Numerous Oklahoma statutes reference the establishment, enforcement or modification of child visitation and/or custody. This collection of statutes intends to list those that are primary -- a few are from Title 10 (Children) but most are from Title 43 (Marriage/Divorce). Click on a statute to jump to it and use your browser's Back Button to return to your previous location within this page. This collection is current through the last Legislative Session, ending in 1999. Additional changes may occur in the Spring 2000 Legislative Session.

The Oklahoma structure of a statutory citation is: Title Number followed by the abbreviation for Oklahoma Statutes (O.S.) followed by the Section Number within the Title. Statutes are listed in chronological sequence, not by logical collection of topics covered. The brief topical description the following index are my words and are not part of any statute's actual text. The specific description by each quoted statute is part of its text.

Title Section General Topic of Referenced Statute
10 §5 Grandparent visitation
§5.2 Records available to both custodial and non-custodial parent
§5A Visitation between siblings on death of parent
43 §107.2 Parental education programs where minors are involved
§107.3 Allegations of abuse, guardians ad litem
§109 General custody, joint custody, visitation statute
§109.1 Custody if no divorce action is pending
§109.2 Custody if child born out of wedlock
§110 General temporary order, modification statute
§110.1 Policy for equal access to children by parents - temporary orders
§111.1 Minimum visitation, enforcement
§111.2 Actions against 3rd parties for custody, visitation interference
§111.3 Actions against custodial parent for visitation interference
§112 Divorce custody, visitation, modification orders
§112.2 Effect of ongoing domestic abuse, presumption
§113 Effect of child's preference
§118 Excerpt from child support guidelines vis a vis visitation order
§420 Oklahoma Visitation Registry Act (§420 - §425)
§421 "" "" - establishment of county visitation registry program
§422 "" "" - establishment of visitation logs
§423 "" "" - authority of court to order participation
§424 "" "" - Court Administrator to develop forms
§425 "" "" - applications for inclusion in registry program
§551-304 Temporary visitation under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act

  10 O.S. §5. Custody, Services and Earnings - Grandparental Visitation Rights - Termination.
A.     1. Pursuant to the provisions of this section, each and every grandparent of an unmarried minor child shall have reasonable rights of visitation to the child if the district court deems it to be in the best interest of the child. 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.
    2. Except as otherwise provided by paragraphs 5 and 6 of this subsection, if a child is born out of wedlock, the parents of the father of such child shall not have the right of visitation authorized by this section unless such father has been judicially determined to be the father of the child.
    3. If one natural parent is deceased and the surviving natural parent remarries, any subsequent adoption proceedings shall not terminate any courtgranted grandparental rights belonging to the parents of the deceased natural parent unless said 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.
    4. Except as otherwise provided by paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 of this subsection, if the parental rights of one or both parents have been terminated, any person who is the parent of the person whose parental rights have been terminated may be given reasonable rights of visitation if the court determines that a previous grandparental relationship has existed between the grandparents and the child and the district court determines it to be in the best interest of the child.
    5. 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 such child shall not have a right of visitation authorized by this section to such child unless:
        a. the father of such child has been judicially determined to be the father of the child,
        b. the court determines that a previous grandparental relationship existed between the grandparents and the child, and
        c. the court determines such visitation rights to be in the best interest of the child.
    6. 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 such child shall not have a right of visitation authorized by this section to such child unless:
        a. the court determines that a previous grandparental relationship existed between the grandparents and the child, and
        b. the court determines such visitation rights to be in the best interest of the child.
    7. For the purposes of paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 of this section, the district court shall not grant to the grandparents of an unmarried minor child, visitation rights to that child:
        a. subsequent to the final order of adoption of the child, provided however, any subsequent adoption proceedings shall not terminate any prior courtgranted grandparental visitation rights unless said 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
        b. if the child had been placed for adoption prior to attaining six (6) months of age.
B. In determining the best interest of the minor child, the court shall consider:
    1. The willingness of the grandparent or grandparents to encourage a close relationship between the child and the parent or parents;
    2. The length and quality of the prior relationship between the child and the grandparent or grandparents;
    3. The preference of the child if the child is determined to be of sufficient maturity to express a preference;
    4. The mental and physical health of the child;
    5. The mental and physical health of the grandparent or grandparents; and
    6. Such other factors as are necessary in the particular circumstances.
C. The district courts are vested with jurisdiction to issue orders granting grandparental visitation rights and enforce such visitation rights, upon the filing of a verified application for such visitation rights or enforcement thereof. Notice as ordered by the court shall be given to the person or parent having custody of said child and the venue of such action shall be in the county of the residence of such person or parent.
D. 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.
E. In any action for grandparental visitation pursuant to this section, the court may award attorney fees and costs, as the court deems equitable.
F. For the purposes of this section, the term "grandparent" shall include "greatgrandparent."

