Child Support Services

The Chickasaw Nation Child Support Services (CNCSS) was established to assist Native American children in receiving court ordered child support.

  • Establish paternity for minor children through genetic testing and legal processes
  • Establish a child support order once paternity has been determined
  • Enforce existing child support orders
  • Walk-ins and phone calls are encouraged
  • No application fee
  • Cases can be presented in tribal courts or district courts
  • Mediation services are available
  • Additional resources are available to assist families

Upcoming Events:

Aug
4

You Provide:

  • Completed child support services application/referral
  • Copies of state-issued birth certificates for all children
  • Copies of CDIB for all children, custodial parent and non-custodial parent (if available)
  • Copies of Social Security cards for all children and non-custodial parent (if available)
  • Copies of all court orders, divorce decrees, guardianship orders or paternity affidavits

Eligibility:

  • All Native and Non-Native applications are accepted

Other Information:

The Family Connections Program:
The program works with the parents or guardians, raising and supporting Chickasaw children in successful, healthy families.

Examples of services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocating to strengthen families
  • Introducing and connecting families to Native American culture
  • Encouraging career development

Case Management:
CNCSS can assist in collecting child support payments owed by the non-custodial parent by:

  • Processing income assignments
  • Initiating court hearings for contempt
  • Implementing property liens
  • Modify existing child support orders to ensure the order is in compliance with child support guidelines
  • Intercepting state and federal tax refunds to apply to past due child support
  • Working with other states and tribes when the non-custodial parent lives outside Oklahoma
  • Collecting and processing payments

Tribal Enforcement Payment Project (TEPP):
Some non-custodial parents may be assigned to TEPP, which monitors progress in obtaining or maintaining employment and supervises child support payments to the custodial parent. Participants assigned to this program will work one-on-one with the staff to identify barriers and work toward self-sufficiency.

  • Alternative to incarceration
  • Addresses barriers to employment
  • Provides employment resources
  • Conducts training/education referrals
  • Monitors success in making child support payments

Investigate/Locate:
CNCSS can locate most parents by using up-to-date computer systems and information databases.

  • Federal parent locator services
  • Utilizes information databases
  • Reviews court records
  • Monitors social media
  • Serves court documents

Service Area

Both

This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries


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Contact Information


Phone:
(580) 436-3419

Fax:
(580) 272-5512

Toll-Free:
(866) 431-3419

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1809
Ada, Oklahoma 74821

Locations

Child Support Services

1301 Hoppe Blvd.

Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 436-3419

Family Support Offices - Ardmore

2341 N. Commerce

Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

(580) 222-2910

Last Updated: 04/25/2018