Q: My child’s father lives in NYC and I live here. We agreed $650 a month since birth but now that I filed its $290?
A: There are many reasons why the child support amount can change. There may have been a change in income for one or both of you, the obligor may have additional child support obligations out there and/or the obligor may be receiving some other credit which reduces his or her amount owed. There is no way to tell for sure without a lot of additional information. Unfortunately, it doesn't matter what amount you guys have "agreed" to pay. The State of Oklahoma uses a spreadsheet to calculate the amount that actually needs to be paid. Please contact a family law attorney licensed in Oklahoma if you have any more specific questions.
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