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§ 120.7. Court expert--Procedures

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 43. Marriage and Family

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 43. Marriage and Family (Refs & Annos)
Divorce and Alimony
43 Okl.St.Ann. § 120.7
§ 120.7. Court expert--Procedures
A. As used in this section, “court expert” means a parenting coordinator, guardian ad litem, custody evaluator or any other person appointed by the court in a custody or visitation proceeding involving children.
B. Before the court appoints an individual as a court expert, the following disclosures shall be made by the candidate to the parties:
1. A disclosure of any prior relationships with any party, attorney or judge in the pending action;
2. A complete resume disclosing all personal and professional qualifications to serve as a court expert;
3. Any suspensions from practice, reprimands, or other formal punishments resulting from an adjudication of complaints filed against the person with the professional licensing board or other organization authorized to receive complaints regarding the performance of the individual in question; and
4. Any criminal convictions within the past ten (10) years and inclusion on any sexual offender list.
C. A party may file an objection to the appointment of a proposed court expert within fifteen (15) days after the receipt of the disclosures required by subsection B of this section. Upon filing an objection to the proposed court expert, the court shall set the matter for hearing. If requested, the party objecting to the appointment of the proposed court expert shall be entitled to discovery related to the qualifications and appropriateness of the proposed court expert prior to hearing.
D. In any case involving domestic violence, stalking or harassment as defined by paragraph 2 of subsection I of Section 109 of this title, the court expert shall have completed sixteen (16) hours of domestic violence training that includes, but is not limited to, information regarding the danger and lethality of domestic violence, the causes and dynamics of domestic violence, the impact of domestic violence upon victims and children, and the characteristics of a batterer as a parent.

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Laws 2010, c. 105, § 1; Laws 2015, c. 385, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.
43 Okl. St. Ann. § 120.7, OK ST T. 43 § 120.7
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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