Oklahoma DHS Child Support Services has announced plans to charge custodial parents a 3 percent fee – per child – for collecting support payments from a non-custodial parent. A Tulsa child support attorney explains.
In a landmark child custody ruling, The Oklahoma Supreme Court has decided parents who share share joint custody of a child may not petition to relocate the child unless a court has declared one parent to be the primary physical custodian. A Tulsa child custody attoroIn a landmark child custody ruling, The Oklahoma Supreme Court has decided parents who share share joint custody of a child may not petition to relocate the child unless a court has declared one parent to be the primary physical custodian. explains how the ruling affects parents with various types of child custody in Oklahoma.
Filing joint tax returns can have serious implications involving common law marriage in Oklahoma. A joint tax return can be enough to tip the scales creating a common law marriage, but a legal divorce might be required to end a common law marriage.
A court says Oklahoma DHS relied on the wrong law for nearly 20 years when it assessed parents 10 percent interest on certain child support accruals. In a published 1993 case, the state appeals court had determined that, when back child support in Oklahoma is accrued before a child support judgment is in place, interest is set according to the state’s Civil Procedure, which results in a significantly lower rate than the 10 percent assessed by law on delinquent child support.
Oklahoma’s childrens code defines specific rights of foster parents, including the right to information necessary for providing proper care, the right to be notified before a child is relocated and the right to be heard in a judicial proceeding if a foster parent objects to relocation of a foster child. A Tulsa foster parents attorney helps foster families exercise their rights.
An Oklahoma appeals court said a district court abused its discretion in a protective order involving threats alleged during an international online chat. The appeals court said district courts must consider whether an allegation indicates a credible threat before granting an order of protection from domestic abuse. The decision suggests attorneys for protective order defense in Oklahoma can rely on the state’s appeals courts to carefully review lower courts that rubber stamp petitions for domestic restraining orders.
Before you contact the Oklahoma child support collection agency, you may do well to contact an Tulsa child support attorney to explore your options.
Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services child support calculations financially penalized some non-custodial parents for spending time with their children until this Tulsa law firm exposed practice in blog posts and letter to Oklahoma news outlets.
A Tulsa child custody lawyerexplains how a mother can compel an alleged father to undergo a court-ordered paternity test by filing a petition to establish paternity even before a child is born.
Prompt Actions Help In Contested Paternity News of a pregnancy can be a cause for great joy, and at the same time may trigger deep anxiety. One source of anxiety prior to the birth of a child involves acknowledgement of paternity and contesting paternity. A petition to establish paternity filed in an Oklahoma court can […]