  10 O.S. §5.2. Certain Information and Records to be Available to Both Custodial and Noncustodial Parent.
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.

  10 O.S. §5A  Petitioning Visitation Rights Between Siblings.
A. Upon the death of a parent of an unmarried minor child, a parent of the unmarried minor child or a parent of a minor sibling of the unmarried minor child may file a verified petition to commence an action requesting rights of visitation between the siblings. The court may award reasonable rights of visitation between the siblings of the court determines that visitation is in the best interests of the siblings.
B. In determining whether visitation is in the best interests of the siblings, the court shall consider:
    1. The willingness of the parents of the siblings to encourage or maintain the relationship between the siblings;
    2. The length and quality of the relationship between the siblings including, but not limited to, whether the siblings previously resided together in the same household;
    3. The time which has elapsed since the siblings last had contact;
    4. The preference of the siblings, if they are of sufficient maturity to express an interest;
    5. The effect that visitation will have on the relationship between the siblings and their parents;
    6. The mental and physical health of the siblings;
    7. All other factors appropriate to the particular circumstances.
C. The district courts are vested with jurisdiction to issue orders granting visitation between siblings and to enforce these orders.
D. Notice as required by Section 2004 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall be given to all parents of the siblings.
E. Venue of an action under this section shall be in the county where the siblings, reside, or, if the siblings reside in different counties, in the county where the respondent resides.
F. The court may determine the location for visitation ordered pursuant to this section and require any transportation costs or other costs arising from visitation to be paid by a parent or parents of the siblings as the court deems equitable.
G. Any visitation rights granted pursuant to this section before the adoption of a sibling shall automatically terminate if the sibling is adopted by a person other than a stepparent or grandparent of the sibling.
H. In any action for sibling visitation pursuant to this section, the court may award attorney fees and costs, as the court deems equitable.
I. As used in this section:
    1. "Sibling" means sister, bother, stepsister, stepbrother, halfsister, halfbrother, adopted sister, or adopted brother; and
    2. "Parent" means biological parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, or legal guardian of a minor.

  43 O.S. § 107.2. Court Authority to Mandate Educational Program Concerning the Impact of Separate Parenting and Coparenting, Visitation, Conflict Management, etc. - Adoption of Local Rules
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.
B. Each judicial district may adopt its own local rules governing the program.

  43 O.S. §107.3. Proceeding for Disposition of Children.
A. In any proceeding for the disposition of children where custody of minor children is contested by any party, the court may appoint an attorney at law as guardian ad litem on the court's motion or upon application of any party to appear for and represent the minor children. Expenses, costs, and attorney's fees for the guardian ad litem may be allocated among the parties as determined by the court.
B. When property, separate maintenance, or custody is at issue, the court:
    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:
        a. the following three conditions are satisfied:
            (1) the professional mediator has substantial training concerning the effects of domestic violence or child abuse on victims,
            (2) 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
            (3) 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
        b. 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
    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.
C. As used in this section:
    1. "Child abuse" means:
        a. that a child has been physically, emotionally, or psychologically abused by a parent,
        b. that a child has been:
            (1) sexually abused by a parent through criminal sexual penetration, incest, or criminal sexual contact of a minor as those acts are defined by state law, or
            (2) sexually exploited by a parent through allowing, permitting, or encouraging the child in obscene or pornographic photographing or filming or depicting a child for commercial purposes as those acts are defined by state law,
        c. that a child has been knowingly or intentionally or negligently placed in a situation that may endanger the child's life or health, or
        d. that a child has been knowingly or intentionally tortured, cruelly confined, or cruelly punished; provided, that nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to imply that a child who is or has been provided with treatment by spiritual means alone through prayer, in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination, by a duly accredited practitioner of the church or denomination, is for that reason alone a victim of child abuse within the meaning of this paragraph; and
    2. "Domestic violence" means one parent causing or threatening physical harm or assault or inciting imminent fear of physical, emotional, or psychological harm to the other parent.
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:
    1. Find the accusing party in contempt for perjury and refer for prosecution;
    2. Consider the false allegations in determining custody; and
    3. Award the obligation to pay all court costs and legal expenses encumbered by both parties arising from the allegations to the accusing party.

  43 O.S. § 109. Best Interest of Child Considered in Awarding Custody or Appointing Guardian-Joint Custody-Plan - Arbitration
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
    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.
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. If a parent refuses to consent to arbitration, the court may terminate the joint custody decree.

  43 O.S. §109.1. Custody of Child During Separation without Divorce
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.

  43 O.S. §109.2. Determination of Paternity, Custody and Child Support
Except as otherwise provided by Section 3 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.

