number of the overnights provided in the court order necessary to receive the parenting time adjustment, in a proceeding to modify the child support order, the court may establish the amount that the obligor has underpaid due to the application of the parenting time adjustment as a child support judgment that may be enforced in the same manner as any other child support judgment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The court may rule that the obligor will not receive the parenting time adjustment for the next twelve-month period. After a twelve-month period during which the obligor did not receive the parenting time adjustment, the obligor may petition the court to modify the child support order. The obligor may be granted a prospective parenting time adjustment upon a showing that the obligor has actually exercised the threshold number of overnights in the preceding twelve months. No retroactive modification or credit from the child support guidelines amount shall be granted based on this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 6, eff. July 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118F. Medical support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The court shall enter a medical support order in any case in which an ongoing child support order is entered or modified. Medical support, for the purpose of this section, is defined as health insurance, cash medical support, or a combination of both.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. "Health insurance" includes:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;fee for service,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;health maintenance organization,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;preferred provider organization, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;other types of coverage, including, but not limited to, Indian Health Services or Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS), which is available to either parent under which medical services could be provided to the dependent children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. "Cash medical support" means:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;an amount ordered to be paid toward the cost of health coverage provided by a public entity or by a person other than the parents through employment or otherwise, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;fixed periodic payments for ongoing medical costs.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. In entering a temporary order, the court shall order that any health insurance coverage in effect for the child continue in effect pending the entering of a final order, unless the court finds that the existing health insurance coverage is not reasonable in cost or is not accessible as defined in subsection D of this section. If there is no health insurance coverage in effect for the child or if the insurance in effect is not available at a reasonable cost or is not accessible, the court shall order health care coverage for the child as provided in this subsection, unless the court makes a written finding that good cause exists not to enter a temporary medical support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. On entering a final order, the court shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Make specific orders with respect to the manner in which health care coverage is to be provided for the child, in accordance with the priorities identified in subsection F of this section; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Require the parent ordered to provide health care coverage for the child as provided under this section to produce evidence to the court's satisfaction that the parent has applied for or secured health insurance or has otherwise taken necessary action to provide for health care coverage for the child, as ordered by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. When the court enters a medical support order, the medical support order must be reasonable in cost and accessible.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. "Reasonable in cost" means that the actual premium cost paid by the insured does not exceed five percent (5%) of the gross income of the responsible parent. To calculate the actual premium cost of the health insurance, the court shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;deduct from the total insurance premium the cost of coverage for the parent and any other adults in the household,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;divide the remainder by the number of dependent children being covered, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;multiply the amount per child by the number of children in the child support case under consideration.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. "Accessible health insurance" means that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;there are available providers appropriate to meet the primary individual health care needs of the children no more than sixty (60) miles one way from the primary residence of the children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;If a parent has available health coverage which includes an option that would be accessible to the child, but the parent has not currently enrolled in that option, the court may require the parent to change existing coverage to an option that is accessible to the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If the parties agree or the court finds good cause exists, the court may order medical coverage in excess of the five percent (5%) cost standard or the sixty-mile distance standard.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. The court shall consider the cost and quality of health insurance coverage available to the parties and shall give priority to health insurance coverage available through the employment of one of the parties if the coverage meets the standards in subsection D of this section. If both parents have coverage available, the court shall give priority to the preference of the custodial person.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. In determining the manner in which health care coverage for the child is to be ordered, the court shall enter an order in accordance with the following priorities and subsection D of this section, unless a party shows good cause why a particular order would not be in the best interest of the child:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. If health insurance is available for the child through the employment of a parent or membership in a union, trade association, or other organization, the court shall order that parent to enroll the child in the health insurance of the parent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If health insurance is not available for the child under paragraph 1 of this subsection but is available to a parent from another source, the court may order that parent to provide health insurance for the child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If the court finds that neither parent has access to private health insurance at a reasonable cost, the court shall order the parent awarded the exclusive right to designate the child's primary residence or, to the extent permitted by law, the other parent to apply immediately on behalf of the child for participation in a government medical assistance program or health plan. If the child participates in a government medical assistance program or health plan, the court shall order cash medical support under paragraph 4 of this subsection, in accordance with rules promulgated by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Cash medical support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;If health insurance coverage is not available for the child under paragraph 1 or 2 of this subsection, the court shall determine the amount to be treated as the actual monthly medical costs for the child and order the obligor to pay, in addition to the obligors current child support obligation, an amount as cash medical support for the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;The cash medical support order shall not exceed the pro rata share of the actual monthly medical expenses paid for the child, or five percent (5%) of the gross monthly income of the obligor, whichever is less.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;In determining the actual monthly medical costs for the child, the court shall determine:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls6"><span class="cls0">(a)&nbsp;&nbsp;for children who are participating in a government medical assistance program or health plan, an amount consistent with rules promulgated by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority determining the rates established for the cost of providing medical care through a government medical assistance program or health plan, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls6"><span class="cls0">(b)&nbsp;&nbsp;for children who are not participating in a government medical assistance program or health plan, an amount consistent with rules promulgated by the Department of Human Services determining the average monthly cost of health care for uninsured children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;The court may also consider:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls6"><span class="cls0">(a)&nbsp;&nbsp;proof of past medical expenses incurred by either parent for the child,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls6"><span class="cls0">(b)&nbsp;&nbsp;the current state of the health of the child, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls6"><span class="cls0">(c)&nbsp;&nbsp;any medical conditions of the child that would result in an increased monthly medical cost.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. An order requiring the payment of cash medical support under paragraph 4 of subsection F of this section must allow the obligor to discontinue payment of the cash medical support if:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Health insurance for the child becomes available to the obligor at a reasonable cost; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The obligor:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;enrolls the child in the insurance plan, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;provides the obligee and, in a Title IV-D case, the Title IV-D agency, the information required under paragraph 2 of subsection C of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. 1. The actual health insurance premium for the child shall be allocated between the parents in the same proportion as their adjusted gross income and shall be added to the base child support obligation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If the obligor pays the health insurance premium, the obligor shall receive credit against the base child support obligation for the allocated share of the health insurance premium for which the obligee is responsible.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If the obligee pays the health insurance premium, the obligor shall pay the allocated share of the health insurance premium to the obligee in addition to the base child support obligation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The parent providing the health insurance coverage shall furnish to the other parent and to the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Department of Human Services, if services are being provided pursuant to Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 601 et seq., with timely written documentation of any change in the amount of the health insurance cost premium, carrier, or benefits within thirty (30) days of the date of the change. Upon receiving timely notification of the change of cost, the other parent is responsible for his or her percentage share of the changed cost of the health insurance.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. If the court finds that the obligor has underpaid child support due to changes in the cost of health insurance, the amount of underpayment may established by the court and enforced in the same manner as any other delinquent child support judgment. If the court finds that the obligor has overpaid due to changes in health insurance coverage cost, the overpayment shall be satisfied:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;by offset against any past-due child support owed to the obligee, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;by adjustment to the future child support amount over a thirty-six-month period.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">I. Reasonable and necessary medical, dental, orthodontic, optometric, psychological, or any other physical or mental health expenses of the child incurred by either parent and not paid or reimbursed by insurance or included in a cash medical support order pursuant to paragraph 4 of subsection F of this section shall be allocated in the same proportion as the adjusted gross income of the parents as separate items that are not added to the base child support obligation. If reimbursement is required, the parent who incurs the expense shall provide the other parent with proof of the expense within forty-five (45) days of receiving the Explanation of Benefits from the insurance provider or other proof of the expense if the expense is not covered by insurance. The parent responsible for reimbursement shall pay his or her portion of the expense within forty-five (45) days of receipt of documentation of the expense.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">J. In addition to any other sanctions ordered by the court, a parent incurring uninsured dependent health expenses or increased insurance premiums may be denied the right to receive credit or reimbursement for the expense or increased premium if that parent fails to comply with subsections H and I of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">K. The parent desiring an adjustment to the ongoing child support order due to a change in the amount of dependent health insurance premium shall initiate a review of the order in accordance with Section 10 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 7, eff. July 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118G. Actual annualized child care expenses.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The district or administrative court shall determine the actual annualized child care expenses reasonably necessary to enable either or both parents to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Be employed;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Seek employment; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Attend school or training to enhance employment income.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. When a parent is participating in the Department of Human Services child care subsidy program as provided under Section 230.50 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the Child Care Eligibility/Rates Schedule established by the Department shall be used to determine the amount to be treated as actual child care costs incurred. When applying the schedule to determine the family share copayment amount, the share of the base monthly obligation for child support of the non-responsible parent and the gross income of the obligee shall be considered as the monthly income of the obligee. The actual child care costs incurred shall be the family share copayment amount indicated on the schedule which shall be allocated and paid monthly in the same proportion as base child support. The Department of Human Services shall promulgate rules, as necessary, to implement the provisions of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The actual annualized child care costs incurred for the purposes authorized by this section shall be allocated and added to the base child support order, and shall be part of the final child support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The district or administrative court shall require the parent incurring child care expenses to notify the obligor within forty-five (45) days of any change in the amount of the child care costs that would affect the annualized child care amount as determined in the order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. A parent may be allowed to provide child care incurred during employment, employment search, or while the other parent is attending school or training if the court determines it would lead to a significant reduction in the actual annualized child care cost.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 8, eff. July 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118H. Deviation from guidelines child support amount.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. No deviation in the amount of the child support obligation shall be made which seriously impairs the ability of the obligee in the case under consideration to maintain minimally adequate housing, food, and clothing for the children being supported by the order or to provide other basic necessities, as determined by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. The district or administrative court may deviate from the amount of child support indicated by the child support guidelines if the deviation is in the best interests of the child, and:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">2.&nbsp;&nbsp;a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the amount of support so indicated is unjust or inappropriate under the circumstances,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the parties are represented by counsel and have agreed to a different disposition, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;one party is represented by counsel and the deviation benefits the unrepresented party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If the district or administrative court deviates from the amount of child support indicated by the child support guidelines, the court shall make specific findings of fact supporting such action. The findings of fact shall include:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The reasons the court deviated from the presumptive amount of child support that would have been paid pursuant to the guidelines,&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The amount of child support that would have been required under the guidelines if the presumptive amount had not been rebutted, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. A finding by the court that states how, in its determination:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the best interests of the child who is subject to the support award determination are served by deviation from the presumptive guideline amount, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;application of the guidelines would be unjust or inappropriate in the particular case before the tribunal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. In instances of extreme economic hardship, deviation from the guidelines may be considered when the court finds the deviation is supported by the evidence and is not detrimental to the best interests of the child before the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. If a parent is residing with a child with extraordinary medical needs not covered by insurance or other special needs, the court must consider all resources available for meeting such needs, including those available from public agencies and other responsible adults.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. In cases where the child is in the legal custody of the Department of Human Services, the child protection or foster care agency of another state or territory, or any other child-caring entity, public or private, the court may consider a deviation from the presumptive child support order if the deviation will assist in accomplishing a permanency plan or foster care plan for the child that has a goal of returning the child to the parent, and the parents need to establish an adequate household or to otherwise adequately prepare herself or himself for the return of the child clearly justifies a deviation for this purpose.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. Extraordinary educational expenses.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Extraordinary educational expenses may be added to the presumptive child support as a deviation. Extraordinary educational expenses include, but are not limited to, tuition, room and board, books, fees, and other reasonable and necessary expenses associated with special needs education for a child with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act that are appropriate to the financial abilities of the parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. In determining the amount of deviation for extraordinary educational expenses, scholarships, grants, stipends, and other cost-reducing programs received by or on behalf of the child shall be considered.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. Special expenses.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Special expenses incurred for child rearing which can be quantified may be added to the child support obligation as a deviation from the Current Monthly Child Support Obligation. Such expenses include, but are not limited to, private school tuition, camp, music or art lessons, travel, school-sponsored extra-curricular activities, such as band, clubs, and athletics, and other activities intended to enhance the athletic, social or cultural development of a child, but that are not otherwise required to be used in calculating the child support order as are health insurance premiums and work-related child care costs.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Some factors the court may consider in determining whether to deviate for such extraordinary expenses include: a history of expenditure for such activities, the financial ability of the parents to provide such activities, and that the child has exhibited an extraordinary aptitude for the activity.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. In determining the amount of deviation for extraordinary educational expenses, scholarships, grants, stipends, and other cost-reducing programs received by or on behalf of the child shall be considered.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 9, eff. July 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-118I. Modification of child support orders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. 1. Child support orders may be modified upon a material change in circumstances which includes, but is not limited to, an increase or decrease in the needs of the child, an increase or decrease in the income of the parents, changes in actual annualized child care expenses, changes in the cost of medical or dental insurance, or when one of the children in the child support order reaches the age of majority or otherwise ceases to be entitled to support pursuant to the support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Modification of the Child Support Guideline Schedule shall not alone be a material change in circumstances for child support orders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. An order of modification shall be effective upon the date the motion to modify was filed, unless the parties agree to the contrary or the court makes a specific finding of fact that the material change of circumstance did not occur until a later date.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. A child support order shall not be modified retroactively regardless of whether support was ordered in a temporary order, a decree of divorce, an order establishing paternity, modification of an order of support, or other action to establish or to enforce support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. All final orders shall state whether past-due support and interest have accrued pursuant to any temporary order and the amount due, if any; however, failure to state a past-due amount shall not bar collection of that amount after entry of the final support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The amount of a child support order shall not be construed to be an amount per child unless specified by the district or administrative court in the order. A child reaching the age of majority or otherwise ceasing to be entitled to support pursuant to the support order shall constitute a material change in circumstances, but shall not automatically serve to modify the order. When the last child of the parents ceases to be entitled to support, the child support obligation is automatically terminated as to prospective child support only.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. 1. When a child support order is entered or modified, the parents may agree or the district or administrative court may require a periodic exchange of information for an informal review and adjustment process.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. When an existing child support order does not contain a provision which requires an informal review and adjustment process, either parent may request the other parent to provide the information necessary for the informal review and adjustment process. Information shall be provided to the requesting parent within forty-five (45) days of the request.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Requested information may include verification of income, proof and cost of medical insurance of the children, and current and projected child care costs. If shared parenting time has been awarded by the court, documentation of past and prospective overnight visits shall be exchanged.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Exchange of requested information may occur once a year or less often, by regular mail.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">5.&nbsp;&nbsp;a.&nbsp;&nbsp;If the parents agree to a modification of a child support order, their agreement shall be in writing using standard modification forms and the child support computation form provided for in Section 120 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;The standard modification forms and the standard child support computation form shall be submitted to the district or administrative court. The court shall review the modification forms to confirm that the child support obligation complies with the child support guidelines and that all necessary parties pursuant to Section 112 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes have been notified. If the court approves the modification forms, they shall be filed with the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 10, eff. July 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43119. Computation of child support obligations.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Child support shall be computed in accordance with the following Child Support Guideline Schedule:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">SCHEDULE OF BASIC &nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls8"><span class="cls0">If Combined&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Gross Monthly&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Income is Total Support Amount&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">equal to&nbsp;&nbsp;One&nbsp;&nbsp;Two&nbsp;&nbsp;Three&nbsp;&nbsp;Four&nbsp;&nbsp;Five&nbsp;&nbsp;Six Children&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">or above&nbsp;&nbsp;Child&nbsp;&nbsp;Children&nbsp;&nbsp;Children&nbsp;&nbsp;Children&nbsp;&nbsp;Children&nbsp;&nbsp;or More&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls9"><span class="cls0">50&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 650&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;&nbsp;88&nbsp;&nbsp;118&nbsp;&nbsp;141&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 700&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;&nbsp;50&nbsp;&nbsp;101&nbsp;&nbsp;122&nbsp;&nbsp;154&nbsp;&nbsp;176&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 750&nbsp;&nbsp;61&nbsp;&nbsp;107&nbsp;&nbsp;132&nbsp;&nbsp;156&nbsp;&nbsp;198&nbsp;&nbsp;207&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 800&nbsp;&nbsp;94&nbsp;&nbsp;141&nbsp;&nbsp;165&nbsp;&nbsp;190&nbsp;&nbsp;239&nbsp;&nbsp;242&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 850&nbsp;&nbsp;127&nbsp;&nbsp;174&nbsp;&nbsp;199&nbsp;&nbsp;224&nbsp;&nbsp;274&nbsp;&nbsp;276&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 900&nbsp;&nbsp;159&nbsp;&nbsp;207&nbsp;&nbsp;232&nbsp;&nbsp;258&nbsp;&nbsp;308&nbsp;&nbsp;311&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 950&nbsp;&nbsp;192&nbsp;&nbsp;240&nbsp;&nbsp;265&nbsp;&nbsp;291&nbsp;&nbsp;342&nbsp;&nbsp;345&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,000&nbsp;&nbsp;206&nbsp;&nbsp;272&nbsp;&nbsp;298&nbsp;&nbsp;325&nbsp;&nbsp;375&nbsp;&nbsp;379&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,050&nbsp;&nbsp;215&nbsp;&nbsp;305&nbsp;&nbsp;332&nbsp;&nbsp;359&nbsp;&nbsp;409&nbsp;&nbsp;414&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,100&nbsp;&nbsp;224&nbsp;&nbsp;326&nbsp;&nbsp;365&nbsp;&nbsp;392&nbsp;&nbsp;443&nbsp;&nbsp;448&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,150&nbsp;&nbsp;232&nbsp;&nbsp;338&nbsp;&nbsp;397&nbsp;&nbsp;425&nbsp;&nbsp;476&nbsp;&nbsp;481&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,200&nbsp;&nbsp;241&nbsp;&nbsp;351&nbsp;&nbsp;415&nbsp;&nbsp;458&nbsp;&nbsp;497&nbsp;&nbsp;515&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,250&nbsp;&nbsp;249&nbsp;&nbsp;363&nbsp;&nbsp;430&nbsp;&nbsp;475&nbsp;&nbsp;515&nbsp;&nbsp;551&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,300&nbsp;&nbsp;257&nbsp;&nbsp;375&nbsp;&nbsp;443&nbsp;&nbsp;490&nbsp;&nbsp;531&nbsp;&nbsp;568&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,350&nbsp;&nbsp;265&nbsp;&nbsp;386&nbsp;&nbsp;457&nbsp;&nbsp;504&nbsp;&nbsp;547&nbsp;&nbsp;585&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,400&nbsp;&nbsp;273&nbsp;&nbsp;397&nbsp;&nbsp;470&nbsp;&nbsp;519&nbsp;&nbsp;562&nbsp;&nbsp;602&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,450&nbsp;&nbsp;280&nbsp;&nbsp;408&nbsp;&nbsp;483&nbsp;&nbsp;533&nbsp;&nbsp;578&nbsp;&nbsp;618&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,500&nbsp;&nbsp;288&nbsp;&nbsp;419&nbsp;&nbsp;496&nbsp;&nbsp;548&nbsp;&nbsp;594&nbsp;&nbsp;635&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,550&nbsp;&nbsp;296&nbsp;&nbsp;430&nbsp;&nbsp;509&nbsp;&nbsp;562&nbsp;&nbsp;609&nbsp;&nbsp;652&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,600&nbsp;&nbsp;304&nbsp;&nbsp;442&nbsp;&nbsp;522&nbsp;&nbsp;576&nbsp;&nbsp;625&nbsp;&nbsp;669&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,650&nbsp;&nbsp;312&nbsp;&nbsp;453&nbsp;&nbsp;535&nbsp;&nbsp;591&nbsp;&nbsp;640&nbsp;&nbsp;685&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,700&nbsp;&nbsp;319&nbsp;&nbsp;464&nbsp;&nbsp;548&nbsp;&nbsp;605&nbsp;&nbsp;656&nbsp;&nbsp;702&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,750&nbsp;&nbsp;327&nbsp;&nbsp;475&nbsp;&nbsp;561&nbsp;&nbsp;620&nbsp;&nbsp;672&nbsp;&nbsp;719&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,800&nbsp;&nbsp;335&nbsp;&nbsp;486&nbsp;&nbsp;574&nbsp;&nbsp;634&nbsp;&nbsp;687&nbsp;&nbsp;735&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,850&nbsp;&nbsp;343&nbsp;&nbsp;497&nbsp;&nbsp;587&nbsp;&nbsp;648&nbsp;&nbsp;703&nbsp;&nbsp;752&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,900&nbsp;&nbsp;351&nbsp;&nbsp;509&nbsp;&nbsp;600&nbsp;&nbsp;663&nbsp;&nbsp;718&nbsp;&nbsp;769&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 1,950&nbsp;&nbsp;358&nbsp;&nbsp;520&nbsp;&nbsp;613&nbsp;&nbsp;677&nbsp;&nbsp;734&nbsp;&nbsp;785&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,000&nbsp;&nbsp;366&nbsp;&nbsp;531&nbsp;&nbsp;626&nbsp;&nbsp;691&nbsp;&nbsp;750&nbsp;&nbsp;802&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,050&nbsp;&nbsp;374&nbsp;&nbsp;542&nbsp;&nbsp;639&nbsp;&nbsp;706&nbsp;&nbsp;765&nbsp;&nbsp;819&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,100&nbsp;&nbsp;382&nbsp;&nbsp;554&nbsp;&nbsp;652&nbsp;&nbsp;720&nbsp;&nbsp;781&nbsp;&nbsp;835&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,150&nbsp;&nbsp;390&nbsp;&nbsp;565&nbsp;&nbsp;665&nbsp;&nbsp;735&nbsp;&nbsp;796&nbsp;&nbsp;852&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,200&nbsp;&nbsp;398&nbsp;&nbsp;576&nbsp;&nbsp;678&nbsp;&nbsp;749&nbsp;&nbsp;812&nbsp;&nbsp;869&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,250&nbsp;&nbsp;406&nbsp;&nbsp;587&nbsp;&nbsp;691&nbsp;&nbsp;763&nbsp;&nbsp;828&nbsp;&nbsp;886&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,300&nbsp;&nbsp;414&nbsp;&nbsp;599&nbsp;&nbsp;704&nbsp;&nbsp;778&nbsp;&nbsp;843&nbsp;&nbsp;902&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,350&nbsp;&nbsp;422&nbsp;&nbsp;610&nbsp;&nbsp;717&nbsp;&nbsp;792&nbsp;&nbsp;859&nbsp;&nbsp;919&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,400&nbsp;&nbsp;430&nbsp;&nbsp;621&nbsp;&nbsp;730&nbsp;&nbsp;807&nbsp;&nbsp;874&nbsp;&nbsp;936&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,450&nbsp;&nbsp;437&nbsp;&nbsp;632&nbsp;&nbsp;743&nbsp;&nbsp;821&nbsp;&nbsp;890&nbsp;&nbsp;952&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,500&nbsp;&nbsp;445&nbsp;&nbsp;643&nbsp;&nbsp;755&nbsp;&nbsp;835&nbsp;&nbsp;905&nbsp;&nbsp;968&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,550&nbsp;&nbsp;451&nbsp;&nbsp;653&nbsp;&nbsp;768&nbsp;&nbsp;848&nbsp;&nbsp;919&nbsp;&nbsp;984&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,600&nbsp;&nbsp;458&nbsp;&nbsp;663&nbsp;&nbsp;780&nbsp;&nbsp;862&nbsp;&nbsp;934&nbsp;&nbsp;1,000&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,650&nbsp;&nbsp;465&nbsp;&nbsp;673&nbsp;&nbsp;792&nbsp;&nbsp;875&nbsp;&nbsp;949&nbsp;&nbsp;1,015&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,700&nbsp;&nbsp;472&nbsp;&nbsp;683&nbsp;&nbsp;804&nbsp;&nbsp;888&nbsp;&nbsp;963&nbsp;&nbsp;1,030&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,750&nbsp;&nbsp;477&nbsp;&nbsp;691&nbsp;&nbsp;814&nbsp;&nbsp;900&nbsp;&nbsp;975&nbsp;&nbsp;1,043&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,800&nbsp;&nbsp;483&nbsp;&nbsp;700&nbsp;&nbsp;824&nbsp;&nbsp;911&nbsp;&nbsp;987&nbsp;&nbsp;1,056&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,850&nbsp;&nbsp;489&nbsp;&nbsp;708&nbsp;&nbsp;834&nbsp;&nbsp;922&nbsp;&nbsp;999&nbsp;&nbsp;1,069&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,900&nbsp;&nbsp;494&nbsp;&nbsp;716&nbsp;&nbsp;844&nbsp;&nbsp;933&nbsp;&nbsp;1,011&nbsp;&nbsp;1,082&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 2,950&nbsp;&nbsp;500&nbsp;&nbsp;725&nbsp;&nbsp;854&nbsp;&nbsp;944&nbsp;&nbsp;1,023&nbsp;&nbsp;1,095&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,000&nbsp;&nbsp;505&nbsp;&nbsp;733&nbsp;&nbsp;864&nbsp;&nbsp;955&nbsp;&nbsp;1,035&nbsp;&nbsp;1,107&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,050&nbsp;&nbsp;511&nbsp;&nbsp;741&nbsp;&nbsp;874&nbsp;&nbsp;966&nbsp;&nbsp;1,047&nbsp;&nbsp;1,120&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,100&nbsp;&nbsp;517&nbsp;&nbsp;749&nbsp;&nbsp;884&nbsp;&nbsp;977&nbsp;&nbsp;1,059&nbsp;&nbsp;1,133&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,150&nbsp;&nbsp;521&nbsp;&nbsp;756&nbsp;&nbsp;892&nbsp;&nbsp;986&nbsp;&nbsp;1,069&nbsp;&nbsp;1,143&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,200&nbsp;&nbsp;525&nbsp;&nbsp;761&nbsp;&nbsp;897&nbsp;&nbsp;992&nbsp;&nbsp;1,075&nbsp;&nbsp;1,150&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,250&nbsp;&nbsp;528&nbsp;&nbsp;766&nbsp;&nbsp;903&nbsp;&nbsp;998&nbsp;&nbsp;1,081&nbsp;&nbsp;1,157&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,300&nbsp;&nbsp;532&nbsp;&nbsp;771&nbsp;&nbsp;908&nbsp;&nbsp;1,003&nbsp;&nbsp;1,088&nbsp;&nbsp;1,164&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,350&nbsp;&nbsp;535&nbsp;&nbsp;776&nbsp;&nbsp;913&nbsp;&nbsp;1,009&nbsp;&nbsp;1,094&nbsp;&nbsp;1,170&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,400&nbsp;&nbsp;539&nbsp;&nbsp;780&nbsp;&nbsp;919&nbsp;&nbsp;1,015&nbsp;&nbsp;1,100&nbsp;&nbsp;1,177&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,450&nbsp;&nbsp;543&nbsp;&nbsp;785&nbsp;&nbsp;924&nbsp;&nbsp;1,021&nbsp;&nbsp;1,107&nbsp;&nbsp;1,184&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,500&nbsp;&nbsp;546&nbsp;&nbsp;790&nbsp;&nbsp;929&nbsp;&nbsp;1,027&nbsp;&nbsp;1,113&nbsp;&nbsp;1,191&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,550&nbsp;&nbsp;550&nbsp;&nbsp;795&nbsp;&nbsp;935&nbsp;&nbsp;1,033&nbsp;&nbsp;1,119&nbsp;&nbsp;1,198&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,600&nbsp;&nbsp;553&nbsp;&nbsp;800&nbsp;&nbsp;940&nbsp;&nbsp;1,039&nbsp;&nbsp;1,126&nbsp;&nbsp;1,205&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,650&nbsp;&nbsp;557&nbsp;&nbsp;805&nbsp;&nbsp;945&nbsp;&nbsp;1,045&nbsp;&nbsp;1,132&nbsp;&nbsp;1,211&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,700&nbsp;&nbsp;560&nbsp;&nbsp;809&nbsp;&nbsp;951&nbsp;&nbsp;1,050&nbsp;&nbsp;1,139&nbsp;&nbsp;1,218&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,750&nbsp;&nbsp;564&nbsp;&nbsp;814&nbsp;&nbsp;956&nbsp;&nbsp;1,056&nbsp;&nbsp;1,145&nbsp;&nbsp;1,225&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,800&nbsp;&nbsp;567&nbsp;&nbsp;819&nbsp;&nbsp;961&nbsp;&nbsp;1,062&nbsp;&nbsp;1,151&nbsp;&nbsp;1,232&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,850&nbsp;&nbsp;571&nbsp;&nbsp;824&nbsp;&nbsp;966&nbsp;&nbsp;1,068&nbsp;&nbsp;1,158&nbsp;&nbsp;1,239&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,900&nbsp;&nbsp;574&nbsp;&nbsp;828&nbsp;&nbsp;972&nbsp;&nbsp;1,074&nbsp;&nbsp;1,164&nbsp;&nbsp;1,245&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 3,950&nbsp;&nbsp;577&nbsp;&nbsp;832&nbsp;&nbsp;977&nbsp;&nbsp;1,079&nbsp;&nbsp;1,170&nbsp;&nbsp;1,252&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,000&nbsp;&nbsp;580&nbsp;&nbsp;837&nbsp;&nbsp;982&nbsp;&nbsp;1,085&nbsp;&nbsp;1,176&nbsp;&nbsp;1,258&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,050&nbsp;&nbsp;583&nbsp;&nbsp;841&nbsp;&nbsp;987&nbsp;&nbsp;1,090&nbsp;&nbsp;1,182&nbsp;&nbsp;1,265&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,100&nbsp;&nbsp;586&nbsp;&nbsp;845&nbsp;&nbsp;992&nbsp;&nbsp;1,096&nbsp;&nbsp;1,188&nbsp;&nbsp;1,271&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,150&nbsp;&nbsp;589&nbsp;&nbsp;850&nbsp;&nbsp;997&nbsp;&nbsp;1,102&nbsp;&nbsp;1,194&nbsp;&nbsp;1,278&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,200&nbsp;&nbsp;592&nbsp;&nbsp;854&nbsp;&nbsp;1,002&nbsp;&nbsp;1,107&nbsp;&nbsp;1,200&nbsp;&nbsp;1,284&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,250&nbsp;&nbsp;595&nbsp;&nbsp;859&nbsp;&nbsp;1,007&nbsp;&nbsp;1,113&nbsp;&nbsp;1,206&nbsp;&nbsp;1,291&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,300&nbsp;&nbsp;598&nbsp;&nbsp;863&nbsp;&nbsp;1,012&nbsp;&nbsp;1,119&nbsp;&nbsp;1,213&nbsp;&nbsp;1,297&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,350&nbsp;&nbsp;601&nbsp;&nbsp;867&nbsp;&nbsp;1,017&nbsp;&nbsp;1,124&nbsp;&nbsp;1,219&nbsp;&nbsp;1,304&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,400&nbsp;&nbsp;604&nbsp;&nbsp;872&nbsp;&nbsp;1,023&nbsp;&nbsp;1,130&nbsp;&nbsp;1,225&nbsp;&nbsp;1,311&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,450&nbsp;&nbsp;607&nbsp;&nbsp;876&nbsp;&nbsp;1,028&nbsp;&nbsp;1,136&nbsp;&nbsp;1,231&nbsp;&nbsp;1,317&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,500&nbsp;&nbsp;610&nbsp;&nbsp;880&nbsp;&nbsp;1,033&nbsp;&nbsp;1,141&nbsp;&nbsp;1,237&nbsp;&nbsp;1,324&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,550&nbsp;&nbsp;613&nbsp;&nbsp;885&nbsp;&nbsp;1,038&nbsp;&nbsp;1,147&nbsp;&nbsp;1,243&nbsp;&nbsp;1,330&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,600&nbsp;&nbsp;617&nbsp;&nbsp;890&nbsp;&nbsp;1,044&nbsp;&nbsp;1,154&nbsp;&nbsp;1,250&nbsp;&nbsp;1,338&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,650&nbsp;&nbsp;622&nbsp;&nbsp;897&nbsp;&nbsp;1,052&nbsp;&nbsp;1,162&nbsp;&nbsp;1,260&nbsp;&nbsp;1,348&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,700&nbsp;&nbsp;626&nbsp;&nbsp;903&nbsp;&nbsp;1,059&nbsp;&nbsp;1,171&nbsp;&nbsp;1,269&nbsp;&nbsp;1,358&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,750&nbsp;&nbsp;631&nbsp;&nbsp;910&nbsp;&nbsp;1,067&nbsp;&nbsp;1,179&nbsp;&nbsp;1,278&nbsp;&nbsp;1,368&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,800&nbsp;&nbsp;636&nbsp;&nbsp;916&nbsp;&nbsp;1,075&nbsp;&nbsp;1,188&nbsp;&nbsp;1,287&nbsp;&nbsp;1,377&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,850&nbsp;&nbsp;640&nbsp;&nbsp;923&nbsp;&nbsp;1,082&nbsp;&nbsp;1,196&nbsp;&nbsp;1,296&nbsp;&nbsp;1,387&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,900&nbsp;&nbsp;645&nbsp;&nbsp;930&nbsp;&nbsp;1,090&nbsp;&nbsp;1,205&nbsp;&nbsp;1,306&nbsp;&nbsp;1,397&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 