What is the procedure for ending child support payments?

By |2022-03-30T18:54:25+00:0025 Feb 2016|Categories: Child Support|

What is the procedure for ending child support payments?

Being a parent is complicated, so it’s normal for people to have a lot of questions. Depending on the situation they may find themselves in, parents may have even more questions because they are not a couple, but still have to find a way to co-parent and raise their child together. Often, this means paying child support and finding ways to give the child the care they need until they can care for themselves.

It is important that any parent who is ordered to pay child support make their monthly payments on time for however long they are ordered to make payments. Many parents may be under the impression that once the child is 18 years old, or child support is no longer necessary, that the payments will stop. Although there will come a point in time that child support is no longer needed, this is not a decision that either parent can make on their own.

When a parent has questions about an end date for their payments, they are to discuss this with their local child support agency and request that the payments end. Every case is different, so just because one person no longer had to pay child support after a certain age, doesn’t mean things will be the same for another person. With this in mind, parents shouldn’t just assume their obligation to support their child financially ends whenever they decide.

If a parent is ordered to pay child support, they should do so without hesitation, even if that means they have to pay it past the date they were expecting to have to pay. It is not easy to raise a child. Because two people are no longer together doesn’t mean they can’t work together to ensure their child is properly cared for in the way they deserve. Any parent who would like to receive child support from their child’s other parent may want to contact an attorney for assistance.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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