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§ 139. Legal right to child support

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 43. Marriage and FamilyEffective: November 1, 2020

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 43. Marriage and Family (Refs & Annos)
Divorce and Alimony
Effective: November 1, 2020
43 Okl.St.Ann. § 139
§ 139. Legal right to child support
The Legislature finds and declares that child support is a basic legal right of the state's parents and children, that mothers and fathers have a legal obligation to provide financial support for their children and that child support payments can have a substantial impact on child poverty and state welfare expenditures. It is therefore the Legislature's intent to encourage payment of child support to decrease overall costs to the state's taxpayers while increasing the amount of financial support collected for the state's children by authorizing the district courts of this state and the Department of Human Services to order the revocation, suspension, nonissuance or nonrenewal of any recreational license or permit, or permit including, but not limited to, a hunting and fishing license or other authorization issued pursuant to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Code, Section 1-101 et seq. of Title 29 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and certificates of title for vessels and motors and other licenses of registration issued pursuant to the Oklahoma Vessel and Motor Registration Act, Section 4001 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or to order probation for a parent who is in noncompliance with an order for support for at least ninety (90) days or failing, after receiving appropriate notice to comply with subpoenas or warrants relating to paternity or child support proceedings.


Laws 1995, c. 354, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 402, § 16, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 2020, c. 111, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2020.
43 Okl. St. Ann. § 139, OK ST T. 43 § 139
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 322 of the First Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2023), and through Chapter 6 of the First Extraordinary Session of the 59th Legislature (2023). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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