August 2016 | 377 P.3d 176, 2016 Ok. Civ. App. 52 (Okla. Civ. Ct. App. 2016)

Patrick v. Patrick (Oklahoma 2016)

Child support may only be awarded for an adult disabled child if there is a causal relationship between the disability and the child’s inability to support him or herself. In this case, the mother could not be ordered to support an adult child who had entered treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. Assuming that substance abuse met the statutory definition of a disability, no evidence demonstrated he could not support himself when not in treatment.

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