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Do you have to pay child support for a 17-year-old who is not in school?

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2006-01-01 20:22:05
2006-01-01 20:22:05

The court order designates the terms under which the child support is to be paid. Even if there is an obvious violation of the stated terms the obligated parent may not, of their own accord, cease to make the required payments. Any changes to a court order must be done through the proper procedures as mandated by the laws of the state where the order was originally issued. The safest option would be to obtain legal advice before taking any action.

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What, boarding school is free? Yes, you have to pay your child support payments regardless of where the child is living. They are used to support the child regardless of where they are living.

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