When in Doubt, Pay on the First!
Video Transcript: So when is child support due if your order doesn’t specify a date? My name is Tulsa Fathers Rights attorney Brian L. Jackson here with dads.law, where fathers are not disposable and we are still talking about interpreting your decree.
And today’s topic is going to be, If your order does not specify a date when child support is due, when is it usually considered due? Short answer is, generally speaking, child support’s payable on the first of the month.
Now, a couple of things to be aware of. First of all, if you don’t have a date specified and you were to pay later than the first, you’re probably okay as long as it doesn’t get more than a month behind. So if you pay it on the 15th instead, you’re probably okay. But if push comes to shove and you do wind up in court, a likely scenario is the judge is going to tell you it’s due on the first, unless your order specifies a different due date.
But without it being specified, it would be safe to assume that it would be implied to be due on the first. And you should prepare to pay on the first because although you are probably not going to get jammed up for paying it later because it doesn’t spell it out, you could. It would certainly annoy a judge if they think you’re paying late on purpose. So that’s the answer to that.
And if you have any questions about that and need an Oklahoma child support lawyer, I would encourage you to go to dads.law where fathers are not disposable and would be happy to help you out.