  43 O.S. § 110. Orders concerning property, children, support and expenses.
A. After a petition has been filed in an action for divorce or separate maintenance either party may request the court to issue:
    1. A temporary order:
        a. regarding child custody, support or visitation,
        b. regarding spousal maintenance,
        c. regarding payment of debt,
        d. regarding possession of property,
        e. regarding attorney fees,
        f. restraining any person from transferring, encumbering, concealing, or otherwise disposing of any property except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life, and, if so restrained, requiring such person to notify the other party reasonably in advance of any proposed extraordinary expenditures made after the order is issued,
        g. enjoining a party from molesting or disturbing the peace of the other party or of any child,
        h. excluding a party from the family home or from the home of the other party,
        i. enjoining a party from removing a child from the jurisdiction of the court, and
        j. providing other injunctive relief proper in the circumstances.
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. The court shall not issue a temporary order until at least five (5) days' notice of hearing is given to the other party. After notice and hearing, a court may issue a temporary order granting the relief as provided by this paragraph; and/or
    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. If a temporary restraining order is issued pursuant to this paragraph, the motion for a temporary order shall be set within ten (10) days.
B. Any temporary orders 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 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 which is filed any time prior to the time the temporary order terminates.
C. Upon granting a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, the court may require either party to pay such reasonable expenses of the other as may be just and proper under the circumstances.
D. 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 divorce action made for the benefit of either party or their respective attorneys.

  43 O.S. §110.1. Policy for Equal Access to the Minor Children for Parents.
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. To effectuate this policy, if requested by a parent, the court shall provide substantially equal access to the minor children to both parents at a temporary order hearing, unless the court finds that such shared parenting would be detrimental to such child. The burden of proof that such shared parenting would be detrimental to such child shall be upon the parent requesting sole custody.

  43 O.S. § 111.1.  Order to Provide Minimum Visitation for Noncustodial Parent-Violation of Order
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.
    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.
B. Except for good cause shown:
    1. 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 noncustodial parent's visitation rights; and
    2. When a custodial parent refuses to honor a noncustodial parent's visitation rights, the noncustodial parent shall not fail to pay any ordered child support or alimony.
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.
    2. 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.

  43 O.S. § 111.2. Liability and Remedies Available Where Person Not a Party to a Custody Proceeding Denies Another of Right to Custody or Visitation
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:
    1. Damages for loss of service, society, and companionship;
    2. Compensatory damages for reasonable expenses incurred in searching for the missing child or attending court hearings; and
    3. The prevailing party in such action shall be awarded reasonable attorney fees.

  43 O.S. § 111.3. Enforcement of Visitation Rights of Noncustodial Parent.
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:
    1. Issue ex parte an order for mediation; or
    2. Set a hearing on the motion, which shall be not more than twentyone (21) days after the filing of the motion.
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.
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.
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:
    1. A specific visitation schedule;
    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;
    3. Posting of a bond, either cash or with sufficient sureties, conditioned upon compliance with the order granting visitation rights;
    4. Assessment of reasonable attorney fees, mediation costs, and court costs to enforce visitation rights against the custodial parent;
    5. Attendance of one or both parents at counseling or educational sessions which focus on the impact of visitation disputes on children;
    6. Supervised visitation; or
    7. Any other remedy the court considers appropriate, which may include an order which modifies a prior order granting child custody.
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.
F. Final disposition of a motion filed pursuant to this section shall take place no later than fortyfive (45) days after filing of the motion.
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.

  43 O.S. § 112. Care, Custody and Support of Minor Children.
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:
    1. Shall make provision for guardianship, custody, medical care, support and education of the children;
    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
    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. 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 filed with all child support orders.
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 21.1 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes and shall consider what appears to be in the best interests of the child.
C.     1. When it is in the best interests of a minor unmarried child, the court shall: a. assure children of frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage, and b. encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities of child rearing in order to effect this policy.
    2. There shall be neither a legal preference nor a presumption for or against joint legal custody, joint physical custody, or sole custody.
    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:
        a. 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
        b. shall not prefer a parent as a custodian of the child because of the gender of that parent.
    4. In any action, there shall be neither a legal preference or a presumption for or against private or public school or homeschooling in awarding the custody of a child, or in appointing a general guardian for the child.
    5. In making an order for custody, the court may specify that: a. unless there is a prior written agreement to change the permanent residence of the child either parent shall notify the other parent if the parent plans to change the permanent residence of the child, and b. the noncustodial parent is to notify the custodial parent if the noncustodial parent plans to change permanent residence.
D.    1. Except for good cause shown, a pattern of failure to allow courtordered 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.
    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.
E. Any child shall be entitled to support by the parents until the child reaches eighteen (18) years of age. If a dependent child is regularly and continuously attending high school, said child shall be entitled to support by the parents through the age of eighteen (18) years. No hearing shall be required to extend such support through the age of eighteen (18) if the child is regularly and continuously attending high school.
F. In any case in which provision is made for the custody or support of a minor child or enforcement of such order, the court shall inquire whether public assistance money has been provided by the Department of Human Services for the benefit of each child. If public assistance money has been provided for the benefit of the child, the Department of Human Services shall be a necessary party for the just adjudication and establishment of the debt due and owing the State of Oklahoma, as defined in Section 238 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes and for the just adjudication and establishment of current child support.
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.

