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Unless there are unusually circumstances, once a minor becomes an adult under the laws of the state in which he or she lives (or as stated in the support order) child support ends. If he or she has established residence outside the custodial parent's home with the approval of the custodial parent, the obligated parent should petition the court to have the support order amended or rescinded. Child support money is for the support of minor children and not "owed" to the custodial parent. The custodial parent does have the legal right to sue the obligated parent for any arrearages or "extra" expenses incurred while the minor child was in his or her care.

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If one parent is ordered to pay child support do they have to continue to pay for a child that stays over a boyfriends house more then with the custodial parent?

Yes, you are paying child support because it is yourduty/obligation to provide for support your of child.You seem to be wanting to shift your responsibility for supporting your child onto your daughters boyfriend and this is not possible as, until your daughter is an adult, responsibility for her remains with you and the custodial parent.

Can an adult child release their noncustodial parent from child support arrears?

No. That is not up to the child. If child support payments are in arrears, it means that the custodial parent was not receiving the child support as provided in the child support order issued by the court and the non-custodial parent was in contempt of a court order. The arrears are also set forth in a court order. The funds are owed to the custodial parent. Therefore, the debt cannot be "forgiven" by the child even if they are an adult.

Can a child put their parents on child support?

No. Child support is paid by a non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. If the parents are not supporting their child the child should speak with a trusted adult who can help them report the situation to the proper authorities.

Can a child who has become an adult cancel back child support owed by the non-custodial parent?

No. The back child support is owed to the custodial parent and the amount due doesn't go away until it has been paid.

You are 18 and your mother receives child support for you how can you get that child support check put in your name?

Depends on your state, but odds are that you cannot. Child support is normally for a custodial parent. If you no longer live with that custodial parent, and are 18, you are an adult, not a child. Thus, you are not technically entitled to child support.

Can an adult child sue a non custodial parent for the parent's assets?

Is this a trick question? If the child is legally an adult (and therefore 'emancipated') then there is no "custodial" parent.

Do you have to pay child support if child is not with mother?

Depends on the state. Technically child support is paid to the custodial parent. This means the parent actually has custody, not a parent who allows their child to live elsewhere. Therefore, if the custodial parent does not have custody, check your state laws. Another adult can be allowed to collect child support for the benefit of the child, but a non-custodial biological father can also be given custody in this case.

Can you collect child support at age 28?

Your custodial parent can collect unpaid support that accrued under an order. Support sometimes continues after the child becomes an adult if the child is disabled.

Paying child support if the child is using drugs?

Typically, the custodial parent of a minor continues to receive child support until the minor becomes an adult or is emancipated.

If a child 18 years old leaves the custodial parent and moves with the NCP can a child support case be started?

no the child is already 18 then they are legally an adult and the parent doesnt need to pay child support

How do i submit a form for back pay child support if im the child but grew up?

Most states do not allow a child to collect back support as an adult. Although the right to child support belongs to the child, support is payable to the custodial parent to assist in the care and upbringing of that child. If the custodial parent did not receive that support, then she (or he) made contributions that should have come from the other parent, and the right to collect the back support belongs to her.

Can adult child waive arrearages?

No. The custodial parent is/was the obligor, not the child.

Do you as an adult have any rights to the back child support your mother is getting?

No. The purpose of collecting back child support is to financially reimburse the custodial parent for the support he or she provided in the past. It is not intended to provide present or future support. The debt is owed entirely to the mother in this case, since she was the one who provided financial support to the child. There are cases in which an adult can receive the back child support owed to their parent, but these usually involve the death of that parent.

Can adults sue their parents for unpaid child support?

No. Child support is owed to the custodial parent.The right to collect child support belongs to the custodial parent, not the child, even after the child is an adult they cannot bring a suit for back child support.An adult child may be able to bring a suit for child support arrears on behalf of their parent's estate if they are the court appointed representative of the estate and any statute of limitations has not expired. In that case thy should consult with an attorney.

Can a minor receiving child support continue receiving support once he has a child?

Technically, if it is not in the court order, your custodial parent could still receive support. However, if I were them I would immediately file for your emancipation and stop the child support. If the child is choosing to make adult decisions, they take on adult responsibilities.

Can a minor receiving child support continue receiving support once he breaks the law and starts using drugs?

Typically, the custodial parent of a minor continues to receive child support until the minor becomes an adult or is emancipated.

Can the custodial parent have the right to deny an 18yr old the right to live with the non-custodial parent?

In most states it's a no since at 18 you are an adult and custody does not apply anymore.

Can your child continue receiving child support if she got married?

You don't pay child support to the child, you pay it to the custodial parent. In general, the answer is no unless there is an amount in arrears. Marriage provides emancipation for the child and when a child is emancipated, they are considered an adult in the eyes of the courts. And when a child becomes an adult, the non-custodial parent's support option ends (again, other than any amount that is in arrears).

Can an adult collect back child support from his biological father in Indiana?

I don't know, but I am aware of several cases where the custodial parent collected back child support years after the child reached adult age, even to the point of garnishing social security payments.

Can an adult child sue the non-custodial parent for damages caused by knowingly leaving the child in an abusive situation?

It depends on the damage. The adult child could sue for pain and suffering, but since the parent is non-custodial, it isn't as serious of an issue.

Can an 18 year old that is in high school leave the custodial parent to live with the non-custodial parent?

If you're in the US, yes, because at 18 they are a legal adult, rather they are still in high school or not.

Can a custodial parent get in trouble if that parent leaves the country for vacation and leaves minor child with step dad?

It depends on the exact language in the custody decree, but ordinarily a custodial parent is allowed to place a minor child in the temporary care of any responsible adult.

Teenager wants to live with non custodial parent?

No he will have to wait till he is 21 years old and a full adult.

Can a parent take a child's tax return?

If the child is 18 or older, and is not in custodial care of the parent by the courts, they're legally an adult, and the parent has no legal right to lay claim to their tax returns.

What rights do I have to my child's medical records?

If you child is a minor and you are a custodial parent, you should have complete access. If your child is an adult, none.

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