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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have to pay child support if I haven't seen my kid in 5 years cause the mom purposely kept her away from me.

Her second kids father told me that was his daughter now and threaten to beat me up so I just left them alone. Now put of the blue she is requesting child support even though she is engaged to this guy. I don't have any evidence of the other guys message or anything it was from 5 years ago

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jul 16, 2019

Visitation has nothing to do with child support. Support is still owed whether or not there has been visitation. You should consult with an attorney and see if a modification of support might help you. I wish you the best of luck.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: What can I do if I can't need an attorney but I lost my job/home I have criminal,family,traffic cases

I am homeless and jobless after a bad divorce and many alcohol and drug addiction problems. I need to find an attorney to help with the mountain of legal problems I have but have no way to pay for a good attorney and I don't know what to do because the longer I put these problems off the worse they... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 15, 2019

You may want to check into Legal Aid. They can occasionally help people in your situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Child support case

When I filed I wasn’t sure who the dad is. But I now know who the dad is. He is willing to sign the AOP and put his name on the birth certificate. If I tell child support I know who the father is will they change the case or will they need anything else?

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 12, 2019

Depending on how old the child is, simply signing the AOP may be sufficient enough for DHS-CSS to start collecting child support from him. You may simply call them to see what else they need. In some situations, they may require genetic testing as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm Pro Se. What document do you file after a failed family court mediation? State is OK. Case has been open a year.

I filed a Motion to Modify Child Custody, Visitation and Child Support over a year ago in Oklahoma. The judge ordered us to attend mediation. We agreed on Child Custody and Visitation issues in mediation and signed our intent. My attorney at the time wrote up an order for the agreements in... Read more »

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jul 12, 2019

Yes. A motion to settle along with an order for hearing that motion needs to be filed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My parents divorced 20 years ago. Mother never sold house as directed. Now she is passing. What type attorney is needed?

Fathers estate has 3 people that are not on mothers. When mother passes there will questions regarding the property and whonis goes to. Only myself and sster are on both estates. Father only payed 18 months or mortgage before divorcing mother and died owing substantial childsupport. Would court... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 9, 2019

I would say that you need the services of an experienced family law practitioner licensed in the State of Oklahoma. That person should be able to handle most (if not all) of the issues that you're experiencing now.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My daughters dad is trying to keep her from me he does nothing for her doent provided for her. We have no court order?

He doesnt provided for her he doent pay the child support that he is order to pay

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jun 27, 2019

You state there is no Court order yet you say he is ordered to pay child support. If that order came from the Child Support division and the child was born out of wedlock, you need to hire an attorney to file a paternity action or if married file a petition for dissolution of marriage and ask for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Why would my interstate case take two years with so many petitions filed?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 24, 2019

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

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
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
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 4, 2019

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have to pay child support when my children stay with me for the summer
Doak Willis
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
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
Pete David Louden answered on May 17, 2019

It all depends on the language of their decree.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
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
Kyle Persaud answered on May 3, 2019

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
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
Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 22, 2019

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
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
Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 15, 2019

Yes

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
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
Doak Willis answered on Apr 10, 2019

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

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