The amount of child support owed under Oklahoma’s Guidelines varies in every case, meaning no two cases are ever the same. If you have any questions, please contact our experienced Stillwater family law attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.
Amount of Child Support Owed | Factors Taken into Consideration
Some of the primary variables taken into consideration include the gross monthly income of each parent, the number of children to be supported, the number of nights per year each child resides with each parent, the monthly expenses related to health insurance and child care, and the number of other children residing with each parent who are not the subject of this child support action.
Additionally, apart from the Guidelines, courts are granted great discretion to factor other benefits and expenses into the formula such as health insurance, daycare, private school tuition, as well as other costs relating to the child’s extracurricular activities.
Amount of Child Support Owed | Calculating Payments
Each of the considered factors impacts the total amount of monthly child support owed differently. And while some of these variables may be relatively easy to compute, others are not. For example, the calculation of a party’s gross monthly income can be challenging or problematic in situations where that parent is self-employed or works on a commission basis. In these cases, income amounts are likely to fluctuate from month to month.
Amount of Child Support Owed | Hire an Experienced Attorney
Our office understands how confusing some of these factors can be and we are skilled in answering all of your questions and navigating you through the confusion to get the best possible outcome for you and your children. Call an experienced Stillwater child support attorney at Murray Law Firm today so that we can help you compute the correct and accurate amount of child support that you should be paying or receiving.