4,950&nbsp;&nbsp;650&nbsp;&nbsp;936&nbsp;&nbsp;1,098&nbsp;&nbsp;1,213&nbsp;&nbsp;1,315&nbsp;&nbsp;1,407&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,000&nbsp;&nbsp;654&nbsp;&nbsp;943&nbsp;&nbsp;1,105&nbsp;&nbsp;1,222&nbsp;&nbsp;1,324&nbsp;&nbsp;1,417&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,050&nbsp;&nbsp;659&nbsp;&nbsp;950&nbsp;&nbsp;1,113&nbsp;&nbsp;1,230&nbsp;&nbsp;1,333&nbsp;&nbsp;1,427&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,100&nbsp;&nbsp;664&nbsp;&nbsp;956&nbsp;&nbsp;1,121&nbsp;&nbsp;1,239&nbsp;&nbsp;1,343&nbsp;&nbsp;1,437&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,150&nbsp;&nbsp;668&nbsp;&nbsp;963&nbsp;&nbsp;1,129&nbsp;&nbsp;1,247&nbsp;&nbsp;1,352&nbsp;&nbsp;1,446&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,200&nbsp;&nbsp;673&nbsp;&nbsp;969&nbsp;&nbsp;1,136&nbsp;&nbsp;1,256&nbsp;&nbsp;1,361&nbsp;&nbsp;1,456&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,250&nbsp;&nbsp;678&nbsp;&nbsp;976&nbsp;&nbsp;1,144&nbsp;&nbsp;1,264&nbsp;&nbsp;1,370&nbsp;&nbsp;1,466&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,300&nbsp;&nbsp;682&nbsp;&nbsp;982&nbsp;&nbsp;1,151&nbsp;&nbsp;1,272&nbsp;&nbsp;1,379&nbsp;&nbsp;1,475&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,350&nbsp;&nbsp;686&nbsp;&nbsp;987&nbsp;&nbsp;1,157&nbsp;&nbsp;1,279&nbsp;&nbsp;1,386&nbsp;&nbsp;1,483&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,400&nbsp;&nbsp;689&nbsp;&nbsp;992&nbsp;&nbsp;1,163&nbsp;&nbsp;1,285&nbsp;&nbsp;1,393&nbsp;&nbsp;1,490&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,450&nbsp;&nbsp;692&nbsp;&nbsp;997&nbsp;&nbsp;1,168&nbsp;&nbsp;1,291&nbsp;&nbsp;1,400&nbsp;&nbsp;1,498&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,500&nbsp;&nbsp;696&nbsp;&nbsp;1,002&nbsp;&nbsp;1,174&nbsp;&nbsp;1,297&nbsp;&nbsp;1,406&nbsp;&nbsp;1,505&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,550&nbsp;&nbsp;699&nbsp;&nbsp;1,007&nbsp;&nbsp;1,180&nbsp;&nbsp;1,304&nbsp;&nbsp;1,413&nbsp;&nbsp;1,512&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,600&nbsp;&nbsp;703&nbsp;&nbsp;1,012&nbsp;&nbsp;1,185&nbsp;&nbsp;1,310&nbsp;&nbsp;1,420&nbsp;&nbsp;1,519&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,650&nbsp;&nbsp;706&nbsp;&nbsp;1,017&nbsp;&nbsp;1,191&nbsp;&nbsp;1,316&nbsp;&nbsp;1,427&nbsp;&nbsp;1,527&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,700&nbsp;&nbsp;709&nbsp;&nbsp;1,022&nbsp;&nbsp;1,197&nbsp;&nbsp;1,322&nbsp;&nbsp;1,433&nbsp;&nbsp;1,534&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,750&nbsp;&nbsp;713&nbsp;&nbsp;1,027&nbsp;&nbsp;1,203&nbsp;&nbsp;1,329&nbsp;&nbsp;1,441&nbsp;&nbsp;1,542&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,800&nbsp;&nbsp;717&nbsp;&nbsp;1,032&nbsp;&nbsp;1,209&nbsp;&nbsp;1,336&nbsp;&nbsp;1,448&nbsp;&nbsp;1,550&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,850&nbsp;&nbsp;721&nbsp;&nbsp;1,038&nbsp;&nbsp;1,216&nbsp;&nbsp;1,343&nbsp;&nbsp;1,456&nbsp;&nbsp;1,558&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,900&nbsp;&nbsp;724&nbsp;&nbsp;1,043&nbsp;&nbsp;1,222&nbsp;&nbsp;1,350&nbsp;&nbsp;1,464&nbsp;&nbsp;1,566&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 5,950&nbsp;&nbsp;728&nbsp;&nbsp;1,049&nbsp;&nbsp;1,228&nbsp;&nbsp;1,357&nbsp;&nbsp;1,471&nbsp;&nbsp;1,574&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,000&nbsp;&nbsp;732&nbsp;&nbsp;1,054&nbsp;&nbsp;1,234&nbsp;&nbsp;1,364&nbsp;&nbsp;1,479&nbsp;&nbsp;1,582&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,050&nbsp;&nbsp;736&nbsp;&nbsp;1,060&nbsp;&nbsp;1,241&nbsp;&nbsp;1,371&nbsp;&nbsp;1,487&nbsp;&nbsp;1,591&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,100&nbsp;&nbsp;741&nbsp;&nbsp;1,067&nbsp;&nbsp;1,249&nbsp;&nbsp;1,380&nbsp;&nbsp;1,496&nbsp;&nbsp;1,601&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,150&nbsp;&nbsp;746&nbsp;&nbsp;1,074&nbsp;&nbsp;1,257&nbsp;&nbsp;1,389&nbsp;&nbsp;1,506&nbsp;&nbsp;1,612&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,200&nbsp;&nbsp;751&nbsp;&nbsp;1,081&nbsp;&nbsp;1,266&nbsp;&nbsp;1,398&nbsp;&nbsp;1,516&nbsp;&nbsp;1,622&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,250&nbsp;&nbsp;756&nbsp;&nbsp;1,088&nbsp;&nbsp;1,274&nbsp;&nbsp;1,407&nbsp;&nbsp;1,526&nbsp;&nbsp;1,633&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,300&nbsp;&nbsp;761&nbsp;&nbsp;1,095&nbsp;&nbsp;1,282&nbsp;&nbsp;1,417&nbsp;&nbsp;1,536&nbsp;&nbsp;1,643&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,350&nbsp;&nbsp;765&nbsp;&nbsp;1,102&nbsp;&nbsp;1,290&nbsp;&nbsp;1,426&nbsp;&nbsp;1,545&nbsp;&nbsp;1,653&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,400&nbsp;&nbsp;770&nbsp;&nbsp;1,109&nbsp;&nbsp;1,298&nbsp;&nbsp;1,435&nbsp;&nbsp;1,555&nbsp;&nbsp;1,664&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,450&nbsp;&nbsp;775&nbsp;&nbsp;1,116&nbsp;&nbsp;1,306&nbsp;&nbsp;1,444&nbsp;&nbsp;1,565&nbsp;&nbsp;1,674&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,500&nbsp;&nbsp;780&nbsp;&nbsp;1,123&nbsp;&nbsp;1,315&nbsp;&nbsp;1,453&nbsp;&nbsp;1,575&nbsp;&nbsp;1,685&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,550&nbsp;&nbsp;785&nbsp;&nbsp;1,130&nbsp;&nbsp;1,323&nbsp;&nbsp;1,462&nbsp;&nbsp;1,584&nbsp;&nbsp;1,695&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,600&nbsp;&nbsp;790&nbsp;&nbsp;1,137&nbsp;&nbsp;1,331&nbsp;&nbsp;1,471&nbsp;&nbsp;1,594&nbsp;&nbsp;1,706&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,650&nbsp;&nbsp;795&nbsp;&nbsp;1,144&nbsp;&nbsp;1,339&nbsp;&nbsp;1,480&nbsp;&nbsp;1,604&nbsp;&nbsp;1,716&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,700&nbsp;&nbsp;800&nbsp;&nbsp;1,151&nbsp;&nbsp;1,347&nbsp;&nbsp;1,489&nbsp;&nbsp;1,614&nbsp;&nbsp;1,727&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,750&nbsp;&nbsp;805&nbsp;&nbsp;1,158&nbsp;&nbsp;1,355&nbsp;&nbsp;1,498&nbsp;&nbsp;1,623&nbsp;&nbsp;1,737&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,800&nbsp;&nbsp;810&nbsp;&nbsp;1,165&nbsp;&nbsp;1,364&nbsp;&nbsp;1,507&nbsp;&nbsp;1,633&nbsp;&nbsp;1,748&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,850&nbsp;&nbsp;815&nbsp;&nbsp;1,172&nbsp;&nbsp;1,372&nbsp;&nbsp;1,516&nbsp;&nbsp;1,643&nbsp;&nbsp;1,758&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,900&nbsp;&nbsp;819&nbsp;&nbsp;1,179&nbsp;&nbsp;1,380&nbsp;&nbsp;1,525&nbsp;&nbsp;1,653&nbsp;&nbsp;1,768&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 6,950&nbsp;&nbsp;824&nbsp;&nbsp;1,186&nbsp;&nbsp;1,388&nbsp;&nbsp;1,534&nbsp;&nbsp;1,663&nbsp;&nbsp;1,779&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,000&nbsp;&nbsp;829&nbsp;&nbsp;1,193&nbsp;&nbsp;1,396&nbsp;&nbsp;1,543&nbsp;&nbsp;1,672&nbsp;&nbsp;1,789&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,050&nbsp;&nbsp;834&nbsp;&nbsp;1,200&nbsp;&nbsp;1,404&nbsp;&nbsp;1,552&nbsp;&nbsp;1,682&nbsp;&nbsp;1,800&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,100&nbsp;&nbsp;838&nbsp;&nbsp;1,206&nbsp;&nbsp;1,411&nbsp;&nbsp;1,560&nbsp;&nbsp;1,691&nbsp;&nbsp;1,809&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,150&nbsp;&nbsp;842&nbsp;&nbsp;1,211&nbsp;&nbsp;1,418&nbsp;&nbsp;1,567&nbsp;&nbsp;1,698&nbsp;&nbsp;1,817&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,200&nbsp;&nbsp;846&nbsp;&nbsp;1,217&nbsp;&nbsp;1,424&nbsp;&nbsp;1,574&nbsp;&nbsp;1,706&nbsp;&nbsp;1,825&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,250&nbsp;&nbsp;850&nbsp;&nbsp;1,222&nbsp;&nbsp;1,430&nbsp;&nbsp;1,581&nbsp;&nbsp;1,713&nbsp;&nbsp;1,833&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,300&nbsp;&nbsp;853&nbsp;&nbsp;1,228&nbsp;&nbsp;1,437&nbsp;&nbsp;1,588&nbsp;&nbsp;1,721&nbsp;&nbsp;1,842&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,350&nbsp;&nbsp;857&nbsp;&nbsp;1,233&nbsp;&nbsp;1,443&nbsp;&nbsp;1,595&nbsp;&nbsp;1,729&nbsp;&nbsp;1,850&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,400&nbsp;&nbsp;861&nbsp;&nbsp;1,238&nbsp;&nbsp;1,450&nbsp;&nbsp;1,602&nbsp;&nbsp;1,736&nbsp;&nbsp;1,858&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,450&nbsp;&nbsp;864&nbsp;&nbsp;1,244&nbsp;&nbsp;1,456&nbsp;&nbsp;1,609&nbsp;&nbsp;1,744&nbsp;&nbsp;1,866&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,500&nbsp;&nbsp;868&nbsp;&nbsp;1,249&nbsp;&nbsp;1,462&nbsp;&nbsp;1,616&nbsp;&nbsp;1,751&nbsp;&nbsp;1,874&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,550&nbsp;&nbsp;872&nbsp;&nbsp;1,254&nbsp;&nbsp;1,469&nbsp;&nbsp;1,623&nbsp;&nbsp;1,759&nbsp;&nbsp;1,882&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,600&nbsp;&nbsp;875&nbsp;&nbsp;1,260&nbsp;&nbsp;1,475&nbsp;&nbsp;1,630&nbsp;&nbsp;1,767&nbsp;&nbsp;1,890&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,650&nbsp;&nbsp;879&nbsp;&nbsp;1,265&nbsp;&nbsp;1,481&nbsp;&nbsp;1,637&nbsp;&nbsp;1,774&nbsp;&nbsp;1,899&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,700&nbsp;&nbsp;883&nbsp;&nbsp;1,270&nbsp;&nbsp;1,488&nbsp;&nbsp;1,644&nbsp;&nbsp;1,782&nbsp;&nbsp;1,907&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,750&nbsp;&nbsp;887&nbsp;&nbsp;1,276&nbsp;&nbsp;1,494&nbsp;&nbsp;1,651&nbsp;&nbsp;1,790&nbsp;&nbsp;1,915&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,800&nbsp;&nbsp;890&nbsp;&nbsp;1,281&nbsp;&nbsp;1,500&nbsp;&nbsp;1,658&nbsp;&nbsp;1,797&nbsp;&nbsp;1,923&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,850&nbsp;&nbsp;894&nbsp;&nbsp;1,287&nbsp;&nbsp;1,507&nbsp;&nbsp;1,665&nbsp;&nbsp;1,805&nbsp;&nbsp;1,931&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,900&nbsp;&nbsp;898&nbsp;&nbsp;1,292&nbsp;&nbsp;1,513&nbsp;&nbsp;1,672&nbsp;&nbsp;1,812&nbsp;&nbsp;1,939&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 7,950&nbsp;&nbsp;901&nbsp;&nbsp;1,297&nbsp;&nbsp;1,519&nbsp;&nbsp;1,679&nbsp;&nbsp;1,820&nbsp;&nbsp;1,947&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,000&nbsp;&nbsp;905&nbsp;&nbsp;1,303&nbsp;&nbsp;1,526&nbsp;&nbsp;1,686&nbsp;&nbsp;1,828&nbsp;&nbsp;1,955&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,050&nbsp;&nbsp;909&nbsp;&nbsp;1,308&nbsp;&nbsp;1,532&nbsp;&nbsp;1,693&nbsp;&nbsp;1,835&nbsp;&nbsp;1,964&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,100&nbsp;&nbsp;912&nbsp;&nbsp;1,313&nbsp;&nbsp;1,538&nbsp;&nbsp;1,700&nbsp;&nbsp;1,843&nbsp;&nbsp;1,972&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,150&nbsp;&nbsp;916&nbsp;&nbsp;1,319&nbsp;&nbsp;1,545&nbsp;&nbsp;1,707&nbsp;&nbsp;1,850&nbsp;&nbsp;1,980&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,200&nbsp;&nbsp;920&nbsp;&nbsp;1,324&nbsp;&nbsp;1,551&nbsp;&nbsp;1,714&nbsp;&nbsp;1,858&nbsp;&nbsp;1,988&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,250&nbsp;&nbsp;924&nbsp;&nbsp;1,330&nbsp;&nbsp;1,557&nbsp;&nbsp;1,721&nbsp;&nbsp;1,866&nbsp;&nbsp;1,996&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,300&nbsp;&nbsp;927&nbsp;&nbsp;1,335&nbsp;&nbsp;1,564&nbsp;&nbsp;1,728&nbsp;&nbsp;1,873&nbsp;&nbsp;2,004&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,350&nbsp;&nbsp;931&nbsp;&nbsp;1,340&nbsp;&nbsp;1,570&nbsp;&nbsp;1,735&nbsp;&nbsp;1,881&nbsp;&nbsp;2,012&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,400&nbsp;&nbsp;935&nbsp;&nbsp;1,346&nbsp;&nbsp;1,577&nbsp;&nbsp;1,742&nbsp;&nbsp;1,888&nbsp;&nbsp;2,021&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,450&nbsp;&nbsp;938&nbsp;&nbsp;1,351&nbsp;&nbsp;1,583&nbsp;&nbsp;1,749&nbsp;&nbsp;1,896&nbsp;&nbsp;2,029&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,500&nbsp;&nbsp;943&nbsp;&nbsp;1,357&nbsp;&nbsp;1,590&nbsp;&nbsp;1,757&nbsp;&nbsp;1,905&nbsp;&nbsp;2,038&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,550&nbsp;&nbsp;949&nbsp;&nbsp;1,363&nbsp;&nbsp;1,597&nbsp;&nbsp;1,765&nbsp;&nbsp;1,913&nbsp;&nbsp;2,047&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,600&nbsp;&nbsp;954&nbsp;&nbsp;1,369&nbsp;&nbsp;1,605&nbsp;&nbsp;1,773&nbsp;&nbsp;1,922&nbsp;&nbsp;2,057&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,650&nbsp;&nbsp;959&nbsp;&nbsp;1,375&nbsp;&nbsp;1,612&nbsp;&nbsp;1,781&nbsp;&nbsp;1,931&nbsp;&nbsp;2,066&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,700&nbsp;&nbsp;964&nbsp;&nbsp;1,381&nbsp;&nbsp;1,619&nbsp;&nbsp;1,789&nbsp;&nbsp;1,939&nbsp;&nbsp;2,075&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,750&nbsp;&nbsp;969&nbsp;&nbsp;1,387&nbsp;&nbsp;1,626&nbsp;&nbsp;1,797&nbsp;&nbsp;1,948&nbsp;&nbsp;2,084&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,800&nbsp;&nbsp;974&nbsp;&nbsp;1,393&nbsp;&nbsp;1,633&nbsp;&nbsp;1,805&nbsp;&nbsp;1,957&nbsp;&nbsp;2,093&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,850&nbsp;&nbsp;979&nbsp;&nbsp;1,399&nbsp;&nbsp;1,641&nbsp;&nbsp;1,813&nbsp;&nbsp;1,965&nbsp;&nbsp;2,103&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,900&nbsp;&nbsp;984&nbsp;&nbsp;1,405&nbsp;&nbsp;1,648&nbsp;&nbsp;1,821&nbsp;&nbsp;1,974&nbsp;&nbsp;2,112&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 8,950&nbsp;&nbsp;989&nbsp;&nbsp;1,411&nbsp;&nbsp;1,655&nbsp;&nbsp;1,829&nbsp;&nbsp;1,982&nbsp;&nbsp;2,121&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,000&nbsp;&nbsp;995&nbsp;&nbsp;1,417&nbsp;&nbsp;1,662&nbsp;&nbsp;1,837&nbsp;&nbsp;1,991&nbsp;&nbsp;2,130&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,050&nbsp;&nbsp;1,000&nbsp;&nbsp;1,423&nbsp;&nbsp;1,669&nbsp;&nbsp;1,845&nbsp;&nbsp;2,000&nbsp;&nbsp;2,140&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,100&nbsp;&nbsp;1,005&nbsp;&nbsp;1,429&nbsp;&nbsp;1,677&nbsp;&nbsp;1,853&nbsp;&nbsp;2,008&nbsp;&nbsp;2,149&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,150&nbsp;&nbsp;1,010&nbsp;&nbsp;1,435&nbsp;&nbsp;1,684&nbsp;&nbsp;1,861&nbsp;&nbsp;2,017&nbsp;&nbsp;2,158&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,200&nbsp;&nbsp;1,015&nbsp;&nbsp;1,441&nbsp;&nbsp;1,691&nbsp;&nbsp;1,869&nbsp;&nbsp;2,026&nbsp;&nbsp;2,167&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,250&nbsp;&nbsp;1,020&nbsp;&nbsp;1,447&nbsp;&nbsp;1,698&nbsp;&nbsp;1,877&nbsp;&nbsp;2,034&nbsp;&nbsp;2,177&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,300&nbsp;&nbsp;1,025&nbsp;&nbsp;1,453&nbsp;&nbsp;1,706&nbsp;&nbsp;1,885&nbsp;&nbsp;2,043&nbsp;&nbsp;2,186&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,350&nbsp;&nbsp;1,030&nbsp;&nbsp;1,459&nbsp;&nbsp;1,713&nbsp;&nbsp;1,893&nbsp;&nbsp;2,052&nbsp;&nbsp;2,195&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,400&nbsp;&nbsp;1,035&nbsp;&nbsp;1,465&nbsp;&nbsp;1,720&nbsp;&nbsp;1,901&nbsp;&nbsp;2,060&nbsp;&nbsp;2,204&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,450&nbsp;&nbsp;1,040&nbsp;&nbsp;1,471&nbsp;&nbsp;1,727&nbsp;&nbsp;1,909&nbsp;&nbsp;2,069&nbsp;&nbsp;2,214&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,500&nbsp;&nbsp;1,046&nbsp;&nbsp;1,477&nbsp;&nbsp;1,734&nbsp;&nbsp;1,917&nbsp;&nbsp;2,077&nbsp;&nbsp;2,223&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,550&nbsp;&nbsp;1,051&nbsp;&nbsp;1,483&nbsp;&nbsp;1,742&nbsp;&nbsp;1,924&nbsp;&nbsp;2,086&nbsp;&nbsp;2,232&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,600&nbsp;&nbsp;1,056&nbsp;&nbsp;1,489&nbsp;&nbsp;1,749&nbsp;&nbsp;1,932&nbsp;&nbsp;2,095&nbsp;&nbsp;2,241&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,650&nbsp;&nbsp;1,061&nbsp;&nbsp;1,495&nbsp;&nbsp;1,756&nbsp;&nbsp;1,940&nbsp;&nbsp;2,103&nbsp;&nbsp;2,251&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,700&nbsp;&nbsp;1,066&nbsp;&nbsp;1,501&nbsp;&nbsp;1,763&nbsp;&nbsp;1,948&nbsp;&nbsp;2,112&nbsp;&nbsp;2,260&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,750&nbsp;&nbsp;1,071&nbsp;&nbsp;1,507&nbsp;&nbsp;1,770&nbsp;&nbsp;1,956&nbsp;&nbsp;2,121&nbsp;&nbsp;2,269&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,800&nbsp;&nbsp;1,076&nbsp;&nbsp;1,513&nbsp;&nbsp;1,778&nbsp;&nbsp;1,964&nbsp;&nbsp;2,129&nbsp;&nbsp;2,278&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,850&nbsp;&nbsp;1,081&nbsp;&nbsp;1,519&nbsp;&nbsp;1,785&nbsp;&nbsp;1,972&nbsp;&nbsp;2,138&nbsp;&nbsp;2,288&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,900&nbsp;&nbsp;1,086&nbsp;&nbsp;1,525&nbsp;&nbsp;1,792&nbsp;&nbsp;1,980&nbsp;&nbsp;2,147&nbsp;&nbsp;2,297&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> 9,950&nbsp;&nbsp;1,091&nbsp;&nbsp;1,531&nbsp;&nbsp;1,799&nbsp;&nbsp;1,988&nbsp;&nbsp;2,155&nbsp;&nbsp;2,306&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,000&nbsp;&nbsp;1,097&nbsp;&nbsp;1,537&nbsp;&nbsp;1,807&nbsp;&nbsp;1,996&nbsp;&nbsp;2,164&nbsp;&nbsp;2,315&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,050&nbsp;&nbsp;1,102&nbsp;&nbsp;1,543&nbsp;&nbsp;1,814&nbsp;&nbsp;2,004&nbsp;&nbsp;2,173&nbsp;&nbsp;2,325&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,100&nbsp;&nbsp;1,107&nbsp;&nbsp;1,549&nbsp;&nbsp;1,821&nbsp;&nbsp;2,012&nbsp;&nbsp;2,181&nbsp;&nbsp;2,334&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,150&nbsp;&nbsp;1,112&nbsp;&nbsp;1,555&nbsp;&nbsp;1,828&nbsp;&nbsp;2,020&nbsp;&nbsp;2,190&nbsp;&nbsp;2,343&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,200&nbsp;&nbsp;1,117&nbsp;&nbsp;1,561&nbsp;&nbsp;1,835&nbsp;&nbsp;2,028&nbsp;&nbsp;2,198&nbsp;&nbsp;2,352&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,250&nbsp;&nbsp;1,122&nbsp;&nbsp;1,567&nbsp;&nbsp;1,843&nbsp;&nbsp;2,036&nbsp;&nbsp;2,207&nbsp;&nbsp;2,362&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,300&nbsp;&nbsp;1,127&nbsp;&nbsp;1,574&nbsp;&nbsp;1,850&nbsp;&nbsp;2,044&nbsp;&nbsp;2,216&nbsp;&nbsp;2,371&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,350&nbsp;&nbsp;1,132&nbsp;&nbsp;1,580&nbsp;&nbsp;1,857&nbsp;&nbsp;2,052&nbsp;&nbsp;2,224&nbsp;&nbsp;2,380&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,400&nbsp;&nbsp;1,137&nbsp;&nbsp;1,586&nbsp;&nbsp;1,864&nbsp;&nbsp;2,060&nbsp;&nbsp;2,233&nbsp;&nbsp;2,389&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,450&nbsp;&nbsp;1,142&nbsp;&nbsp;1,592&nbsp;&nbsp;1,871&nbsp;&nbsp;2,068&nbsp;&nbsp;2,242&nbsp;&nbsp;2,399&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,500&nbsp;&nbsp;1,148&nbsp;&nbsp;1,598&nbsp;&nbsp;1,879&nbsp;&nbsp;2,076&nbsp;&nbsp;2,250&nbsp;&nbsp;2,408&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,550&nbsp;&nbsp;1,153&nbsp;&nbsp;1,604&nbsp;&nbsp;1,886&nbsp;&nbsp;2,084&nbsp;&nbsp;2,259&nbsp;&nbsp;2,417&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,600&nbsp;&nbsp;1,158&nbsp;&nbsp;1,610&nbsp;&nbsp;1,893&nbsp;&nbsp;2,092&nbsp;&nbsp;2,268&nbsp;&nbsp;2,426&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,650&nbsp;&nbsp;1,163&nbsp;&nbsp;1,616&nbsp;&nbsp;1,900&nbsp;&nbsp;2,100&nbsp;&nbsp;2,276&nbsp;&nbsp;2,436&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,700&nbsp;&nbsp;1,168&nbsp;&nbsp;1,622&nbsp;&nbsp;1,907&nbsp;&nbsp;2,108&nbsp;&nbsp;2,285&nbsp;&nbsp;2,445&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,750&nbsp;&nbsp;1,173&nbsp;&nbsp;1,628&nbsp;&nbsp;1,915&nbsp;&nbsp;2,116&nbsp;&nbsp;2,293&nbsp;&nbsp;2,454&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,800&nbsp;&nbsp;1,178&nbsp;&nbsp;1,634&nbsp;&nbsp;1,922&nbsp;&nbsp;2,124&nbsp;&nbsp;2,302&nbsp;&nbsp;2,463&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,850&nbsp;&nbsp;1,183&nbsp;&nbsp;1,640&nbsp;&nbsp;1,929&nbsp;&nbsp;2,132&nbsp;&nbsp;2,311&nbsp;&nbsp;2,473&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,900&nbsp;&nbsp;1,188&nbsp;&nbsp;1,646&nbsp;&nbsp;1,936&nbsp;&nbsp;2,140&nbsp;&nbsp;2,319&nbsp;&nbsp;2,482&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10,950&nbsp;&nbsp;1,193&nbsp;&nbsp;1,652&nbsp;&nbsp;1,944&nbsp;&nbsp;2,148&nbsp;&nbsp;2,328&nbsp;&nbsp;2,491&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,000&nbsp;&nbsp;1,199&nbsp;&nbsp;1,658&nbsp;&nbsp;1,951&nbsp;&nbsp;2,156&nbsp;&nbsp;2,337&nbsp;&nbsp;2,500&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,050&nbsp;&nbsp;1,204&nbsp;&nbsp;1,664&nbsp;&nbsp;1,958&nbsp;&nbsp;2,164&nbsp;&nbsp;2,345&nbsp;&nbsp;2,509&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,100&nbsp;&nbsp;1,209&nbsp;&nbsp;1,670&nbsp;&nbsp;1,965&nbsp;&nbsp;2,172&nbsp;&nbsp;2,354&nbsp;&nbsp;2,519&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,150&nbsp;&nbsp;1,214&nbsp;&nbsp;1,676&nbsp;&nbsp;1,972&nbsp;&nbsp;2,180&nbsp;&nbsp;2,363&nbsp;&nbsp;2,528&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,200&nbsp;&nbsp;1,219&nbsp;&nbsp;1,682&nbsp;&nbsp;1,980&nbsp;&nbsp;2,188&nbsp;&nbsp;2,371&nbsp;&nbsp;2,537&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,250&nbsp;&nbsp;1,221&nbsp;&nbsp;1,686&nbsp;&nbsp;1,984&nbsp;&nbsp;2,193&nbsp;&nbsp;2,377&nbsp;&nbsp;2,543&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,300&nbsp;&nbsp;1,223&nbsp;&nbsp;1,689&nbsp;&nbsp;1,898&nbsp;&nbsp;2,197&nbsp;&nbsp;2,382&nbsp;&nbsp;2,549&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,350&nbsp;&nbsp;1,225&nbsp;&nbsp;1,693&nbsp;&nbsp;1,993&nbsp;&nbsp;2,202&nbsp;&nbsp;2,387&nbsp;&nbsp;2,554&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,400&nbsp;&nbsp;1,227&nbsp;&nbsp;1,697&nbsp;&nbsp;1,997&nbsp;&nbsp;2,207&nbsp;&nbsp;2,392&nbsp;&nbsp;2,560&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,450&nbsp;&nbsp;1,229&nbsp;&nbsp;1,700&nbsp;&nbsp;2,001&nbsp;&nbsp;2,212&nbsp;&nbsp;2,397&nbsp;&nbsp;2,565&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,500&nbsp;&nbsp;1,231&nbsp;&nbsp;1,704&nbsp;&nbsp;2,006&nbsp;&nbsp;2,216&nbsp;&nbsp;2,403&nbsp;&nbsp;2,571&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,550&nbsp;&nbsp;1,233&nbsp;&nbsp;1,708&nbsp;&nbsp;2,010&nbsp;&nbsp;2,221&nbsp;&nbsp;2,408&nbsp;&nbsp;2,576&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,600&nbsp;&nbsp;1,235&nbsp;&nbsp;1,711&nbsp;&nbsp;2,014&nbsp;&nbsp;2,226&nbsp;&nbsp;2,413&nbsp;&nbsp;2,582&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,650&nbsp;&nbsp;1,237&nbsp;&nbsp;1,715&nbsp;&nbsp;2,019&nbsp;&nbsp;2,231&nbsp;&nbsp;2,418&nbsp;&nbsp;2,587&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,700&nbsp;&nbsp;1,239&nbsp;&nbsp;1,719&nbsp;&nbsp;2,023&nbsp;&nbsp;2,235&nbsp;&nbsp;2,423&nbsp;&nbsp;2,593&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,750&nbsp;&nbsp;1,241&nbsp;&nbsp;1,723&nbsp;&nbsp;2,027&nbsp;&nbsp;2,240&nbsp;&nbsp;2,428&nbsp;&nbsp;2,598&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,800&nbsp;&nbsp;1,243&nbsp;&nbsp;1,726&nbsp;&nbsp;2,031&nbsp;&nbsp;2,245&nbsp;&nbsp;2,433&nbsp;&nbsp;2,604&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,850&nbsp;&nbsp;1,245&nbsp;&nbsp;1,730&nbsp;&nbsp;2,036&nbsp;&nbsp;2,249&nbsp;&nbsp;2,438&nbsp;&nbsp;2,609&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,900&nbsp;&nbsp;1,247&nbsp;&nbsp;1,734&nbsp;&nbsp;2,040&nbsp;&nbsp;2,254&nbsp;&nbsp;2,444&nbsp;&nbsp;2,615&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11,950&nbsp;&nbsp;1,249&nbsp;&nbsp;1,737&nbsp;&nbsp;2,044&nbsp;&nbsp;2,259&nbsp;&nbsp;2,449&nbsp;&nbsp;2,620&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,000&nbsp;&nbsp;1,251&nbsp;&nbsp;1,741&nbsp;&nbsp;2,049&nbsp;&nbsp;2,264&nbsp;&nbsp;2,454&nbsp;&nbsp;2,626&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,050&nbsp;&nbsp;1,253&nbsp;&nbsp;1,745&nbsp;&nbsp;2,053&nbsp;&nbsp;2,268&nbsp;&nbsp;2,459&nbsp;&nbsp;2,631&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,100&nbsp;&nbsp;1,255&nbsp;&nbsp;1,748&nbsp;&nbsp;2,057&nbsp;&nbsp;2,273&nbsp;&nbsp;2,464&nbsp;&nbsp;2,637&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,150&nbsp;&nbsp;1,257&nbsp;&nbsp;1,752&nbsp;&nbsp;2,061&nbsp;&nbsp;2,278&nbsp;&nbsp;2,469&nbsp;&nbsp;2,642&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,200&nbsp;&nbsp;1,259&nbsp;&nbsp;1,756&nbsp;&nbsp;2,066&nbsp;&nbsp;2,283&nbsp;&nbsp;2,474&nbsp;&nbsp;2,648&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,250&nbsp;&nbsp;1,261&nbsp;&nbsp;1,759&nbsp;&nbsp;2,070&nbsp;&nbsp;2,287&nbsp;&nbsp;2,479&nbsp;&nbsp;2,653&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,300&nbsp;&nbsp;1,263&nbsp;&nbsp;1,763&nbsp;&nbsp;2,074&nbsp;&nbsp;2,292&nbsp;&nbsp;2,485&nbsp;&nbsp;2,659&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,350&nbsp;&nbsp;1,265&nbsp;&nbsp;1,767&nbsp;&nbsp;2,079&nbsp;&nbsp;2,297&nbsp;&nbsp;2,490&nbsp;&nbsp;2,664&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,400&nbsp;&nbsp;1,267&nbsp;&nbsp;1,770&nbsp;&nbsp;2,083&nbsp;&nbsp;2,302&nbsp;&nbsp;2,495&nbsp;&nbsp;2,669&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,450&nbsp;&nbsp;1,270&nbsp;&nbsp;1,774&nbsp;&nbsp;2,087&nbsp;&nbsp;2,306&nbsp;&nbsp;2,500&nbsp;&nbsp;2,675&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,500&nbsp;&nbsp;1,272&nbsp;&nbsp;1,778&nbsp;&nbsp;2,091&nbsp;&nbsp;2,311&nbsp;&nbsp;2,505&nbsp;&nbsp;2,680&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,550&nbsp;&nbsp;1,274&nbsp;&nbsp;1,781&nbsp;&nbsp;2,096&nbsp;&nbsp;2,316&nbsp;&nbsp;2,510&nbsp;&nbsp;2,686&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,600&nbsp;&nbsp;1,276&nbsp;&nbsp;1,785&nbsp;&nbsp;2,100&nbsp;&nbsp;2,320&nbsp;&nbsp;2,515&nbsp;&nbsp;2,691&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,650&nbsp;&nbsp;1,278&nbsp;&nbsp;1,789&nbsp;&nbsp;2,104&nbsp;&nbsp;2,325&nbsp;&nbsp;2,520&nbsp;&nbsp;2,697&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,700&nbsp;&nbsp;1,280&nbsp;&nbsp;1,792&nbsp;&nbsp;2,109&nbsp;&nbsp;2,330&nbsp;&nbsp;2,526&nbsp;&nbsp;2,702&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,750&nbsp;&nbsp;1,282&nbsp;&nbsp;1,796&nbsp;&nbsp;2,113&nbsp;&nbsp;2,335&nbsp;&nbsp;2,531&nbsp;&nbsp;2,708&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,800&nbsp;&nbsp;1,284&nbsp;&nbsp;1,800&nbsp;&nbsp;2,117&nbsp;&nbsp;2,339&nbsp;&nbsp;2,536&nbsp;&nbsp;2,713&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,850&nbsp;&nbsp;1,286&nbsp;&nbsp;1,803&nbsp;&nbsp;2,121&nbsp;&nbsp;2,344&nbsp;&nbsp;2,541&nbsp;&nbsp;2,719&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,900&nbsp;&nbsp;1,288&nbsp;&nbsp;1,807&nbsp;&nbsp;2,126&nbsp;&nbsp;2,349&nbsp;&nbsp;2,546&nbsp;&nbsp;2,724&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12,950&nbsp;&nbsp;1,290&nbsp;&nbsp;1,811&nbsp;&nbsp;2,130&nbsp;&nbsp;2,354&nbsp;&nbsp;2,551&nbsp;&nbsp;2,730&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,000&nbsp;&nbsp;1,292&nbsp;&nbsp;1,814&nbsp;&nbsp;2,134&nbsp;&nbsp;2,358&nbsp;&nbsp;2,556&nbsp;&nbsp;2,735&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,050&nbsp;&nbsp;1,294&nbsp;&nbsp;1,818&nbsp;&nbsp;2,138&nbsp;&nbsp;2,363&nbsp;&nbsp;2,562&nbsp;&nbsp;2,741&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,100&nbsp;&nbsp;1,296&nbsp;&nbsp;1,822&nbsp;&nbsp;2,143&nbsp;&nbsp;2,368&nbsp;&nbsp;2,567&nbsp;&nbsp;2,746&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,150&nbsp;&nbsp;1,298&nbsp;&nbsp;1,825&nbsp;&nbsp;2,147&nbsp;&nbsp;2,372&nbsp;&nbsp;2,572&nbsp;&nbsp;2,752&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,200&nbsp;&nbsp;1,300&nbsp;&nbsp;1,829&nbsp;&nbsp;2,151&nbsp;&nbsp;2,377&nbsp;&nbsp;2,577&nbsp;&nbsp;2,757&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,250&nbsp;&nbsp;1,302&nbsp;&nbsp;1,833&nbsp;&nbsp;2,156&nbsp;&nbsp;2,382&nbsp;&nbsp;2,582&nbsp;&nbsp;2,763&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,300&nbsp;&nbsp;1,304&nbsp;&nbsp;1,836&nbsp;&nbsp;2,160&nbsp;&nbsp;2,387&nbsp;&nbsp;2,587&nbsp;&nbsp;2,768&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,350&nbsp;&nbsp;1,306&nbsp;&nbsp;1,840&nbsp;&nbsp;2,164&nbsp;&nbsp;2,391&nbsp;&nbsp;2,592&nbsp;&nbsp;2,774&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,400&nbsp;&nbsp;1,308&nbsp;&nbsp;1,844&nbsp;&nbsp;2,168&nbsp;&nbsp;2,396&nbsp;&nbsp;2,597&nbsp;&nbsp;2,779&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,450&nbsp;&nbsp;1,310&nbsp;&nbsp;1,847&nbsp;&nbsp;2,173&nbsp;&nbsp;2,401&nbsp;&nbsp;2,603&nbsp;&nbsp;2,785&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,500&nbsp;&nbsp;1,312&nbsp;&nbsp;1,851&nbsp;&nbsp;2,177&nbsp;&nbsp;2,406&nbsp;&nbsp;2,608&nbsp;&nbsp;2,790&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,550&nbsp;&nbsp;1,314&nbsp;&nbsp;1,855&nbsp;&nbsp;2,181&nbsp;&nbsp;2,410&nbsp;&nbsp;2,613&nbsp;&nbsp;2,796&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,600&nbsp;&nbsp;1,316&nbsp;&nbsp;1,858&nbsp;&nbsp;2,186&nbsp;&nbsp;2,415&nbsp;&nbsp;2,618&nbsp;&nbsp;2,801&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,650&nbsp;&nbsp;1,318&nbsp;&nbsp;1,862&nbsp;&nbsp;2,190&nbsp;&nbsp;2,420&nbsp;&nbsp;2,623&nbsp;&nbsp;2,807&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,700&nbsp;&nbsp;1,320&nbsp;&nbsp;1,866&nbsp;&nbsp;2,194&nbsp;&nbsp;2,425&nbsp;&nbsp;2,628&nbsp;&nbsp;2,812&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,750&nbsp;&nbsp;1,322&nbsp;&nbsp;1,869&nbsp;&nbsp;2,198&nbsp;&nbsp;2,429&nbsp;&nbsp;2,633&nbsp;&nbsp;2,818&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,800&nbsp;&nbsp;1,324&nbsp;&nbsp;1,873&nbsp;&nbsp;2,203&nbsp;&nbsp;2,434&nbsp;&nbsp;2,638&nbsp;&nbsp;2,823&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,850&nbsp;&nbsp;1,326&nbsp;&nbsp;1,877&nbsp;&nbsp;2,207&nbsp;&nbsp;2,439&nbsp;&nbsp;2,644&nbsp;&nbsp;2,829&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,900&nbsp;&nbsp;1,328&nbsp;&nbsp;1,880&nbsp;&nbsp;2,211&nbsp;&nbsp;2,443&nbsp;&nbsp;2,649&nbsp;&nbsp;2,834&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13,950&nbsp;&nbsp;1,330&nbsp;&nbsp;1,884&nbsp;&nbsp;2,216&nbsp;&nbsp;2,448&nbsp;&nbsp;2,654&nbsp;&nbsp;2,840&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,000&nbsp;&nbsp;1,332&nbsp;&nbsp;1,888&nbsp;&nbsp;2,220&nbsp;&nbsp;2,453&nbsp;&nbsp;2,659&nbsp;&nbsp;2,845&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,050&nbsp;&nbsp;1,334&nbsp;&nbsp;1,891&nbsp;&nbsp;2,224&nbsp;&nbsp;2,458&nbsp;&nbsp;2,664&nbsp;&nbsp;2,851&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,100&nbsp;&nbsp;1,336&nbsp;&nbsp;1,895&nbsp;&nbsp;2,228&nbsp;&nbsp;2,462&nbsp;&nbsp;2,669&nbsp;&nbsp;2,856&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,150&nbsp;&nbsp;1,338&nbsp;&nbsp;1,899&nbsp;&nbsp;2,233&nbsp;&nbsp;2,467&nbsp;&nbsp;2,674&nbsp;&nbsp;2,862&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,200&nbsp;&nbsp;1,340&nbsp;&nbsp;1,902&nbsp;&nbsp;2,237&nbsp;&nbsp;2,472&nbsp;&nbsp;2,679&nbsp;&nbsp;2,867&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,250&nbsp;&nbsp;1,342&nbsp;&nbsp;1,906&nbsp;&nbsp;2,240&nbsp;&nbsp;2,477&nbsp;&nbsp;2,685&nbsp;&nbsp;2,873&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,300&nbsp;&nbsp;1,344&nbsp;&nbsp;1,910&nbsp;&nbsp;2,246&nbsp;&nbsp;2,481&nbsp;&nbsp;2,690&nbsp;&nbsp;2,878&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,350&nbsp;&nbsp;1,346&nbsp;&nbsp;1,913&nbsp;&nbsp;2,250&nbsp;&nbsp;2,486&nbsp;&nbsp;2,695&nbsp;&nbsp;2,884&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,400&nbsp;&nbsp;1,348&nbsp;&nbsp;1,917&nbsp;&nbsp;2,254&nbsp;&nbsp;2,491&nbsp;&nbsp;2,700&nbsp;&nbsp;2,889&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,450&nbsp;&nbsp;1,350&nbsp;&nbsp;1,921&nbsp;&nbsp;2,258&nbsp;&nbsp;2,496&nbsp;&nbsp;2,705&nbsp;&nbsp;2,894&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,500&nbsp;&nbsp;1,352&nbsp;&nbsp;1,924&nbsp;&nbsp;2,263&nbsp;&nbsp;2,500&nbsp;&nbsp;2,710&nbsp;&nbsp;2,900&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,550&nbsp;&nbsp;1,354&nbsp;&nbsp;1,928&nbsp;&nbsp;2,267&nbsp;&nbsp;2,505&nbsp;&nbsp;2,715&nbsp;&nbsp;2,905&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,600&nbsp;&nbsp;1,356&nbsp;&nbsp;1,932&nbsp;&nbsp;2,271&nbsp;&nbsp;2,510&nbsp;&nbsp;2,721&nbsp;&nbsp;2,911&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,650&nbsp;&nbsp;1,358&nbsp;&nbsp;1,935&nbsp;&nbsp;2,276&nbsp;&nbsp;2,514&nbsp;&nbsp;2,726&nbsp;&nbsp;2,916&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,700&nbsp;&nbsp;1,360&nbsp;&nbsp;1,939&nbsp;&nbsp;2,280&nbsp;&nbsp;2,519&nbsp;&nbsp;2,731&nbsp;&nbsp;2,922&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,750&nbsp;&nbsp;1,362&nbsp;&nbsp;1,943&nbsp;&nbsp;2,284&nbsp;&nbsp;2,524&nbsp;&nbsp;2,736&nbsp;&nbsp;2,927&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,800&nbsp;&nbsp;1,364&nbsp;&nbsp;1,946&nbsp;&nbsp;2,288&nbsp;&nbsp;2,529&nbsp;&nbsp;2,741&nbsp;&nbsp;2,933&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,850&nbsp;&nbsp;1,366&nbsp;&nbsp;1,950&nbsp;&nbsp;2,293&nbsp;&nbsp;2,533&nbsp;&nbsp;2,746&nbsp;&nbsp;2,938&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,900&nbsp;&nbsp;1,368&nbsp;&nbsp;1,954&nbsp;&nbsp;2,297&nbsp;&nbsp;2,538&nbsp;&nbsp;2,751&nbsp;&nbsp;2,944&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14,950&nbsp;&nbsp;1,370&nbsp;&nbsp;1,957&nbsp;&nbsp;2,301&nbsp;&nbsp;2,543&nbsp;&nbsp;2,756&nbsp;&nbsp;2,949&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">15,000&nbsp;&nbsp;1,372&nbsp;&nbsp;1,961&nbsp;&nbsp;2,305&nbsp;&nbsp;2,548&nbsp;&nbsp;2,762&nbsp;&nbsp;2,955&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If combined gross monthly income exceeds Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00), the child support shall be that amount computed for a monthly income of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) and an additional amount determined by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If there are more than six children, the child support shall be that amount computed for six children and an additional amount determined by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1988, c. 224, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. June 20, 1988. Renumbered from &sect; 1277.8 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1999, c. 422, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 345, &sect; 3, emerg. eff. June 6, 2000.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-119.1. Legislative review of child support guidelines.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The child support guidelines shall be reviewed at least once every four (4) years by the Judiciary Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives to ensure that their application results in the determination of appropriate child support award amounts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1989, c. 362, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1277.8A by Laws 1990, c. 171, &sect; 3, operative July 1, 1990. Also renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1277.8A by Laws 1990, c. 188, &sect; 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1990.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-120. Child support forms.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A child support computation form shall be signed by the judge and incorporated as a part of all orders which establish or modify a child support obligation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. When services are not being provided under the Department of Human Services State IV-D plan pursuant to Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, a support order summary form shall be prepared by the attorney of record or the pro se litigant and presented to the judge with all orders which establish paternity or establish, modify or enforce a child support obligation. No paternity or child support order shall be signed by the judge without presentation of the support order summary form. After the order is signed by the judge, the summary of support order form shall be submitted to the Central Case Registry provided for in Section 112A of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Standard forms for motions to modify child support and orders modifying child support shall be used by all parents for any agreements submitted to the court for approval as a part of the informal review and adjustment process provided in Section 118 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The forms specified by this subsection shall be prepared by the Department of Human Services and shall be published by the Administrative Office of the Courts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1988, c. 224, &sect; 3, emerg. eff. June 20, 1988. Renumbered from &sect; 1277.9 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1993, c. 307, &sect; 3, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1998, c. 323, &sect; 10, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Laws 1999, c. 422, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 345, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. June 6, 2000; Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 7, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 314, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2006, c. 127, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-120.1. Short title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Sections 120.1 through 120.5 of this title shall be known and may be cited as the &ldquo;Parenting Coordinator Act&rdquo;.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 8, eff. July 1, 2001. Amended by Laws 2003, c. 302, &sect; 5, emerg. eff. May 28, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-120.2. Definitions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">As used in the Parenting Coordinator Act:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. &ldquo;Parenting coordinator&rdquo; means an impartial third party qualified pursuant to subsection A of Section 120.6 of this title appointed by the court to assist parties in resolving issues and deciding disputed issues pursuant to the provisions of the Parenting Coordinator Act relating to parenting and other family issues in any action for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, paternity, or guardianship where a minor child is involved; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. &ldquo;High-conflict case&rdquo; means any action for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, paternity, or guardianship where minor children are involved and the parties demonstrate a pattern of ongoing:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;litigation,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;anger and distrust,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;verbal abuse,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;physical aggression or threats of physical aggression,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;difficulty in communicating about and cooperating in the care of their children, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;conditions that in the discretion of the court warrant the appointment of a parenting coordinator.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 9, eff. July 1, 2001. Amended by Laws 2003, c. 302, &sect; 6, emerg. eff. May 28, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-120.3. Appointment of parenting coordinator &ndash; Party agreement &ndash; Authority - Meetings - Parental rights - Removal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In any action for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, paternity, or guardianship where minor children are involved, the court may, upon its own motion, or by motion or agreement of the parties, appoint a parenting coordinator to assist the parties in resolving issues and decide disputed issues pursuant to the provisions of the Parenting Coordinator Act related to parenting or other family issues in the case except as provided in subsection B of this section, and subsection A of Section 120.5 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The court shall not appoint a parenting coordinator if any party objects, unless:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The court makes specific findings that the case is a high-conflict case; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The court makes specific findings that the appointment of a parenting coordinator is in the best interest of any minor child in the case.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. The authority of a parenting coordinator shall be specified in the order appointing the parenting coordinator and limited to matters that will aid the parties in:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;identifying disputed issues,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;reducing misunderstandings,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;clarifying priorities,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;exploring possibilities for compromise,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;developing methods of collaboration in parenting, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">f.&nbsp;&nbsp;complying with the court&rsquo;s order of custody, visitation, or guardianship.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The appointment of a parenting coordinator shall not divest the court of its exclusive jurisdiction to determine fundamental issues of custody, visitation, and support, and the authority to exercise management and control of the case.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The parenting coordinator shall not make any modification to any order, judgment or decree; however, the parenting coordinator may allow the parties to make minor temporary departures from a parenting plan if authorized by the court to do so. The appointment order should specify those matters which the parenting coordinator is authorized to determine. The order shall specify which determinations will be immediately effective and which will require an opportunity for court review prior to taking effect.