PO Box 1110
615 H. St. SE
Miami, OK 74354
Toll Free: 888-540-1501
Our mission is to improve the well being of children and families by promoting the emotional and financial responsibility between parents and children, through locating parents, establishing paternity and support obligations, and monitoring and enforcing those obligations.
Our primary customers and beneficiaries of the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement Program are Native American children and their families in need of support.
Our goal is to strengthen Native American children, their families and their communities by creating a safe, friendly environment where families can work together for the benefit of their children.
Child Support is more than just money, it's about healthy, happy children with a positive future. Even though child support payments are a great first step, keeping children connected to both parents in a safe and healthy way is just as important.
Parents are the greatest influence on their children. Through their parents influence, children learn how to be responsible husbands, wives, fathers and mothers, men and women. Being responsible parents is the greatest gift they can give their children.
By working with the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement, we see parents taking that responsibility, resulting in stronger dads, moms and children living in communities with stronger family connections and at the same time being self-sufficient citizens.
How to Get the Tribal Child Support Office to Work for You
You may request an application for services by visiting one of our office locations in Miami, Seminole or Tahlequah and you may contact us at 1-888-540-1501. An application can also be downloaded. There is no fee for our services.
Signed application and supporting documents can be mailed to: P.O. Box 1110 Miami, Ok 74355
By working together, TCSE will provide quality services to you and your children to ensure that their basic needs are taken care of.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Establish a legal connection to a childs father
Establish child support obligation for a minor child(ren)
Monitor and Enforce child support obligations
Modify child support obligations in accordance to the current guidelines
Locate custodial and non-custodial parents
Work with States and other Tribes
Collect and disburse payments
SERVICES WE CANNOT PROVIDE
Cannot provide legal advice or private consultation with TCSE Attorneys
Assist with divorce proceedings
Assist with visitation, custody, property settlement or alimony
Collection of medical or child care costs unless reduced to judgment
Q: Who can apply for services:
Any person who has custody of a Native American minor child may request assistance from TCSE.
Q: I have a child support order issued from the state, can TCSE assist me?
Yes, prior to 1996, Tribal CSE services were not available to Indian children however, Congress amended the Social Security Act that allowed Tribes to develop and operate their own child support program. Your current order will be transferred from the State program and filed within the Tribal courts.