Brooklyn, NY asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma

Q: Okla dhs closed the case when child turned 18, arrears are still owed, how do I collect from another state now?

we had a custody change as my child needs to know their siblings, they then lived with biological father at the time he(bio-father) owed over twenty thousand, I was under the understanding his back amount would be reduced from any amount that was asked of me to pay( not the case), my child is now 19( and living on his own) the oklahoma dhs closed the case when my child turned 18 with the father still owing over twenty thousand, what do I do to collect the back child support as my child could use it for college, I do not live in Oklahoma, I live in another state, I have been told bc my child is 18 I cant open a child support case with my home state... what do I do? I am in good standing and do not owe, but biological father still does, I'm not sure what steps to take, help.

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Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
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  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: You can domesticate child support order in the state where the Dad lives and have an attorney collect for you.

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