Child support modification?


#1

Hi, we are divorced with set child support payments. I have primary custody of 17 yr old. He left home 7 weeks ago. Wouldn’t live by my rules. Does ex have to keep paying child support?
I rent townhouse and have bedroom for child still. Have lease til April. Child dropped out of high school. Agreement says I was to get support til he is 18 or graduate high school, which ever happens later.
Thanks


#2

*not an attorney

The other parent would have to file for a modification, which they would probably get, and probably be retroactive to the filing date. Since your not supporting the child it would be nice of you to stop child support voluntarily.


#3

The burden is on the other parent to file a motion to modify/terminate child support payments. Any modification or termination will be retroactive to the filling date. If the child is no longer pursuing a high school diploma, that would be grounds to terminate pursuant to our statute.