How to Calculate Child Support Payments In Oklahoma

How to Calculate Child Support Payments In Oklahoma

Divorce and separation cases in Oklahoma and the United States are becoming a common phenomenon, making child support a topic of concern that everyone involved, especially parents, want to have a complete understanding of. After divorcing or separating, most parents rush into getting custody for their children but don't understand the financial logistics involved in raising them. But there's no need to worry.

Each state in the United States, including Oklahoma, has its laws and stipulations regarding raising a child and what should happen in the event of a divorce or separation. This article looks at how you can use the to determine how child support works without going to court.

If you were to go before going to court and the judge issues a child support order, you and your ex are obligated to pay child support under the law. But what happens if your ex goes missing or absconds from their payments? What's next? You can conveniently reach out to your uncooperative ex-partner with DoNotPay, as you'll also see in this article. You can also ask for a waiver with DoNotPay's child support product if you aren't able to meet the arrears on your child support.

How Does Oklahoma Calculate Child Support?

by taking each parent's gross income and subtracting any allowed "income adjustments," such as federal and state tax allowances, health insurance, and other work-related costs.

Once the deductions have been made, both parents' salaries are brought together to get the combined gross family income from which the child support contribution is determined. Each parent's percentage contribution to the combined income represents the percentage they're supposed to contribute to child support, which the noncustodial parent pays to the custodial parent.

Oklahoma Child Support Services has a chart showing the total combined family income levels and the corresponding child support figures, saving you the hassle of doing the computations yourself. The judge also uses this chart to calculate the actual child support amount, which is normally very close to what's provided in the chart.

About the Oklahoma Department of Child Support Services

The DCSS offers an expansive online knowledgebase where you can get an answer to common child support questions such as:

And others.

Calculating Oklahoma Child Support Using the Calculator

You can estimate the amount of child support to be paid or awarded using the child support calculator or manual fillable child support computation forms on the Oklahoma Department of Human Services website.

To use the Oklahoma child support calculator, download it, and save it on your computer. Once you calculate the figures, you can use them as a basis for negotiating child support with the other parent or partner. The figures can also be used for adjusting a previous child support order.

What Do I Do if a Noncustodial Parent Refuses to Pay Child Support?

Not every noncustodial parent will cooperate, follow a court order, and pay their child support. That can be quite frustrating, especially if you, the custodial parent, have limited resources. Dealing with an individual who won't pick up your calls or answer your emails and texts is infuriating. But, don't worry!

The first thing you want to do is write them a demand letter to settle their child support arrears within a certain time before taking legal action against them. But you might know how to draft the best letter to invoke action. That's where DoNotPay comes in.

Here’s How to Write and File a Demand Letter for Late Child Support Payments Using DoNotPay in 3 Simple Steps:

  1. Search child support on DoNotPay and enter the details of the person who owes the payments.

  2. Tell us more about the payment schedule, including the amount and frequency of the payments, the last payment they made, the number of missed payments, and how much they owe you in total.

  3. Confirm your contact information and select whether you want us to mail or email the letter on your behalf. Choose how you would like to receive the payment and verify your signature.

And you are good to go. DoNotPay will file the demand letter on your behalf, with waiting or grace of 2 weeks, after which you can take legal action for non-communication or non-payment.

You Can Also Request a Waiver on Child Support Arrears Using DoNotPay

DoNotPay also looks out for noncustodial parents.

You've received a demand letter from your ex to settle your child support arrears but cannot keep up with the payments no matter how much you try. Failure to meet the demands could lead to severe litigation or jail time—the wise thing to contact Oklahoma Child Support Services for a waiver.

Here’s How to Seek a Child Support Arrears Waiver Using DoNotPay in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Search child support on DoNotPay and select the state your child support agreement was established in.
  2. Answer a series of questions about your current financial situation and your past payments to help guide the application.
  3. Confirm your current contact information, and enter the location of the county court that established your child support agreement so that we can mail your request on your behalf!

DoNotPay Works Across All States With the Click of a Button

Each state has different rules and regulations regarding child support, making the entire process confusing and overwhelming. Luckily, DoNotPay has child support guides for each state. Find yours below:

South CarolinaNorth Dakota
Rhode IslandNebraskaMississippi
New MexicoOhioArkansas
New HampshireNevadaArizona
AlabamaKentuckyWest Virginia
Washington StateColoradoIndiana
CaliforniaNew YorkNew Jersey
FloridaNorth CarolinaWisconsin

You Can Do Much More With DoNotPay

DoNotPay offers a series of other solutions to make life more bearable. We can also help you:

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