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Services > Child Support Services

Child Support Services

Established to assist First American children with receiving court-ordered child support, Chickasaw Nation Child Support Services (CNCSS) can:

  • 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
  • Provide additional resources to assist families

Program participants provide:

  • Completed child support services application/referral
  • Copies of:
    • CDIB for all children, custodial parent and non-custodial parent (if available)
    • Social Security cards for all children and non-custodial parent (if available)
    • All court orders, divorce decrees, guardianship orders or paternity affidavits
    • State-issued birth certificates for all children are only needed for paternity cases we are establishing. If there is an established order already, we do not require a copy.

Eligibility

  • Chickasaw citizens, First Americans and participants without tribal affiliations are eligible to apply.

Other Information

Appointments are not required and walk-ins and phone calls are encouraged. There is no application fee for services. Cases can be presented in tribal or district courts.

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

  • Processing income assignments
  • Initiating child support court hearings
  • Implementing property liens
  • Modifying 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
  • Monitoring payments collected

Tribal Enforcement Payment Project (TEPP):

The Chickasaw Nation Tribal Enforcement Payment Project (TEPP) works with incarcerated parents upon release to:

  • Address barriers to employment
  • Provide employment resources
  • Conduct training/education referrals
  • Monitor success with resuming 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

Click below to find more paternity information for unmarried parents.

Service Area

Both

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

Contact Information

Phone:
(580) 436-3419

Fax:
(580) 272-5512

Email:

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1809
Ada, Oklahoma 74821

Locations

Child Support Services
730 Colony Drive
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 436-3419

Family Support Offices - Ardmore
2341 N. Commerce
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

(866) 431-3419