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Oklahoma | Domestic Violence and Military Deployment

Statute(s)

  • § 112.7

Official Law Text

			    			A military deployment shall not be used as evidence of a substantial, material and permanent change of circumstances to warrant a permanent modification of custody.
			    		

Oklahoma | Domestic Violence Mandatory Training For Judges

Statute(s)

  • 10A § 1-8-101

Official Law Text

		    			The Supreme Court is required to establish education and training requirements for judges, associate judges, special judges, and referees who have juvenile docket responsibility. Rules shall include, but not be limited to, education and training relating to juvenile law, child abuse and neglect, foster care and out-of-home placement, domestic violence, behavioral health treatment, and other similar topics. All judges having juvenile docket responsibility shall attend at least 12 hours of training in such courses each calendar year relating to the aforementioned topics.
		    		

Oklahoma | Domestic Violence Mediation

Statute(s)

  • § 107.3

Can court mandate mediation in custody cases?

			    			Yes. When property, separate maintenance, or custody is at issue, the court may refer the issue or issues to mediation if feasible.
			    		

Are there provisions?

			    			Yes. If a party asserts or it appears to the court that domestic violence or child abuse has occurred, the court shall halt or suspend professional mediation.
			    		

Are there exceptions?

			    			If a party asserts or it appears to the court that domestic violence or child abuse has occurred, the court shall halt or suspend professional mediation unless the court specifically finds that (1) the professional mediator has substantial training concerning the effects of domestic violence or child abuse on victims; (2) a party who is or alleges to be the victim of domestic violence is capable of negotiating with the other party in mediation, either alone or with assistance, without suffering an imbalance of power as a result of the alleged domestic violence; and (3) the mediation process contains appropriate provisions and conditions to protect against an imbalance of power between parties resulting from the alleged domestic violence or child abuse, or in the case of domestic violence involving parents, the parent who is or alleges to be the victim requests mediation and the mediator is informed of the alleged domestic violence.
			    		

Who can mediate?

			    			A professional mediator who has substantial training concerning the effects of domestic violence or child abuse on victims.
			    		

Oklahoma | Domestic Violence Primary Aggressor

Statute(s)

  • § 3311.5

Official Law Text

		    			As relates to training law enforcement, there is a required study for law enforcement certification on evidence-based domestic violence and stalking investigation. The training should include, at a minimum, the importance of reporting domestic violence incidents, determining the predominant aggressor, evidence-based investigation of domestic violence and stalking, and lethality assessment.
		    		


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