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Q: Why would my interstate case take two years with so many petitions filed?

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 24, 2019

The only way to answer your question would be to review your file.

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Q: So my wife has been committing adulterous activity in our marriage. Even before we separated, we are still married and

Now claiming the mans last name. What can be done if anything? I’m in Oklahoma.

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 21, 2019

You must decided whether or not you want to stay married to this person. If you do not wish to stay married, consult with an attorney about filing a divorce.

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Q: In the state of Oklahoma; if a child is not in school due to legal issues, does child support still need to be paid?

What happens if child support is being paid, and the child goes to prison at age 18? He is currently going through a trial and is not supposed to be around other children. By the time the trial ends he will be 18 and in 10th grade.

Melissa Oxford answered on Jun 17, 2019

Child support must be paid until the child turns 18, unless the child has not graduated from high school. If the child has not graduated high school the child support continues until the child has graduated high school or turns 20, whichever occurs first. Please keep in mind mentally and physically... Read more »

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Q: My step daughter has 3 kids and filed for divorce. Is parenting class required? What if he won't go? Is she out of luck?

She insists the Judge told her the divorce won't be granted unless they both attend this parenting class. He refuses to go. What remedy does she have to get the divorce finalized and get an order for child support? He gives her no money for the small kids (3 under age 4). She is not working and... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jun 17, 2019

Starting with the divorce questions, yes, attending the Helping Children Cope with Divorce class is mandatory for both parents and is offered at Family and Children's Services. If she is receiving certain types of state services through DHS, she may be able to waive the fee for the class.... Read more »

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Q: Can I get less than what I currently receive in CS if the other parent doesn't have a job?

My son's father lives in Louisiana and his parents are telling me to not file for more child support. I currently receive $300 a month per our custody agreement. His parents are telling me he does not currently have a job and that if I file for more they can lower my monthly amount or decide I do... Read more »

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 8, 2019

You can file a motion to modify support and support will be calculated based on the gross incomes on both parents. Support would not be zero even if he is not working. Dont listen to legal advice from his parents. Meet with an attorney to discuss your options.

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Q: My son is currently paying child support for his daughter who is living with him because the custodial mother is trash

The custodial mother has three children from three different men. All three men have the children at this time because she has a revolving door of boyfriends.

Pete David Louden answered on Jun 4, 2019

He needs to hire an attorney to modify the custody and support order.

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Q: My ex and I has never seen eye to eye since I was told by my 2 minor children step mom broke my daughters wrist and when

I showed great concern but also keeping a civil conversation out of concern for our children we have together. He just laughed and said I was making this stuff up in my head and I was dramatic and making something out of nothing. I didn’t think I was dramatic, I was emotional and crying for the... Read more »

Melissa Oxford answered on May 26, 2019

I recommend consulting a lawyer any time you believe your child may be suffering abuse when they are not in your care to determine your options and if you have any duty to report same.

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Q: his wife is” mother on school records” I can’t even get infor nothing on them and I’m aloud visitation but being denied

I believe I should be on school paperwork. I have been denied any communication with my children for Two years they move every time I find them. I was told that dhs was investigating them after the broken wrist thing. I just need help on what my legal grounds are so I don’t end up in jail bc I... Read more »

Melissa Oxford answered on May 26, 2019

If you have an order allowing you visitation and the other party is refusing to comply with the terms of the order, you can file a motion to enforce the visitation order. There are other options, as well. I recommend you consult a family law attorney in the state/county where your divorce was... Read more »

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Q: Do I have to pay child support when my children stay with me for the summer

Doak Willis answered on May 18, 2019

To answer that question an attorney would need to review your Decree of Dissolution. Unless the Decree which sets out your obligation to pay child support exempts your having to pay while the children visit with you during the summer visitation, you must pay the support monthly or as set out within... Read more »

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Q: Cohabitation

My husband's ex wife has three children (one of which is the daughter they share). The divorce is final. She is currently living with the father of the other two children; they're engaged. Is this legal? I know my husband was not aloud to live with me while we were dating.

Pete David Louden answered on May 17, 2019

It all depends on the language of their decree.

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Q: Will my child support decrease if I have more children with someone else?

I pay $1,000 for 1 child to my ex who moved to Ok before the baby was born without my knowledge. I have since had 2 children with my girlfriend. Can my child support be lowered to help provide equal support to all 3 of my children?

Kyle Persaud answered on May 3, 2019

Yes. Click here: https://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=452145

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Q: Grandmother / DHS wanting child support after stealing my teenager

Approx Two years ago my daughter 16, was wanting to date and not finish school work. She went to her enabling grandmothers house for the weekend I demanded my daughter come back to finish her school work and they blocked my calls and moved to a different city. I went to police and they said I... Read more »

Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 22, 2019

If the grandmother has legal guardianship, you are required to pay child support.

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Q: Already paying max support. Can I get a part time job without paying child support through that second job?

Im already paying 45-50 percent of my income towards child support with my full time job. If I get a part time job, less than 20 hours a week, will I be required to pay child support through this job?

Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 15, 2019

Yes

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Q: If I marry is there any chance my wife’s income will come into play for child support?

I was not married to the mother when she had the child

Doak Willis answered on Apr 10, 2019

No. Only your income will be used in child support computation.

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Q: My wife's ex husband was ordered to pay $580 per month for CS but DHS only collects $460. Is he liable for the rest?

An income assignment was ordered by the court, but the court order also says his obligation is $580 per month.

Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 8, 2019

If the court order directing payment of $580 has not been modified, the father is required to pay all of it.

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Q: I'm paying for child care in my child support yet he doesn't go to daycare. What can I do to get the $239 per m removed

I don't wanna modify because she works under the table and will hide her income again so child support will go up even more. I need this money for medical bills and follow up appointments I can't go to because of such high child support payments.

Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 18, 2019

In general, the only way to get your child support reduced is to file a motion to modify.

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Q: I'm the guardian of my 2 nieces.The dad is the est. father of 1, not the other. Are visits reqr'd for the non est child?

He was told by judge that paternity needs to be done at his cost. It's been 8 months since hearing. The parents are not married and the mother was married to another man at time of conception. The mother's husband was not on child's birth certificate and does not claim child but the other man does... Read more »

Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 16, 2019

Before you can collect child support from this man, the man would have to be "adjudicated" the father -- that is, a judge would have to rule that he is the father.

If this man has not been adjudicated the father, is would appear that he does not have visitation rights. But, if the man is...
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Q: If a child moves out of oklahoma, would the child support case be transferred as well?

Child was in foster care. Neither parent had the child.

Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 13, 2019

This is governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA).

Both the UCCJEA and UIFSA are very complicated. There are many factors to be considered in deciding whether to transfer a child support case, and...
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Q: How can I modify support? They took $4 shy of 50% of my income and i have no access to the child! Not very fair.

Dhs has my taxes from last year in hold and it has not been applied. What happens if i dont make enough for them to take out the $70.85 ordered? Or how do they base the amount without any information from me or my employer? If I pay child support shouldnt I have access to the child? I have been... Read more »

Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 12, 2019

To modify child support, file a motion to modify child support, in court.

It is legal for them to take child support from you and not let you see your child.

To get visitation with your child, file a motion to modify custody and visitation.

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