Know Your Rights, Protect Your Family
Video Transcribed: What rights does a parent have in an emergency custody hearing? Hi, I’m Chickasha attorney Brian Glass and parents do have certain rights when it comes to the emergency custody hearing of their child.
At this point, the child has been removed from the home and the parents have been given notice, which is the first right on this list. Parents do have notice of the hearing. They need to be informed that the hearing will happen, and they also have a right to know the allegations against them. They also have the right to testify and offer any rebuttal testimony to these allegations against them. They have the right to be represented by an attorney. And in the eventuality of a conviction, they have the right to appeal.
Along with these rights, there are also consequences if the parent does not attend the emergency custody hearing. If the parent does not attend the emergency custody hearing, then default judgment can be entered against the parent, and the potentiality that the parent could lose their rights to the child.
If you have any questions about an emergency custody hearing or if you have any other legal questions, you can find me, an Oklahoma emergency custody lawyer, at chickashalawyer.com.