There are many questions that you might have regarding court-ordered child support. If you are currently paying court-ordered child support, you may be wondering when you will no longer be required to pay. Here are the possible instances when the support might end:
- Your child marries
- Your child is emancipated
- Your child turns 18 years of age and is not a full time high school student or
- Your child turns 19 (if your child was still a full time high school student)
There are some exceptions to these instances. One exception could occur if you and the other parent decided to continue to support your child in lieu of any of the above events. Another exception could occur if your child is disabled and unable to support himself/herself. The courts may order you to continue to support your child during adulthood.
However, if these exceptions do not apply to you, keep in mind that if your court-ordered child support is coming out of your wages automatically, you need to file to terminate the wage garnishment. In order to file the termination, you must have proof that one of the above events occurred.
We, at Wallin and Klarich, have experienced child support attorneys in San Diego and throughout southern California who can assist you with a court-ordered child support termination or any other child support issue. Our family law attorneys can help you understand your rights and assist you through the child support process.
If you or someone you love has a family law matter, please contact Wallin & Klarich today via phone at 1-888-749-7428 or fill out our online consultation form for a free evaluation of your family law case.
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