***THIS IS A MUST READ*** Punishment for a first offense for failure to pay child support is a fine, up to 6 months in prison, or both. In the case of a second or subsequent offense or a case when the obligation has been unpaid for longer than 2 years or is more than $10,000, the punishment increases to a fine of up to $250,000, 2 years in prison, or both. Noncustodial parents convicted of these offenses must also pay restitution and/or settlements of the child support amount owed.
"The Oklahoma legislature and the U.S. Congress has enacted law to allow the Office of Child Support Services to collect child support owed from non-custodial parents who receive payments from Social Security, Worker’s Compensation, and personal injury settlements as well as regular employment paychecks."
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