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A parent quits paying child support when the child reaches the age of 18

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Q: Do you pay child support even if the child goes away to college?
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Do you have to pay child support if your child is eighteen in college and has a medical condition?

A person may have to pay child support even if the child is 18 and in college and has a medical condition. This may be true if the person owes back child support.


In Arkansas does the back child support go away if the mother dies?

No. The money isn't for the mother. The money is for supporting the child. Back child support belongs to the estate of the deceased and will eventually benefit the child. And even if the child should die, the back child support does not go away.


Do you have to pay back child support if the child lives in other state that is over 21?

Child support arrears do not go away. They must be paid even after the child reached the age of majority and the child support order is no longer in effect.


Do you still have to pay child support if the child is 18 and in college in Texas?

If the child is in university they are still considered a dependant in some states and child support still needs to be paid even if they are over 18.


When can child support be legally stopped?

When the child is adopted or have reached 18 or 21 depending on what the child support order says and state law. Even when it ends at 18 it can be possible to ask for support until the child is 21 and finish college.


Does child support end at 18 in mass even if child is full time college student?

Yes, see link


Will the statehelp you if the father sign his right away?

He will still have to pay child support even though he signs his rights away.


Does child support end at 18 if child is a full-time student?

It depends on where you are. In the majority of states in the US (maybe even in all of them), child support continues past 18 if the child is still in high school. In some states, child support can be ordered to continue during college.


At what age does child support stop once a child turns 18 even if they are enrolled in College full time?

see link below


Child is 18 but in college and works part-time do you still owe child support?

Even though you may not legally be bound to pay child support, your child does not stop being your child and you do not stop being their parent just because they turned 18 and you should continue to support them. The Above answer was not the answer to this individuals question at all. You may still have to pay child support depending on what state your child support was filed out of. Double check and see if child support stops at the Age of Majority or if you have a few years after that, also check at what age child support stops when they are enrolled as a full time student in college.


Do you have to pay child support if your 17 yr old has quit school?

Yes, if your divorce decree outlines that you must pay child support until your child reaches age 18 you will have to continue to pay even though they have dropped out of school. Once they turn 18 and do not go to college, your child support will quit.


Can child support be obtained in divorce for college student in Illinois?

Not exactly. In Illinois, child support cannot be ordered past the age of majority but "education support" can be. One or even both parents may be ordered to pay education support, based on the child's academic expenses. Education support must also be ordered by a judge, separately from a child support order.


What age does child maintenance stop?

Various state laws apply and there is no one definitive answer. In general at the age of majority or when the child moves away from the custodial spouse. Some states provide for continuation of support while the child goes to college even after the age of majority and in cases where the child is disabled in any way.


Do you still have to pay child support if the child is 21 and in college?

Maybe. Even though most child support obligations will cease once the child reaches the legal age of majority for the state in which he or she resides the child support order always dictates when suchsupport should end. If the concerned parent does not have a copy of the support order they can contact the clerk of the court where the support order was mandated for officialinformation.


Does a parent pay child support when child goes away to college?

Usually not, as the child is usually over 18. However, that parent is still responsible for any late child support payments that they might still owe. When my brother's 19-year-old girlfriend went back to school, she had to go to court to collect several hundred dollars that her father owed in back payment. By law, the child is still entitled to the money even if it is late.


Does child support end when the child graduates from high school even if they are a full-time college student?

In almost every state child support stops at 18 years old, 19 if still in high school. If you want the other parent to help pay for College, you must have a stipulation put in the Divorce/Child Support decree. In almost every state there is no way to enforce a parent to pay Child Support past the age of majority. Check the laws in your state for exact age.


Does child support apply if child is 16 and not enrolled in college?

Yes. The minor child still have to eat and wear clothes etc even though they are not in school. You have to at least pay until they are 18.


Does a father still have to pay child support if the child is older then 18?

It depends on the state. Some states require that child support be paid until the child graduates high school, even if they're over 18. A few states require child support up to age 21 if they're enrolled in college and still living with the custodial parent.


Can child support continue if a child is 21 and in college?

Often a support order will address such issues as whether or not support should continue while the "child' continues his or her education even if said person has reached the age of majority. However, such support has to be reasonably based. This means that the obligated parent will not have to support an adult child if that person chooses to be a professional student. In most cases the court will allow child support to cease when the child reaches the legal age regardless of his or her educational status.


Can your ex spouse sue you for child support after your son turns 18 and has graduated from highschool All child support payments have been made and there is no back child support due?

Your ex might be looking for support during college. In some States, parental responsibility extends beyond age 18, even if the child is no longer in school. Also, support often continues into adulthood for severely disabled children.


Can a mother still keep her child from seeing the father even if he doesn't pay child support?

Can a mother still keep her child from seeing the father even if he doesn't pay child support?"


What is the statute of limitations on unpaid child support in Oregon?

That would be 2 years after the payments were supposed to end. Which could be when the child turns 18 or perhaps 21 or even graduates college.


Can child support take away your passport?

With arrears greater than $2500, even in cases where you've been hit wiith a retroactive order on a child you did not know existed.


If child support is suppose to end when a child turns 18 state of Pa. Can the child still get support while in college The child lives in Pa. Support was granted from the state of Maryland.?

The law that applies is the law of the governing state of Maryland even if child lives in another state. If Maryland law permits support for post secondary education, then it would be granted. Even if you change the venue to PA and record the child support order in PA, the law must still be enforced based on the original governing state. However, I would certainly not move your child support order to PA since PA law does not allow for any post secondary support unless it is in the orginial child support order or some other written agreement.


How long do you have to pay child support in Alabama?

In Alabama, child support must be paid until the child reaches the age of majority, which is 19; however, the Court can rule that a parent be responsible for paying college expenses even after a child reaches this age as long as the request is made prior to reaching the age of majority.