IN THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA, CHILD SUPPORT IS GENERALLY A FUNCTION OF THREE THING:
The number of minor children, the gross combined income of the parties and the number of overnights each parent has with the children annually. Child support may also include the cost of providing health insurance to the minor children.
HOW CHILD SUPPORT IS CALCULATED:
Child support is calculated using the Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines as prescribed by statute. If you are curious as to the amount of child support which may apply in your case, you can use the Department of Human Services Child Support Calculator by clicking here.
Although not computed into the monthly amount of child support, the parties can expect to share in the costs of uncovered medical expenses, work-related child care and the cost of extracurricular activities.
Child support is required until each minor child reaches the age of 18 and may continue past the age of 18 if the child continuously and regularly still attends high school. Once a child ages out a court order is needed before your legal obligation to pay child support will stop.
KEEP IN MIND:
Please be aware that computing child support is more difficult than it appears and any calculations are not final until entered by a Judge or Oklahoma DHS.