Simple Child Support Calculator
For a simple and easy calculation of child support in Oklahoma, we recommend using the Child Support Services calculator.
The Child Support Services calculator is quite simple and easy to use. You can also expect it to be accurate and kept up to date in 2021.
For the state of Oklahoma, we advise against using a different calculator as the results may be innacurate or misleading.
Overnights Calculator for Oklahoma
According to Oklahoma child support guidelines, payment amounts depend on how many overnight stays a child has with each parent annually.
Use this overnights calculator to work out how many nights of care you provide.
Calculate annual overnight stays
Vacation nights each year*
183 overnight stays per year.
50.0% of parenting time.
* Vacation nights are all nights when the regular schedule does not apply.
How Child Support is Calculated in Oklahoma
Child support payments in Oklahoma are calculated using the income shares category method. Payments depend on the combined incomes of the parents as well as the number of children. A larger combined income or more children usually means greater payments.
The amount paid or received by an individual parent also depends on their income percentage. The higher your percentage of combined parent income, the more you pay or less you receive.
Payments are also affected by which parenting time category applies. Payments may be lower because of a "shared" (fairly equal) care arrangement.
Oklahomans paying the most child support have high incomes and limited parenting time. Conversely, the biggest receivers are parents who (a) work little (b) have their kids most of the time and (c) have a high earner as the other parent.
Oklahoma law does not give the court much leeway to deviate from the child support guidelines. The actual amount the judge orders is usually close to the calculated amount.
To estimate the amount of child support to be awarded, you can use the child support calculator on the Oklahoma Department of Human Services website. You can also obtain a copy of the Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines there and download instructions on how to use the calculator.
The number of overnights the child(ren) stay with each parent is included in the calculation. In sum, the more overnights the child(ren) stay with a parent the less that parent’s child support obligation will be.Kania Law Office
Oklahoman child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Edmond and Lawton. Variations in support payments may be made by the agreement of parents or at the discretion of a judge presiding over your case.
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