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§ 601-313. Costs and fees

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 43. Marriage and Family

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 43. Marriage and Family (Refs & Annos)
Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (Refs & Annos)
Article 3. Civil Provisions of General Application
43 Okl.St.Ann. § 601-313
§ 601-313. Costs and fees
A. The petitioner may not be required to pay a filing fee or other costs.
B. If an obligee prevails, a responding tribunal of this state may assess against an obligor filing fees, reasonable attorney's fees, other costs, and necessary travel and other reasonable expenses incurred by the obligee and the obligee's witnesses. The tribunal may not assess fees, costs, or expenses against the obligee or the support enforcement agency of either the initiating or the responding state or foreign country, except as provided by other law. Attorney's fees may be taxed as costs, and may be ordered paid directly to the attorney, who may enforce the order in the attorney's own name. Payment of support owed to the obligee has priority over fees, costs and expenses.
C. The tribunal shall order the payment of costs and reasonable attorney's fees if it determines that a hearing was requested primarily for delay. In a proceeding under Article 61of this title, a hearing is presumed to have been requested primarily for delay if a registered support order is confirmed or enforced without change.

Credits

Laws 1994, c. 160, § 26, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 2004, c. 367, § 22, eff. Nov. 1, 2004; Laws 2015, c. 104, § 25, eff. Nov. 1, 2015; Laws 2016, c. 148, § 11, eff. Nov. 1, 2016.

Footnotes

43 § 601-601 et seq.
43 Okl. St. Ann. § 601-313, OK ST T. 43 § 601-313
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through the general effective date. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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