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How Is Child Support Determined In Oklahoma?

Child support in Oklahoma is determined by using State support guidelines and a mathematical support software program that takes, among other factors, the following information into consideration:

  • The gross income of both parents;
  • The number of children to be supported;
  • Amount of time each parent spends with the child;
  • Monthly living expenses of both parents;
  • Monthly health and dental expenses of both parents;
  • Monthly child care expenses of both parents; and
  • Other monthly expenses of both parents.

This information plus any other information required under the law is inserted into a calculation called the Child Support Guidelines and computed to determine the monthly child support obligation that the non custodial parent is ordered to pay. Only a judge can order that child support be paid.