During that time, you may find that you cannot keep up with the payments.
Not paying your child support in Tulsa is a potentially serious legal matter.
However, if you are truly in a challenging situation, you have options.
One of them is to file a modification form to lower your Oklahoma child support payments.
FAQ: Oklahoma Child Support Payments
If you can no longer keep up with your child support payments, you can file a petition for a child support modification.
Your petition must demonstrate that you have had a permanent and substantial change in circumstances. These circumstances may include the loss of a job or becoming injured.
The Tulsa family court will likely grant the petition, as long as you have met this legal standard.
However, a child support modification will not apply to any back child support that you owe.
For example, if you owe $5,000 in back child support but cannot pay it because you lost your job, your modification will not apply to the back support.
You will still owe $5,000, but your payments going forward will be reduced.