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Living in Indiana..
« on: Nov 19, 2008, 09:52:17 AM »
I have a daughter i pay child support on. She is 18, works two jobs and recently moved out with a girlfriend to go to college. I am a disabled vet and the va pays for her college. Can i emancipate her to stop the payment of child support?


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Re: Living in Indiana..
« Reply #1 on: Nov 19, 2008, 10:26:42 AM »
I have a daughter i pay child support on. She is 18, works two jobs and recently moved out with a girlfriend to go to college. I am a disabled vet and the va pays for her college. Can i emancipate her to stop the payment of child support?


1. What Constitutes Emancipation To Release A Parent From A Child Support Obligation
This article surveys the law concerning emancipation in these broad categories: marriage, entering the armed forces, becoming pregnant, and leaving the parental roof and becoming self-supporting.
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2. Termination of Child Support and Support Beyond Majority

This page details the manner in which each State handles termination of child support obligations and support beyond the age of majority.
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Re: Living in Indiana..
« Reply #2 on: Nov 19, 2008, 10:52:11 AM »
She doesn't have to be emancipated, if your order or state law says that CS is paid only till 18 or out of HS.  All you have to do is file a petition with the court to stop support.

Now if your order or state law requires you to pay support either while she's in college or until she's on her own, you still might have an argument, since she is supporting herself, apparently.  Also, if you are required to pay through college, make sure to determine who you should be paying the support to.........here in IA, if a parent pays support for a child who's in college, that child must maintain a certain grade point average AND the support is paid directly to the child......that's state law.

Find out what your order says and state laws are and act accordingly.  And if you only have to petition the court to stop support, expect the ex to blow a gasket and try to throw up as many roadblocks as possible to stop you.  You have to realize that you're stopping her gravy train!

Emancipation is generally required when a child under the age of majority is supporting themselves entirely and wants to be allowed to make their own decisions...basically they are asking the court to acknowledge them as 'adults, with all the rights and responsibilities that go along with that, and their parents are no longer responsible for them.   
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