Child Support Services


Child Support Services

The Cherokee Nation Child Support Services IV-D program opened its doors in July, 2007. Since that time we have contributed to collecting and distributing an average of $4 million dollars per year to our families.  We know, however, that Child Support Services is more than just the money – it’s about strengthening Cherokee relationships and families.  Our offices can provide paternity and child support establishment services; location services, modifications of child support orders and enforcement services.   It is our mission and our goal to be able to help our Cherokee children achieve the success and self-sufficiency that they truly deserve. We are here to serve and ensure quality customer service for all parties involved.

ELIGIBILITY:
A Cherokee Child under the age of majority, and whom is currently residing within the tribes jurisdictional service area*
 
A Cherokee child under the age of majority is defined as a person under the age of eighteen (18) years old or a person under the age of nineteen (19) years old who has not graduated from high school and is regularly attending public or private school.
 
Child Support Services can also assist outside of the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional service area, if both parents are willing to submit to Cherokee Nation District Court jurisdiction.
 
We would be glad to send you an application packet or for additional questions and/or help, please contact our main Child support office.

*Jurisdictional service areas include: Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington Counties

Tahlequah Office:  918-453-5444
Email:  childsupport1@cherokee.org

General Contact

human_services@cherokee.org  918-453-5444

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