It is the goal of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma to foster a strong and stable Tribal Government so we can exercise our authority as a sovereign nation/ to upgrade the current court services by expanding its caseload consistently each year to meet the needs of tribal members and other Native Americans within the tribal jurisdiction. The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Court consist of three Supreme Court Justices, two District Court Judges and two Alternate Supreme/District Court Judges.
The District Court is scheduled four times monthly and is able to respond to emergency situations. The Supreme Court is called into session when necessary and upon the filing of an appeal.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Court handles civil, criminal, Indian Child Welfare matters, juvenile matters and Wellbriety (Drug and Alcohol) matters.  The Court provides a limited selection of forms to assist pro se litigants for many civil actions, such as divorce, guardianships, custody and judgments. The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Court also provides Marriage Licenses.
A limited selection of forms are available below or in the Court Clerk's office. A list of Court Fees is listed below, and in the Court Clerk's office. For all documents that are filed a Contact Sheet which is located below or in the Court Clerk's office is required. All forms can be retyped and adjusted to fit each parties personal needs. 
Divorce/Child Custody Forms  Child Custody Orders  Name Change Forms Guardian Ad Litem Forms 
Petition for Divorce  Emergency Child Custody Pickup Order Name Change - Minor Motion for Guardian Ad Litem 
Standard Visitation Schedule Child Custody Orders  Name Change - Adult   
Consent to Jurisdiction Waiver Guardianship Forms Adoption Forms  Miscellaneous Forms
Decree for Divorce Guardianship - Adult  Adoption - minor  Application for Admission 
Motion to Modify Guardianship - Minor  Publish Affidavit for Adoption Blank Motion 
Application for Emergency Custody Relinquishment of Guardianship Power of Attorney  Blank Order 
Annual Guardianship Report  Power of Attorney\ Motion for Continuance 
Grandparents Rights Forms  Temporary Letter of Guardianship Additional Family Law Forms Contact Sheet 
Motion for Grandparents Rights Letter of Guardianship Motion to Enforce Child Support  Court Fees Schedule
  Guardianship Order    Court Fees 
AST Code of Laws      
Civil Code Juvenile Code  Criminal Code  Wellbriety Code 
Table of Contents - Chapter 1 Juvenile Code Criminal Code Chapter 1 and 2 Wellbriety Code 
 Chapter 2 - 3 Domestic Violence Code Criminal Code Chapter 3 and 4  
Chapter 4 -6   Domestic Violence     
Chapter 7       
Chapter 8 - 9      
Chapter 10-13       
Chapter 14 - 24      
1.14.20 Docket 1.21.20 CRM Docket  1.21.20 JUV Docket  1.22.20 Wellbriety Docket 
Chelsea Cope
Court Clerk
(405) 275-4030 x 6241
Ashley Stanley
Deputy Court Clerk 
(405) 275-4030 x 6336
Wellbriety Coordinator
Lea Bettelyoun​ 
(405) 275-4030 x 6260
2025 Gordon Cooper Drive 
Shawnee, OK 74801 
Fax Number 
Judges of the District Court
Mat Thomas 
Daniel Couch 

Michael Smith 

Associate Supreme/ District Court Justices
James Stuart 
Brandy Nowakowski 
Justices of the Supreme Court 
Michael Warwick