Spousal and Child Support
The state of Oklahoma follows the Income Share Model when determining the amount needed for a child, which the non-custodial parent should pay. Child support covers those financial indicators that a child could have if the marriage had not collapsed. The Income Share Model takes into account the aggregate net income of both parents, after which the amount is divided proportionally depending on the income of each parent.
Both parents are responsible for ensuring that the child receives proper education and care. If the non-custodial spouse's income is significantly higher than the income of the primary custodian, the parent with a higher income is often assigned more financial responsibilities.
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