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§ 111.3. Duty to facilitate visitation--Interference with visitation rights of noncustodial par...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 43. Marriage and Family

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 43. Marriage and Family (Refs & Annos)
Divorce and Alimony
43 Okl.St.Ann. § 111.3
§ 111.3. Duty to facilitate visitation--Interference with visitation rights of noncustodial parent--Motion for enforcement
A. Any order of the court providing for visitation shall contain a provision stating that the custodial parent has a duty to facilitate visitation of a minor child with the noncustodial parent.
B. 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 this title, 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
set a hearing on the motion, which shall be not more than twenty-one (21) days after the filing of the motion.
C. Notice of a hearing pursuant to subsection A 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. Attendance of one or both parents at counseling or educational sessions which focus on the impact of visitation disputes on children;
5. Supervised visitation; or
6. Any other remedy the court considers appropriate, which may include an order which modifies a prior order granting child custody.
E. The prevailing party shall be granted reasonable attorney fees, mediation costs, and court costs.
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.
G. The Office of the Court Administrator shall maintain on the OSCN system the form required by subsection A of this section to be used for a motion to enforce visitation rights which shall be in substantially the following form:
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ____________________ COUNTY
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
_______________, Petitioner/Plaintiff,
v.
_______________, Respondent/Defendant.
Case No. _______________
Assigned Judge ______________________
MOTION FOR ENFORCEMENT OF NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT VISITATION RIGHTS
The undersigned Non-Custodial Parent in the above case moves the Court, pursuant to the provisions of Section 111.3 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes, to enforce visitation rights which have been unreasonably denied or interfered with by the Custodial Parent.
The Name(s) and Age(s) of the Child(ren) to which my visitation rights have been unreasonably denied are:
___________________
Date of Birth: ___________________
___________________
Date of Birth: ___________________
___________________
Date of Birth: ___________________
The approximate date of my last visit with the Child(ren) was:
 
Within the past 12 months, I have visited with the Child(ren) approximately _________ of times of visitation times.
Within the past 12 months, I have been denied requested visitation approximately _________ of times of denied visitation times.
On the attached page, I have stated THE SPECIFIC DETAILS as to how and when my visitation with the Child(ren) was denied.
Signed under penalties of perjury this ________ day of ________________________, 20______.
My Signature: _____________________________
My Full Name:
 
My Mailing Address:
 
My Telephone Numbers:
 
 
 
Subscribed and sworn to before me this _____ day of __________, 20__.
____________________________
Notary Public (or Clerk or Judge)
My Commission Expires:
______________________
ORDER
The people of the State of Oklahoma, to the within-named defendant:
You are hereby directed to appear and answer the foregoing claim and to have with you all books, papers, and witnesses needed by you to establish your defense to the claim.
This matter shall be heard at ____________________ (name or address of building), in _______________, County of _______________, State of Oklahoma, at the hour of _____ o'clock of the _____ day of __________, 20__. And you are further notified that in case you do not so appear judgment will be given against you as follows:
For the enforcement or modification of custody as requested by the movant.
And, in addition, for costs of the action (including attorney fees where provided by law), including costs of service of the order.
Dated this _____ day of __________, 20__.
________________________________________
Clerk of the Court (or Judge)
A copy of this order must be mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested to the non-moving party and return of service brought to the hearing.

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Laws 1998, c. 407, § 42, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 2014, c. 411, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.
43 Okl. St. Ann. § 111.3, OK ST T. 43 § 111.3
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 275 of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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