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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.

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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.

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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 »

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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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Q: I see how i can still owe the child support that was ordered during the time i still had my rights. But my rights for

Both children were relinquished a long time ago. And the child support web portal shows that i am still being charged every month. The oldest of the two children i relinquished my rights to over 2 years ago. And the youngest was last year in august. And the payment amount on both children do not... Read more »

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

When parental rights are terminated that terminates rights, not obligations.  Child support is still paid unless/until the child is adopted.  If there is an adoption that stops support. If there is not an adoption support continues.

You should have an attorney review your case so they...
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Q: I need an attorney for child support charges on 2 children i no longer have rights to and havent had in years cansum1hel
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jun 21, 2020

Sad to say, the law provides that you still owe child support, even if your rights have been terminated. Without the specifics, it is impossible to advise you on what your options are...give us a call and we will see if we can help.

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Q: My ex-husband got remarried. He owes over $13,000 in back child support, his spouse has military benefits

He hasn't worked in several years, which is why he doesn't pay anything, but he told me his new wife makes good money and has military benefits from the navy. In what ways might his new marriage affect the child support case? DHS is handling the case because I cannot afford an attorney.... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 11, 2020

The income of his spouse is not a factor in child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Should the stimulus be split between parents with 50/50 custody?

My divorce finalized in February 2020. We filed our 2019 taxes separately and my ex claimed our son. I will be able to claim him in 2020. We have 50/50 custody and split all expenses evenly. We do not have child support either direction. Because my ex claimed him in 2019, the stimulus money for our... Read more »

Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

I wonder what your divorce decree and child custody and support orders say as the provisions of those documents might provide some guidance as to your options. Its probably best to ask your divorce attorney. Generally speaking, I'm not sure there is much you can do that wouldn't cost... Read more »

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Q: If my soon to be 18 year old son moved in with us full time would we still have to pay child support?

She has full custody. And how would be go about getting off paying her child support?

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jun 2, 2020

Hire an attorney to file a motion for modification of child custody and child support. It will be necessary anyway, once your son reaches 18 years old to make the Court and other agencies aware he has reached the age of majority.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Child support

A person has 2 college degree and is working on a 3rd. Is fully capable of working but is choosing not to in order to get more child support. Is there something that can be said in a modification hearing about the lack of trying to support herself and their child?

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on May 17, 2020

A matter of fact, one of the criteria the judge may take into consideration is the ability of the parent to earn money and they can estimate the amount that person could make if they were to work. This tends to be in cases where it can be shown that the person is avoiding work when it is available... Read more »

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Q: What happens at a disposition hearing, is the case resolved (Final decree entered) and closed, or dismissed to refile?
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on May 15, 2020

Not really sure what you mean by a disposition hearing. If there is an agreed decree then a disposition hearing is nothing more then the Judge taking testimony that a divorce is what everyone wants. If there is any type of dispute to property, custody, or spousal support then it will be a trial.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My question involves a family issue from Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, if a man and woman are married, and the wife has a child that turns out not to be the husbands, is he required by law to pay child support for the child that isn't his?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 13, 2020

If a child is born during the marriage, the husband is considered by law to be the father and will be on the hook to support the child. There is a very specific procedure and specific time limitations to solve this problem. Contact an attorney today, not tomorrow, to review your case.

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Q: If the NCP is self employed, how is income asignment terminated for child support?

The NCP owns his own LLC law practice. Is he required to go through child support to terminate an income assignment to the CP?

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on May 5, 2020

That doesn't make sense based on your short description. I would have to know more in order to provide you with any realistic guidance on this matter. Give us a call.

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