What You Should Know About Child Support

Learn what you should know about child support in this brief article, then give our Stillwater attorney a call for a free legal consultation.

1) Out-of-State Child Support

What You Should Know About Child SupportIf you’re considering filing for divorce and you have your minor children in the state of Oklahoma, but your soon-to-be ex-spouse resides in another state, are you going to have to be concerned with whether you will be able to receive child support if the court orders him or her to pay? The answer to that question is no. There are certain acts in place that require uniform collection for child support orders and that will prevent any sort of issue in you receiving your court-ordered child support. You’ll have to contact an experienced divorce attorney to make sure that happens.

2) Changing a Child Support Order

If you’re faced with a situation where custody of your child has changed from your spouse to you and you need to change your child support obligation that you were previously paying, you’ll need to contact an experienced divorce attorney who will be able to file a motion to modify your child support obligation that will remove your obligation. This may actually impose an obligation on your spouse to pay child support to you for the benefit of your minor child.

3) Termination of Child Support

If you’re a parent that’s having to pay child support per a court order, the question becomes, “How long do I need to pay that?” The Oklahoma law requires that you pay your child support obligation until the child reaches the age of 18, or if the child is consistently and currently enrolled in high school or secondary school, you’re required to make that payment either until the child graduates from high school or the child turns 20 years of age, whichever case is sooner.

If your marriage is dissolving and you have children, you may be wondering about child support. After reading this article about what you should know about child support, contact a Stillwater child support lawyer at Murray Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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