“My ex-spouse lives with someone convicted of child abuse. I am concerned he/she will get custody.”

There are a few Oklahoma statutory presumptions for the best interest of the child test.  Oklahoma has statutes in place to help the best interest of the child test in these circumstances.  There are several issues that can create the presumption that one parent will not pass the best interest of the child test.  If a parent is living with someone who is a registered sex offender, has been convicted of child abuse, an alcoholic or drug dependent, has inflicted serious bodily harm to themselves or another, or has been convicted of domestic abuse within the past 5 years, then there is a rebuttable presumption that the best interest of the child would not be with that parent. 
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