How is child custody decided in divorce?

Oklahoma family law applies the principle of “best interest of the children” in determinations of child custody. If you and your spouse have children, the judge presiding over your case will rule in favor of a custody arrangement that provides for the children’s best interests in terms of giving them a safe and supportive home, preserving stability in their lives, and other matters. To the degree that it is possible, however, the courts prefer custody plans that provide both parents with as much parenting time as possible in light of the importance of keeping both the mother and the father in the children’s lives.