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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I change a child support order without an attorney?

I am in OK. My ex is in GA (where our divorce was, but he's in a different county). My oldest son went to live with him and I kept my youngest so we had new papers drawn up. The support order was calculated on both of our incomes of course but as mine was lower, the order only shows that he... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 26, 2021

If the court orders are in Georgia and jurisdiction has not been moved to Oklahoma, looks like you will need to consult with an attorney in Georgia.

If the case has been moved to Oklahoma then you could consult with an attorney in your local area.

Either way, this does not sound...
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Q: Can you force the mother to get a job bc of child support? She has multiple degrees just wants to be supported.

I understand it’s calculated by his and her income and hers is just minimum wage since she doesn’t work, but she has multiple degrees from college she just wants everyone else to take care of her instead of being a provider. Then turns around and wants him to take their daughter Friday,... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 24, 2021

It is possible for the court to impute income based on her education, past work experience, and ability to earn. In my experience this is hard to do but is possible.

With that said, be careful what you ask for because sometimes this can backfire if she then starts working and child care...
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Q: My son is paying support plus insurance for the child he doesn't see. The mother is married and her husband owns a

business. They have a good income. Would the mother's income offset my son's support? He pays $275/mo and over $150 a month for the child's insurance.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Mar 20, 2021

The mothers income as well as your son’s income is both calculated in the child support calculations. Then then overnights spent with each parent determines affects the percentage of expenses split between the two as well as the amount paid.

If your son is paying healthcare directly (as...
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Q: My son is paying support plus insurance for the child he doesn't see. The mother is married and her husband owns a

business. They have a good income. Would the mother's income offset my son's support? He pays $275/mo and over $150 a month for the child's insurance.

What I’m asking is, can his support amount be reduced because he is paying for health care on the child now. His child... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 17, 2021

I am not sure what you mean when you ask if the income of the mother would offset child support.

The income of both the mother and father is factored into the child support computation. The income of her husband is not considered.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Divorce decree Alimony requirements and VA disablity

I have my signed decree that states, "Support alimony payments shall only terminate if Petitioner remarries". My ex-wife informed me she has remarried effective 5 March 2020. I have paid the amount in full as required for March. When April rolls around do I require a court injunction... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 8, 2021

Hire an attorney to help you terminate the alimony payment. Things at the courthouse are moving slow with the weather closings and covid so get this filed asap.

VA is used for purposes of gross income in calculating child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My child is 20 , 5 months pregnant and living with a man. I was told by DHS of Mississippi I still have to pay until s

She is 21 years of age regardless how can this be right?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 3, 2021

Is it an Oklahoma child support order or is it a child support order entered in a different state?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Does North Dakota calculate mothers income into child support? We have an agreement but i make much less now.

It states that we can’t file to modify until the 18 months is up. That is coming up. She lives in ND and i live in OK. How will support be calculated for 2 children now that i am making less and in a different state?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Mar 1, 2021

If your case/order is in North Dakota then you will need to contact a ND licensed atty to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My kid is 16 can I pay off the rest of my child support in one lump sum 24 x the amount I pay a month now
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 18, 2021

I wouldn't do that because if the other parent thinks you have extra money they could try and double cross you and modify support later and you could end up owning more. I have seen this happen before. Other attorneys may have a different opinion but that would be my opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My son pays support for a child he doesn’t see. He pays insurance too. Does the insurance offset the support?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 16, 2021

No, but he insurance is factored in to the child support guidelines. He should have an attorney review his support order to ensure it is done correctly.

