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Is there a way to stop having to pay child support?
If you are the biological parent then you must support your child until they reach eighteen years of age. There are very few ways to avoid your responsibility. Consider the following.
- If you don't have an income source you could petition the court
for a temporary modification of the support order. Of course that
would only be until your financial situation changes.
- If you feel that the child is not yours you need to have
paternity test taken.
- Obtain custody of the child.
- If the childs other parent is married then consider allowing their spouse to legally adopt the child.
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The duty to pay child support stops at age 18 except when the child has not yet finished high school, and in that case it will continue until the child completes high school, …but not past age the child's 20 th birthday.
Under California law, a parent's obligation to pay child support continues until, · the child becomes 18 years old, or · the child has not graduated from high school, in… which case the child support continues until the child has graduated high school or becomes 19, which ever occurs first, or · the child is physically or mentally disabled, or · the parents of the child have agreed that child support is to continue into the college years and such an agreement can be enforced by the Family Law Court, or · the child has demonstrated freedom from parental control or support, and an ability to be self-supporting, a child that is on active military duty, or a child that becomes lawfully adopted by another party, or · if there were arrears owed on child support, a court order may enforce collection of the arrears until the debt is paid in full, including any interest that may have accumulated, even after the child becomes 18 years old.
You can stop paying child support once the child is emancipated. Emancipation can come in many guises. One of the classic types of emancipation is when the child joins t…he military. Historically, the three types of emancipation were 1) when the child reached the age of majority (no longer true - the age of majority is generally 18, and there may still be child support to be paid, depending on the state); 2) when the child marries; 3) If the child joins the service (this can be military or the job corps - but if the child leaves the service, he can be "unemancipated" under certain conditions). There are other ways a child may be emancipated, but the main point to consider is whether or not the child is financially self-sufficient. If he is not, the court will be less likely to grant emancipation, because the court does not want to see the child become a ward of the state. It's important to know that emancipation is a legal act, and should be determined by the probate court. If you think your child is emancipated, and you want to stop paying support, check with your attorney, and ask the court to declare the child emancipated. Also, be sure to check your divorce agreement, to see if there are any insights on when the child is considered emancipated. State law will trump your agreement, if you've given away the rights of the child (you can't do that). I think such a child would be considered self-sufficient and, therefore, emancipated, and the court would likely grant a motion to terminate support.
No the law states visitation should never be refused when childsupport is not paid. The law states that not allowing thechild(ren) to see the parent would be considered punish…ing thechild. (Canada, Ontario Law)
Child support should stop automatically when the court who issued the support order receives proof that you are not the father. If it doesn't stop automatically for some reaso…n, contact your local Department of Human Services and talk to them about the situation.
It depends on how the CS orders are written - if they are written to include support while the child attends college, then you pay until you hit the cut off. If college was no…t stipulated in the orders - you need to pay until the child finishes High School and turns 18.
Child support laws vary from state to state and separation agreements between the parties can result in child support orders that go beyond state laws. The obligated parent …should always adhere to the terms specified in the child support order and not make the assumption that his or her financial obligation ends when the child reaches the state's age of majority.
Although the question sounds like a "no brainer" and could be in the literal sense, the matter of not being gainfully employed has no bearing on whether or not an obligated pa…rent must support his or her child. In essence, the law does not recognize the inability of the obligated parent's child support responsibilities regardless of their financial status. The court expects the parent to honor the child support order by any means necessary, including selling personal items or even collecting aluminum cans to sell, might sound inane, but it is a fact.
Well my dad left 6 months ago and said he wants nothing to do with us but my mom started getting benefits on top of what she gets from her job :) I suggest that you contact y…our State's child support agency. When you get an interview with them, bring all the papers relating to your child support: birth certificates, acknowledgments of paternity, court orders, payment records, etc. Be polite but persistent. Good luck!
At the request of the custodial parent or to recover assistance provided, the State may take various actions to collect past-due support, including garnishing wages, intercept…ing tax refunds and other government payments, placing liens on bank accounts, real estate and other assets, requesting suspension of drivers license, and/or asking the courts to put the obligor in jail for contempt.
When the court says you can. You have a right to file a motion to stop when the child turns age 18, unless the child is handicap. see links below ---------------------------…----------------------------------------------------------------- Under California law, a parent's obligation to pay child support continues until, · the child becomes 18 years old, or · the child has not graduated from high school, in which case the child support continues until the child has graduated high school or becomes 19, which ever occurs first, or · the child is physically or mentally disabled, or · the parents of the child have agreed that child support is to continue into the college years and such an agreement can be enforced by the Family Law Court, or · the child has demonstrated freedom from parental control or support, and an ability to be self-supporting, a child that is on active military duty, or a child that becomes lawfully adopted by another party, or · if there were arrears owed on child support, a court order may enforce collection of the arrears until the debt is paid in full, including any interest that may have accumulated, even after the child becomes 18 years old
Age 19, regardless of being in school. see links
If you are asking how, as a non-custodial parent, you can end the requirement that you pay support for your child, the answer lies in your support agreement and/or state law. …Child support will end when the child has attained the age referenced in the agreement or the age referenced by the law in your state.
See Link Below Child Support Age-At what age does child support stop and what steps need to be taken to bring this about?
Age 18 or end of high school
Yes, if you can show the court that: you have custody of the child; the child is deceased; the child has been adopted; the child is emancipated; the child has attained majorit…y; and/or you have no income other than public assistance; AND, you do not owe any past-due support.
Answer I guess that you need to go to court to show the court that you are not the dad. Have a copy of the DNA test or if the mother adimited that you …are not the dad have her there to tell the judge. * File a petition in the appropriate state court with supporting documentation. However, if the custodial mother does not agree to a paternity test the court cannot force her to do so in such a situation unless the alledged father files a separate civil suit. Be advised, even if the male proves he is not the biological father there is no guarantee the court will relieve him of the financial obligation that he has already accepted, difficult to comprehend to be sure, but definitely a fact.