I have two children from my first marriage, both reside with my ex-wife in NC. My daughters are aged 22 and 14. Presently, I have been trying to terminate child support for my 22 year old which is still ongoing. My 22 year old is profoundly disabled and her mother receives an income provided to her from a trust for her care.
[b]I have two questions:
[/b]My attorney told me that I maybe required to continue to pay Child Support for life for my oldest daughter (age 22 who receives monies from a trust that her mother receives). Is this in keeping with NC Law? Would I have to pay CS for life? I keep getting different answers for different people.
Note: I have never entered into any agreement to continue to pay Child Support for either child page age 18 or because of disabilities.
furthermore, Is there any new laws in NC to order a parent to pay Child support for life for disabled adults?
What does this statute mean? For purposes of custody? does this mean you can pay for support for life or you can if you choose? My daughter gets a large income from her trust so she is not dependent.
50-13.8. Custody of persons incapable of self-support upon reaching majority.
“For the purposes of custody, the rights of a person who is mentally or physically incapable of self-support upon reaching his majority shall be the same as a minor child for so long as he remains mentally or physically incapable of self-support. (1967, c. 1153, s. 2; 1971, c. 218, s. 3; 1973, c. 476, s. 133; 1979, c. 838, s. 29; 1989, c. 210.)”
Additionally, Is the money paid to my 22 yr old via a trust to her mother taxable income?
Sorry it is long, but it is kind of a multi-level problem.
My lawyer tells me I have to pay CS for life, but I can’t find a law in NC stating this.