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Q: Why am I still paying child support on my son who is over 30 years old and they took my first stimulus check

I talked to the courts in Kansas and they confirmed I don't owe anything

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 14, 2021

If the support order is in Kansas and you do not owe anything (including not owning any interest) I would encourage you to contact an attorney in Kansas to help you terminate the support order. If everything is paid off you should be able to get it resolved pretty quick.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My husband & I decided to separate back in 2014-2016 & back together now so i want to take him off child support so how

My child support case is open in Lawton, Oklahoma but i reside in Oklahoma city, Ok now? Would i need to go back to lawton to have him removed or can i do it through oklahoma city oklahoma since the child support case is still in oklahoma state

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 8, 2021

According to the DHS website https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/library/policy/current/oac-340/chapter-25/subchapter-5/parts-15/assignment-and-transfer-of-cases-to-child-support-offices.html - They do not transfer to different offices unless there is a conflict of interest and based on your facts there is... Read more »

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Q: My husband's daughter is 17 and has decided to move in with us. He pays child support. How can he stop paying it?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 8, 2021

If all he is worried about is the support then he needs to file for a modification with the DHS office that is handling the support. However, another option would be to file for modification of custody and child support because that will change the legal custody as well as readdress the child... Read more »

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Q: How do I take my Husband/ My kids Father off of child support in Oklahoma?

My husband & I decided to separate back in 2014-2016 & when we seperated I put him on child support for our daughters now ages 13 & 11.... He is still on child support but I am wanting to take him off of child support since we are back together & have been for at least a year now... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 7, 2021

All you need to do is hire an attorney to prepare a motion and file an agreed order terminating the support based on you living in the same home.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Custody change and back due child support.

If I owe and am paying on back due child support, but custody is modified and I am now the primary caregiver and am awarded child support by the other party, does the child support I am to receive have to go towards my back child support?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 4, 2021

Custody and Support while are often connected are technically separate items. In most cases the Child Support is also modified at the time of the custody modification (assuming that was done through the court and not merely by agreement). If you did not do the modification through the court, then... Read more »

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Q: I previously lived in Maryland and Maryland was collecting my child support payments and sending them to Georgia where

child support originated. Maryland is still collecting child support from Oklahoma and sending to Georgia. Is there anyway I can get those payments sent straight to Georgia from Oklahoma where I currently live. And if my daughter is 21 years old, am I still obligated to pay back child support and... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 2, 2021

You would have to request the case to be transferred to Oklahoma, which may or may not be allowed. As far as the back support - that will still be required because that is money that you were obligated to pay for the raising of your child.

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Q: When filing a child support modification, can subsequent children from remarriage be considered?

We have twins now, which obviously impacts our financial situation. We have a split custody agreement.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jan 23, 2021

There is a credit for other biological children in the home but it really is not that much of a deduction. As a general rule having more kids does not significantly reduce the support owed for the first child.

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Q: Hello I don't know what it means to have a body attachment? What does that mean & what can I do?

It's for contempt of court in adair county oklahoma

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jan 13, 2021

It sounds like you have a warrant. Hire an attorney right now. It will likely be much better to deal with this head on rather than making law enforcement come find you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: If I find out the child that I'm paying child support for is not mine can I stop payment
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jan 4, 2021

First, don't agree to any support order without first conducting genetic testing to make sure the child is yours. If this has already happened there may or may not be something that can be done now. It is very fact dependant so schedule a consultation with an attorney asap to learn your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Can the arrears that I owe in child support be forgiven by my child, who is now 20 and self sufficient?

My daughter is 20 and lives with me. I've been paying child support on her since the support order was put in place. The only exception to that was a 4 year period of incarnation, which is why I have arrears. She doesn't receive any of the arrears, but she hates that I'm still having... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 29, 2020

Child support is not owed to the child, it is owed to the custodial parent. The child does not have a say in support matters.

At this point it sounds like you should only be paying back child support. If you are still paying both back support and current support see an attorney to...
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Q: Does a father who has 50/50 custody have to pay for child support in Oklahoma if the mother uses state funded daycare?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 23, 2020

In most cases there is still a child support obligation when parents share 50/50 custody. Support is based on the incomes of the parents and also the amount of overnight visits. Sometimes the support amount comes out to zero and sometimes it is more than that. The only way to know what the... Read more »

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