OKLAHOMA CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF OKLAHOMA’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
Oklahoma’s child support laws have seen significant updates over the last decade to ensure the well-being of children while considering parents’ circumstances.
2013: Child Support Guidelines Update
– Regular updates of child support guidelines to reflect economic realities.
2014: Efficient Payment Disbursement
– Implementation of efficient methods for disbursement of child support payments.
2015: Holistic Child Well-being Focus
– Emphasis on the overall well-being of the child in child support considerations.
2016: Strengthening Enforcement Measures
– Introduction of robust enforcement measures for consistent child support payments.
2017: Income Verification Enhancements
– Introduction of improved income verification methods for accurate calculations.
2018: Simplified Modification Procedures
– Simplification of child support modification procedures for parents’ convenience.
2019: Responsive to Changing Dynamics
– Consideration of changing family dynamics in child support calculations.
2020: Online Resources Accessibility
– Provision of online resources for parents to manage child support cases.
2021: Ongoing Guidelines Review
– Continuous review and updates of child support guidelines.
2022: Shared Parenting Support
– Promotion of shared parenting arrangements for fair support calculations.
Oklahoma’s child support regulations reflect its dedication to children’s well-being and parents’ responsibilities, ensuring equitable and consistent support calculations.
The Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement Division can help to locate custodial parents, establish paternity and collect payments.
There are no fees involved with seeking the services from the CSED. Those on public benefits will need to complete forms with the CSED to ensure that support payments supplement their public assistance benefits.
The non-custodial parent is obligated to provide medical insurance for the child if such insurance is available at a low cost to that parent. Child support guidelines consider factors such as gross income, expenses, and the number of children involved.
This amount can be adjusted every three years, but only if the adjustment exceeds 10% toward the obligation for either parent. Payments can be made to the Oklahoma Centralized Support Registry in Oklahoma City. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact Oklahoma lawyers.