Pawhuska Child Support Attorney
Serving Osage County in All Child Support Matters
Child support is one of the most important issues for parents seeking a divorce. It's also one of the most important issues for the children of those parents. At the Shoemake Law Offices, P.C., we understand the importance of this issue. We will work hard to make sure you get the support you need to provide your children with the financial resources they require.
Our firm handles all aspects of child support cases, including:
- Calculation of child support
- Enforcement of child support obligations
- Modification of child support
- Collection of child support arrearages
- Locating missing parents for child support
Calculating Child Support in Oklahoma
Under Oklahoma law, child support is based on the parents' incomes and the number of children they have, as well as other expenses. Child support can get complicated and is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. An experienced child support attorney can help you understand your rights and the law, and can represent you in court. We can also help you collect past-due child support and enforce your child support orders.
Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines
The Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines are a set of rules and calculations used to determine the appropriate amount of child support that a non-custodial parent must provide. These guidelines are based on the principle that both parents are financially responsible for their children's upbringing.
The guidelines consider various factors, including the gross income of each parent, any child care expenses, the cost of health insurance for the child, and the number of children involved. By using a specific formula, the guidelines calculate the child support obligation of the non-custodial parent.
The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure consistency and fairness in child support determinations throughout the state. They help courts make well-informed decisions that prioritize the child's best interests while providing for their financial needs.
However, it is important to note that the guidelines may not address every unique situation. In certain cases, the court may deviate from the standard guidelines based on specific circumstances or if both parents agree to an alternative arrangement that serves the child's best interests. Seeking the guidance of a knowledgeable family law attorney can help parents navigate the child support process and understand their rights and obligations.
Our Pawhuska Child Support Lawyers Can Help
You don't have to face this challenge alone. Our firm helps clients resolve child support issues in both divorce and paternity cases. We can help you resolve your issues out of court or represent you in family court.
Since our doors first opened in 1947 we have been committed to providing a friendly and professional environment for our local clients. Schedule a free initial consultation with Shoemake Law Office to learn more.
A lifelong Oklahoman, Bransford H. Shoemake was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1982 and has practiced in the state ever since.
We provide a friendly and professional environment with an acute focus on our clients’ needs and a desire to build long-standing relationships with our clients.
We are committed to quality legal work and bring a deep and nuanced understanding of the law to each case.