What would you like to do?
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.
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
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.
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.
it is a very simple answer, BE PATIENT ! , and do not let anyone especially a lawyer tell you differently, i went thru this and it is your right to exercise you rights as an A…merican father, " your forefathers gave you this right, do not be rude and only give general specifics about your case , do not whine, i guarantee that this will work, you will have to have documentations to prove you have custodyof this child ect..., i did this without a lawyer, and today i still do not pay child support, and my "parent-child relationships " was not affected at all, I can go to jail if I told you specifically what I did, yea! I can go to jail,write your congressman,senator and the house of representative and see who response and go from there, re-educate yourself with your case, be ready for a long haul,good luck ,
legally can stop paying once the child is 18 years of age
See Link Below Child Support Age-At what age does child support stop and what steps need to be taken to bring this about?
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.
Age 19, regardless of being in school. see links
It depends on the state where the child support order was established. Normally in certain states there is a "0" child support amount of course or the inmate request's a downw…ard modification of the child support order. But interest growns on the account. just because one is incarcerated you are not...eh home free.
see link below
Tell them to stop. Dont be hard...there old people!
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 18 or end of high school
One way is if the child is adopted by someone else who is willing to become responsible for supporting the child. Otherwise you need to petition the court to modify or termina…te the child support order.
yes you both will have to agree and then go back to court
You stop paying for child support when your child turns 18.
Yes. Your child support obligation terminates when the child reaches the age of majority. (Except that it may be continued for some additional months for the child to complete… high school, depending on the terms of the order.)