State and federal authorities that govern how Child Support Services pursues civil contempt for child support, including Oklahoma Statutes, Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct, District Court Rules, Oklahoma Administrative Code, state and federal case law, and federal Office of Child Support Enforcement guidance.
- 12 O.S. § 68, Appearance Bond –Right to Enforce
- 21 O.S. § 565, Definition of Direct Contempt and Indirect Contempt
- 21 O.S. § 566, Failure to Comply with Orders
- 21 O.S. § 566.1,Indirect Contempt for Failure to Comply with Order for Child Support, Child Support Arrears, or Other Support
- 43 O.S. § 139.1, Revocation, Suspension, Non issuance or Nonrenewal of License for Noncompliance with Support Order
- 43 O.S. § 140, Problem-Solving Court Program
- 56 O.S. § 240.10, Requirement of Child Support Obligor’s to Maintain Gainful Employment –Underemployed Defined –Notice to Obligor
Rules of Professional Conduct
District Court Rules
- 12 O.S. App. Rules for District Courts of Oklahoma § Rule 8.3, Indirect Contempt for Failure to Pay Child Support–Purge Fee
- 12 O.S. App. Rules for District Courts of Oklahoma §Rule 29, Indigent Defendant in Civil Contempt Action–Right to Counsel–Attorney Fees
Oklahoma Administrative Code
- Turner v. Rogers, 564 US. 431, 131 S. Ct. 2507 (2011).
- Hicks v. Feiock, 485 U.S 624, 108 S. Ct. 1423 (1988).
- Walker v. McLain, 768 F.2d 1181.
- Clark v. Most Worshipful St. John’s Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Okla., 181 P.2d 229.
- Davis v. Davis, 739 P.2d 1029.
- Henry v. Schmidt, 91 P.3d 651.
- Whillock v. Whillock, 550 P.2d 558.
Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement