Obligee Is the Party That’s Entitled to Child Support
Video Transcribed: What does obligee mean in Oklahoma child support definitions? I’m Oklahoma attorney, James Wirth and we’re doing a series of videos dealing with Oklahoma child support and we’re covering the definitions that are in the Oklahoma child support guidelines. And the definition for this video deals with the one for the obligee.
So what does obligee mean? Generally speaking, that is the party that’s entitled to child support. The obligor is entitled to pay it. Obligee gets to receive it, but a more specific definition is needed based on the statute under the law. That statute can be found, in title 43, section 118A, subsection eight.
And what that says is that obligee, or person entitled, means a person to whom a support debt or support obligation is owed, the department of human services or a publications agency of another state that has the right to receive current or accrued support payments, or that is providing support enforcement services, so DHS is also, or can be an obligee, or a person designated in a support order as otherwise specified by the court.
So obligor is pretty clear-cut, the person ordered to pay child support. Obligee, the person that is ordered to receive or should be receiving child support, but can also be DHS or another designated person specified by the court.
So if you’ve got questions about child support in Oklahoma, rather than just looking at these videos, you’re going to want to talk to an attorney about that privately, confidentially so that your circumstances can be known and you can get advice specific to your case. To get that scheduled with somebody at my office, you can go online to makelaweasy.com.