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The parties may limit the decision-making authority of the parenting coordinator to specific issues or areas if the parenting coordinator is being appointed pursuant to agreement of the parties. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. Meetings between the parenting coordinator and the parties need not follow any specific procedures and the meetings may be informal. All communication between the parties and the parenting coordinator shall not be confidential.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. Nothing in the Parenting Coordinator Act shall abrogate the custodial or noncustodial parent&rsquo;s rights or any court-ordered visitation given to grandparents or other persons except as specifically addressed in the order appointing the parenting coordinator.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. 1. Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, the court shall reserve the right to remove the parenting coordinator in its own discretion.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The court may remove the parenting coordinator upon the request and agreement of both parties. Upon the motion of either party and good cause shown, the court may remove the parenting coordinator.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 10, eff. July 1, 2001. Amended by Laws 2003, c. 302, &sect; 7, emerg. eff. May 28, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-120.4. Report of decision.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A report of the decisions and recommendations made by the parenting coordinator shall be filed with the court within twenty (20) days, with copies of the report provided to the parties or their counsel. There shall be no ex parte communication with the court. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Any decisions made by the parenting coordinator authorized by the court order and issued pursuant to the provisions of the Parenting Coordinator Act shall be binding on the parties until further order of the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. Any party may file with the court and serve on the parenting coordinator and all other parties an objection to the parenting coordinator&rsquo;s report within ten (10) days after the parenting coordinator provides the report to the parties, or within another time as the court may direct.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Responses to the objections shall be filed with the court and served on the parenting coordinator and all other parties within ten (10) days after the objection is served.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The court shall review any objections to the report and any responses submitted to those objections to the report and shall thereafter enter appropriate orders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 11, eff. July 1, 2001. Amended by Laws 2003, c. 302, &sect; 8, emerg. eff. May 28, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-120.5. Fees - Appointment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. 1. No parenting coordinator shall be appointed unless the court finds that the parties have the means to pay the fees of the parenting coordinator.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. This state shall assume no financial responsibility for payment of fees to the parenting coordinator; except that, in cases of hardship, the court, if feasible, may appoint a parenting coordinator to serve on a volunteer basis.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. The fees of the parenting coordinator shall be allocated between the parties with the relative percentages determined pursuant to the child support guidelines.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The court may allocate the fees between the parties differently upon a finding of good cause by the court or good cause set forth in the parenting coordinator&rsquo;s report.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 12, eff. July 1, 2001. Amended by Laws 2003, c. 302, &sect; 9, emerg. eff. May 28, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-120.6. Qualifications.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Each judicial district shall adopt local rules governing the qualifications of a parenting coordinator; provided, however, the qualifications adopted shall not exceed the qualifications established in subsection B of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. To be qualified as a parenting coordinator, a person shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Have a master&rsquo;s degree in a mental health or behavioral health field, shall have training and experience in family mediation and shall be a certified mediator under the laws of this state; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Be a licensed mental health professional or licensed attorney practicing in an area related to families.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Parenting coordinators who are not licensed attorneys shall not be considered as engaging in the unauthorized practice of law while performing actions within the scope of his or her duties as a parenting coordinator.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 13, eff. July 1, 2001. Amended by Laws 2003, c. 302, &sect; 10, emerg. eff. May 28, 2003; Laws 2006, c. 99, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2006; Laws 2010, c. 350, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-120.7. Court expert - Procedures.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. As used in this section, &ldquo;court expert&rdquo; means a parenting coordinator, guardian ad litem, custody evaluator or any other person appointed by the court in a custody or visitation proceeding involving children.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Before the court appoints an individual as a court expert, the following disclosures shall be made by the candidate to the parties:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A disclosure of any prior relationships with any party, attorney or judge in the pending action;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A complete resume disclosing all personal and professional qualifications to serve as a court expert;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Any suspensions from practice, reprimands, or other formal punishments resulting from an adjudication of complaints filed against the person with the professional licensing board or other organization authorized to receive complaints regarding the performance of the individual in question; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Any criminal convictions within the past ten (10) years and inclusion on any sexual offender list.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A party may file an objection to the appointment of a proposed court expert within fifteen (15) days after the receipt of the disclosures required by subsection B of this section. Upon filing an objection to the proposed court expert, the court shall set the matter for hearing. If requested, the party objecting to the appointment of the proposed court expert shall be entitled to discovery related to the qualifications and appropriateness of the proposed court expert prior to hearing. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2010, c. 105, &sect; 1.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-121. Restoration of maiden or former name - Alimony - Division of property.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. When a dissolution of marriage is granted, the decree shall restore:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. To the wife her maiden or former name, if her name was changed as a result of the marriage and if she so desires;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. To the husband his former name, if his name was changed as a result of the marriage and if he so desires.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The court shall enter its decree confirming in each spouse the property owned by him or her before marriage and the undisposed-of property acquired after marriage by him or her in his or her own right. Either spouse may be allowed such alimony out of real and personal property of the other as the court shall think reasonable, having due regard to the value of such property at the time of the dissolution of marriage. Alimony may be allowed from real or personal property, or both, or in the form of money judgment, payable either in gross or in installments, as the court may deem just and equitable. As to such property, whether real or personal, which has been acquired by the parties jointly during their marriage, whether the title thereto be in either or both of said parties, the court shall, subject to a valid antenuptial contract in writing, make such division between the parties as may appear just and reasonable, by a division of the property in kind, or by setting the same apart to one of the parties, and requiring the other thereof to be paid such sum as may be just and proper to effect a fair and just division thereof. The court may set apart a portion of the separate estate of a spouse to the other spouse for the support of the children of the marriage where custody resides with that spouse.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A servicemember&rsquo;s portion of Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) awarded by or from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for service-connected loss or loss of use of specific organs or extremities shall be separate property, not divisible as a marital asset nor as community property. For purposes of identifying SMC, it is the sole responsibility of the servicemember to prove with competent evidence what amount of his or her disability compensation is SMC.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A servicemember's portion of Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) shall be separate property, not divisible as a marital asset nor as community property, if a specific dollar amount of CRSC can be proved by the servicemember as compensation for combat-related loss of limb or loss of bodily function and the CRSC award was applied for and established prior to the date of the filing of the dissolution of marriage action.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. Pursuant to the federal Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act, 10 U.S.C., Section 1408, a court may treat disposable retired or retainer pay payable to a military member either as property solely of the member or as property of the member and the spouse of the member. If a state court determines that the disposable retired or retainer pay of a military member is the sole and separate property of the military member, the court shall submit clear and concise written findings of such determination to be included in the decree or final order. If a state court determines that the disposable retired or retainer pay of a military member is marital property, the court shall submit clear and concise written findings of such determination to be included in the decree or final order and shall award an amount consistent with the rank, pay grade, and time of service of the member at the date of the filing of the petition, unless the court finds a more equitable date due to the economic separation of the parties.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. Unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, any division of an active duty military member's retirement or retainer pay shall use the following language:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">"The former spouse is awarded a percentage of the member's disposable military retired pay, to be computed by multiplying fifty percent (50%) times a fraction, the numerator of which is ____x____ months of marriage during the member's creditable military service, divided by the member's total number of months of creditable military service."&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. In the case of a member's retiring from reserve duty, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, any division of a reservist's retirement or retainer pay shall use the following language:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">"The former spouse is awarded a percentage of the member's disposable military retired pay, to be computed by multiplying fifty percent (50%) times a fraction, the numerator of which is __X____reserve retirement points earned during the period of the marriage, divided by the member's total number of reserve retirement points earned."&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4969. Amended by Laws 1975, c. 350, &sect; 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1975; Laws 1976, c. 154, &sect; 1; Laws 1985, c. 39, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 19, 1985. Renumbered from &sect; 1278 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1992, c. 252, &sect; 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1992; Laws 2006, c. 311, &sect; 5, emerg. eff. June 8, 2006; Laws 2012, c. 261, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. May 15, 2012; Laws 2012, c. 334, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2012.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43122. Effect of divorce.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A divorce granted at the instance of one party shall operate as a dissolution of the marriage contract as to both, and shall be a bar to any claim of either party in or to the property of the other, except in cases where actual fraud shall have been committed by or on behalf of the successful party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4970. Remembered from Title 12, &sect; 1279 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-123. Remarriage and cohabitation - Appeal from judgment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">It shall be unlawful for either party to an action for divorce whose former husband or wife is living to marry in this state a person other than the divorced spouse within six (6) months from date of decree of divorce granted in this state, or to cohabit with such other person in this state during said period if the marriage took place in another state; and if an appeal be commenced from said decree, it shall be unlawful for either party to such cause to marry any other person and cohabit with such person in this state until the expiration of thirty (30) days from the date on which final judgment shall be rendered pursuant to such appeal. Any person violating the provisions of this section by such marriage shall be deemed guilty of the felony of bigamy. Any person violating the provisions of this section by such cohabitation shall be deemed guilty of the felony of adultery.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">An appeal from a judgment granting or denying a divorce shall be made in the same manner as in any other civil case.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4971. Amended by Laws 1925, c. 119, p. 166, &sect; 1; Laws 1957, p. 82, &sect; 1; Laws 1969, c. 322, &sect; 1; Laws 1970, c. 5, &sect; 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1971. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1280 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 133, &sect; 462, eff. July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, &sect; 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, &sect; 462 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-124. Bigamy a felony.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Every person convicted of bigamy as such offense is defined in Section 123 of this title shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term of not less than one (1) year nor more than three (3) years.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4972. Renumbered from &sect; 1281 of Title 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 133, &sect; 463, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, &sect; 336, eff. July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">NOTE: Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, &sect; 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, &sect; 463 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43125. Validation of decrees annulling marriage or granting divorce.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A judgment or decree, heretofore rendered by a court having jurisdiction of the parties, annulling a marriage and/or granting a divorce, on the grounds that one of the parties had been previously married and divorced and said divorce decree had not become final, is hereby validated.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">Laws 1937, p. 9, &sect; 1. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1281a by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43126. Remarriage within six months as ground for annulment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A marriage wherein one of the parties had not been divorced for six (6) months shall hereafter in this state be ground for annullment of marriage by either party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">Laws 1937, p. 9, &sect; 2. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1281b by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43127. Time when judgments in divorce actions become final Effect of appeal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Every decree of divorce shall recite the day and date when the judgment was rendered. If an appeal be taken from a judgment granting or denying a divorce, that part of the judgment does not become final and take effect until the appeal is determined. If an appeal be taken from any part of a judgment in a divorce action except the granting of the divorce, the divorce shall be final and take effect from the date the decree of divorce is rendered, provided neither party thereto may marry another person until six (6) months after the date the decree of divorce is rendered; that part of the judgment appealed shall not become final and take effect until the appeal be determined.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, 4973; Laws 1969, c. 321, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 7, 1969. Renumbered from Title 1, &sect; 1282 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43128. Avoidance of marriage of incompetents.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">When either of the parties to a marriage shall be incapable, from want of age or understanding, of contracting such marriage, the same may be declared void by the district court, in an action brought by the incapable party or by the parent or guardian of such party; but the children of such marriage begotten before the same is annulled, shall be legitimate. Cohabitation after such incapacity ceases, shall be a sufficient defense to any such action.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4974. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1283 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43129. Alimony without divorce.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The wife or husband may obtain alimony from the other without a divorce, in an action brought for that purpose in the district court, for any of the causes for which a divorce may be granted. Either may make the same defense to such action as he might to an action for divorce, and may, for sufficient cause, obtain a divorce from the other in such action.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4975.≥Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1284 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43130. Evidence.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Upon the trial of an action for a divorce, or for alimony the court may admit proof of the admissions of the parties to be received in evidence, carefully excluding such as shall appear to have been obtained by connivance, fraud, coercion or other improper means. Proof of cohabitation, and reputation of the marriage of the parties, may be received as evidence of the marriage. But no divorce shall be granted without proof.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4976.≥Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1285 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989 &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43131. Residency in divorce cases.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A married person who meets the residence requirements prescribed by law for bringing a divorce action in this state may seek a divorce in this state, though the other spouse resides elsewhere.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43132. Parties may testify.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In any action for divorce hereafter tried, the parties thereto, or either of them, shall be competent to testify in like manner, respecting any fact necessary or proper to be proven, as parties to other civil actions are allowed to testify.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4978.≥Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1287 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43133. Setting aside of divorce decrees upon petition of parties.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">When a decree of divorce has been issued by a district or superior court, said court is hereby authorized to dissolve said decree at any future time, in or out of the term wherein the decree was granted, provided that both parties to the divorce action file a petition, signed by both parties, asking that said decree be set aside and held for naught. And further provided that both parties seeking to have the decree set aside shall make proof to the court that neither one has married a third party during the time since the issuance of the decree of divorce.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">Laws 1959, P. 81, &sect; 1.≥Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1288 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-134. Alimony payments - Designation of support and property payments - Termination of support - Cohabitation by former spouse - Modification of support - Active military pay - Disposable retired or retainer military pay.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In any dissolution of marriage decree which provides for periodic alimony payments, the court shall plainly state, at the time of entering the original decree, the dollar amount of all or a portion of each payment which is designated as support and the dollar amount of all or a portion of the payment which is a payment pertaining to a division of property. The court shall specify in the decree that the payments pertaining to a division of property shall continue until completed. Payments pertaining to a division of property are irrevocable and not subject to subsequent modification by the court making the award. An order for the payment of money pursuant to a dissolution of marriage decree, whether designated as support or designated as pertaining to a division of property shall not be a lien against the real property of the person ordered to make such payments unless the court order specifically provides for a lien on real property. An arrearage in payments of support reduced to a judgment may be a lien against the real property of the person ordered to make such payments.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The court shall also provide in the dissolution of marriage decree that upon the death or remarriage of the recipient, the payments for support, if not already accrued, shall terminate. The court shall order the judgment for the payment of support to be terminated, and the lien released upon the presentation of proper proof of death of the recipient unless a proper claim is made for any amount of past-due support payments by an executor, administrator, or heir within ninety (90) days from the date of death of the recipient. Upon proper application the court shall order payment of support terminated and the lien discharged after remarriage of the recipient, unless the recipient can make a proper showing that some amount of support is still needed and that circumstances have not rendered payment of the same inequitable, provided the recipient commences an action for such determination, within ninety (90) days of the date of such remarriage. Any modification of alimony payments shall be effective upon the date of the filing of the requested modification.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The voluntary cohabitation of a former spouse with a member of the opposite sex shall be a ground to modify provisions of a final judgment or order for alimony as support. If voluntary cohabitation is alleged in a motion to modify the payment of support, the court shall have jurisdiction to reduce or terminate future support payments upon proof of substantial change of circumstances of either party to the dissolution of marriage relating to need for support or ability to support. As used in this subsection, the term cohabitation means the dwelling together continuously and habitually of a man and a woman who are in a private conjugal relationship not solemnized as a marriage according to law, or not necessarily meeting all the standards of a common-law marriage. The petitioner shall make application for modification and shall follow notification procedures used in other dissolution of marriage decree modification actions. The court that entered the dissolution of marriage decree shall have jurisdiction over the modification application.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Except as otherwise provided in subsection C of this section, the provisions of any dissolution of marriage decree pertaining to the payment of alimony as support may be modified upon proof of changed circumstances relating to the need for support or ability to support which are substantial and continuing so as to make the terms of the decree unreasonable to either party. Modification by the court of any dissolution of marriage decree pertaining to the payment of alimony as support, pursuant to the provisions of this subsection, may extend to the terms of the payments and to the total amount awarded; provided however, such modification shall only have prospective application.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. In no event shall an award of alimony, whether designated for support or for property division, be based on the servicemember&rsquo;s portion of any Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) award from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. Pursuant to the federal Uniformed Services Former Spouses&rsquo; Protection Act, 10 U.S.C., Section 1408, a court may treat disposable retired or retainer pay payable to a military member either as property solely of the member or as property of the member and the spouse of the member. If a state court determines that the disposable retired or retainer pay of a military member is the sole and separate property of the military member, the court shall submit clear and concise written findings of such determination to be included in the decree or final order. If a state court determines that the disposable retired or retainer pay of a military member is marital property, the court shall submit clear and concise written findings of such determination to be included in the decree or final order and shall award an amount consistent with the rank, pay grade, and time of service of the member at the date of the filing of the petition, unless the court finds a more equitable date due to the economic separation of the parties.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. Unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, any division of an active duty military member's retirement or retainer pay shall use the following language:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">"The former spouse is awarded a percentage of the member's disposable military retired pay, to be computed by multiplying fifty percent (50%) times a fraction, the numerator of which is ____x____ months of marriage during the member's creditable military service, divided by the member's total number of months of creditable military service."&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. In the case of a member's retiring from reserve duty, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, any division of a reservist's retirement or retainer pay shall use the following language:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">"The former spouse is awarded a percentage of the member's disposable military retired pay, to be computed by multiplying fifty percent (50%) times a fraction, the numerator of which is __X____reserve retirement points earned during the period of the marriage, divided by the member's total number of reserve retirement points earned."&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">I. The provisions of subsection D of this section shall have retrospective and prospective application with regards to modifications for the purpose of obtaining support or payments pertaining to a division of property on dissolution of marriage decrees which become final after June 26, 1981. There shall be a two-year statute of limitations, beginning on the date of the final dissolution of marriage decree, for a party to apply for division of disposable retired or retainer pay.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">J. The provisions of subsections C and D of this section shall have retrospective and prospective application with regards to modifications of the provisions of a final judgment or order for alimony as support, or of a dissolution of marriage decree pertaining to the payment of alimony as support, regardless of the date that the order, judgment, or decree was entered.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1965, c. 344, &sect; 1. Amended by Laws 1967, c. 328, &sect; 1; Laws 1968, c. 161, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 11, 1968; Laws 1976, c. 61, &sect; 1; Laws 1979, c. 278, &sect; 1; Laws 1983, c. 86, &sect; 1, operative Nov. 1, 1983; Laws 1985, c. 188, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1985; Laws 1987, c. 130, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. June 3, 1987. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1289 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1991, c. 113, &sect; 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Laws 1992, c. 252, &sect; 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1992; Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 11, eff. July 1, 2009; Laws 2012, c. 261, &sect; 3, emerg. eff. May 15, 2012; Laws 2012, c. 334, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2012.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-135. Lien for arrearage in child support payments.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. An arrearage in payment of child support reduced to an order of the court or administrative order of the Department of Human Services or any past due payment or installment of child support that is a judgment and lien by operation of law may be a lien against the real and personal property of the person ordered to make the support payments.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Past due amounts of child support shall become a lien by operation of law upon the real and personal property of the person ordered to make the payments at the time they become past due.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. A judgment or order providing for the payment of current support or an arrearage of child support shall be a lien upon real property owned by the person obligated to pay support or upon any real property which may be acquired by the person prior to the release of the lien. Notice of the lien on real property shall be given by the filing of a statement of judgment pursuant to Section 706 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes with the county clerk of the county where the property is located.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If child support services are being provided under the state child support plan as provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the amount reflected in the official records of the Centralized Support Registry provided for in Section 413 of this title shall constitute the amount of the lien on the obligor's real property, regardless of the amount reflected in the statement of judgment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The judgment or order shall not become a lien for any sums prior to the date they severally become due and payable. A child support judgment shall become dormant as a lien upon real property five (5) years from the date the statement of judgment is filed of record with the county clerk unless the judgment lien is extended in accordance with subsection C of Section 759 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A judgment providing for the payment of an arrearage of child support or pursuant to which a past due amount has accrued shall become a lien upon benefits payable as a lump sum received from a personal injury, wrongful death or workers' compensation claim of the person ordered to pay the support and shall not be subject to the exemptions from attachment of Section 1 of Title 31 of the Oklahoma Statutes or as otherwise provided by law. The lien shall be effective upon the filing of a notice of lien with the court in which a proceeding for personal injury, wrongful death or workers&rsquo; compensation has been initiated by or on behalf of the obligor. If a proceeding has not been initiated, a notice of lien shall be served by mail upon the entity responsible for paying monies to the person ordered to pay support. A court or the entity responsible for satisfying the lien may request a certified copy of the judgment or order be attached to the lien.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. The provisions of this section shall be available to an agency of another state responsible for implementing the child support enforcement program set forth in Title IV-D, of the Social Security Act seeking to enforce a judgment for child support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. The provisions of this section shall not authorize a forced sale of any real property to enforce a lien which is otherwise exempted by state law.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. A lien shall be released upon the full payment of the amount of the arrearage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. The person entitled to support or the Department of Human Services on behalf of its clients and recipients is authorized to enforce the liens created pursuant to this section and to execute releases or partial releases of the liens.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 297, &sect; 20, operative Oct. 1, 1985. Amended by Laws 1986, c. 176, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. May 15, 1986; Laws 1987, c. 230, &sect; 15, eff. Oct. 1, 1987. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1289.1 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1994, c. 356, &sect; 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1996, c. 233, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 402, &sect; 15, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 323, &sect; 11, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Laws 2000, c. 384, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 14, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2007, c. 201, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43136. Mailing of alimony and support payments Evidence of support payments Income assignment fee.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. If a judicial order, judgment or decree directs that the payment of child support, alimony, temporary support or any similar type of payment be made through the office of the court clerk, then it shall be the duty of the court to transmit such payments to the payee by first class United States mail, if requested to do so by the payee. Such payments shall be mailed to the payee at the address specified in writing by the payee. In the event of a change in address of the payee it shall be the duty of the payee to furnish to the court clerk in writing the new address of the payee.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A report of child support payments with a certificate of authenticity executed by the court clerk is admissible into evidence in court or in an administrative proceeding as selfauthenticated.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A fee not to exceed Twentyfive Dollars ($25.00) shall be charged and collected for any post decree application to initiate an income assignment in addition to any other fees authorized by law. The fee shall not be charged or collected for income assignments requested at the time of the filing of the original petition or entered at the time of a divorce decree. The person entitled to support is entitled to collect said fees paid pursuant to this subsection from the person obligated to pay support through civil proceedings.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1970, c. 60, &sect; 1. Amended by Laws 1985, c. 297, &sect; 21, operative Oct. 1, 1985. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1290 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1995, c. 219, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-137. Past due payments operate as judgments &ndash; Cessation of lien after period of years &ndash; Duration of arrearage payment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Any payment or installment of child support ordered pursuant to any order, judgment, or decree of the district court or administrative order of the Department of Human Services is, on and after the date it becomes past due, a judgment by operation of law. Judgments for past due support shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Have the full force and effect of any other judgment of this state, including the ability to be enforced by any method available under the laws of this state to enforce and collect money judgments; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Be entitled to full faith and credit as a judgment in this state and any other state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A child support judgment shall not become dormant for any purpose, except that it shall cease to be a lien upon real property five (5) years from the date it is filed of record with the county clerk in the county where the property is located, unless the judgment lien is extended in accordance with subsection C of Section 759 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Except as otherwise provided by court order, a judgment for past due child support shall be enforceable until paid in full.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. An order that provides for payment of child support, if willfully disobeyed, may be enforced by indirect civil contempt proceedings, notwithstanding that the support payment is a judgment on and after the date it becomes past due. After the implementation of the Centralized Support Registry, any amounts determined to be past due by the Department of Human Services may subsequently be enforced by indirect civil contempt proceedings.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. An arrearage payment schedule set by a court or administrative order shall not exceed three (3) years, unless imposition of a payment schedule would be unjust, inequitable, unreasonable, or inappropriate under the circumstances, or not in the best interests of the child or children involved. When making this determination, reasonable support obligations of either parent for other children in the custody of the parent may be considered. If an arrearage payment schedule that exceeds three (3) years is set, specific findings of fact supporting the action shall be made.