Getting a child support order is standard practice in any family law case involving minor children. But enforcing and collecting child support can be anything but standard, which is why it is all the more important for you to seek consultation with an experienced Oklahoma child support attorney in these complex legal matters.
A typical Oklahoma child support enforcement scenario
Oklahoma law requires all parents to support their children. Usually, if a parent does not live with his or her child, the court will enter an order for that parent to pay support for the child to the person the child lives with. Many parents obey the court’s order and pay their support every month. A lot of parents even have the child support taken out of their paycheck and sent directly to the other parent. But what happens when a parent doesn’t want to pay?
Why consult with an experienced Oklahoma child support attorney?
Fry & Elder’s newest attorney and trial lawyer, Amy Page, a former attorney for Oklahoma’s Child Support Services Division, has this to say about Oklahoma child support enforcement: “Collecting child support, like many areas of family law, depends a lot on the circumstances of the family. Is the parent who is supposed to pay child support self-employed? Does he or she have a source of income that can be proven in court? Does the parent have professional or recreational licenses? All of these factors can determine how easy or difficult child support enforcement will be in a particular case. It’s important to know what questions to ask, and that’s where an individual attorney’s experience can really make a difference.”
Why Fry & Elder?
If a parent chooses not to pay child support, an experienced family law attorney is an essential ally in applying or modifying Oklahoma child support enforcement. An experienced family law firm like Fry & Elder can help develop a plan to collect the support your child needs in a reliable way. Experienced attorneys, like those at Fry & Elder, know how to dig deep to find assets and income that can be attached for child support purposes in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and all other locations throughout the state. They know what to file in court, whether it’s a lien against an asset like a home, boat, or business, or something stronger, like an action to revoke a license or even seek jail time for non-payment.
If you are a parent, grandparent, or other custodian owed child support and the child’s parent is not paying you, we can help with Oklahoma child support enforcement. Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation. Our lawyers are some of the most highly regarded and accomplished family law attorneys not only in the state of Oklahoma, but in the United States. Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr. has been named a “Super Lawyer” in Oklahoma every year since 2007 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Firm attorneys James Elder, M. Shane Henry, Aaron Bundy and Fry all have attained the esteemed AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest recognition in the legal industry. Amy Page, a former attorney for Department of Human Services’ Child Support Services Division, has more than 16 years’ experience in the establishment and collection of child support. Additionally, the family law firm of Fry & Elder made the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Law Firms every year since 2014.