At Robertson Cornell, we understand that providing for your family after a divorce can be extremely difficult. Although complicated, it is possible to reach an agreement that meets the needs and abilities of all parties. Our lawyers have represented both sides of this delicate issue and will provide you with the guidance and support you need to find security.
Owasso Child Support Modification Attorney
When parents live apart, the courts rely on the Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines to set parental child support obligations. These statutory guidelines determine the amount of support that parents at particular family income levels are presumed to spend on their children. Considering factors include:
- Income of both parties
- Number of children
- Medical costs
- Education costs
- Child care expenses
In some cases, parents can settle on a child support agreement without following the guidelines so long as it is in the child's best interests.
Child Support Modifications
Child support orders may be modified if the court recognizes a "material change in circumstances" for either party or the child/children. Courts have held that a material change of circumstances can include a change in either parent's income or a change in the needs of the child/children.
We recognize the financial challenges that both parties face following a divorce. To speak with one of our Tulsa child support attorneys about your options, call us at 539-777-1830 or toll free at 800-724-4427. You may also contact us online.