Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Oklahoma Child Support Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Can OCSS request a child support modification without a motion initiated by the CP or NCP?

I received a letter in the mail today from OCSS informing me of a hearing to modify child support.

I called the custodial parent and she seemed as shocked as I was when she checked her mail. She claims that she did not file any motion and that she did not believe a modification was... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Oct 25, 2021

It sounds like that is what has happened, so yes, it can happen. My experience is this sometimes happens when the other parent is receiving some type of state benefits.

I have also seen more than a few cases where the other parent denies requesting the modification, only to later learn they...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If the custodial parent has died, do I still owe arrearges? And who do I owe them to?

After her death I received some legal papers from an attorney explaining that she had passed away and that our minor child wanted to live with his older step brother. Having had no contact or relationship with the child for 16 of his 17 years I consented to his request only to find out later that... Read more »

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Oct 5, 2021

If the custodial parent has died and the child is still a minor then you owe the child support arrears to the person who has guardianship over the child or if the child has received benefits from DHS due to your nonpayment of child support you may owe DHS.

If the child is now an adult and...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Oklahoma DHS closed my child support case due to the fact of my inability to pay. Can my case be reopened in the future?

My case was closed with arrears still in place. My 2 kids are now adults, 21 and 20. Just was wondering if the case can be reopened because of the arrears that was in place when case was closed.

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Sep 22, 2021

Yes, DHS can reopen your case to collect interest and arrears.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Okay I’m 17 and I’m wanting to date this 20 year old I’ve been talking to I want to know how I can get It legal

Okay he’s 20 And I’m in the dhs system but live with my grandma I want to know if there is anyway I can get consent from the person I’m staying with and a price of paper signed and legalized to state we are allowed to date and get rule and boundary so we don’t get into trouble we are not... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 12, 2021

You would have to discuss this with your legal guardian.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm on SSDI and me and my girlfriend were wondering if I sign the birth certificate and I'm going to anyways

Do I have to pay for child support cuz we are together and we don't want to do anything with child support cuz she knows I will pay for anything that child needs and she needs

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Aug 24, 2021

No, you don't have to pay child support if you are together. Your child can receive benefits if you are on SSDI.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I move out of my toxic parents environment 3 months before turning 18?

The family willing to let me stay with them, would help me get my car back, get a job and help me with an apartment. And my biological family said I could leave.

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Aug 17, 2021

You could file a petition for emancipation with the court.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If the father of your child signed the birth certificate and the waiver for paternity that means he is the father

He signed a waiver denying paternity also saying he know he is his through vital records what does that mean

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Aug 15, 2021

Not sure your exact question but paternity issues can be very complex or very simple. Many factors come in to play, one being the birth certificate that you mentioned, the age of the child, etc…. You should contact an attorney to help you with this so that something is not missed.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I get an itemized statement showing all payments&charges on my case? I'm the non-custodial parent.

Why is DHS still taking the full amount of support, $556, even though both of my kids have turned 18 (as of 1/16/21) and are out on their own? Since the case was established $506 went to current and $50 went to back. I thought once current ended only the $50 for back would be collected unless she... Read more »

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

DHS will often continue to take out the same amount unless/until the wage assignment is changed. You can get an attorney to help you try to lower the payment. You can also request an accounting of payments.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Child support case ..When he turned 18 I got a letter in mail saying I will only owe 10 a month... and now i have

Received a letter from job that they amended that and now say I owe 275.50 a month..

I owe back childsupport.. but they originally told me that it was gonna be only 10 a month and now I have paper saying back child support due a month is that..its not dhs .. its Oklahoma child support.. but... Read more »

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

It appears that someone thinks you owe child support. Take your documents to an attorney so they can look at what you have and then the attorney will be able to help you figure out what is happening.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Child is graduated and is 18 .. why was my case amended and opened back up .. in Oklahoma

When he turned 18 I got a letter in mail saying I will only owe 10 a month... and now i have received a amended letter from my job saying that its 275 a month now

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

What type of case? What was amended?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm wanting to know what "cause stricken" means with DHS pursuing a noncustodial parent who has not paid child support.

The noncustodial parent does not have custody and has not paid anything since it was ordered by court during the divorce finalization.

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

It sounds like the pursuit of the non custodial parent was cancelled. Contact DHS to find out the status if you are the custodial parent. They will explain it to you.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: i get social security my son gets $900.00 plus $243.00 a month. My reap support is up. 900.00 should pay for the rear. ?

I'm in Oklahoma the law is I do not have to pay 243.00 and the rear should be paid since i have been paying since may 2019. My question is do my son get the SS and child support and l yet have a rear. my rear is about 4,000.00 and going up.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 15, 2021

It depends on what the court has ordered. If you are not sure just take your court documents to an attorney and they can take a look and explain what you are dealing with. Best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What should my friend do if them and their brother are threatened to get kicked out when they're under 15?

My friend is currently living with their grandmother because their mother is trying to get up and off of her feet and get them a house of their own, but their Grandmother and Grandmother's boyfriend are threatening to kick them out again, and then they'll be back on the streets again.... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 15, 2021

Where are the parents?

Report abuse/neglect to DHS.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My daughter is 18 and has graduated High School. At what age does child support end in Oklahoma?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 25, 2021

If the child is 18 and has graduated support stops upon graduation from high school.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My fiancé has a child with his ex she will not allow him to see the child or have visitation because of me

His ex will not allow visitation of their son due to her not liking me or the child he and I had together he hasn’t paid child support because of a job situation so she is now adding that to a the reason he can’t see their son they have done a paternity testing and proved he is the father. They... Read more »

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on May 24, 2021

Yes, your finance an file for visitation. He will also be required to pay child support. He should hire an attorney to make sure the paternity has been established and get support and visitation ordered by the Court.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I file indirect contempt in Oklahoma? My ex owes over $20 thousand dollars in child support.

Without an attorney. What paperwork do I need to file specifically.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 6, 2021

Best place to start is schedule schedule consultations with an attorney in your area. The attorney will review your case and explain your options. If the other party is found guilty of indirect civil contempt they can be ordered to pay your attorney fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: what does this mean in my custody case? i was supposed to have a new court date but they posted this instead.

REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY ORDER HEARING IS DENIED. THERE IS A CHILD OF THE MARRIAGE (X2) SEE ALSO: FD-20-469. BOTH CHILDREN WERE BORN DURING THE MARRIAGE OF FD-20-469; MUST FOLLOW UPA.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Apr 21, 2021

Without seeing the pleadings or knowing any of the details of your case I can only guess. It sounds like maybe a Petition for Divorce and Application for Temporary Order was filed that failed to disclose there were children of the marriage. I am also going to guess that this sounds like a pro se... Read more »

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...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
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...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
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...
Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.