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Providing Financial Stability for Your Child's Future

Parents have the legal obligation to financially support their child, and that does not change even if you decide to separate with your spouse / the other parent. A divorce proceeding can be a difficult experience for a child especially when determining custody and other matters, which is why it is important to establish child support as early as possible. At Bundren Law Firm P.C., we can help you obtain an amenable child support agreement to secure your child’s financial stability.

Let’s work together toward your child’s financial stability.Contact a Tulsa child support attorney at (918) 992-3300.

Determining the Amount of Child Support

Child support covers more than the basic necessities of your child. It includes a wide range of expenses to ensure your child’s standard of living. Our Tulsa attorney is knowledgeable in Oklahoma's child support guidelines that determine the right amount a child may need from both parents. We can use this insight to ensure a favorable and fair agreement is decided on.

There many factors that are considered in calculating the amount of child support:

  • Amount both parents earn or can earn
  • Amount of other sources of income of each parent
  • Number of children the parents have together
  • Amount of time each parent spends with their children
  • Support paid for children from other relationships
  • Health insurance expenses
  • Educational fees
  • Childcare expenses

The court may also consider other special needs of your child, such as basic entertainment, extracurricular activities, and in some cases, college expenses. Our firm is dedicated to giving your child the financial security they need.

Making Child Support Modifications

A child support agreement may be modified if there is a significant change in your child’s financial needs or a change in the parent’s earning ability after a certain amount of time. Some courts include an adjustment clause in the child support orders they issue to give provision for annual modifications in the agreement.

If your child support agreement does not have such a provision, our Tulsa family lawyer can competently represent you in court to ensure the necessary changes in your agreement.

Enforcing a Child Support Order

Overdue child support is known as an arrearage, and a payer would be "in arrears." There are numerous ways family courts can collect on an arrearage and punish delinquent payers, including wage garnishments, taking from tax refunds, property seizures, and in extreme cases, passport denial. In the state of Oklahoma, those in arrears for child support payments can lose their drivers and professional licenses if they are delinquent for at least 90 days.

While child support orders can be modified by the payer in the event they lose their job or have another impactful life change, payers are still responsible for any existing arrearages. Arrearages also typically cannot be discharged if the payer files for bankruptcy.

If you find yourself suddenly requiring a modification to your existing child support agreement, it is important to get in touch with our child support attorney right away before finding yourself struggling with overdue payments.

Do you need to make some changes in your child support agreement? Call Bundren Law Firm P.C. at (918) 992-3300. Our child support lawyer can help!

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