  43 O.S. § 112.2. Evidence of Domestic Abuse Considered-Rebuttable Presumption
In every case involving the custody of, guardianship of or visitation with a child, the court shall consider evidence of ongoing domestic abuse which is properly brought before it. If the occurrence of ongoing domestic abuse is established by clear and convincing evidence, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that it is not in the best interests of the child to have custody, guardianship or unsupervised visitation granted to the abusive person.

  43 O.S. § 113. Preference of Child Considered in Custody or Visitation Actions
In any action for divorce, legal separation, or annulment in which a court must determine custody or limits of or period of visitation, the child may express a preference as to which of its parents the child wishes to have custody. The court may determine whether the best interest of the child will be served by the child's expression of preference as to which parent should have custody or limits of or period of visitation rights of either parent. If the court so finds, the child may express such preference or give other testimony. The court may consider the expression of preference or other testimony of the child in determining custody or limits of or period of visitation. Provided, however, the court shall not be bound by the child's choice and may take other facts into consideration in awarding custody or limits of or period of visitation. If the child expresses a preference or gives testimony, such preference or testimony may be taken by the court in chambers, with or without the parents or other parties present, at the court's discretion. If attorneys are not allowed to be present, the court shall state, for the record, the reasons for their exclusion. At the request of either party, a record shall be made of any such proceeding in chambers.

  43 O.S. §118.C.10 (excerpt from child support guidelines statute)
10.     a. In cases where shared parenting time has been ordered by a district court or agreed to by the parents, the base monthly obligation shall be adjusted. "Shared parenting time" means that each parent has physical custody of the child or children overnight for more than ninety-two (92) nights each year.
    b. An adjustment for shared parenting time 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 one and one-half (1 1/2). The result shall be designated the adjusted combined child support obligation.
    c. To determine each parent's adjusted child support obligation, the adjusted combined child support obligation shall be divided between the parents in proportion to their respective adjusted gross incomes.
    d.     (1) The percentage of time a child spends with each parent shall be calculated by determining the number of nights the child is in the physical custody of each parent and dividing that number by three hundred and sixty-five (365).
        (2) Each parent's share of the adjusted combined child support obligation 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. For each parent, this amount is then subtracted from the respective share of the adjusted combined child support obligation.
        (3) 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.
    e. 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 case, shall the amount of child support ordered to be paid exceed the amount of child support which would otherwise be ordered to be paid if the parents did not participate in shared parenting time;

  43 O.S. §420. Title of Act-Oklahoma Child Visitation Registry Act
This act shall be known as the "Oklahoma Child Visitation Registry Act".

  43 O.S. § 421. Agencies to Provide Child Visitation Registry Program- Eligible Agencies-Fees
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.

  43 O.S. § 422. Case Log-Copies of Log and Record-Entries as Proof of Compliance
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.
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.
C. Entries in child visitation registry records shall be rebuttable presumptive proof of compliance or noncompliance with courtordered visitation.

  43 O.S. § 423. Participation in Child Visitation Registry Program by Court Order or Motion
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.

  43 O.S. § 424. Office of the Court Administrator to Develop Forms-Contents-Power to Reduce or Cancel Visitation for Habitual Lateness
A. The Office of the Court Administrator shall develop:
    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
    2. A form for the court's order requiring participation in the registry. This form shall provide for the following:
        a. a requirement that a copy of the order be given to each parent, the child visitation registry agency, and court file,
        b. 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,
        c. 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,
        d. the date when participation in the program shall begin or end, and
        e. 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.
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.
  
  43 O.S. §425. Time for Hearing
The court shall hear applications for inclusion in the child visitation registry within thirty (30) days after service upon the nonapplicant.

  43 O.S. § 551-304. Temporary Visitation (excerpt from the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act)
A.  A court of this state which does not have jurisdiction to modify a child custody determination, may issue a temporary order enforcing:
    1. A visitation schedule made by a court of another state; or
    2. The visitation provisions of a child custody determination of another state that does not provide for a specific visitation schedule.
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.