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Legal Information: Oklahoma
Updated: December 1, 2020
I was granted temporary custody with my protective order. Will I still have temporary custody of my children in Oklahoma?
Yes. As long as the child custody provision complies with certain federal laws,1 Oklahoma can enforce a temporary custody order that is a part of a protection order.
To have someone read over your order and tell you if it meets this legal standard, contact a lawyer in your area. To find a lawyer in your area, click on our Finding a Lawyer page and select the state you are in from the drop-down menu.
1 The federal laws are the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980.
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