Oklahoma City, OK asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma

Q: Can a father file for joint custody just because he doesn't want to pay child support the kids are with the mother

The father only filed a motion for joint custody because he does not want to pay child support kids are with the mother full time

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Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Joint custody doesn't actually have anything to do with child support. The calculation for child support is a combination of factors including overnight visits, gross monthly income, providing health insurance. Joint custody just means that the father gets to be part of the decision part of the child's schooling, medical care, and religious training. The real question is a modification of the number of overnight visits. If you need help fighting this give us a call 918-884-7791.

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