Do you have to pay child support to an adult child 18 years old in Missouri?
I'm in KCMO. Until high school ends, or until age 23, if they go to college and carry at least 5 credit hours. I was able to add that requirement in 1992. See link.
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If you are earning money Yes.
In Colorado if a child is an adult at 18 years old why does a parent have to pay child support until they are 19?
In Colorado a child is only considered a adult at 19 years of age.
When a child reaches age eighteen, if the child is enrolled in and attending a secondary school program of instruction, the parental support obligation shall continue, if the …child continues to attend and progresses toward completion of said program, until the child completes such program or reaches age 21, whichever first occurs. If the child is enrolled in an institution of vocational or higher education not later than October first following graduation from a secondary school or completion of a graduation equivalence degree program and so long as the child enrolls for and completes at least 12 hours of credit each semester, not including the summer semester, at an institution of vocational or higher education and achieves grades sufficient to reenroll at such institution, the parental support obligation shall continue until the child completes his or her education, or until the child reaches the age of 22, whichever first occurs. To remain eligible for such continued parental support, at the beginning of each semester the child shall submit to each parent a transcript or similar official document provided by the institution of vocational or higher education which includes the courses the child is enrolled in and has completed for each term, the grades and credits received for each such course, and an official document from the institution listing the courses which the child is enrolled in for the upcoming term and the number of credits for each such course. If the circumstances of the child manifestly dictate, the court may waive the October first deadline for enrollment required by this subsection. If the child has pursued a path of continuous attendance and has demonstrated evidence of a plan to continue to do so, the court may enter a judgment abating support for a period of up to five months for any semester in which the child completes at least six but less than twelve credit hours; however, such five-month period of abatement shall only be granted one time for each child. If the child is enrolled in such an institution, the child or parent obligated to pay support may petition the court to amend the order to direct the obligated parent to make the payments directly to the child. As used in this section, an "institution of vocational education" means any postsecondary training or schooling for which the student is assessed a fee and attends classes regularly. "Higher education" means any junior college, community college, college, or university at which the child attends classes regularly. A child who has been diagnosed with a learning disability, or whose physical disability or diagnosed health problem limits the child's ability to carry the number of credit hours prescribed in this subsection, shall remain eligible for child support so long as such child is enrolled in and attending an institution of vocational or higher education, and the child continues to meet the other requirements of this subsection. A child who is employed at least 15 hours per week during the semester may take as few as nine credit hours per semester and remain eligible for child support so long as all other requirements of this subsection are complied with. . see link
Yes, even if the mother of the child is an adult and statutory rape is involved. see links
yes, see link below
No, the other parent is liable.
Not if she's not in college with 10 credit hours. I'm in KCMO. see links below
Depends on whether the child goes to college.
No, however you need to request the support be stopped. see links below
Yes, if the court has ordered payments beyond age 18 because, e.g., the child is severely disabled and/or attending college.
Does a non-costodial parent still have to pay child support if the child is 18 years old and has back child support owed?
The "back" support must be paid - there is no statute of limitations on collecting that.
Here is the law as stated in TITLE XLIII DOMESTIC RELATIONS CHAPTER 461-A PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Section IV and VII ". The amount of a child support o…bligation shall remain as stated in the order until the dependent child for whom support is ordered completes his or her high school education or reaches the age of 18 years, whichever is later, or marries, or becomes a member of the armed services, at which time the child support obligation, including all educational support obligations, terminates without further legal action. If the order involves a disabled child, the court shall specify the duration of the order, which may be beyond the time when the child reaches the age of 18." and " No modification of a support order shall alter any arrearages due prior to the date of filing the motion for modification. " So if any of the above apply and no provision to the contrary was in the support order, yes it's possible to pay child support for a child of 18 if he or she has not yet graduated from high school or if they have, if any support is in arrears. If child support is not current, it will be pursued until all past due amounts are paid. If you are current on your child support and your child has reached 18 or graduated from high school, whichever is later, you may file for termination of a child support obligation at the agency in charge of child support collection and disbursement with jurisdiction. If you are asking whether a parent can file for support for an 18 year old without any prior support order, New Jersey law does provide for that. N.J.Stat.Ann 9:17-45; 9:17-55 of the New Jersey code says that a parent has up to 5 years after the age of majority (18 in New Jersey, so until the child is 23) to legally establish paternity and file for support based on the same. It is retroactive to the child's birth.
Child support may be modified to extend past the age of 18 in PA if the child is unmarried AND disabled or if the original support order contained a provision for extended sup…port. Generally, however, support terminates when the child reaches the age of 18 unless child support is in arrears. Then it may continue as long as it takes to pay the arrears.
No you don't.
Yes. Child support is owed until the FULL financial obligation is met including back pay. It doesn't matter what age the child is or whether or not they have children, if the …account is not paid in full it is still owed, period.
In some states the courts can prolong it to age 21-24 if the child is in college but not otherwise.