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1987, c. 230, &sect; 16, eff. Oct. 1, 1987. Renumbered from Title 12, &sect; 1291 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 1993, c. 307, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1994, c. 356, &sect; 17, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1994, c. 366, &sect; 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1996, c. 233, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1998, c. 323, &sect; 12, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Laws 2000, c. 384, &sect; 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2000.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-138. Recording of costs in child support enforcement cases - Assessment against nonprevailing party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Costs incurred in a child support enforcement case in which a party is represented by an office operated by or for the benefit of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services shall be recorded by the court clerk. The reasonable costs may be assessed by the court against the nonprevailing party at the conclusion of the proceedings.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 221, &sect; 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-139. Legal right to child support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The Legislature finds and declares that child support is a basic legal right of the state's parents and children, that mothers and fathers have a legal obligation to provide financial support for their children and that child support payments can have a substantial impact on child poverty and state welfare expenditures. It is therefore the Legislature's intent to encourage payment of child support to decrease overall costs to the state's taxpayers while increasing the amount of financial support collected for the state's children by authorizing the district courts of this state and the Department of Human Services to order the revocation, suspension, nonissuance or nonrenewal of an occupational, professional, business or any recreational license or permit, or permit including, but not limited to, a hunting and fishing license or other authorization issued pursuant to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Code, Section 1-101 et seq. of Title 29 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and certificates of title for vessels and motors and other licenses of registration issued pursuant to the Oklahoma Vessel and Motor Registration Act, Section 4001 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and the driving privilege of or to order probation for a parent who is in noncompliance with an order for support for at least ninety (90) days or failing, after receiving appropriate notice to comply with subpoenas or warrants relating to paternity or child support proceedings.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1995, c. 354, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1995. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 402, &sect; 16, eff. July 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-139.1. Revocation, suspension, nonissuance, or nonrenewal of license or placement of obligor on probation as remedy for noncompliance with support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. As used in this section and Section 6-201.1 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. &ldquo;Licensing board&rdquo; means any bureau, department, division, board, agency or commission of this state or of a municipality in this state that issues a license;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. &ldquo;Noncompliance with an order for support&rdquo; means that the obligor has failed to make child support payments required by a child support order in an amount equal to the child support payable for at least ninety (90) days or has failed to make full payments pursuant to a court-ordered payment plan for at least ninety (90) days or has failed to obtain or maintain health insurance coverage as required by an order for support for at least ninety (90) days or has failed, after receiving appropriate notice to comply with subpoenas or orders relating to paternity or child support proceedings or has failed to comply with an order to submit to genetic testing to determine paternity;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. &ldquo;Order for support&rdquo; means any judgment or order for the support of dependent children or an order to submit to genetic testing to determine paternity issued by any court of this state or other state or any judgment or order issued in accordance with an administrative procedure established by state law that affords substantial due process and is subject to judicial review;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. &ldquo;License&rdquo; means a license, certificate, registration, permit, approval or other similar document issued by a licensing board granting to an individual a right or privilege to engage in a profession, occupation, or business, or any recreational license or permit including, but not limited to, a hunting and fishing license or other authorization issued pursuant to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Code, certificates of title for vessels and motors and other licenses or registrations issued pursuant to the Oklahoma Vessel and Motor Registration Act, or a driver license or other permit issued pursuant to Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. &ldquo;Obligor&rdquo; means the person who is required to make payments or comply with other provisions of an order for support;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. &ldquo;Oklahoma Child Support Services (OCSS)&rdquo; means the state agency designated to administer a statewide plan for child support pursuant to Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. &ldquo;Person entitled&rdquo; means:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;a person to whom a support debt or support obligation is owed,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the OCSS or a public agency of another state that has the right to receive current or accrued support payments or that is providing support enforcement services, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;a person designated in a support order or as otherwise specified by the court; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. &ldquo;Payment plan&rdquo; includes, but is not limited to, a plan approved by the court that provides sufficient security to ensure compliance with a support order and/or that incorporates voluntary or involuntary income assignment or a similar plan for periodic payment on an arrearage and, if applicable, current and future support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. 1. Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, the district courts of this state are hereby authorized to order the revocation, suspension, nonissuance or nonrenewal of a license or the placement of the obligor on probation who is in noncompliance with an order for support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If the obligor is a licensed attorney, the court may report the matter to the State Bar Association to revoke or suspend the professional license of the obligor or other appropriate action in accordance with the rules of professional conduct and disciplinary proceedings.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Pursuant to Section 6-201.1 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the district or administrative courts of this state are hereby authorized to order the revocation or suspension of a driver license of an obligor who is in noncompliance with an order of support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The remedy under this section is in addition to any other enforcement remedy available to the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. 1. At any hearing involving the support of a child, if the district court finds evidence presented at the hearing that an obligor is in noncompliance with an order for support and the obligor is licensed by any licensing board, the court, in addition to any other enforcement action available, shall suspend or revoke the license of the obligor who is in noncompliance with the order of support or place the obligor on probation pursuant to paragraph 2 of this subsection.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">2.&nbsp;&nbsp;a.&nbsp;&nbsp;To be placed on probation, the obligor shall agree to a payment plan to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;make all future child support payments as required by the current order during the period of probation, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;pay the full amount of the arrearage:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls6"><span class="cls0">(a)&nbsp;&nbsp;by lump sum by a date certain, if the court determines the obligor has the ability, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls10"><span class="cls0">(b)&nbsp;&nbsp;by making monthly payments in addition to the monthly child support amount pursuant to Section 137 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;The payments required to be made pursuant to this section shall continue until the child support arrearage and interest which was the subject of the license revocation action have been paid in full.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If the obligor is placed on probation, the obligor shall be allowed to practice or continue to practice the profession, occupation or business of the obligor, or to operate a motor vehicle. If the court orders probation, the appropriate licensing board shall not be notified and no action is required of that board.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Probation shall be conditioned upon full compliance with the order. If the court grants probation, the probationary period shall not exceed three (3) years.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. If the obligor is placed on probation, the obligee or OCSS may request a hearing at any time to review the status of the obligor&rsquo;s compliance with the payment plan and to request immediate suspension or revocation of the obligor&rsquo;s license. The obligor shall be served with notice of the hearing by regular mail to the obligor&rsquo;s address of record pursuant to Section 112A of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. If, by the completion of time allotted for the probationary period, the obligor has failed to fully comply with the terms of probation, the licenses of the obligor shall be automatically suspended or revoked without further hearing. If the licenses of the obligor are suspended or revoked, the obligor may thereafter apply for reinstatement in compliance with subsection D or E of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. When all support due is paid in full and the obligor has complied with all other provisions of the order for support, the obligor, the obligee or OCSS may file a motion with the court for reinstatement of the obligor&rsquo;s licenses or termination of probation and the motion shall be set for hearing. If the court finds the obligor has paid all support due in full and has complied with all other provisions of the order for support, the court shall reinstate the obligor&rsquo;s licenses or terminate the probation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. 1. An obligor whose licenses have been suspended or revoked may file a motion with the court for reinstatement of the licenses of the obligor prior to payment in full of all support due and the motion shall be set for hearing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The court may reinstate the licenses of the obligor if the obligor has:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;paid the current child support and the monthly arrearage payments each month for the current month and two (2) months immediately preceding, or paid an amount equivalent to three (3) months of child support and arrearage payments which satisfies the current child support and monthly arrearage payments for the current month and two (2) months immediately preceding,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;disclosed all information regarding health insurance availability and obtained and maintained health insurance coverage required by an order for support,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;complied with all subpoenas and orders relating to paternity or child support proceedings,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;complied with all orders to submit to genetic testing to determine paternity, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;disclosed all employment and address information.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If the court terminates the order of suspension, revocation, nonissuance or nonrenewal, it shall place the obligor on probation, conditioned upon compliance with any payment plan and the provisions of the order for support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. If the obligor fails to comply with the terms of probation, the court may refuse to reinstate the licenses and driving privileges of the obligor unless the obligor makes additional payments in an amount determined by the court to be sufficient to ensure future compliance, and the obligor complies with the other terms set by the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. The obligor shall serve on the custodian or the state a copy of the motion for reinstatement of the licenses of the obligor and notice of hearing pursuant to Section 2005 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or if there is an address of record, by regular mail to the address of record on file with the central case registry pursuant to Section 112A of this title. When child support services are being provided pursuant to Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the obligor shall serve a copy of the motion for reinstatement of the licenses of the obligor on OCSS.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. If the court orders termination of the order of suspension or revocation, the obligor shall send a copy of the order reinstating the licenses of the obligor to the licensing board, the custodian and OCSS when child support services are being provided pursuant to Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. Entry of this order does not limit the ability of the court to issue a new order requiring the licensing board to revoke or suspend the license of the same obligor in the event of another delinquency or failure to comply.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">I. Upon receipt of a court order to suspend or revoke the license of an obligor, the licensing board shall comply with the order by:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Determining if the licensing board has issued a license to the individual whose name appears on the order for support;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Notifying the obligor of the suspension or revocation;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Demanding surrender of the license, if required;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Entering the suspension or revocation of the license on the appropriate records; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Reporting the suspension or revocation of the license as appropriate.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">J. Upon receipt of a court order to not issue or not renew the license of an obligor, the licensing board shall implement by:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Determining if the licensing board has received an application for issuance or renewal of a license from the individual whose name appears on the order of support;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Notifying the obligor of the nonissuance or nonrenewal; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Entering the nonissuance or nonrenewal of the license as appropriate.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">K. An order, issued by the court, directing the licensing board to suspend, revoke, not issue or not renew the license of the obligor shall be processed and implemented by the licensing board without any additional review or hearing and shall continue until the court or appellate court advises the licensing board by order that the suspension, revocation, nonissuance or nonrenewal is terminated.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">L. The licensing board has no jurisdiction to modify, remand, reverse, vacate, or stay the order of the court for the suspension, revocation, nonissuance or nonrenewal of a license.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">M. In the event of suspension, revocation, nonissuance or nonrenewal of a license, any funds paid by the obligor to the licensing board for costs related to issuance, renewal, or maintenance of a license shall not be refunded to the obligor.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">N. A licensing board may charge the obligor a fee to cover the administrative costs incurred by the licensing board to administer the provisions of this section. Fees collected pursuant to this section by a licensing board which has an agency revolving fund shall be deposited in the agency revolving fund for the use by the licensing board to pay the costs of administering this section. Otherwise, the administrative costs shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund of the state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">O. Each licensing board shall promulgate rules necessary for the implementation and administration of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">P. The licensing board is exempt from liability to the obligor for activities conducted in compliance with Section 139 et seq. of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Q. The provisions of this section may be used to revoke or suspend the licenses and driving privileges of the custodian of a child who fails to comply with an order to submit to genetic testing to determine paternity.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R. A final order entered pursuant to this section may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma pursuant to Section 990A of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1995, c. 354, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1995. Amended by Laws 1996, c. 97, &sect; 18, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 402, &sect; 17, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 124, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2004; Laws 2009, c. 446, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-140. Problem-solving court program - Participation by obligors of state child support plan.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In cases in which child support services under the state child support plan as provided in Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes are being provided for the benefit of the child, the administrative or district court may order the obligor to participate in the problem-solving court program of the Department of Human Services. The problem-solving court program is an immediate and highly structured judicial intervention process for the obligor and requires completion of a participation agreement by the obligor and monitoring by the court. A problem-solving court program differs in practice and design from the traditional adversarial prosecution and trial systems. The problem-solving court program uses a team approach administered by the judge in cooperation with a child support state&rsquo;s attorney and a child support court liaison who focuses on removing the obstacles causing the nonpayment of the obligor. The obligors in this program shall be required to sign an agreement to participate in this program. The court liaisons assess the needs of the obligor, develop a community referral network, make referrals, monitor the compliance of the obligor in the program, and provide status reports to the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Participation in the problem-solving court program shall not act as a stay of federally mandated automated enforcement remedies. The child support obligation of the obligor shall not be suspended or abated during participation in the program.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2008, c. 407, &sect; 15, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150. Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Sections 3 through 13 of this act shall be known and may be cited as the &ldquo;Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act&rdquo;.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 3, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150.1. Definitions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">As used in the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. &ldquo;Close and substantial relationship&rdquo; means a relationship in which a bond has been forged between the child and the other person by regular contact or communication;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. &ldquo;Custodial responsibility&rdquo; refers to legal custody, physical custody or visitation rights with respect to a child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. &ldquo;Deploying parent&rdquo; means a legal parent of a minor child or the legal guardian of a child, who is a member of the United States Armed Forces and who is deployed or has been notified of an impending deployment;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. &ldquo;Deployment&rdquo; means the temporary transfer of a servicemember in compliance with official orders to another location in support of combat, contingency operation, or natural disaster requiring the use of orders for a period of more than thirty (30) consecutive days, during which family members are not authorized to accompany the servicemember at government expense. Deployment shall include any period during which a servicemember is absent from duty on account of sickness, wounds, leave or other lawful cause;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. &ldquo;Guardian&rdquo; means a person who has been appointed as a guardian of a minor or incapacitated adult pursuant to the requirements of Title 30 of the Oklahoma Statutes. The term shall include a limited guardian, but shall not include a guardian ad litem;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. &ldquo;Nondeploying parent&rdquo; means a legal parent or guardian who is not deployed and who has a child or ward in common with a deploying parent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. &ldquo;Servicemember&rdquo; means a member of either:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the active or reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the active or reserve components of the National Guard; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. &ldquo;Visitation&rdquo; means the right to take a child for a limited period of time to a place other than the habitual residence of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150.2. Custodial responsibility &ndash; Jurisdiction - Residency.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A court of this state may enter an order regarding custodial responsibility pursuant to the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act only where the court has jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), Sections 551-101 through 551-402 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes. If a court of this state has rendered a temporary order regarding custodial responsibility pursuant to the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act, the deploying parent shall be deemed to reside in this state for the purposes of the UCCJEA during the duration of the deployment. If a court of another state has rendered a temporary order regarding custodial responsibility pursuant to deployment, this court shall deem the deploying parent to reside in the rendering state for the purposes of the UCCJEA during the duration of the deployment. This section does not prohibit the exercise of temporary emergency jurisdiction by a court of this state under the UCCJEA.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 5, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150.3. Deployed parent - Exercise of visiting rights by third party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In order to ensure an ongoing relationship with the child while deployed, pursuant to the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act, upon application to the court by the deploying parent, the court shall designate a family member or another person with a close and substantial relationship to the child to exercise his or her visitation rights, unless the court determines it is not in the best interests of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Visitation awarded pursuant to this section derives from the deploying parent&rsquo;s own right to custodial responsibility. Neither this section nor a court order permitting designation shall be deemed to create any separate or permanent rights to visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 6, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150.4. Deployment orders - Copy to nondeploying parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A deploying parent shall provide a copy of the deployment orders to the other parent within ten (10) days of receipt. When the deployment date is less than ten (10) days after receipt of the orders, a copy shall immediately be provided to the other parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If a valid court order requires that the address or contact information of the nondeploying parent be kept confidential, the notification shall be made to the court only. The court shall notify the nondeploying parent, or counsel for the nondeploying parent, if the deploying parent is prohibited from directly contacting the nondeploying parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 7, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150.5. Expedited hearing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Following a deploying parent&rsquo;s receiving notice of deployment, either a deploying parent or nondeploying parent may request an expedited hearing to be heard within ten (10) days or prior to deployment, whichever occurs first, on any matter pertaining to custodial or visitation responsibility. The application shall include the date on which the deployment began or begins. If the date of deployment is uncertain, the approximate date shall be included. The court shall grant a request for an expedited hearing if the deploying parent&rsquo;s ability, or anticipated ability, to appear in person at a regularly scheduled hearing would be prevented by the deployment or preparation for the deployment. If the deployed or deploying parent is seeking the right to designate a family member to determine visitation, then the name of the family member or another person with a close and substantial relationship to the child shall be stated in the application.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 8, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150.6. Temporary custody orders - Deploying parent privilege.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Upon proper motion made pursuant to Section 8 of this act, the court shall enter temporary orders regarding custody, visitation and child support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A deploying parent who is entitled to a stay in civil proceedings pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. App., Sections 501 through 596, may elect to proceed while the deploying parent is unavailable to appear in the geographical location in which the litigation is pursued and may seek relief and provide evidence through video conferencing, Internet camera, e-mail, telephone, or other reasonable electronic means.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Except for the privilege offered to the deployed servicemember in subsection B of this section, the court shall factor the same consideration and conduct the temporary order hearing as provided in Section 112 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Hearings conducted pursuant to this section shall be considered nonevidentiary hearings and the standard rules of evidence shall not apply.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. 1. If a prior judicial custody or visitation order contains provisions for custodial responsibility of the child in the event of deployment, those provisions shall not be modified by the court unless:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;a subsequent substantial change of circumstances has occurred after the prior judicial custody or visitation order was issued, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;a showing that enforcement of the provisions of the prior judicial custody or visitation order would result in substantial harm to the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If the deploying parent and the nondeploying parent have previously agreed in writing to provisions for the custodial responsibility of the child in the event of deployment, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the agreement is in the best interest of the child. The presumption may be overcome only if the court makes specific findings of fact establishing that the agreement is not in the best interest of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. When entering a temporary order for custodial responsibility prior to or during a deployment, the court shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Identify the nature of the deployment that is the basis for the order;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Specify that the order is temporary;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Specify the contact between the deploying parent and the child during deployment, including the means by which the deploying parent may remain in communication with the child, such as electronic communication by Internet camera, telephone, e-mail and other available means; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Order liberal contact between the deploying parent and child when the deploying parent is on leave or is otherwise available, consistent with the best interest of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. In an order granting designation of a family member or another person with a close and substantial relationship to the child to exercise visitation rights pursuant to Section 11 of this act, the court shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Set out a process to resolve any disputes that may arise between the person receiving visitation and the nondeploying parent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Identify the nature of the deployment that is the basis for the order; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Specify that the order is a temporary order and shall terminate ten (10) days after notice has been provided to the nondeploying parent of the end of the deployment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. If the matter before the court concerns a postdissolution modification of custody or visitation, the court shall not modify the previously ordered custody or visitation arrangement until the expiration of the servicemember&rsquo;s deployment, unless the child is at risk of serious irreparable harm.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. If the court has rendered a temporary order regarding custodial responsibility pursuant to the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act, any nondeploying parent or any third party to whom the court has assigned primary custodial responsibility, visitation or limited contact shall notify the court of any change of address until the termination of the temporary order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 9, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150.7. Permissible court orders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A court that renders an order on custodial responsibility under the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act may, on motion of either party and with appropriate jurisdiction under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act ("UIFSA"):&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Enter a temporary order for child support consistent with Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Require the deploying parent to enroll the child to receive military dependent benefits.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Any order entered on child support pursuant to this section shall state that such order shall terminate following the child&rsquo;s return to the deploying parent upon conclusion of deployment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 10, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150.8. Court-ordered visitation - Appearance at hearing - Rebuttable presumptions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. If the deploying parent moves to designate a family member or another person with a close and substantial relationship with the child to exercise visitation rights, the court shall grant reasonable visitation to a member of the family of the child, including a stepparent or step sibling, with whom the child has a close and substantial relationship as defined in the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Any visitation ordered by the court pursuant to this section shall be temporary in nature and shall not exceed or be less than the amount of custodial time granted to the deploying parent under any existing permanent order or agreement between the parents, with the exception that the court may take into account unusual travel time required to transport the child between the nondeploying parent and the family members allowed visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The person designated by the deploying parent to exercise visitation shall appear at the temporary order hearing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Rebuttable presumptions for proceedings under the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. In postdissolution proceedings, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that it is in the best interests of the child for a stepparent to exercise the deployed parent&rsquo;s parental duties;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that if the person designated by the deployed or deploying party meets the requirements of subsection A of this section, then it shall be in the best interest of the child that the person receive visitation; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that visitation by a family member who has perpetrated domestic violence against a spouse, a child, a domestic living partner, or is otherwise subject to registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act is not in the best interest of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. Any temporary order issued under the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act shall be enforced as any other orders relating to the care, custody and control of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 11, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150.9. Notification of completion of deployment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The deploying parent shall notify the nondeploying parent of the completion of the deployment. If the deploying parent is unable to locate the nondeploying parent, the deploying parent shall notify the court of the return.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A temporary modification order granted in accordance with the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act shall terminate by operation of law ten (10) days after notice has been provided to the nondeploying parent of the completion of deployment and the original terms of the prior custody or visitation order shall be automatically reinstated.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 12, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-150.10. Bad faith - Penalties.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If the court finds that a party to a proceeding under the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act has acted in bad faith or otherwise deliberately failed to comply with the terms of the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act or a court order issued under the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act, the court may assess attorney fees and costs against the opposing party and order any other appropriate sanctions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2011, c. 354, &sect; 13, emerg. eff. May 26, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43201. Mutual obligations.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Husband and wife contract towards each other obligations of mutual respect, fidelity and support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3349. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 1 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43202. Duty to support.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The husband must support himself and his wife out of the community property or out of his separate property or by his labor. The wife must support the husband when he has not deserted her out of the community property or out of her separate property when he has no community or separate property and he is unable from infirmity to support himself.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3351; Laws 1945, p. 121, &sect; 1. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 3 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43203. Separate property.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Except as mentioned in the preceding section neither husband nor wife has any interest in the separate property of the other, but neither can be excluded from the other's dwelling.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3352. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 4 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43204. Contracts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Either husband or wife may enter into any engagement or transaction with the other, or with any other person, respecting property, which either might, if unmarried, subject, in transactions between themselves, to the general rules which control the actions of persons occupying confidential relations with each other as defined by the title on trusts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3353. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 5 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43205. Relations cannot be altered by contract Separation agreements.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A husband and wife cannot, by any contract with each other, alter their legal relations, except as to property, and except that they may agree in writing to an immediate separation, and may make provision for the support of either of them and of their children during such separation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3354. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 6 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43206. Mutual consent as consideration for separation agreement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The mutual consent of the parties is a sufficient consideration for such an agreement as is mentioned in the last section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3555. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43207. Manner of holding property Inventory of separate property.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A husband and wife may hold property as joint tenants, tenants in common, or as community property.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A full and complete inventory of the separate personal property of either spouse may be made out and signed by such spouse, acknowledged or proved in the manner provided by law for the acknowledgment or proof of a grant of real property; and recorded in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the parties reside. The filing of the inventory in the county clerk's office is notice and prima facie evidence of the title of the party filing such inventory.