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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Why does DHS send me child support papers when my ex has not sign DHS papers in years for it so why am I being served

Papers for child support and a hearing to review my case how is there a case if my ex doesn't get benefits from DHS and hasn't contact them or dealt with them in many years so how can I find out my rights

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answered on Feb 2, 2024

It's possible that the Department of Human Services (DHS) in Oklahoma initiated the child support proceedings on behalf of your child, regardless of whether your ex has signed any papers or receives benefits from DHS. In Oklahoma, DHS has the authority to enforce child support orders and take... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: can parents decide custody\child support on their own when filling divorce in Ok and Ok courts honor the agreement

we are discussing divorce we have already decided on a mutual agreement of assets (what little there is) all going to her and she offered to take full custody but wants zero child support a combination of reasons but mostly my career would not allow me to be the holder and visitation would be very... View More

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Oct 25, 2023

In most situations you can deviate from the guidelines, especially if both sides have an attorney, or more specifically the one who would be affected more than the guidelines would reflect. In other words if the one receiving was getting less, if that person was represented, or if one was paying... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a friend that has a baby mama that is withholding him from seeing his child though he has custody is that legal?

There is no court order for this and they are trying to bribe him with 5k to sign his rights over even though he wants to see his son is this legal

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 16, 2023

If he has custody and the other parent is withholding the child, he needs to quickly take legal action to enforce the court order. The court can only help him if he is takes the proper steps to bring this matter to court.

Best of luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a friend that has a baby mama that is withholding him from seeing his child though he has custody is that legal?

There is no court order for this and they are trying to bribe him with 5k to sign his rights over even though he wants to see his son is this legal

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answered on Aug 16, 2023

If your friend's baby mama is not complying with the custody order, your friend may need to take legal action to enforce the order and ensure he can spend time with his child as outlined in the court-approved arrangement. This might involve going back to court and seeking enforcement of the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: how do i get a divorce court moved to another state due to conflict of interest?

my ex is an attorney in the court that we were divorced in. He is well known in the county and state that the divorce took place in. Im unable to pay for an attorney nor have i been able to get help from legal aid in this matter. I live in missouri now and I want the divorce court to be move to... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 24, 2023

There is no law that allows a divorce court or case to be transferred from one state to another. Each state has its own divorce courts. Once a divorce case has been properly began in one state, that state retains jurisdiction through the entry of the final decree. It sounds to me from your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I am trying to close on a home but my husband owes back child support, how do I get a release of judgment for the deed?
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answered on May 18, 2023

The way to get a release of judgment for back child support is by paying the back child support. If you cannot afford to pay the arrears, you may need to look for a way out of your contract, otherwise, the buyer may be entitled to sue you. This is something your attorney should have discussed... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Which states child support laws are followed?

If I have had my child all her life and were residents of Oklahoma, her dad is in texas, which state child support laws does child support follow texas or Oklahoma?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Apr 26, 2023

This is dependent on previous court orders. If the Oklahoma court has established jurisdiction over the child then Oklahoma calculations would be used. Likewise for Texas. If there is not orders in place then you would use the resident state of the child, because that state has more of an interest... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: In Oklahoma, I am the custodial parent, I have been married to my wife for 3 years we have been together since 2018.

The non custodial has been absent since 2017 and paid child support only one time in dec 2020 is my wife able to adopt my daughter? The non custodial parent lost her rights in court and has failed to cover her part of support and has had little to no contact over the last 6 years.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Mar 3, 2023

Step parent adoptions are very common and to answer your question, and based on your given facts, probably yes. There are some avenues we often pursue to get that permitted through the courts. This is not something you will want to do on your own if you suspect resistance. Contact an adoption... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have a good chance of getting custody of my little brother?

