The Court Might Temporarily Suspend Visitation
Video Transcribed: Can a protective order court take away your visitation rights? My name is Brian L. Jackson, I’m a fathers’ rights attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma and today we’re going to talk about whether or not the protective order court can take away an established visitation right.
The short answer is no, they can’t. And then an exception is if there is an immediate emergency, that if the court determines there’s an immediate emergency, then it can temporarily suspend visitation pending a decision by the family court.
However, the Oklahoma statute does prohibit a protective order from purporting to permanently modify custody. So in other words, when there’s an emergency in play, and an emergency is generally under the law defined in that context as being the threat of imminent harm, the court might temporarily suspend visitation.
However, in the long run, anytime you’re dealing with a situation with visitation with children, it ultimately goes back to the family court that originally entered the order.
If you find yourself in a situation where a protective order court has suspended your visitational rights, you need an attorney immediately. You do have remedies under the law. There is hope. The court can’t just sweep in and take away your visitational rights without an appropriate hearing, without it being heard by the appropriate judge, that is the family court judge.
However, the procedure for this can be a little bit tricky, and so you do need a lawyer. If you find yourself in this situation, you should go to dads.law, and one of our attorneys would be happy to help you with the facts of your specific situation and advise you of what course of action should be taken. My name is Brian L. Jackson, I am a fathers’ rights attorney, and we’ve been talking about whether or not a protective order court can take away your visitation rights.