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3356; Laws 1945, p. 121, &sect; 2. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 8 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-208. Liability for acts and debts of spouse - Curtesy and dower abolished.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Neither husband nor wife, as such, is answerable for the acts of the other.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The separate property of the husband is liable for the debts of the husband contracted before or after marriage, but is not liable for the debts of the wife contracted before the marriage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The separate property of the wife is liable for the debts of the wife contracted before or after marriage, but is not liable for the debts of the husband contracted before the marriage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. No estate is allowed the husband as tenant by curtesy, upon the death of his wife, nor is any estate in dower allotted to the wife upon the death of her husband.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3357. Amended by Laws 1945, p. 122, &sect; 3. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 9 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 2000, c. 380, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2000.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-209. Repealed by Laws 2000, c. 380, &sect; 8, eff. Nov. 1, 2000.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-209.1. Joint and several liability of husband and wife.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Husband and wife shall be jointly and severally liable for debts incurred on account of necessaries furnished to either spouse unless otherwise provided by law or court order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2000, c. 380, &sect; 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2000.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-209.2. Parent's liability for value of child's necessaries.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If a parent neglects to provide articles necessary for his child who is under his charge, according to his circumstances, a third person may in good faith supply such necessaries and recover the reasonable value thereof from the parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4376. Renumbered from &sect; 13 of Title 10 by Laws 2009, c. 233, &sect; 199, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43210. Liability on abandonment or separation by agreement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A husband abandoned by his wife is not liable for her support until she offers to return, unless she was justified by his misconduct, in abandoning him; nor is he liable for her support when she is living separate from him, by agreement, unless such support is stipulated in the agreement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3359. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 11 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43211. Management, sale or encumbrance of property of one by the other, when.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In case the husband or wife abandons the other and removes from the state, and is absent therefrom for one (1) year, without providing for the maintenance and support of his or her family, or is sentenced to imprisonment either in the county jail or State Penitentiary for the period of one (1) year or more, the district court of the county or judicial subdivision where the husband or wife so abandoned or not imprisoned resides, may, on application by affidavit of such husband or wife, setting forth fully the facts, supported by such other testimony as the court may deem necessary, authorize him or her to manage, control, sell or encumber the property of the said husband or wife for the support and maintenance of the family, and for the purpose of paying debts contracted prior to such abandonment or imprisonment. Notice of such proceedings shall be given the opposite party, and shall be served as summons are served in ordinary actions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3360. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 12 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43212. Contracts binding on both Liability for acts Suits and proceedings.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">All contracts, sales or encumbrances made by either husband or wife by virtue of the power contemplated and granted by order of the court as provided in the preceding section, shall be binding on both, and during such absence or imprisonment the person acting under such power may sue and be sued thereon, and for all acts done the property of both shall be liable, and execution may be levied or attachment issued thereon according to statute. No suit or proceedings shall abate or be in any wise affected by the return or release of the person confined, but he or she may be permitted to prosecute or defend jointly with the other.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3361. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 13 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43213. Order set aside, when.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The husband or wife affected by the proceedings contemplated in the two preceding sections, may have the order or decree of the court set aside or annulled by affidavit of such party, setting forth fully the facts and supported by such other testimony as the court shall deem proper. Notice of such proceedings to set aside and annul such order must be given the person in whose favor the same was granted, and shall be served as summons are served in ordinary actions. The setting aside of such decree or order shall in no wise affect any act done thereunder.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3362. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 14 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43214. Rights of married women.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Woman shall retain the same legal existence and legal personality after marriage as before marriage, and shall receive the same protection of all her rights as a woman, which her husband does as a man; and for any injury sustained to her reputation, person, property, character or any natural right, her own medical expenses, and by reason of loss of consortium, she shall have the same right to appeal in her own name alone to the courts of law or equity for redress and protection that her husband has to appeal in his own name alone.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 3363; Laws 1973, c. 73, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 27, 1973. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 15 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43215. Agreement respecting rights acquired under community property law Recording Limitation barring action to recover interest.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Within one (1) year from the effective date of this act, any husband and wife whose property or income was subject to the terms of the act repealed by the foregoing section, may enter into a recordable agreement, specifying the rights acquired by either or each of them under the terms of said act, altering those rights if they so desire, and describing the property affected, and may record the agreement in the office of the county clerk of their residence and in the office of the county clerk of each county where any of the affected property may be located. Should any husband and wife be unable to reach such an agreement, either may file an action in the district court of the county of the residence of either of them for a determination of the rights as acquired under the repealed act, and a certified copy of the judgment may thereupon be recorded in each county in which any of the affected property is located. The failure to make and record such an agreement, or to file such an action within one (1) year and record the judgment in due course thereafter, and in any event within three (3) years from the effective date of this act, shall bar the husband or wife whose title or interest does not appear of record, or who is not separately in possession of the property, from any claim or interest in the property as against third persons acquiring any interest therein. After three (3) years from the effective date of this act, no action or proceeding of any character shall be brought to establish or recover an interest in property based upon the terms of the act repealed, unless the interest has previously been established of record, as hereinabove provided.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1"><span class="cls0">Laws 1949, p. 229, &sect; 2. Renumbered from Title 32, &sect; 83 by Laws 1989, c. 333, &sect; 2. eff. Nov. 1, 1989. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-301. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-302. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-303. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-304. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-305. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-306. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-307. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-308. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-309. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-310. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-311. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-312. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-313. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-314. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-315. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-316. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-317. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-318. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-319. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-320. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-321. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-322. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-323. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-324. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-325. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-326. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-327. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-328. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-329. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-330. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-331. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-332. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-333. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-334. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-335. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-336. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-337. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-338. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-339. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-340. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-341. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-342. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-343. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-344. Repealed by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-401. Repealed by Laws 1993, c. 155, &sect; 4, eff. July 1, 1993.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-402. Repealed by Laws 1993, c. 155, &sect; 4, eff. July 1, 1993.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-410. Short title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">This act shall be known as the "Oklahoma Centralized Support Registry Act".&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1992, c. 279, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 25, 1992.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-411. Repealed by Laws 1995, c. 246, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-412. Repealed by Laws 1995, c. 246, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-413. Payment of support through registry.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The Department of Human Services shall maintain a Centralized Support Registry to receive, allocate and distribute support payments. All child support, spousal support, and related support payments shall be paid through the Registry as follows:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. In all cases in which child support services are being provided under the state child support plan as provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. In all other cases in which support is being paid by income withholding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. When child support enforcement services are being provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, all monies owed for child support shall continue to be paid through the Registry until child support is no longer owed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Any party desiring child support, spousal support, or related support payments to be paid through the Registry may request the court to order the payments to be made through the Registry. Upon such request the court shall order payments to be made through the Registry.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The Registry shall maintain the following information on all cases in which support is paid through the Registry. This information shall include, but not be limited to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Names, social security numbers and dates of birth for both parents and the children for whom support is ordered;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The amount of periodic support owed under the order;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Case identification numbers; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Payment address.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. In all cases, except those being enforced under the state child support plan as provided under Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, employers shall provide the Registry with a copy of the notice of income assignment specified in Section 1171.3 of Title 12 and Section 240.2 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Employers, parties, and obligees to an order, upon request, shall provide additional information necessary for the Registry to identify and properly allocate and distribute payments.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. An obligee, pursuant to a judgment, decree, or order in which payment of support is required by this section to be paid through the Registry or whose support is being paid through the Registry, shall provide information as directed by the Department of Human Services necessary to properly allocate and distribute the payments.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. All payments made through the Registry shall be allocated and distributed in accordance with Department of Human Services&rsquo; policy and federal regulations.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. The Department of Human Services shall promulgate rules as necessary to implement the provisions of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1992, c. 279, &sect; 4, emerg. eff. May 25, 1992. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 402, &sect; 18, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 323, &sect; 13, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Laws 2000, c. 384, &sect; 8, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2001, c. 407, &sect; 15, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 314, &sect; 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-420. Short title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">This act shall be known as the "Oklahoma Child Visitation Registry Act".&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1996, c. 131, &sect; 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-421. Authorization of public or private agencies to provide registry - Maximum fee.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The associate district judge in each county within this state may authorize one or more public or private agencies to provide a child visitation registry program. Eligible governmental agencies shall include, but not be limited to, county sheriffs' offices, State Department of Health child guidance centers, social service agencies, and police departments. A participating agency may charge a fee not to exceed Two Dollars ($2.00) per parent, per visit.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1996, c. 131, &sect; 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-422. Participant logs.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The child visitation registry program shall include a log for each case participating in the program which must be signed by each parent at the time of arrival and departure. The agency must have an employee assigned to verify identification of each parent or guardian, initial each signature, and record the time of each person's arrival and departure.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Copies of a participant's log shall be available for purchase by the participant at the agency's reproduction cost. Copies of the records may be certified by stamp. Each agency shall maintain participants' records for a minimum of three (3) years.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Entries in child visitation registry records shall be rebuttable presumptive proof of compliance or noncompliance with court-ordered visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1996, c. 131, &sect; 3, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-423. Court order for participation in registry program.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The court may order parents to participate in the child visitation registry program either before or after divorce or custody proceedings have become final. The court may order parents to participate in the program on its own motion or upon the motion of either parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1996, c. 131, &sect; 4, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-424. Forms for petition and court order - Modification of visitation rights.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The Office of the Court Administrator shall develop:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A form for use in petitioning the court for inclusion in the child visitation registry which shall be distributed to all court clerk offices; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A form for the court's order requiring participation in the registry. This form shall provide for the following:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;a requirement that a copy of the order be given to each parent, the child visitation registry agency, and court file,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;a determination of who is authorized to pick up or deliver a child to the child visitation registry agency. The list may include, but is not limited to, parents, stepparents, and grandparents,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;a determination of when the participants shall meet to pick up or deliver a child to the child visitation registry agency. This decision shall include specific days of the week and time periods,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;the date when participation in the program shall begin or end, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;a requirement that the participant delivering the child to the registry must wait at the agency and sign out after the participant picking up the child has departed from the agency.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If a parent, or other person with custody, is habitually late to pick up or deliver the child or children, the court may, upon proper notice, consider reducing or canceling visitation temporarily or permanently.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1996, c. 131, &sect; 5, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-425. Court to hear applications for participation in registry within certain time.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The court shall hear applications for inclusion in the child visitation registry within thirty (30) days after service upon the nonapplicant.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1996, c. 131, &sect; 6, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-501. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-502. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-503. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-504. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-505. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-506. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-507. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-508. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-509. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-510. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-511. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-512. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-513. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-514. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-515. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-516. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-517. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-518. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-519. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-520. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-521. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-522. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-523. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-524. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-525. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-526. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-527. Repealed by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-101. Short title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">SHORT TITLE&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">This act may be cited as the "Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act".&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-102. Definitions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">DEFINITIONS&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In this act:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. "Abandoned" means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. "Child" means an individual who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. "Child custody determination" means a judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child. The term includes a permanent, temporary, initial, and modification order. The term does not include an order relating to child support or other monetary obligation of an individual;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. "Child custody proceeding" means a proceeding in which legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child is an issue. The term includes a proceeding for divorce, separation, neglect, abuse, dependency, guardianship, paternity, termination of parental rights, and protection from domestic violence, in which the issue may appear. The term does not include a proceeding involving juvenile delinquency, contractual emancipation, or enforcement under Article 3 of this act;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. "Commencement" means the filing of the first pleading in a proceeding;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. "Court" means an entity authorized under the law of a state to establish, enforce, or modify a child custody determination;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. "Home state" means the state in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as a parent for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding. In the case of a child less than six (6) months of age, the term means the state in which the child lived from birth with the parent or person acting as a parent. A period of temporary absence of the parent or person acting as a parent is part of the period;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. "Initial determination" means the first child custody determination concerning a particular child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">9. "Issuing court" means the court that makes a child custody determination for which enforcement is sought under this act;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10. "Issuing state" means the state in which a child custody determination is made;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11. "Modification" means a child custody determination that changes, replaces, supersedes, or is otherwise made after a previous determination concerning the same child, whether or not it is made by the court that made the previous determination;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12. "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, including any governmental subdivision, agency, instrumentality, or public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13. "Person acting as a parent" means a person, other than a parent, who:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;has physical custody of the child or has had physical custody for a period of six (6) consecutive months, including any temporary absence, within one (1) year immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;has been awarded legal custody by a court or claims a right to legal custody under the law of this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14. "Physical custody" means the physical care and supervision of a child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">15. "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">16. "Tribe" means an Indian tribe or band, or Alaskan Native village, which is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">17. "Warrant" means an order issued by a court authorizing law enforcement officers to take physical custody of a child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-103. Proceedings governed by other law.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">PROCEEDINGS GOVERNED BY OTHER LAW&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">This act does not apply to an adoption proceeding or a proceeding pertaining to the authorization of emergency medical care for a child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-104. Application to Indian tribes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">APPLICATION TO INDIAN TRIBES.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A child custody proceeding that pertains to an Indian child as defined in the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act, is not subject to this act to the extent that it is governed by the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A court of this state shall treat a tribe as if it were a state of the United States for purposes of applying Articles 1 and 2 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A child custody determination made by a tribe under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this act must be recognized and enforced under Article 3 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-105. International application of act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION OF ACT&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A court of this state shall treat a foreign country as if it were a state of the United States for purposes of applying Articles 1 and 2 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Except as otherwise provided in subsection C of this section, a child custody determination made in a foreign country under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this act must be recognized and enforced under Article 3 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A court of this state need not apply this act if the child custody law of a foreign country violates fundamental principles of human rights.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-106. Effect of child custody determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">EFFECT OF CHILD CUSTODY DETERMINATION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A child custody determination made by a court of this state that had jurisdiction under this act binds all persons who have been served in accordance with the laws of this state or notified in accordance with Section 8 of this act or who have submitted to the jurisdiction of the court, and who have been given an opportunity to be heard. As to those persons the determination is conclusive as to all decided issues of law and fact except to the extent the determination is modified.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-107. Priority.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">PRIORITY&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If a question of existence or exercise of jurisdiction under this act is raised in a child custody proceeding, the question, upon request of a party, must be given priority on the court's calendar and handled expeditiously.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 7, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-108. Notice to persons outside state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">NOTICE TO PERSONS OUTSIDE STATE&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Notice required for the exercise of jurisdiction when a person is outside this state may be given in the manner provided in Section 2004 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes or by the law of the state in which the service is made. Notice must be given in a manner reasonably calculated to give actual notice but may be by publication if other means are not effective.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Proof of service may be made in the manner provided in Section 2004 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes or by the law of the state in which the service is made.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Notice is not required for the exercise of jurisdiction with respect to a person who submits to the jurisdiction of the court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 8, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-109. Appearance and limited immunity.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">APPEARANCE AND LIMITED IMMUNITY&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A party to a child custody proceeding, including a modification proceeding, or a petitioner or respondent in a proceeding to enforce or register a child custody determination is not subject to personal jurisdiction in this state for another proceeding or purpose solely by reason of having participated, or having been physically present for the purpose of participating, in the proceeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A person who is subject to personal jurisdiction in this state on a basis other than physical presence is not immune from service of process in this state. A party present in this state who is subject to the jurisdiction of another state is not immune from service of process allowable under the laws of that state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The immunity granted by subsection A of this section does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to the participation in a proceeding under this act committed by an individual while present in this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 9, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-110. Communication between courts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">COMMUNICATION BETWEEN COURTS&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A court of this state may communicate with a court in another state concerning a proceeding arising under this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The court may allow the parties to participate in the communication. If the parties are not able to participate in the communication, they must be given the opportunity to present facts and legal arguments before a decision on jurisdiction is made.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Communication between courts on schedules, calendars, court records, and similar matters may occur without informing the parties. A record need not be made of the communication.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Except as otherwise provided in subsection C of this section, a record must be made of a communication under this section. The parties must be informed promptly of the communication and granted access to the record.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. For the purposes of this section, "record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 10, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-111. Taking testimony in another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">TAKING TESTIMONY IN ANOTHER STATE&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In addition to other procedures available to a party, a party to a child custody proceeding may offer testimony of witnesses who are located in another state, including testimony of the parties and the child, by deposition or other means allowable in this state for testimony taken in another state. The court on its own motion may order that the testimony of a person be taken in another state and may prescribe the manner in which and the terms upon which the testimony is to be taken.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A court of this state may permit an individual residing in another state to be deposed or to testify by telephone, audiovisual, or other electronic means before a designated court or at another location in that state. A court of this state shall cooperate with courts of other states in designating an appropriate location for the deposition or testimony.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Documentary evidence transmitted from another state to a court of this state by technological means that do not produce an original writing may not be excluded from evidence on an objection based on the means of transmission.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 11, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-112. Cooperation between courts; preservation of records.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">COOPERATION BETWEEN COURTS; PRESERVATION OF RECORDS&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A court of this state may request the appropriate court of another state to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Hold an evidentiary hearing;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Order a person to produce or give evidence pursuant to procedures of that state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Order that an evaluation be made with respect to the custody of a child involved in a pending proceeding;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Forward to the court of this state a certified copy of the transcript of the record of the hearing, the evidence otherwise presented, and any evaluation prepared in compliance with the request; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Order a party to a child custody proceeding or any person having physical custody of the child to appear in the proceeding with or without the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Upon request of a court of another state, a court of this state may hold a hearing or enter an order described in subsection A of this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Travel and other necessary and reasonable expenses incurred under subsections A and B of this section may be assessed against the parties according to the laws of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A court of this state shall preserve the pleadings, orders, decrees, records of hearings, evaluations, and other pertinent records with respect to a child custody proceeding until the child attains eighteen (18) years of age. Upon appropriate request by a court or law enforcement official of another state, the court shall forward a certified copy of those records.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-201. Initial child custody jurisdiction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">INITIAL CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Except as otherwise provided in Section 16 of this act, a court of this state has jurisdiction to make an initial child custody determination only if:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. This state is the home state of the child on the date of the commencement of the proceeding, or was the home state of the child within six (6) months before the commencement of the proceeding and the child is absent from this state, but a parent or person acting as a parent continues to live in this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A court of another state does not have jurisdiction under paragraph 1 of this subsection, or a court of the home state of the child has declined to exercise jurisdiction on the ground that this state is the more appropriate forum under Section 19 or 20 of this act, and:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the child and the child's parents, or the child and at least one parent or a person acting as a parent, have a significant connection with this state other than mere physical presence, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;substantial evidence is available in this state concerning the child's care, protection, training, and personal relationships;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. All courts having jurisdiction under paragraph 1 or 2 of this subsection have declined to exercise jurisdiction on the ground that a court of this state is the more appropriate forum to determine the custody of the child under Section 19 or 20 of this act; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. No court of any other state would have jurisdiction under the criteria specified in paragraph 1, 2, or 3 of this subsection.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Subsection A of this section is the exclusive jurisdictional basis for making a child custody determination by a court of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Physical presence of, or personal jurisdiction over, a party or a child is not necessary or sufficient to make a child custody determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 13, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-202. Exclusive, continuing jurisdiction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">EXCLUSIVE, CONTINUING JURISDICTION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Except as otherwise provided in Section 16 of this act, a court of this state which has made a child custody determination consistent with Section 13 or 15 of this act has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction over the determination until:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A court of this state determines that neither the child, the child and one parent, nor the child and a person acting as a parent have a significant connection with this state and that substantial evidence is no longer available in this state concerning the child's care, protection, training, and personal relationships; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A court of this state or a court of another state determines that the child, the child's parents, and any person acting as a parent do not presently reside in this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A court of this state which has made a child custody determination and does not have exclusive, continuing jurisdiction under this section may modify that determination only if it has jurisdiction to make an initial determination under Section 13 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 14, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-203. Jurisdiction to modify determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">JURISDICTION TO MODIFY DETERMINATION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Except as otherwise provided in Section 16 of this act, a court of this state may not modify a child custody determination made by a court of another state unless a court of this state has jurisdiction to make an initial determination under paragraph 1 or 2 of subsection A of Section 13 of this act and:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The court of the other state determines it no longer has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction under Section 14 of this act or that a court of this state would be a more convenient forum under Section 19 of this act; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A court of this state or a court of the other state determines that the child, the child's parents, and any person acting as a parent do not presently reside in the other state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 15, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-204. Temporary emergency jurisdiction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">TEMPORARY EMERGENCY JURISDICTION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A court of this state has temporary emergency jurisdiction if the child is present in this state and the child has been abandoned or it is necessary in an emergency to protect the child because the child, or a sibling or parent of the child, is subjected to or threatened with mistreatment or abuse.