Even if the non-custodial parent lives outside the state of Oklahoma, the law requires cooperation between states. The non-custodial parent is legally required to make regular child support payments, regardless of where they live.
If a non-custodial parent does not pay child support, he or she is subject to enforcement measures in accordance with Federal and Oklahoma child support law to collect regular and past-due payments.
The Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement Division is the state-run child support enforcement office for Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is required by federal law to provide services through Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) and is funded by the federal government and the state of Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma provides for interest to be charged on late child support payments, retroactive support and adjudicated arrears at a rate of 10% per year. (43 O.S. § 114; 12 O.S. § 127)
Enforcement of past due child support in Oklahoma is not subject to a Statute of Limitations.
In Oklahoma, paternity must be established by the child's 18th birthday. If the child brings the action, before their 19th birthday.
The age of emancipation in Oklahoma is 18 years of age or up to the 20th birthday if the child is regularly enrolled and attending high school. The duration of support law has changed over the years; however, based on case law, the current duration of support law applies even if the law may have been different when the order was entered. (Carr vs Carr 834 P.2d 970)
Child support in Oklahoma is ordered using the gross income of both parents, any medical insurance premium being paid by one parent, and actual child care expenses being paid to the child care provider. This information is inserted into a calculation called the Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines and calculated to determine the monthly child support obligation the non custodial parent is ordered to pay.
OKDHS has an unofficial child support obligation calculator available online.
Child support and visitation rights are separate issues. The court determines both and will usually order the non-custodial parent to pay support and the custodial parent to make the child available for visits.
The custodial parent must obey the court order for visitation, even if the non-custodial parent cannot or will not pay child support. The court can enforce any of its orders against either parent.
Any custodial parent not receiving public assistance may contract with a child support collection agency such as Support Collectors, or hire a private attorney, and at the same time have a case open with Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement Division. We work harder to collect the child support you are owed.
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