In Oklahoma, every case that involves children, whether it is a divorce, paternity, or modification involves the issue of child support. Child support is the amount of money one parent pays the other for the financial support of the children. It is a big issue in most cases, and it can have a significant impact on a person’s monthly budget. However, the primary concern is what is best for the children and how are they going to be taken care of by each parent.
In a sense, child support can be boiled down to the following three questions:
- How much money do the parents make?
- What are the expenses for the children?
- How much time do the children spend with each parent?
In Oklahoma, the statute on child support is found in Title 43 O.S. § 118, and nine (9) subparts A-I. Child support is complex to calculate because there are so many rules.