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If there is no previous child custody determination that is entitled to be enforced under this act and a child custody proceeding has not been commenced in a court of a state having jurisdiction under Sections 13 through 15 of this act, a child custody determination made under this section remains in effect until an order is obtained from a court of a state having jurisdiction under Sections 13 through 15 of this act. If a child custody proceeding has not been or is not commenced in a court of a state having jurisdiction under Sections 13 through 15 of this act, a child custody determination made under this section becomes a final determination, if it so provides and this state becomes the home state of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If there is a previous child custody determination that is entitled to be enforced under this act, or a child custody proceeding has been commenced in a court of a state having jurisdiction under Sections 13 through 15 of this act, any order issued by a court of this state under this section must specify in the order a period that the court considers adequate to allow the person seeking an order to obtain an order from the state having jurisdiction under Sections 13 through 15 of this act. The order issued in this state remains in effect until an order is obtained from the other state within the period specified or the period expires.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A court of this state which has been asked to make a child custody determination under this section, upon being informed that a child custody proceeding has been commenced in, or a child custody determination has been made by, a court of a state having jurisdiction under Sections 13 through 15 of this act, shall immediately communicate with the other court. A court of this state which is exercising jurisdiction pursuant to Sections 13 through 15 of this act, upon being informed that a child custody proceeding has been commenced in, or a child custody determination has been made by, a court of another state under a statute similar to this section shall immediately communicate with the court of that state to resolve the emergency, protect the safety of the parties and the child, and determine a period for the duration of the temporary order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 16, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-205. Notice; opportunity to be heard; joinder.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">NOTICE; OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD; JOINDER&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Before a child custody determination is made under this act, notice and an opportunity to be heard in accordance with the standards of Section 8 of this act must be given to all persons entitled to notice under the law of this state as in child custody proceedings between residents of this state, any parent whose parental rights have not been previously terminated, and any person having physical custody of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. This act does not govern the enforceability of a child custody determination made without notice or an opportunity to be heard.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The obligation to join a party and the right to intervene as a party in a child custody proceeding under this act are governed by the law of this state as in child custody proceedings between residents of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 17, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-206. Simultaneous proceedings.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">SIMULTANEOUS PROCEEDINGS&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Except as otherwise provided in Section 16 of this act, a court of this state may not exercise its jurisdiction under this article if, at the time of the commencement of the proceeding, a proceeding concerning the custody of the child has been commenced in a court of another state having jurisdiction substantially in conformity with this act, unless the proceeding has been terminated or is stayed by the court of the other state because a court of this state is a more convenient forum under Section 19 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Except as otherwise provided in Section 16 of this act, a court of this state, before hearing a child custody proceeding, shall examine the court documents and other information supplied by the parties pursuant to Section 21 of this act. If the court determines that a child custody proceeding has been commenced in a court in another state having jurisdiction substantially in accordance with this act, the court of this state shall stay its proceeding and communicate with the court of the other state. If the court of the state having jurisdiction substantially in accordance with this act does not determine that the court of this state is a more appropriate forum, the court of this state shall dismiss the proceeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. In a proceeding to modify a child custody determination, a court of this state shall determine whether a proceeding to enforce the determination has been commenced in another state. If a proceeding to enforce a child custody determination has been commenced in another state, the court may:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Stay the proceeding for modification pending the entry of an order of a court of the other state enforcing, staying, denying, or dismissing the proceeding for enforcement;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Enjoin the parties from continuing with the proceeding for enforcement; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Proceed with the modification under conditions it considers appropriate.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 18, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-207. Inconvenient forum.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">INCONVENIENT FORUM&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A court of this state which has jurisdiction under this act to make a child custody determination may decline to exercise its jurisdiction at any time if it determines that it is an inconvenient forum under the circumstances and that a court of another state is a more appropriate forum. The issue of inconvenient forum may be raised upon the motion of a party, the court's own motion, or request of another court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Before determining whether it is an inconvenient forum, a court of this state shall consider whether it is appropriate for a court of another state to exercise jurisdiction. For this purpose, the court shall allow the parties to submit information and shall consider all relevant factors, including:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Whether domestic violence has occurred and is likely to continue in the future and which state could best protect the parties and the child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The length of time the child has resided outside this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The distance between the court in this state and the court in the state that would assume jurisdiction;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The relative financial circumstances of the parties;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Any agreement of the parties as to which state should assume jurisdiction;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. The nature and location of the evidence required to resolve the pending litigation, including testimony of the child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&nbsp;&nbsp;7. The ability of the court of each state to decide the issue expeditiously and the procedures necessary to present the evidence; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. The familiarity of the court of each state with the facts and issues in the pending litigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If a court of this state determines that it is an inconvenient forum and that a court of another state is a more appropriate forum, it shall stay the proceedings upon condition that a child custody proceeding be promptly commenced in another designated state and may impose any other condition the court considers just and proper.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A court of this state may decline to exercise its jurisdiction under this act if a child custody determination is incidental to an action for divorce or another proceeding while still retaining jurisdiction over the divorce or other proceeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 19, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-208. Jurisdiction declined by reason of conduct.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">JURISDICTION DECLINED BY REASON OF CONDUCT&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Except as otherwise provided in Section 16 of this act or by another law of this state, if a court of this state has jurisdiction under this act because a person seeking to invoke its jurisdiction has engaged in unjustifiable conduct, the court shall decline to exercise its jurisdiction unless:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The parents and all persons acting as parents have acquiesced in the exercise of jurisdiction;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A court of the state otherwise having jurisdiction under Sections 13 through 15 of this act determines that this state is a more appropriate forum under Section 19 of this act; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. No court of any other state would have jurisdiction under the criteria specified in Sections 13 through 15 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If a court of this state declines to exercise its jurisdiction pursuant to subsection A of this section, it may fashion an appropriate remedy to ensure the safety of the child and prevent a repetition of the unjustifiable conduct, including staying the proceeding until a child custody proceeding is commenced in a court having jurisdiction under Sections 13 through 15 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If a court dismisses a petition or stays a proceeding because it declines to exercise its jurisdiction pursuant to subsection A of this section, it shall assess against the party seeking to invoke its jurisdiction necessary and reasonable expenses including costs, communication expenses, attorney fees, investigative fees, expenses for witnesses, travel expenses, and child care during the course of the proceedings, unless the party from whom fees are sought establishes that the assessment would be clearly inappropriate. The court may not assess fees, costs, or expenses against this state unless authorized by law other than this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 20, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-209. Information to be submitted to court.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">INFORMATION TO BE SUBMITTED TO COURT&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In a child custody proceeding, each party, in its first pleading or in an attached affidavit, shall give information, if reasonably ascertainable, under oath as to the child's present address or whereabouts, the places where the child has lived during the last five (5) years, and the names and present addresses of the persons with whom the child has lived during that period. The pleading or affidavit must state whether the party:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Has participated, as a party or witness or in any other capacity, in any other proceeding concerning the custody of or visitation with the child and, if so, identify the court, the case number, and the date of the child custody determination, if any;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&nbsp;&nbsp;2. Knows of any proceeding that could affect the current proceeding, including proceedings for enforcement and proceedings relating to domestic violence, protective orders, termination of parental rights, and adoptions, and, if so, identify the court, the case number, and the nature of the proceeding; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Knows the names and addresses of any person not a party to the proceeding who has physical custody of the child or claims rights of legal custody or physical custody of, or visitation with, the child and, if so, the names and addresses of those persons.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If the information required by subsection A of this section is not furnished, the court, upon motion of a party or its own motion, may stay the proceeding until the information is furnished.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If the declaration as to any of the items described in paragraphs 1 through 3 of subsection A of this section is in the affirmative, the declarant shall give additional information under oath as required by the court. The court may examine the parties under oath as to details of the information furnished and other matters pertinent to the court's jurisdiction and the disposition of the case.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Each party has a continuing duty to inform the court of any proceeding in this or any other state that could affect the current proceeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. If a party alleges in an affidavit or a pleading under oath that the health, safety, or liberty of a party or child would be jeopardized by disclosure of identifying information, the information must be sealed and may not be disclosed to the other party or the public unless the court orders the disclosure to be made after a hearing in which the court takes into consideration the health, safety, or liberty of the party or child and determines that the disclosure is in the interest of justice.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 21, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-210. Appearance of parties and child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">APPEARANCE OF PARTIES AND CHILD&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In a child custody proceeding in this state, the court may order a party to the proceeding who is in this state to appear before the court in person with or without the child. The court may order any person who is in this state and who has physical custody or control of the child to appear in person with the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If a party to a child custody proceeding whose presence is desired by the court is outside this state, the court may order that a notice given pursuant to Section 8 of this act include a statement directing the party to appear in person with or without the child and informing the party that failure to appear may result in a decision adverse to the party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The court may enter any orders necessary to ensure the safety of the child and of any person ordered to appear under this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. If a party to a child custody proceeding who is outside this state is directed to appear under subsection B of this section or desires to appear personally before the court with or without the child, the court may require another party to pay reasonable and necessary travel and other expenses of the party so appearing and of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 22, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-301. Definitions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">DEFINITIONS&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In this article:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. "Petitioner" means a person who seeks enforcement of an order for return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or enforcement of a child custody determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. "Respondent" means a person against whom a proceeding has been commenced for enforcement of an order for return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or enforcement of a child custody determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 23, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-302. Enforcement under Hague Convention.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">ENFORCEMENT UNDER HAGUE CONVENTION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Under this article a court of this state may enforce an order for the return of the child made under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction as if it were a child custody determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 24, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-303. Duty to enforce.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">DUTY TO ENFORCE&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A court of this state shall recognize and enforce a child custody determination of a court of another state if the latter court exercised jurisdiction in substantial conformity with this act or the determination was made under factual circumstances meeting the jurisdictional standards of this act and the determination has not been modified in accordance with this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A court of this state may utilize any remedy available under other laws of this state to enforce a child custody determination made by a court of another state. The remedies provided in this article are cumulative and do not affect the availability of other remedies to enforce a child custody determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 25, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-304. Temporary visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">TEMPORARY VISITATION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A court of this state which does not have jurisdiction to modify a child custody determination, may issue a temporary order enforcing:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A visitation schedule made by a court of another state; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&nbsp;&nbsp;2. The visitation provisions of a child custody determination of another state that does not provide for a specific visitation schedule.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If a court of this state makes an order under paragraph 2 of subsection A of this section, it shall specify in the order a period of time that it considers adequate to allow the petitioner to obtain an order from a court having jurisdiction under the criteria specified in Article 2 of this act. The order remains in effect until an order is obtained from the other court or the time period expires.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 26, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-305. Registration of child custody determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">REGISTRATION OF CHILD CUSTODY DETERMINATION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A child custody determination issued by a court of another state may be registered in this state, with or without a simultaneous request for enforcement, by sending to the appropriate court in this state:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A letter or other document requesting registration;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Two copies, including one certified copy, of the determination sought to be registered, and a statement under penalty of perjury that to the best of the knowledge and belief of the person seeking registration the order has not been modified; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Except as otherwise provided in Section 21 of this act, the name and address of the person seeking registration and any parent or person acting as a parent who has been awarded custody or visitation in the child custody determination sought to be registered.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. On receipt of the documents required by subsection A of this section, the registering court shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Cause the determination to be filed as a foreign judgment, together with one copy of any accompanying documents and information, regardless of their form; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Serve notice upon the persons named pursuant to paragraph 3 subsection A of this section and provide them with an opportunity to contest the registration in accordance with this section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The notice required by paragraph 2 of subsection B of this section must state that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A registered determination is enforceable as of the date of the registration in the same manner as a determination issued by a court of this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A hearing to contest the validity of the registered determination must be requested within twenty (20) days after service of notice; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Failure to contest the registration will result in confirmation of the child custody determination and preclude further contest of that determination with respect to any matter that could have been asserted.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A person seeking to contest the validity of a registered order must request a hearing within twenty (20) days after service of the notice. At that hearing, the court shall confirm the registered order unless the person contesting registration establishes that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The issuing court did not have jurisdiction under Article 2 of this act;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The child custody determination sought to be registered has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court having jurisdiction to do so under Article 2 of this act; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The person contesting registration was entitled to notice, but notice was not given in accordance with the standards of Section 8 of this act, in the proceedings before the court that issued the order for which registration is sought.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. If a timely request for a hearing to contest the validity of the registration is not made, the registration is confirmed as a matter of law and the person requesting registration and all persons served must be notified of the confirmation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. Confirmation of a registered order, whether by operation of law or after notice and hearing, precludes further contest of the order with respect to any matter that could have been asserted at the time of registration.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 27, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-306. Enforcement of registered determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">ENFORCEMENT OF REGISTERED DETERMINATION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A court of this state may grant any relief normally available under the laws of this state to enforce a registered child custody determination made by a court of another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A court of this state shall recognize and enforce, but may not modify, except in accordance with Article 2 of this act, a registered child custody determination of a court of another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 28, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-307. Simultaneous proceedings.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">SIMULTANEOUS PROCEEDINGS&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If a proceeding for enforcement under this article is commenced in a court of this state and the court determines that a proceeding to modify the determination is pending in a court of another state having jurisdiction to modify the determination under Article 2 of this act, the enforcing court shall immediately communicate with the modifying court. The proceeding for enforcement continues unless the enforcing court, after consultation with the modifying court, stays or dismisses the proceeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 29, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-308. Expedited enforcement of child custody determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">EXPEDITED ENFORCEMENT OF CHILD CUSTODY DETERMINATION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A petition under this article must be verified. Certified copies of all orders sought to be enforced and of any order confirming registration must be attached to the petition. A copy of a certified copy of an order may be attached instead of the original.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A petition for enforcement of a child custody determination must state:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Whether the court that issued the determination identified the jurisdictional basis it relied upon in exercising jurisdiction and, if so, what the basis was;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Whether the determination for which enforcement is sought has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court whose decision must be enforced under this act and, if so, identify the court, the case number, and the nature of the proceeding;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Whether any proceeding has been commenced that could affect the current proceeding, including proceedings relating to domestic violence, protective orders, termination of parental rights, and adoptions and, if so, identify the court, the case number, and the nature of the proceeding;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The present physical address of the child and the respondent, if known;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Whether relief in addition to the immediate physical custody of the child and attorney's fees is sought, including a request for assistance from law enforcement officials and, if so, the relief sought; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. If the child custody determination has been registered and confirmed under Section 27 of this act, the date and place of registration.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Upon the filing of a petition, the court shall issue an order directing the respondent to appear in person with or without the child at a hearing and may enter any order necessary to ensure the safety of the parties and the child. The hearing must be held on the judicial day after service of the order unless that date is impossible. In that event, the court shall hold the hearing on the first judicial day possible. The court may extend the date of hearing at the request of the petitioner.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. An order issued under subsection C of this section must state the time and place of the hearing and advise the respondent that at the hearing the court will order that the petitioner may take immediate physical custody of the child and the payment of fees, costs, and expenses under Section 34 of this act, and may schedule a hearing to determine whether further relief is appropriate, unless the respondent appears and establishes that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The child custody determination has not been registered and confirmed under Section 27 of this act and that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the issuing court did not have jurisdiction under Article 2 of this act,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the child custody determination for which enforcement is sought has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court having jurisdiction to do so under Article 2 of this act, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the respondent was entitled to notice, but notice was not given in accordance with the standards of Section 8 of this act, in the proceedings before the court that issued the order for which enforcement is sought; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The child custody determination for which enforcement is sought was registered and confirmed under Section 27 of this act, but has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction to do so under Article 2 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 30, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-309. Service of petition and order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">SERVICE OF PETITION AND ORDER&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Except as otherwise provided in Section 33 of this act, the petition and order shall be served upon the respondent and any person who has physical custody of the child in the manner provided in Section 2004 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 31, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-310. Hearing and order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">HEARING AND ORDER&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Unless the court issues a temporary emergency order pursuant to Section 16 of this act, upon a finding that a petitioner is entitled to immediate physical custody of the child, the court shall order that the petitioner may take immediate physical custody of the child unless the respondent establishes that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The child custody determination has not been registered and confirmed under Section 27 of this act and that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the issuing court did not have jurisdiction under Article 2 of this act,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the child custody determination for which enforcement is sought has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction to do so under Article 2 of this act, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the respondent was entitled to notice, but notice was not given in accordance with the standards of Section 8 of this act, in the proceedings before the court that issued the order for which enforcement is sought; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The child custody determination for which enforcement is sought was registered and confirmed under Section 27 of this act, but has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction to do so under Article 2 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The court shall award the fees, costs, and expenses authorized under Section 34 of this act and may grant additional relief, including a request for the assistance of law enforcement officials, and set a further hearing to determine whether additional relief is appropriate.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If a party called to testify refuses to answer on the ground that the testimony may be self-incriminating, the court may draw an adverse inference from the refusal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A privilege against disclosure of communications between spouses and a defense of immunity based on the relationship of husband and wife or parent and child may not be invoked in a proceeding under this article.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 32, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-311. Warrant to take physical custody of child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">WARRANT TO TAKE PHYSICAL CUSTODY OF CHILD&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Upon the filing of a petition seeking enforcement of a child custody determination, the petitioner may file a verified application for the issuance of a warrant to take physical custody of the child if the child is imminently likely to suffer serious physical harm or be removed from this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If the court, upon the testimony of the petitioner or other witness, finds that the child is imminently likely to suffer serious physical harm or be removed from this state it may issue a warrant to take physical custody of the child. The petition must be heard on the next judicial day after the warrant is executed unless that date is impossible. In that event, the court shall hold the hearing on the first judicial day possible. The application for the warrant must include the statements required by subsection B of Section 30 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A warrant to take physical custody of a child must:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Recite the facts upon which a conclusion of imminent serious physical harm or removal from the jurisdiction is based;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&nbsp;&nbsp;2. Direct law enforcement officers to take physical custody of the child immediately; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Provide for the placement of the child pending final relief.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The respondent must be served with the petition, warrant, and order immediately after the child is taken into physical custody.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. A warrant to take physical custody of a child is enforceable throughout this state. If the court finds on the basis of the testimony of the petitioner or other witness that a less intrusive remedy is not effective, it may authorize law enforcement officers to enter private property to take physical custody of the child. If required by exigent circumstances of the case, the court may authorize law enforcement officers to make a forcible entry at any hour.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. The court may impose conditions upon placement of a child to ensure the appearance of the child and the child's custodian.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 33, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-312. Costs, fees, and expenses.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">COSTS, FEES, AND EXPENSES&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The court shall award the prevailing party, including a state, necessary and reasonable expenses incurred by or on behalf of the party, including costs, communication expenses, attorney's fees, investigative fees, expenses for witnesses, travel expenses, and child care during the course of the proceedings, unless the party from whom fees or expenses are sought establishes that the award would be clearly inappropriate.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The court may not assess fees, costs, or expenses against a state unless authorized by laws other than this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 34, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-313. Recognition and enforcement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A court of this state shall accord full faith and credit to an order issued by another state and consistent with this act which enforces a child custody determination by a court of another state unless the order has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court having jurisdiction to do so under Article 2 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 35, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-314. Appeals.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">APPEALS&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">An appeal may be taken from a final order in a proceeding under this article in accordance with appellate procedures in other civil cases. Unless the court enters a temporary emergency order under Section 16 of this act, the enforcing court may not stay an order enforcing a child custody determination pending appeal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 36, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-315. Role of district attorney.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">ROLE OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In a case arising under this act or involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the district attorney may take any lawful action, including resorting to a proceeding under this article or any other available civil proceeding, to locate a child, obtain the return of a child, or enforce a child custody determination if there is:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. An existing child custody determination;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A request to do so from a court in a pending child custody proceeding;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. A reasonable belief that a criminal statute has been violated; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. A reasonable belief that the child has been wrongfully removed or retained in violation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A district attorney acting under this section acts on behalf of the court and may not represent any party.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 37, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-316. Role of law enforcement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">At the request of a district attorney acting under Section 37 of this act, a law enforcement officer may take any lawful action reasonably necessary to locate a child or a party and assist the district attorney with responsibilities under Section 37 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 38, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-317. Costs and expenses.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">COSTS AND EXPENSES&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If the respondent is not the prevailing party, the court may assess against the respondent all direct expenses and costs incurred by the district attorney and law enforcement officer under Section 37 or 38 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 39, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-401. Application and construction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">APPLICATION AND CONSTRUCTION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In applying and construing this Uniform Act, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 40, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-551-402. Transitional provision.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls7"><span class="cls0">TRANSITIONAL PROVISION&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A motion or other request for relief made in a child custody proceeding or to enforce a child custody determination which was commenced before the effective date of this act is governed by the law in effect at the time the motion or other request was made.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1998, c. 407, &sect; 41, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-100. Short title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">This act may be cited as the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-101. Definitions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. &ldquo;Child&rdquo; means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual&rsquo;s parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. &ldquo;Child support order&rdquo; means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. &ldquo;Duty of support&rdquo; means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support for a child, spouse, or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to provide support;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. &ldquo;Home state&rdquo; means the state in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as parent for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding the time of filing of a petition or comparable pleading for support and, if a child is less than six (6) months old, the state in which the child lived from birth with any of them. A period of temporary absence of any of them is counted as part of the six-month or other period;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. &ldquo;Income&rdquo; includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. &ldquo;Income-withholding order&rdquo; means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor&rsquo;s employer or other debtor, as defined by the income-withholding law of this state, to withhold support from the income of the obligor;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. &ldquo;Initiating state&rdquo; means a state from which a proceeding is forwarded or in which a proceeding is filed for forwarding to a responding state under this act or a law or procedure substantially similar to this act;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. &ldquo;Initiating tribunal&rdquo; means the authorized tribunal in an initiating state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">9. &ldquo;Issuing state&rdquo; means the state in which a tribunal issues a support order or renders a judgment determining parentage;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10. &ldquo;Issuing tribunal&rdquo; means the tribunal that issues a support order or renders a judgment determining parentage;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11. &ldquo;Law&rdquo; includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12. &ldquo;Obligee&rdquo; means:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;an individual to whom a duty of support is or is alleged to be owed or in whose favor a support order has been issued or a judgment determining parentage has been rendered,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;a state or political subdivision to which the rights under a duty of support or support order have been assigned or which has independent claims based on financial assistance provided to an individual obligee, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;an individual seeking a judgment determining parentage of the individual&rsquo;s child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">13. &ldquo;Obligor&rdquo; means an individual, or the estate of a decedent:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;who owes or is alleged to owe a duty of support,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;who is alleged but has not been adjudicated to be a parent of a child, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;who is liable under a support order;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">14. &ldquo;Person&rdquo; means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">15. &ldquo;Record&rdquo; means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">16. &ldquo;Register&rdquo; means to record or file a support order or judgment determining parentage in the appropriate location for the recording or filing of foreign judgments generally or foreign support orders specifically;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">17. &ldquo;Registering tribunal&rdquo; means a tribunal in which a support order is registered;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">18. &ldquo;Responding state&rdquo; means a state in which a proceeding is filed or to which a proceeding is forwarded for filing from an initiating state pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act or a law or procedure substantially similar to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, or the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">19. &ldquo;Responding tribunal&rdquo; means the authorized tribunal in a responding state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">20. &ldquo;Spousal support order&rdquo; means a support order for a spouse or former spouse of the obligor;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">21. &ldquo;State&rdquo; means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. The term includes:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;an Indian tribe, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;a foreign country or political subdivision that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;has been declared to be a foreign reciprocating country or political subdivision under federal law,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;has established a reciprocal arrangement for child support with this state pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls4"><span class="cls0">(3)&nbsp;&nbsp;has enacted a law or established procedures for issuance and enforcement of support orders which are substantially similar to the procedures pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">22. &ldquo;Support enforcement agency&rdquo; means a public official or agency authorized to seek:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;enforcement of support orders or laws relating to the duty of support,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;establishment or modification of child support,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;determination of parentage,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;location of obligors or their assets, or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">e.&nbsp;&nbsp;determination of the controlling child support order;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">23. &ldquo;Support order&rdquo; means a judgment, decree, order or directive, whether temporary, final, or subject to modification, issued by a tribunal for the benefit of a child, a spouse, or a former spouse, which provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, or reimbursement, and may include related costs and fees, interest, income withholding, attorney&rsquo;s fees, and other relief; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">24. &ldquo;Tribunal&rdquo; means a court, administrative agency, or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce, or modify support orders or to determine parentage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-102. Tribunals of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The district court and the Department of Human Services are the tribunals of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-103. Remedies cumulative.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Remedies provided by this act are cumulative and do not affect the availability of remedies under other law, including the recognition of a support order of a foreign country or political subdivision on the basis of comity.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. This act does not:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Provide the exclusive method of establishing or enforcing a support order under the laws of this state; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Grant a tribunal of this state jurisdiction to render judgment or issue an order relating to child custody or visitation in a proceeding under this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-201. Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In a proceeding to establish or enforce a support order or to determine parentage, a tribunal of this state may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident individual or the individual&rsquo;s guardian or conservator if:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The individual is personally served with summons within this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The individual submits to the jurisdiction of this state by consent, by entering a general appearance, or by filing a responsive document having the effect of waiving any contest to personal jurisdiction;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The individual resided with the child in this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The individual resided in this state and provided prenatal expenses or support for the child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. The child resides in this state as a result of the acts or directives of the individual;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. The individual engaged in sexual intercourse in this state and the child may have been conceived by that act of intercourse;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. The individual asserted parentage in the putative father registry maintained in this state by the appropriate agency; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. There is any other basis consistent with the constitutions of this state and the United States for the exercise of personal jurisdiction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The bases of personal jurisdiction set forth in subsection A of this section or in any other law of this state may not be used to acquire personal jurisdiction for a tribunal of the state to modify a child support order of another state unless the requirements of Section 601-611 of this title or Section 41 of this act are met.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-202. Duration of jurisdiction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Personal jurisdiction acquired by a tribunal of this state in a proceeding under this act or other law of this state relating to a support order continues as long as a tribunal of this state has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify its order or continuing jurisdiction to enforce its order as provided by Sections 601-205 and 601-206 of this title and Section 11 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-203. Initiating and responding tribunal of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Under this act, a tribunal of this state may serve as an initiating tribunal to forward proceedings to another state and as a responding tribunal for proceedings initiated in another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-204. Simultaneous proceedings in another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A tribunal of this state may exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or comparable pleading is filed after a petition or comparable pleading is filed in another state only if:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The petition or comparable pleading in this state is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in the other state for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise of jurisdiction by the other state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&nbsp;&nbsp;2. The contesting party timely challenges the exercise of jurisdiction in the other state; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If relevant, this state is the home state of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A tribunal of this state may not exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or comparable pleading is filed before a petition or comparable pleading is filed in another state if:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The petition or comparable pleading in the other state is filed before the expiration of the time allowed in this state for filing a responsive pleading challenging the exercise of jurisdiction by this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The contesting party timely challenges the exercise of jurisdiction in this state; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If relevant, the other state is the home state of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-205. Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction - Controlling order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A tribunal of this state that has issued a support order consistent with the law of this state has and shall exercise continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify its child support order if the order is the controlling order and:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. At the time of the filing of a request for modification, this state is the residence of the obligor, the individual obligee, or the child for whose benefit the support order is issued; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Even if this state is not the residence of the obligor, the individual obligee, or the child for whose benefit the support order is issued, the parties consent in a record or in open court that the tribunal of this state may continue to exercise jurisdiction to modify its order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A tribunal of this state issuing a child support order consistent with the law of this state may not exercise continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify the order if:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. All of the parties who are individuals file consent in a record with the tribunal of this state that a tribunal of another state that has jurisdiction over at least one of the parties who is an individual or that is located in the state of residence of the child may modify the order and assume continuing, exclusive jurisdiction; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Its order is not the controlling order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If a tribunal of another state which has issued a child support order pursuant to a law substantially similar to this act which modifies a child support order of a tribunal of this state, tribunals of this state shall recognize the continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of the tribunal of the other state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A tribunal of this state that lacks continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify a child support order may serve as an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to modify a support order issued in that state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. A temporary support order issued ex parte or pending resolution of a jurisdictional conflict does not create continuing, exclusive jurisdiction in the issuing tribunal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-206. Request for enforcement of order by tribunal of other state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A tribunal of this state that has issued a child support order consistent with the law of this state may serve as an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The order if the order is the controlling order and has not been modified by a tribunal of another state that assumed jurisdiction pursuant to this act; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A money judgment for arrears of support and interest on the order accrued before a determination that an order of another state is the controlling order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A tribunal of this state having continuing jurisdiction over a support order may act as a responding tribunal to enforce the order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-207. Determination of controlling order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. If a proceeding is brought pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act and only one tribunal has issued a child support order, the order of that tribunal controls and must be so recognized.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If a proceeding is brought pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, and two or more child support orders have been issued by tribunals of this state or another state with regard to the same obligor and same child, a tribunal of this state having personal jurisdiction over both the obligor and individual obligee shall apply the following rules and by order shall determine which order controls:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. If only one of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, the order of that tribunal controls and must be so recognized;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If more than one of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;an order issued by a tribunal in the current home state of the child controls, but&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;if an order has not been issued in the current home state of the child, the order most recently issued controls; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If none of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, the tribunal of this state shall issue a child support order, which controls.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If two or more child support orders have been issued for the same obligor and same child, upon request of a party who is an individual or a support enforcement agency, a tribunal of this state having personal jurisdiction over both the obligor and the obligee who is an individual shall determine which order controls under subsection B of this section. The request may be filed with a registration for enforcement or registration for modification pursuant to Article 6 of this title, or may be filed as a separate proceeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A request to determine which is the controlling order must be accompanied by a copy of every child support order in effect and the applicable record of payments. The requesting party shall give notice of the request to each party whose rights may be affected by the determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. The tribunal that issued the controlling order under subsection A, B, or C of this section has continuing jurisdiction to the extent provided in Section 601-205 or 601-206 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. A tribunal of this state that determines by order which is the controlling order under paragraph 1 or 2 of subsection B or subsection C of this section, or that issues a new controlling order under paragraph 3 of subsection B of this section, shall state in that order:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The basis upon which the tribunal made its determination;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The amount of prospective support, if any; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The total amount of consolidated arrears and accrued interest, if any, under all of the orders after all payments made are credited as provided by Section 601-209 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. Within thirty (30) days after issuance of an order determining which is the controlling order, the party obtaining the order shall file a certified copy of it in each tribunal that issued or registered an earlier order of child support. A party or support enforcement agency obtaining the order that fails to file a certified copy is subject to appropriate sanctions by a tribunal in which the issue of failure to file arises. The failure to file does not affect the validity or enforceability of the controlling order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. An order that has been determined to be the controlling order, or a judgment for consolidated arrears of support and interest, if any, made pursuant to this section must be recognized in proceedings under this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-208. Child support orders for two or more obligees.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In responding to registrations or petitions for enforcement of two or more child support orders in effect at the same time with regard to the same obligor and different individual obligees, at least one of which was issued by a tribunal of another state, a tribunal of this state shall enforce those orders in the same manner as if the orders had been issued by a tribunal of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 8, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-209. Credit for payments.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A tribunal of this state shall credit amounts collected for a particular period pursuant to any child support order against the amounts owed for the same period under any other child support order for support of the same child issued by a tribunal of this or another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 9, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-210. Receipt of evidence from another state - Applicable law.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A tribunal of this state exercising personal jurisdiction over a nonresident in a proceeding under this act, under other law of this state relating to a support order, or recognizing a support order of a foreign country or political subdivision on the basis of comity may receive evidence from another state pursuant to Section 601-316 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes, communicate with a tribunal of another state pursuant to Section 601-317 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and obtain discovery through a tribunal of another state pursuant to Section 601-318 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes. In all other respects, Articles 3 through 7 of this title do not apply and the tribunal shall apply the procedural and substantive law of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 10, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-211. Modification of spousal support order - Request for enforcement to tribunal of another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A tribunal of this state issuing a spousal support order consistent with the law of this state has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify the spousal support order throughout the existence of the support obligation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A tribunal of this state may not modify a spousal support order issued by a tribunal of another state having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over that order under the law of that state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A tribunal of this state that has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a spousal support order may serve as:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. An initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce the spousal support order issued in this state; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. A responding tribunal to enforce or modify its own spousal support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 11, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-301. Proceedings under this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Except as otherwise provided in this act, this article applies to all proceedings under this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. An individual petitioner or a support enforcement agency may initiate a proceeding authorized under this act by filing a petition in an initiating tribunal for forwarding to a responding tribunal or by filing a petition or a comparable pleading directly in a tribunal of another state which has or can obtain personal jurisdiction over the respondent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-302. Action by minor parent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A minor parent, or a guardian or other legal representative of a minor parent, may maintain a proceeding on behalf of or for the benefit of the minor's child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 15, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-303. Application of law of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Except as otherwise provided in this act, a responding tribunal of this state shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Apply the procedural and substantive law generally applicable to similar proceedings originating in this state and may exercise all powers and provide all remedies available in those proceedings; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Determine the duty of support and the amount payable in accordance with the law and support guidelines of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 13, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-304. Duties of initiating tribunal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Upon the filing of a petition authorized by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, an initiating tribunal of this state shall forward the petition and its accompanying documents:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. To the responding tribunal or appropriate support enforcement agency in the responding state; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If the identity of the responding tribunal is unknown, to the state information agency of the responding state with a request that they be forwarded to the appropriate tribunal and that receipt be acknowledged.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If requested by the responding tribunal, a tribunal of this state shall issue a certificate or other document and make findings required by the law of the responding state. If the responding state is a foreign country or political subdivision, upon request the tribunal shall specify the amount of support sought, convert that amount into the equivalent amount in the foreign currency under applicable official or market exchange rate as publicly reported, and provide any other documents necessary to satisfy the requirements of the responding state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 17, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 14, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-305. Duties and powers of responding tribunal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. When a responding tribunal of this state receives a petition or comparable pleading from an initiating tribunal or directly pursuant to subsection B of Section 601-301 of this title, it shall cause the petition or pleading to be filed and notify the petitioner where and when it was filed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A responding tribunal of this state, to the extent not prohibited by other law, may do one or more of the following:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Issue or enforce a support order, modify a child support order, determine the controlling child support order, or determine parentage;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Order an obligor to comply with a support order, specifying the amount and the manner of compliance;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Order income withholding;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Determine the amount of any arrearages, and specify a method of payment;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Enforce orders by civil or criminal contempt, or both;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Set aside property for satisfaction of the support order;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. Place liens and order execution on the obligor&rsquo;s property;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. Order an obligor to keep the tribunal informed of the obligor&rsquo;s current residential address, telephone number, employer, address of employment, and telephone number at the place of employment;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">9. Issue a bench warrant for an obligor who has failed after proper notice to appear at a hearing ordered by the tribunal and enter the bench warrant in any local and state computer systems for criminal warrants;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">10. Order the obligor to seek appropriate employment by specified methods;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">11. Award reasonable attorney&rsquo;s fees and other fees and costs; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">12. Grant any other available remedy.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A responding tribunal of this state shall include in a support order issued pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, or in the documents accompanying the order, the calculations on which the support order is based.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A responding tribunal of this state may not condition the payment of a support order issued pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act upon compliance by a party with provisions for visitation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. If a responding tribunal of this state issues an order pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, the tribunal shall send a copy of the order to the petitioner and the respondent and to the initiating tribunal, if any.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. If requested to enforce a support order, arrears, or judgment or modify a support order stated in a foreign currency, a responding tribunal of this state shall convert the amount stated in the foreign currency to the equivalent amount in dollars under the applicable official or market exchange rate as publicly reported.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 18, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 15, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-306. Inappropriate tribunal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If a petition or comparable pleading is received by an inappropriate tribunal of this state, the tribunal shall forward the pleading and accompanying documents to an appropriate tribunal in this state or another state and notify the petitioner where and when the pleading was sent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 16, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-307. Duties of support enforcement agency.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A support enforcement agency of this state, upon request, shall provide services to a petitioner in a proceeding pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A support enforcement agency of this state that is providing services to the petitioner shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Take all steps necessary to enable an appropriate tribunal in this state or another state to obtain jurisdiction over the respondent;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Request an appropriate tribunal to set a date, time, and place for a hearing;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Make a reasonable effort to obtain all relevant information, including information as to income and property of the parties;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Within two (2) days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, after receipt of a written notice in a record from an initiating, responding, or registering tribunal, send a copy of the notice to the petitioner;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Within two (2) days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, after receipt of a written communication from the respondent or the respondent&rsquo;s attorney, send a copy of the communication to the petitioner; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Notify the petitioner if jurisdiction over the respondent cannot be obtained.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A support enforcement agency of this state that requests registration of a child support order in this state for enforcement or for modification shall make reasonable efforts:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. To ensure that the order to be registered is the controlling order; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. If two or more child support orders exist and the identity of the controlling order has not been determined, to ensure that a request for such a determination is made in a tribunal having jurisdiction to do so.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. A support enforcement agency of this state that requests registration and enforcement of a support order, arrears, or judgment stated in a foreign currency shall convert the amounts stated in the foreign currency into the equivalent amounts in dollars under the applicable official or market exchange rate as publicly reported.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. A support enforcement agency of this state shall request a tribunal of this state to issue a child support order and an incomewithholding order that redirect payment of current support, arrears, and interest if requested to do so by a support enforcement agency of another state pursuant to Section 601-319 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act does not create or negate a relationship of attorney and client or other fiduciary relationship between a support enforcement agency or the attorney for the agency and the individual being assisted by the agency.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 20, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 17, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-308. Powers of Attorney General.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. If the Attorney General determines that the support enforcement agency is neglecting or refusing to provide services to an individual, the Attorney General may order the agency to perform its duties under this act or may provide those services directly to the individual.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The Attorney General may determine that a foreign country or political subdivision has established a reciprocal arrangement for child support with this state and take appropriate action for notification of the determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 21, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 18, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-309. Private counsel.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">An individual may employ private counsel to represent the individual in proceedings authorized by this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 22, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-310. Duties of state information agency.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The Child Support Enforcement Division of the Department of Human Services is the state information agency under this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The state information agency shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Compile and maintain a current list, including addresses, of the tribunals in this state which have jurisdiction under this act and any support enforcement agencies in this state and transmit a copy to the state information agency of every other state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Maintain a register of names and addresses of tribunals and support enforcement agencies received from other states;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Forward to the appropriate tribunal in the county in this state in which the obligee who is an individual or the obligor resides, or in which the obligor&rsquo;s property is believed to be located, all documents concerning a proceeding under this act received from an initiating tribunal or the state information agency of the initiating state; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Obtain information concerning the location of the obligor and the obligor&rsquo;s property within this state not exempt from execution, by such means as postal verification and federal or state locator services, examination of telephone directories, requests for the obligor&rsquo;s address from employers, and examination of governmental records, including, to the extent not prohibited by other law, those relating to real property, vital statistics, law enforcement, taxation, motor vehicles, driver&rsquo;s licenses, and social security.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 23, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 19, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-311. Petition - Contents and accompanying documents.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In a proceeding under this act, a petitioner seeking to establish a support order, to determine parentage, or to register and modify a support order of another state must file a petition. Unless otherwise ordered under Section 601-312 of this title, the petition or accompanying documents must provide, so far as known, the name, residential address, and social security numbers of the obligor and the obligee or the parent and alleged parent, and the name, sex, residential address, social security number, and date of birth of each child for whose benefit support is sought or whose parentage is to be determined. Unless filed at the time of registration, the petition must be accompanied by a copy of any support order known to have been issued by another tribunal. The petition may include any other information that may assist in locating or identifying the respondent.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The petition must specify the relief sought. The petition and accompanying documents must conform substantially with the requirements imposed by the forms mandated by federal law for use in cases filed by a support enforcement agency.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 24, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 20, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-312. Sealing of information.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If a party alleges in an affidavit or a pleading under oath that the health, safety, or liberty of a party or child would be jeopardized by the disclosure of specific identifying information, that information must be sealed and may not be disclosed to the other party or the public. After a hearing in which a tribunal takes into consideration the health, safety, or liberty of the party or child, the tribunal may order disclosure of information that the tribunal determines to be in the interest of justice.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 25, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 21, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-313. Costs and fees.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The petitioner may not be required to pay a filing fee or other costs.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If an obligee prevails, a responding tribunal may assess against an obligor filing fees, reasonable attorney&rsquo;s fees, other costs, and necessary travel and other reasonable expenses incurred by the obligee and the obligee&rsquo;s witnesses. The tribunal may not assess fees, costs, or expenses against the obligee or the support enforcement agency of either the initiating or the responding state, except as provided by other law. Attorney&rsquo;s fees may be taxed as costs, and may be ordered paid directly to the attorney, who may enforce the order in the attorney&rsquo;s own name. Payment of support owed to the obligee has priority over fees, costs and expenses.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The tribunal shall order the payment of costs and reasonable attorney&rsquo;s fees if it determines that a hearing was requested primarily for delay. In a proceeding under Sections 601-601 through 601-612 of this title, a hearing is presumed to have been requested primarily for delay if a registered support order is confirmed or enforced without change.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 26, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 22, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-314. Limited immunity of petitioner.