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We were under the impression that the entering of the temporary order by the State's Attorney was going to open our OKDHS child support case. Is this incorrect?
Correct. Normally, child support will be paid through the state's agency, in this case the OKDHS. This can be done even for temporary orders while the suit is still pending. Did the attorney give you some reason to believe otherwise?
Do I need to open my OKDHS case by contacting OKDHS? Or does OKDHS get information that a case was opened from the Family Court from the Temporary Order that the State's Attorney completed?
This depends on the jurisdiction. Normally, the order would be forwarded to the agency automatically. However, this does not always happen in real life. In addition, OKDHS will need to know your information as well as that of your soon-to-be-ex such as SSN, employer, etc. Some of this may be written into the temporary orders, but not all. As such, someone in your situation wants to call OKDHS and tell them that temporary orders have been entered. This will then have them (a) ask you to forward a copy to them and provide some information about yourself and the other party, or, (b) have them ask you to provide some information but then get the copy of the orders themselves. So either way, calling them to ensure that they push it through is recommended because they will need to speak with you, regardless.
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