Richardson, TX asked in Family Law for Oklahoma

Q: I got a letter from CSS looking for my sons father. I have never applied for CS why did I get this?

He has gotten soonercare for three years. Each year I check no on starting a child support case when applying. I got a letter in the mail trying to locate the father of my child from child support services. I’m unsure as to why I would get something like this? I will call them of course but it is the weekend and I just received this. He does have another child by a different woman. Could her starting benefits such as daycare with the state be causing them to send this to me?

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Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: CSS can, and frequently does, initiate child support cases on there own, even when neither parent requests the commencement of an action. Since child support is technically something the child is entitled to, and not you, CSS will enforce collection on the child's behalf with or without your blessing. Starting DHS benefits certainly could have put you on their "radar," no telling for sure. If you have any further questions, you should seek out the advice of an attorney licensed in Oklahoma.

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