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1 Answer | 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.

What I’m asking is, can his support amount be reduced because he is paying for health care on the child now. His child... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 17, 2021

I am not sure what you mean when you ask if the income of the mother would offset child support.

The income of both the mother and father is factored into the child support computation. The income of her husband is not considered.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: Divorce decree Alimony requirements and VA disablity

I have my signed decree that states, "Support alimony payments shall only terminate if Petitioner remarries". My ex-wife informed me she has remarried effective 5 March 2020. I have paid the amount in full as required for March. When April rolls around do I require a court injunction... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 8, 2021

Hire an attorney to help you terminate the alimony payment. Things at the courthouse are moving slow with the weather closings and covid so get this filed asap.

VA is used for purposes of gross income in calculating child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My child is 20 , 5 months pregnant and living with a man. I was told by DHS of Mississippi I still have to pay until s

She is 21 years of age regardless how can this be right?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 3, 2021

Is it an Oklahoma child support order or is it a child support order entered in a different state?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Does North Dakota calculate mothers income into child support? We have an agreement but i make much less now.

It states that we can’t file to modify until the 18 months is up. That is coming up. She lives in ND and i live in OK. How will support be calculated for 2 children now that i am making less and in a different state?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Mar 1, 2021

If your case/order is in North Dakota then you will need to contact a ND licensed atty to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My kid is 16 can I pay off the rest of my child support in one lump sum 24 x the amount I pay a month now
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 18, 2021

I wouldn't do that because if the other parent thinks you have extra money they could try and double cross you and modify support later and you could end up owning more. I have seen this happen before. Other attorneys may have a different opinion but that would be my opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My son pays support for a child he doesn’t see. He pays insurance too. Does the insurance offset the support?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 16, 2021

No, but he insurance is factored in to the child support guidelines. He should have an attorney review his support order to ensure it is done correctly.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Why am I still paying child support on my son who is over 30 years old and they took my first stimulus check

I talked to the courts in Kansas and they confirmed I don't owe anything

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

If the support order is in Kansas and you do not owe anything (including not owning any interest) I would encourage you to contact an attorney in Kansas to help you terminate the support order. If everything is paid off you should be able to get it resolved pretty quick.

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