There is no shortage of misconceptions and myths out there in regards to child support. The Tulsa family law firm of Fry & Elder realizes this, which is we are taking the time out to debunk a couple of these myths and provide you with a better understanding about how child support in Oklahoma really works.
Myth #3: Child support is in place to punish fathers
The fact of the matter is child support is required and needed to ensure that your child has his or her needs provided for. It was not instituted to punish anyone, and it is not a tactic to hurt one individual parent. Instead, it is a program that is in place to support children and make sure their financial needs are being looked after.
Myth #4: There is no need to file anything court if we already have an informal agreement in place
Yes, there are some parents who work out the amount of child support to be paid between each other without filing anything in court. While on the surface this works, it is not necessarily the best way to go about things. For starters, informal agreements such as these are not enforceable, meaning if the other party does not pay, you have no legal way to force them to pay. Another reason why an informal agreement is not the best idea is because if your child does end up needing a bigger child support award, there is no way to enforce it.
Chances are going through a divorce is probably something that is a little new to you. That makes it all more important for you to consult with a skilled Tulsa Divorce lawyer from Fry & Elder.
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