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Child Custody Attorneys in Tulsa

Compassionate Representation Prioritizing Your Children

Child in Custody with ParentsWhether you are seeking sole or joint custody, we focus on the best interests of you and your children. Our goal is to find a solution that works for all parties. Most cases involving children and divorce are resolved through mediation at our law office. Determinations about custody, parenting time, and overnights, and how they impact child support require a seasoned and dedicated lawyer. At Hensley and Associates, PLLC, we have what it takes to help you resolve any child custody negotiations and family law disputes you are facing.

Contact us online or call (918) 416-4832 to schedule a consultation with our team.

Work through Child Custody Matters with Hensley and Associates, PLLC

At your initial consultation, our Tulsa child custody attorneys will get to know you and the specific issues involved in your support and custody case. He will also spend the time necessary to educate you on the law and your rights and responsibilities. Throughout the entire process, you will receive individualized attention and personalized legal services.

How Does a Judge Decide Child Custody?

When divorcing spouses have children together, they may decide on their own custody arrangements. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement, however, the court will make the decision for you.

When awarding custody, the court will consider:

  • The child’s educational and health needs
  • The child’s wishes, depending on age
  • Any history of domestic violence or drug/alcohol abuse
  • Each partner’s parenting skills
  • Where each parent intends to live after the divorce
  • Location of other family members

What is Legal and Physical Custody?

Oklahoma laws allow both parents to make a claim for custody of their child. The courts will usually favor an arrangement that allows both parents to be in the child’s life. If both parents are provided joint custody, there are further distinctions between the two.

  • Legal custody: The parent has legal rights to make decisions that will impact how the child will be raised.

  • Physical custody: This refers to the parent with whom the child will be living.

  • Sole custody: Only one parent has legal and physical custody.

  • Joint legal custody: Each parent is given the legal right to make decisions on the child’s upbringing. These can include where the child will be going to school, their religious background, or decisions on the child’s health care needs.

  • Joint physical custody: The child splits time living with each parent. The amount of time might not necessarily be the same, but it is enough to give each parent the chance to interact and have physical time to spend together.

If you have questions on your custody matter in Tulsa, please do not hesitate to contact us at Hensley and Associates, PLLC. Your needs, and especially your children's needs, are our priority.

Putting Children First

At Hensley and Associates, PLLC, we encourage divorcing parents to act reasonable and amicably as it is in the best interests of their children. While emotions run high and anger can dictate decisions, you need to focus on a positive working relationship with your spouse. Matters that involve health, education, and religion are far too important in the lives of children.

Get in touch with us today by calling (918) 416-4832.

Additional Resources

Check out our video on Child Custody and Support below!

Testimonials from Real Clients

  • I recommend Jeff to everyone I come across who has family law issues. Everyone!

    “Jeff always seems to understand what I’m asking.”


  • We love him so much and he helped do what 4 other attorneys were completely incapable of.

    “My case was very confusing and there was a lot to it and he helped straighten it all out and complete our adoption.”


  • Jeffrey is the only one who has helped me out over and beyond.

    “He can always be reached, worked very hard on my case, and actually cared about my issues.”


  • I am consistently impressed with his ability to communicate and guide his clients through complex legal matters.

    “Mr. Hensley is a dedicated advocate and tenacious lawyer”


  • Jeff and his excellent team worked very hard with my husband’s very difficult custody case to achieve the outcome he deserved.

    “Jeff is a professional, understanding, and thorough attorney.”

    Becky and Jeff