Child Support

918-453-5444
childsupport1@cherokee.org
1511 Ketcher Street, Building C Tahlequah, OK 74464

Information for parents relating to COVID-19 located in the public notices section.

Dear Cherokee Nation Child Support Families,

Like most of you, I have been anxiously following the news around COVID-19, wondering what I can do to help in this uncertain and unprecedented time. As a mom, a daughter caring for an elderly father, and a Cherokee Citizen, I feel more protective of my Family now than ever – which includes all of you.

Supporting our communities has always been a key pillar at the Cherokee Nation Office of Child Support Services. As such, we are finalizing plans and will be quickly announcing more details and ways to support broader efforts impacting our communities.

I have always believed that we are strongest when we stand together. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 ripple effects, please know that we have options to assist you. Please call our office at 918-453-5444 or Toll-Free at 866-247-5346. Because this situation is complex and ever-changing, our plans may change too so please continue to check our website for resources and updates.

We are always here for you and hope that you stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Kara Pasqua
Director


The Cherokee Nation Office of Child Support Services (CNOCSS) provides genetic testing for paternity establishment; location services, establishes child support obligations and can offer support in modifying child support orders. In addition, CNOCSS has a payment processing unit that ensures recordkeeping for all payment history and a case management unit that ensures regular child support payments. The Child Support Services office focuses on ensuring that parents are supporting their children and acting in the children's best interest and understands that support can come in a myriad of ways. CNOCSS works will all parties in a neutral environment to establish child support that is beneficial to each particular child and family.

Our Mission

The mission of the Cherokee Nation Office of Child Support Services is to partner with families and other programs to ensure the collaboration of services and resources are in place to build a stable environment for our children that will instill self-sufficiency and wellbeing.

Our goal is to strengthen Cherokee children, families and communities by ensuring a respectful, friendly environment where families can work together for the benefit of their children.

Who We Serve

Cherokee children under the age of majority living within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation are eligible to receive child support services. A Cherokee child under the age of majority is defined as a person under the age of 20 years old, who have not graduated from high school and is regularly attending public or private school.

We can generally assist any Native American family if they are willing to submit to Cherokee Nation tribal court jurisdiction and reside within our 14-county jurisdictional service area. The Cherokee Nation Office of Child Support Services will serve the full county in cases where the jurisdictional service area takes in only a portion of the county.

Public Notices