In Oklahoma, the Gibbons Standard, established in the 1968 Supreme Court decision of Gibbons v. Gibbons, 442 P.2d 482 (Okla. 1968), stands as a critical guideline for modifying child custody arrangements. It places the child's best interests at the forefront of custody decisions, ensuring that any proposed changes in custody are carefully considered and only granted when they demonstrably benefit the child's welfare. Understanding this standard is essential for parents navigating the complexities of child custody in the state of Oklahoma.

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