How to Get DHS to Approve My Child Support Order
I’m Tulsa Attorney James Wirth, and that is the question that we have. There’s actually a little more to the question than that. It says that I filed my motion to modify support three years back. Nothing came out of it until last year at a pretrial conference. The judge told us to reach an agreement.
I used tax returns to determine the income to enter into the child support guidelines and drafted an order modifying child support. But I cannot, I’m sorry, I cannot get DHS to return my calls or sign the order. What do I do? That can be tough.
General procedure, if DHS is an interested party in the case, you draft up the proposal, you mail them to them, and they hope that you get back to them in about a month’s time sometimes in the turnaround on that, but that doesn’t guarantee that they’re going to. So the only way that you can make sure is you kinda gotta push it forward.
Set It for Court Again
So what got action done last time that told you guys to come to an agreement? Well, that was by setting it at court. If you set it for court, the parties are required to appear at the same place at the same time, that’s an opportunity to speak with them. It’s an opportunity to make edits, negotiate, perhaps enter an agreed signed order at that time.
So my recommendation under this scenario is if you’re not getting feedback from the other parties, whether that’s DHS or somebody else, set it for court again. Set it for the pretrial again. That pushes it forward, have your order ready to go, and then maybe at that pretrial, you can get it entered by an agreement. If not, then you can request a trial date and really put the pressure to get it done, hopefully by agreement, but if not, by court order.
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