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Q: Why is it taking so long for me to get a child support hearing? It’s going on 4 months since I’ve filed
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Nov 28, 2020

I don't know anything about your particular case but if I had to guess would say that either you don't have an attorney or it is Covid related.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Support and Education Law for Oklahoma on
Q: is it illegal for a teacher to grip a student hard enough to cause bruises?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Nov 7, 2020

As with most all things, this would depend on the specific facts of what happened. This is one of those issues where to get a reliable answer you will need to have a detailed consultation with an attorney. The attorney will want to review all of the facts and also ask questions to get to the... Read more »

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Q: If I wanted to terminate my rights to a child in Oklahoma, would I still pay child support?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Nov 4, 2020

There is no such thing as terminating your parental rights in Oklahoma unless the child is adopted or the state terminates rights for abuse. Even when rights are terminated by the state child support is still owed unless the child is adopted.

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Q: I am being held legally responsible for a child in OK. That child turns 10 on Nov. 7th. Can force DNA test?

The mother has refused DNA test and we haven't talked in probably 6 years. Child is collecting SS benefits for my disability.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Oct 28, 2020

The answer will depend on if paternity has already been established. To get to the bottom of this contact an attorney so they can review your situation and ask you questions about the background. Once an attorney has all the details they can explain your option.

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Q: Man has paid child support for 12 years due to the result of a one night stand in which he was basically raped. advice?

Man had passed out after drinking heavily at his girlfriends house. There was a party happening in the other room. Another girl was there that was obsessed with the victim. Man is in and out of consciousness with a female that has forced herself on top of him in the dark. Other partygoers bust in... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Oct 15, 2020

I am not aware of anything that can be done about this situation at this point. If you want to explore further schedule a consultation with an attorney.

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Q: I’m making on time payments on two separate cases both children are grown I pay arrears plus original obligations

Can I get my payments modified to arrears only The children are 20 and 23

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Oct 6, 2020

If you are still paying current support on children that have aged out and finished high school you should be able to terminate the ongoing support obligation and set up a payment on the back support only.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I just recently lost my job and my wife is refusing to let me see my kids been like this for going on 2 years.

please i don't know what to do

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Oct 3, 2020

If you have a visitation order you can take action to enforce. If you do not have a visitation order you need to get one. Either way hire an attorney and they will be able to help you with the process.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it possible for a father to get at least 50/50 custody of his children from the mother in Oklahoma?

They were never married, no abuse except for mental abuse from her to him. They have 2 children but my husband accepts her other child as his and we have him when we have the others. Her family says she never has them, either we have them or her mother or sister do. Kids are 8, 9, and 12.

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

Is it possible? Yes. If the court believes that such an order is in the best interest of the child/children.

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Q: My child support was dismissed because my son turned 18 and had dropped out of school at the age of 17.

I just found out he is enrolled in an alternative program and now CSS wants me to start paying again. How can this be?????

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

Child support is paid until the age of 18 unless a child is still in high school and if so continues until the child graduates or reaches the age of 20, whichever occurs first.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Does OK factor in the number of children in the order or is the payment amount solely based on income of both parties.

My son turned 18 in Jan, and graduated HS in May. I am still receiving the full amount that I've been receiving. I also have a 16 yr old. I was given 2 different responses from 2 different employees at CS enforcement. The NCP was told he could potentially pay more for 1 child than he pays for... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Sep 17, 2020

My interpretation of the case law is as follows:

The child support order is not for two individual children, but instead is for support of all children. Therefore, just because one of the children reaches the age of majority (18 years of age and graduated from high school) it does not...
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Q: I was getting to $230month for my child support then it went down to $50 and now I get $15 a month for my child support

I was not informed by any courts or the co-parent of any changes to my payments I'm supposed to receive nor do I know how much am I supposed to be getting all together

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Sep 6, 2020

You need to get a good attorney to look into this. Child Support should not change unless it is ordered by the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: After she graduates high school does Oklahoma law say I have to keep paying child support because she is in college??

I’m in Texas

Devon Antonia Cantrell
Devon Antonia Cantrell answered on Aug 7, 2020

Even if your child is in college, but has not yet reached the age of 18, typically you are still obligated to pay child support until she reaches the age of 18, being the age of majority in Oklahoma. In some cases, parents have agreed to continue paying for certain activities and support related... Read more »

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Q: Can my non-parental guardian claim that my child support money belongs to him and not to me, the child?

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Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 7, 2020

No. Child support is paid to the parent or guardian. It is not paid to the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I have sole custody, can my ex decide he & his mom are going to watch the kids while I work to save on childcare costs?

My ex husband has informed me that he cannot afford to pay his portion for after school care so he or his mom will be picking up the kids from school and watching them. In our decree he only has visitation 2 days a week after school and he has to pay 60% of childcare costs. He said because there... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jul 31, 2020

This is a simple and complex answer at the same time. The court order is what must be enforced. If you are the sole legal custodian, then what you say goes. Plus it looks like it is written right in the order, so it really can't be unilaterally changed by him. On the other hand, if he... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have to legally pay child support after my child graduates high school? She turn 18 in January and graduate in may

My daughter is in Oklahoma I live in Texas. We were never through the courts we handled it ourselves I have records of all transactions

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 22, 2020

Yes, support would be paid until the child graduates high school.

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Q: Can you still file for back child support even after the child has legally been adopted by a stepparent in Oklahoma?
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jul 21, 2020

If the child support was ordered by the court and the parent owed it, then it is still owed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How does child support and visitations work in Oklahoma?

My husband has a child with another woman and she is filing for child support. However, the name is incorrect that she used for him and she stated she tried to go to court for it but my husband never recieved the court order. Also, he wanted visitation rights and there was a verbal agreement but... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 18, 2020

To get visitation all he needs to do is hire an attorney to file an action in the district court. A hearing will be set and the court can order visitation based upon what the court believes is in the best interest of the child.

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Q: a girl slept with 3 other guys while sleeping with me, she got pregnant am i required to take a dna test
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 15, 2020

If there is a court order for a paternity case, yes. Aside from that it is probably a good idea anyway to make sure you don't get stuck playing for a child that may or may not be yours.

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Q: My 3 kids turned 18 and have graduated from high school, how do I cease child support taken from my pay?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 10, 2020

Depending on who and how support is being collected you may need to file a motion and get an order terminating the wage assignment.

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Q: Is child support aloud to hold taxes from custodial parent for six months. This has been happening every year .
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 1, 2020

Typically taxes refunds are collected from the non custodial parent that owes back support, not from the custodial parent that receives child support.

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