The Chickasaw Nation was the first tribe to receive direct funding under Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) to provide child support services to Native American children. CNCSS was established to assist Native American children in receiving their mandated child support. We have grown to provide child support services to Native American children throughout Oklahoma.
Eligibility for application for child support services includes:
- Must be Native American or willing to stipulate to the jurisdiction of the Chickasaw Nation District Court.
- Child must be under the age of majority (18) for establishment services.
To open a case the following must be submitted:
- Child Support Services Application.
- Copies of the child(ren) state certified birth certificate.
- Copies of social security cards for custodial parent and child(ren).
- Copies of Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) cared for child(ren) and/or custodial parent.
- Copies of all court orders pertaining to the child(ren).
- Copies of two most recent payroll check stubs.
- Affidavit of all child support payments paid directly to the custodial parent.
- Signed Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity for the child(ren).
- A photo of the non-custodial parent.
Below is a list of services provided by the Department of Child Support Services:
- Establishment of Paternity
- Court Order and/or
- Genetic Testing – Buccal Swab Collection
- Establishment of Child Support Orders
- Enforcement of Child Support Orders
- Locate of Custodial and Non-Custodial Parents
- Modification of Child Support Orders
- Conflict Resolution Services
- Tribal Enforcement Payment Program
Alternative Conflict Resolution Services (ACRS) is designed to assist in creating child support compliance and the frequency of child support paid. The main objective is to create an atmosphere of ongoing cooperation and efficiency between our clients.
Eligibility for Alternative Conflict Resolution Services:
- All parties must be willing to participate and cooperate with ACRS Coordinator and services requested.
Eligibility for Tribal Enforcement Payment Program:
- Non-custodial parents who currently have no means of meeting their monthly child support obligations and have pled guilty to the contempt charges, or have been found guilty of contempt and a sentence has been imposed, may be ordered into the program by the court upon a recommendation by the attorney. Placement into the program would be in lieu of penalties or jail time.
- Non-custodial parents, who are currently employed but are not meeting their current obligations, may be ordered into the program so that the child support payment can be obtained and monitored through an income assignment to the employer.