Custodial Person Means a Parent Who Has Custody of a Child More Than Halftime
Video Transcribed: What does a custodial person mean for child support in Oklahoma? I’m Oklahoma attorney James Wirth. We’re doing a series on Oklahoma child support. We’re going over definitions. And the definition we got for this video is a custodial person.
And that is a term that is defined by Oklahoma law. You can find it in Title 43, Section 118-A, Subsection 4. And what that says is that custodial person means a parent or third party caregiver who has physical custody of a child more than 182 days per year. So essentially the person that has more than halftime.
Halftime or more of the child per year is considered the custodial person for child support purposes. And that generally determines who’s going to receive child support and the other party’s going to potentially be paying child support, but it’s not always that simple, but that is that definition.
If you’ve got questions about other defined terms for Oklahoma child support or child support in general, you’re going to want to talk to an attorney about that confidentially so you can go over your specific circumstances. To get that scheduled with somebody at my office, you can go online to makelaweasy.com.