How do I calculate income for child support?

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In Oklahoma, we have an official formula under state law to figure child support. This formula is based on three main factors:

  • Number of children,
  • Incomes of the parents,
  • How many overnights the children spend at each parent’s home,
  • Expenses for the children.

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services offers a free Online Child Support Calculator. You can use this tool to calculate child support according to the Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines.

This article deals with the problem of determining what your income is for child support purposes. Because, although the Online Calculator will give you  a child support number, that number is only as good as the income amounts that you have put into the calculator.

There are several things you need to know:

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How do you modify support alimony?

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Support alimony can be modified. A party can ask the court to modify or terminate a support alimony award by filing a motion with the court. The judge must then hear the evidence and determie whether there has been the kind of change in circumstances that supports a modification under the law.

The conditions that must be present before the law supports the modification are as follows:

  • The support alimony payments must still be being paid under the original order; and
  • There must have been a change in circumstances that affects either the parties’s income; or
  • The dependent party may have remarried or started to cohabitate with another.

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Children, Divorce and Taxes

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Do you have uncertainty regarding your taxes because of a recent divorce with children? According to the IRS, there were 146,243,886 individual income tax returns in 2012, so we want to ensure that you are confident in your accuracy when filing your taxes. Our three part tax series will answer your common questions regarding children, divorce and taxes.

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15 Questions About Divorce in Oklahoma

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This frequently asked question concerns fifteen basic things that you should know about the divorce process in Oklahoma. Although the information here is not comprehensive and, certainly cannot replace competent legal advice, it will serve as a primer about issues which you should consider in your divorce process.

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How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Oklahoma?

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This is the second most common question we get in our office on a daily basis, besides the question, “How long does a divorce take in Oklahoma?” Isn’t This an Easy Question? It seems like it this question should be easy to answer, right? Probably not if you have ever been through a divorce or if you are a lawyer because you understand that not all divorces are the same since people are different.

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