Parents have a responsibility to provide for their child’s financial needs, even if their marriage or relationship has ended. A court will order Child Support unless both parents agree to waive the requirement and the Judge determines that waiving Child Support is in the child’s best interests. Child Support will be paid until the child reaches the age of 18 or if the child is continuously enrolled in high school, Child Support will be paid until graduation from high school or until the child turns 20, whichever occurs first.
How Is Child Support Calculated?
Oklahoma has a basic Child Support guideline. All Child Support orders within the state of Oklahoma are based upon this guideline. The guideline is based upon a complex mathematical formula that factors in the income of each party, the number of overnights each parent has with the child, insurance premiums, daycare expenses, and other factors. The minimum wage is the baseline income for parents under the Child Support guidelines, even if one parent is unemployed or makes less then minimum wage.
The Oklahoma City Child Support Attorneys at Sansone Howell will work diligently with you to help you understand the child support guidelines and how they affect your case. We will give you an honest and complete assessment of your financial situation and we will fight to get you and your child the support needed to move forward into the future.