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: