(a) When the legal custodial person (CP) relinquishes physical custody of a child(ren) to another CP, Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Oklahoma Child Support Services (OCSS) redirects current child support payments to the new CP per Sections 109.5 of Title 43 and 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes. • 1
(b) When the legal CP of a child(ren) dies and another CP, who is not the obligor, assumes custody of the child(ren), OCSS establishes a new support order with the new CP as the obligee.
(1) The new CP must submit an application for child support services when an application is required per 340:25-5-117
(2) OCSS redirects current child support payments to the new CP pending receipt of an application if required and establishment of the new support order. OCSS distributes any past support payments already collected prior to the CP's death per 340:25-5-140
(c) When a new CP assumes custody of a child(ren), OCSS directs past-due support payments per 340:25-5-140.