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Participation by a petitioner in a proceeding under this act before a responding tribunal, whether in person, by private attorney, or through services provided by the support enforcement agency, does not confer personal jurisdiction over the petitioner in another proceeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A petitioner is not amenable to service of civil process while physically present in this state to participate in a proceeding under this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The immunity granted by this section does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to a proceeding under this act committed by a party while present in this state to participate in the proceeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 27, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 23, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-315. Nonparentage as defense.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A party whose parentage of a child has been previously determined by or pursuant to law may not plead nonparentage as a defense to a proceeding under this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 28, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-316. Special rules of evidence and procedure.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. The physical presence of a nonresident party who is an individual in a tribunal of this state is not required for the establishment, enforcement, or modification of a support order or the rendition of a judgment determining parentage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. An affidavit, a document substantially complying with federally mandated forms, or a document incorporated by reference in any of them, which would not be excluded under the hearsay rule if given in person, is admissible in evidence if given under penalty of perjury by a party or witness residing in another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A copy of the record of child support payments certified as a true copy of the original by the custodian of the record may be forwarded to a responding tribunal. The copy is evidence of facts asserted in it, and is admissible to show whether payments were made.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Copies of bills for testing for parentage, and for prenatal and postnatal health care of the mother and child, furnished to the adverse party at least ten (10) days before trial, are admissible in evidence to prove the amount of the charges billed and that the charges were reasonable, necessary, and customary.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. Documentary evidence transmitted from another state to a tribunal of this state by telephone, telecopier, or other means that do not provide an original record may not be excluded from evidence on an objection based on the means of transmission.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. In a proceeding under this act, a tribunal of this state shall permit a party or witness residing in another state to be deposed or to testify by telephone, audiovisual means, or other electronic means at a designated tribunal or other location in that state. A tribunal of this state shall cooperate with tribunals of other states in designating an appropriate location for the deposition or testimony.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">G. If a party called to testify at a civil hearing refuses to answer on the ground that the testimony may be selfincriminating, the trier of fact may draw an adverse inference from the refusal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">H. A privilege against disclosure of communications between spouses does not apply in a proceeding under this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">I. The defense of immunity based on the relationship of husband and wife or parent and child does not apply in a proceeding under this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">J. A voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, certified as a true copy, is admissible to establish parentage of the child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 29, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 24, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-317. Communications between tribunals.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A tribunal of this state may communicate with a tribunal of another state or foreign country or political subdivision in a record, or by telephone or other means, to obtain information concerning the laws, the legal effect of a judgment, decree, or order of that tribunal, and the status of a proceeding in the other state or foreign country or political subdivision. A tribunal of this state may furnish similar information by similar means to a tribunal of another state or foreign country or political subdivision.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 30, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 25, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-318. Assistance with discovery.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A tribunal of this state may:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Request a tribunal of another state to assist in obtaining discovery; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Upon request, compel a person over whom it has jurisdiction to respond to a discovery order issued by a tribunal of another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 31, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-319. Receipt and disbursement of payments - Payment to enforcement agency of another state - Certified statement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A support enforcement agency or tribunal of this state shall disburse promptly any amounts received pursuant to a support order, as directed by the order. The agency or tribunal shall furnish to a requesting party or tribunal of another state a certified statement by the custodian of the record of the amounts and dates of all payments received.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If neither the obligor, nor the obligee who is an individual, nor the child resides in this state, upon request from the support enforcement agency of this state or another state, the support enforcement agency of this state or a tribunal of this state shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Direct that the support payment be made to the support enforcement agency in the state in which the obligee is receiving services; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Issue and send to the obligor&rsquo;s employer a conforming incomewithholding order or an administrative notice of change of payee, reflecting the redirected payments.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The support enforcement agency of this state receiving redirected payments from another state pursuant to a law similar to subsection B of this section shall furnish to a requesting party or tribunal of the other state a certified statement by the custodian of the record of the amount and dates of all payments received.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 32, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 26, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-401. Petition to establish support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. If a support order entitled to recognition under this act has not been issued, a responding tribunal of this state may issue a support order if:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The individual seeking the order resides in another state; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The support enforcement agency seeking the order is located in another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The tribunal may issue a temporary child support order if the tribunal determines that such an order is appropriate and the individual ordered to pay is:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A presumed father of the child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Petitioning to have his paternity adjudicated;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Identified as the father of the child through genetic testing;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. An alleged father who has declined to submit to genetic testing;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Shown by clear and convincing evidence to be the father of the child;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. An acknowledged father as provided by Section 1-311.3 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. The mother of the child; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. An individual who has been ordered to pay child support in a previous proceeding and the order has not been reversed or vacated.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Upon finding, after notice and opportunity to be heard, that an obligor owes a duty of support, the tribunal shall issue a support order directed to the obligor and may issue other orders pursuant to Section 601-305 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 33, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 27, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-501. Recognition of income-withholding order issued in another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">An income-withholding order issued in another state may be sent by or on behalf of the obligee, or by the support enforcement agency, to the person defined as the obligor&rsquo;s employer under the income-withholding law of this state without first filing a petition or comparable pleading or registering the order with a tribunal of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 34, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 28, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-502. Employer obligations.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Upon receipt of an income-withholding order, the obligor&rsquo;s employer shall immediately provide a copy of the order to the obligor.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The employer shall treat an income-withholding order issued in another state which appears regular on its face as if it had been issued by a tribunal of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Except as otherwise provided in subsection D of this section and Section 601-503 of this title, the employer shall withhold and distribute the funds as directed in the withholding order by complying with the terms of the order which specify:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The duration and amount of periodic payments of current child support, stated as a sum certain;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The person designated to receive payments and the address to which the payments are to be forwarded;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Medical support, whether in the form of periodic cash payment, stated as a sum certain, or ordering the obligor to provide health insurance coverage for the child under a policy available through the obligor&rsquo;s employment;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The amount of periodic payments of fees and costs for a support enforcement agency, the issuing tribunal, and the obligee&rsquo;s attorney, stated as sum certain; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. The amount of periodic payments of arrearages and interest on arrearages, stated as sums certain.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. An employer shall comply with the law of the state of the obligor&rsquo;s principal place of employment for withholding from income with respect to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The employer&rsquo;s fee for processing an income-withholding order;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The maximum amount permitted to be withheld from the obligor&rsquo;s income; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The times within which the employer must implement the withholding order and forward the child support payment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 29, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-503. Two or more income - withholding orders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If an obligor&rsquo;s employer receives two or more income-withholding orders with respect to the earnings of the same obligor, the employer satisfies the terms of the orders if the employer complies with the law of the state of the obligor&rsquo;s principal place of employment to establish the priorities for withholding and allocating income withheld for two or more child support obligees.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 30, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-504. Employer's civil liability limited.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">An employer who complies with an income-withholding order issued in another state in accordance with this article is not subject to civil liability to an individual or agency with regard to the employer's withholding of child support from the obligor's income.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-505. Willful noncompliance.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">An employer who willfully fails to comply with an income-withholding order issued by another state and received for enforcement is subject to the same penalties that may be imposed for noncompliance with an order issued by a tribunal of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-506. Contest of order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. An obligor may contest the validity or enforcement of an income-withholding order issued in another state and received directly by an employer in this state by registering the order in a tribunal of this state and filing a contest to that order as provided in Article 6 of this title, or otherwise contesting the order in the same manner as if the order had been issued by a tribunal of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The obligor shall give notice of the contest to:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A support enforcement agency providing services to the obligee;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Each employer that has directly received an income-withholding order relating to the obligor; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The person designated to receive payments in the income-withholding order or if no person is designated, to the obligee.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 31, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-507. Administrative enforcement of orders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A party or support enforcement agency seeking to enforce a support order or an income-withholding order, or both, issued by a tribunal of another state may send the documents required for registering the order to a support enforcement agency of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Upon receipt of the documents, the support enforcement agency, without initially seeking to register the order, shall consider and, if appropriate, use any administrative procedure authorized by the law of this state to enforce a support order or an income-withholding order, or both. If the obligor does not contest administrative enforcement, the order need not be registered. If the obligor contests the validity or administrative enforcement of the order, the support enforcement agency shall register the order pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 15, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 32, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-601. Registration of order for enforcement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A support order or an incomewithholding order issued by a tribunal of another state may be registered in this state for enforcement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 36, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-602. Procedure to register order for enforcement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A support order or incomewithholding order of another state may be registered in this state by sending the following records and information to the appropriate tribunal in this state:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. A letter of transmittal to the tribunal requesting registration and enforcement;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Two copies, including one certified copy, of the order to be registered, including any modification of the order;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. A sworn statement by the person requesting registration or a certified statement by the custodian of the records showing the amount of any arrearage;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The name of the obligor and, if known:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;the obligor&rsquo;s address and social security number,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;the name and address of the obligor&rsquo;s employer and any other source of income of the obligor, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;a description and the location of property of the obligor in this state not exempt from execution; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. Except as otherwise provided in Section 601-312 of this title, the name and address of the obligee and, if applicable, the person to whom support payments are to be remitted.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. On receipt of a request for registration, the registering tribunal shall cause the order to be filed as a foreign judgment, together with one copy of the documents and information, regardless of their form.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A petition or comparable pleading seeking a remedy that must be affirmatively sought under other law of this state may be filed at the same time as the request for registration or later. The pleading must specify the grounds for the remedy sought.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. If two or more orders are in effect, the person requesting registration shall:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Furnish to the tribunal a copy of every support order asserted to be in effect in addition to the documents specified in this section;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Specify the order alleged to be the controlling order, if any; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Specify the amount of consolidated arrears, if any.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. A request for a determination of which is the controlling order may be filed separately or with a request for registration and enforcement or for registration and modification. The person requesting registration shall give notice of the request to each party whose rights may be affected by the determination.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 37, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 33, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-603. Effect of registration for enforcement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A support order or incomewithholding order issued in another state is registered when the order is filed in the registering tribunal of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A registered order issued in another state is enforceable in the same manner and is subject to the same procedures as an order issued by a tribunal of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Except as otherwise provided in this article, a tribunal of this state shall recognize and enforce, but may not modify, a registered order if the issuing tribunal had jurisdiction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 38, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-604. Law, procedures, and remedies to be applied.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Except as otherwise provided in subsection B of this section, the law of the issuing state governs:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The nature, extent, amount, and duration of current payments under a registered support order;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The computation and payment of arrearages and accrual of interest on the arrearages under the support order; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The existence and satisfaction of other obligations under the support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. In a proceeding for arrears under a registered support, the statute of limitation of this state or of the issuing state, whichever is longer, applies.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A responding tribunal of this state shall apply the procedures and remedies of this state to enforce current support and collect arrears and interest due on a support order of another state registered in this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. After a tribunal of this or another state determines which is the controlling order and issues an order consolidating arrears, if any, a tribunal of this state shall prospectively apply the law of the state issuing the controlling order, including its law on interest on arrears, on current and future support, and on consolidated arrears.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 39, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 34, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-605. Notice of registration of order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. When a support order or income-withholding order issued in another state is registered, the registering tribunal shall notify the nonregistering party. The notice must be accompanied by a copy of the registered order and the documents and relevant information accompanying the order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A notice must inform the nonregistering party:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. That a registered order is enforceable as of the date of registration in the same manner as an order issued by a tribunal of this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. That a hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order must be requested within twenty (20) days after the date of mailing or personal service of the notice;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. That failure to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order in a timely manner will result in confirmation of the order and enforcement of the order and the alleged arrearages and precludes further contest of that order with respect to any matter that could have been asserted; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. Of the amount of any alleged arrearages.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If the registering party asserts that two or more orders are in effect, a notice shall also:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Identify the two or more orders and the order alleged by the registering person to be the controlling order and the consolidated arrears, if any;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Notify the nonregistering party of the right to a determination of which is the controlling order;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. State that the procedures provided in subsection B of this section apply to the determination of which is the controlling order; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. State that failure to contest the validity or enforcement of the order alleged to be the controlling order in a timely manner may result in confirmation that the order is the controlling order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. Upon registration of an income-withholding order for enforcement, the registering tribunal shall notify the obligor&rsquo;s employer pursuant to the income-withholding law of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 40, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 35, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-606. Procedure to contest validity or enforcement of registered order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A nonregistering party seeking to contest the validity or enforcement of a registered order in this state shall request a hearing within twenty (20) days after the date of mailing or personal service of notice of the registration. The nonregistering party may seek to vacate the registration, to assert any defense to an allegation of noncompliance with the registered order, or to contest the remedies being sought or the amount of any alleged arrearages pursuant to Section 601-607 of this title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If the nonregistering party fails to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order in a timely manner, the order is confirmed by operation of law.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If a nonregistering party requests a hearing to contest the validity or enforcement of the registered order, the registering tribunal shall schedule the matter for hearing and give notice to the parties of the date, time, and place of the hearing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 41, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 17, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-607. Contest of registration or enforcement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A party contesting the validity or enforcement of a registered order or seeking to vacate the registration has the burden of proving one or more of the following defenses:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The issuing tribunal lacked personal jurisdiction over the contesting party;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The order was obtained by fraud;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. The order has been vacated, suspended, or modified by a later order;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. The issuing tribunal has stayed the order pending appeal;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. There is a defense under the law of this state to the remedy sought;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. Full or partial payment has been made;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. The statute of limitation under Section 601-604 of this title precludes enforcement of some or all of the alleged arrearages; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">8. The alleged controlling order is not the controlling order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If a party presents evidence establishing a full or partial defense under subsection A of this section, a tribunal may stay enforcement of the registered order, continue the proceeding to permit production of additional relevant evidence, and issue other appropriate orders. An uncontested portion of the registered order may be enforced by all remedies available under the law of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If the contesting party does not establish a defense under subsection A of this section to the validity or enforcement of the order, the registering tribunal shall issue an order confirming the order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 42, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 36, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-608. Confirmed order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Confirmation of a registered order, whether by operation of law or after notice and hearing, precludes further contest of the order with respect to any matter that could have been asserted at the time of registration.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 43, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-609. Procedure to register child support order of another state for modification.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A party or support enforcement agency seeking to modify, or to modify and enforce, a child support order issued in another state shall register that order in this state in the same manner provided in Part A of this article if the order has not been registered. A petition for modification may be filed at the same time as a request for registration, or later. The pleading must specify the grounds for modification.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 44, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-610. Effect of registration for modification.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A tribunal of this state may enforce a child support order of another state registered for purposes of modification, in the same manner as if the order had been issued by a tribunal of this state, but the registered order may be modified only if the requirements of Section 601-611 or 601-613 of this title or Section 41 of this act have been met.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 45, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 37, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-611. Modification of child support order of another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. If Section 601-613 of this title does not apply, except as otherwise provided in Section 41 of this act, upon petition a tribunal of this state may modify a child support order issued in another state which is registered in this state if, after notice and hearing, the tribunal finds that:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The following requirements are met:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;neither the child, nor the obligee who is an individual, nor the obligor resides in the issuing state,&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;a petitioner who is a nonresident of this state seeks modification, and&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;the respondent is subject to the personal jurisdiction of the tribunal of this state; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. This state is the state of residence of the child, or a party who is an individual, is subject to the personal jurisdiction of the tribunal of this state and all of the parties who are individuals have filed consents in a record in the issuing tribunal for a tribunal of this state to modify the support order and assume continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Modification of a registered child support order is subject to the same requirements, procedures, and defenses that apply to the modification of an order issued by a tribunal of this state and the order may be enforced and satisfied in the same manner.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. Except as otherwise provided in Section 41 of this act, a tribunal of this state may not modify any aspect of a child support order that may not be modified under the law of the issuing state, including the duration of the obligation of support. If two or more tribunals have issued child support orders for the same obligor and same child, the order that controls and must be so recognized under Section 601-207 of this title establishes the aspects of the support order which are nonmodifiable.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. In a proceeding to modify a child support order, the law of the state that is determined to have issued the initial controlling order governs the duration of the obligation of support. The obligor&rsquo;s fulfillment of the duty of support established by the order precludes imposition of a further obligation of support by a tribunal of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. On issuance of an order by a tribunal of this state modifying a child support order issued in another state, the tribunal of this state becomes the tribunal having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 46, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 18, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 38, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-612. Recognition of order modified in another state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">If a child support order issued by a tribunal of this state is modified by a tribunal of another state which assumed jurisdiction pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, a tribunal of this state:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. May enforce its order that was modified only as to arrears and interest accruing before the modification;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. May provide appropriate relief for violations of its order which occurred before the effective date of the modification; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. Shall recognize the modifying order of the other state, upon registration, for the purpose of enforcement.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 47, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 39, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-613. Jurisdiction - Applicability of provisions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. If all of the parties who are individuals reside in this state and the child does not reside in the issuing state, a tribunal of this state has jurisdiction to enforce and to modify the issuing state&rsquo;s child support order in a proceeding to register that order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A tribunal of this state exercising jurisdiction under this section shall apply the provisions of Sections 601-101 through 601-209 of this title, and the procedural and substantive law of this state to the proceeding for enforcement or modification. Sections 601-301 through 601-507 and 601-701 through 601-802 of this title do not apply.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 40, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-614. Filing of modified child support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Within thirty (30) days after issuance of a modified child support order, the party obtaining the modification shall file a certified copy of the order with the issuing tribunal that had continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over the earlier order, and in each tribunal in which the party knows the earlier order has been registered. A party who obtains the order and fails to file a certified copy is subject to appropriate sanctions by a tribunal in which the issue of failure to file arises. The failure to file does not affect the validity or enforceability of the modified order of the new tribunal having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1997, c. 360, &sect; 20, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-615. Modification of order made by foreign country or political subdivision that is a state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. If a foreign country or political subdivision that is a state will not or may not modify its order pursuant to its laws, a tribunal of this state may assume jurisdiction to modify the child support order and bind all individuals subject to the personal jurisdiction of the tribunal whether or not the consent to modification of a child support order otherwise required of the individual pursuant to Section 601-611 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes has been given or whether the individual seeking modification is a resident of this state or of the foreign country or political subdivision.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. An order issued pursuant to this section is the controlling order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 41, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-701. Proceeding to determine parentage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A court of this state authorized to determine parentage of a child may serve as a responding tribunal in a proceeding to determine parentage brought under this act or a law or procedure substantially similar to this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 48, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1995, c. 273, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. May 25, 1995; Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 42, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-801. Grounds for rendition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. For purposes of this article, "governor" includes an individual performing the functions of governor or the executive authority of a state covered by this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The Governor of this state may:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. Demand that the governor of another state surrender an individual found in the other state who is charged criminally in this state with having failed to provide for the support of an obligee; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. On the demand by the governor of another state, surrender an individual found in this state who is charged criminally in the other state with having failed to provide for the support of an obligee.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A provision for extradition of individuals not inconsistent with this act applies to the demand even if the individual whose surrender is demanded was not in the demanding state when the crime was allegedly committed and has not fled therefrom.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 49, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-802. Condition of rendition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Before making a demand that the governor of another state surrender an individual charged criminally in this state with having failed to provide for the support of an obligee, the Governor of this state may require a prosecutor of this state to demonstrate that at least sixty (60) days previously the obligee had initiated proceedings for support pursuant to this act or that the proceeding would be of no avail.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If, under this act or a law substantially similar to this act, the governor of another state makes a demand that the Governor of this state surrender an individual charged criminally in that state with having failed to provide for the support of a child or other individual to whom a duty of support is owed, the Governor may require a prosecutor to investigate the demand and report whether a proceeding for support has been initiated or would be effective. If it appears that a proceeding would be effective but has not been initiated, the Governor may delay honoring the demand for a reasonable time to permit the initiation of a proceeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. If a proceeding for support has been initiated and the individual whose rendition is demanded prevails, the Governor may decline to honor the demand. If the petitioner prevails and the individual whose rendition is demanded is subject to a support order, the Governor may decline to honor the demand if the individual is complying with the support order.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 50, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 43, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-601-901. Uniformity of application and construction.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In applying and construing this uniform act, consideration shall be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1994, c. 160, &sect; 51, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 367, &sect; 44, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-700.1. Repealed by Laws 1999, c. 59, &sect; 3, eff. July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-700.2. Repealed by Laws 1999, c. 59, &sect; 3, eff. July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-700.3. Repealed by Laws 1999, c. 59, &sect; 3, eff. July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-700.4. Repealed by Laws 1999, c. 59, &sect; 3, eff. July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-700.5. Repealed by Laws 1999, c. 59, &sect; 3, eff. July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;43-700.6. Repealed by Laws 1999, c. 59, &sect; 3, eff. July 1, 1999.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </body> </html>

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