I was 6 years old when my brother was born, and I've been at least helping out with taking care of him his whole life, from grabbing and temperature-testing milk for him as a baby to feeding and putting him to bed recently, I have changed more of his diapers then his dad (my ex-stepdad). My... View More

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Mar 1, 2024

You should consult an experienced family law attorney to help you. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm going through a divorce. I didn't get a lawyer and my wife obtained a Protective order quite easily. I obay it.

She breaks into my home and wrote on my clothes with a chemical that left burns. I have pictures of burns on my face and body. What can I do to protect myself.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Dec 27, 2023

File a vandalism police report and file your own VPO.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I have 50/50 custody. It shows I should receive child support but attorney says that is not correct since we are 50/50

I have been paying her but now that her income is more they are telling me with joint 50/50 no one pays child support. Is this correct?

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answered on Jul 14, 2023

it's possible that neither parent is required to pay child support to the other. This is because the court may consider the shared financial responsibilities and equal time spent with the child as a factor in determining child support obligations.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If my ex wants to file for custody after I won custody 3 years ago will I be served papers

She is saying she filed and has received service papers with a court date but I was never served. I don’t know if she is lying about filing. I have had custody with her having every other weekend and holidays. I receive a little child support from her monthly per court order after our divorce.... View More

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jun 13, 2023

As easy way to find out if something has been filed is to look at your case on www.oscn.net. If she has filed a Motion to Modify hire an attorney right away.

Best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: oklahoma dhs is trying to serve me,there was a letter on my bf door when he got home,should i go pick up the paperwork ?

I haven't been serve yet,however I have called spoke w/the sheriff office asking what was this matter of the deputy told me i had until Friday to pick up the paperwork......what should i do?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 5, 2023

Get the paperwork. You simply refusing it will only make things more complicated in the long run.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If a father is paying child support and a step dad wants to adopt well child support be terminated
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Nov 4, 2022

The bio dad must appear before adoption judge and consent to the adoption. His child support will terminate when the adoption is granted.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: If my child moves back in with the her mother do I still receive back child support payments?

The mother never paid child support for 8 years because she was on drugs and chose other things besides her daughter. There is a court order for child support against the mother. A little over 2 years ago she started seeing my daughter again after my several attempts to get a hold of her. Now my... View More

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Aug 16, 2022

The $14k in back child support will not go away.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a custodial parent in Oklahoma receive child support while incarcerated?
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Only if the funds are used to support the child. It would be better for the actual custodian was paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: What happens when there has not been a discovery given to attorney and the case isnt going to trial

My dhs lawyer has been going back and forth for almost 3/4 months trying to get the discovery for our case from the courts and they keep beating around the bush. Now they are not even responding to him. I know that the discovery does not have to legally be given out (even though we are entitled to... View More

Anna L Self
Anna L Self
answered on May 11, 2022

I don't know what discovery the courts would be providing to you. Generally its the opposing party that you are requesting documents/information from and if they fail to comply with discovery requests you file a Motion to Compel. Your DHS attorney probably knows this.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I signed a prenup that says no support money does that include child support
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Apr 12, 2022

You should contact a family law attorney to assist you. Child support is not normally something anyone can get out of with a prenuptial agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm allowing my children to get adopted by there step father. Does it absolve past arrears?

DHS is not involved in any capacity other than as a pass through for payments. I'm aware that future payments will no longer be required. Arrears was being pursued pro se and only by her. Does this also cancel the contempt case on child support as well. Could I also ask her to drop arrears... View More

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Mar 13, 2022

You should contact and familY and adoption attorney to best evaluate your specific scenario. However, I would suspect they could negotiate a term for your consent to waive anything in arrears. While this is not guaranteed if an awoc is being pursued, it could be something pursued through a consent... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: If my step daughter moves out of her mothers house when she’s 18, but is still going to attend high school

For 7 months to Graduate. Will my husband still have to pay child support in Oklahoma.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Mar 4, 2022

Child support will have to be paid in accordance with the child support order - most likely until graduation but can be longer, for instance some decrees stipulate even through college. In order to get it changed there would need to be a modification to the order.

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