Child support exceptions?


#1

Hello,

I was reading this article you had on your site about the exceptions allowed to no end child support at age 18. Can you tell me what this means? If a child is handicapped does that mean the support continues forever? What is the handicapped child has an income of about 3k-4k a month from a trust? Does that still mean you have to pay the Child Support??? Thanks

“The final exception to the rule that child support ends when the child is no longer a minor is made for a child who, post-minority, remains mentally or physically incapable of self-support, such as a child who needs long-term care. In this situation, the child support obligation under North Carolina law exists for as long as the child is incapable of self-support.” ROSEN FIRM PAGE


#2

I posted this question a week ago can I get response to this question? It was a question about an article you quoted about child support. Thank you


#3

The duration of child support is based on the statute:

Payments ordered for the support of a child shall terminate when the child reaches the age of 18 except:

If the child is otherwise emancipated, payments shall terminate at that time;
If the child is still in primary or secondary school when the child reaches age 18, support payments shall continue until the child graduates, otherwise ceases to attend school on a regular basis, fails to make satisfactory academic progress towards graduation, or reaches age 20, whichever comes first, unless the court in its discretion orders that payments cease at age 18 or prior to high school graduation.

In the case of graduation, or attaining age 20, payments shall terminate without order by the court, subject to the right of the party receiving support to show, upon motion and with notice to the opposing party, that the child has not graduated or attained the age of 20.