I was the non-custodial parent of a minor child and am required to pay child support in arrears and for months after the court ruling on awarding of child support. I read that child support ends when the child turns 18, but can continue until she graduates from HS. However, my minor child finished all of her HS courses 4 months before she turned 18 and stopped going to HS. The graduation ceremony was 1.5 months after she turned 18. Since she graduated early, she has been working.
Here are my questions:
- When does child support payments from me end?
A - When she finished all of her HS classes and completed all of her graduation requirements.
B - Automatically when she turned 18.
C - The actual date of the HS graduation ceremony.
Here is a related question for you. My wife’s attorney is saying that I MUST file to have child support payments ended, otherwise my child support payments continue on and on and on.
Is this true?
Another question for you. My wife and minor child moved out of the family residence on June 16 2010, but did not file for child support until June 30 2010. The judge ruled that I had to pay child support for all of June.
Why should I be required to pay for the full month of June instead for half of June?
Should child support only start AFTER my wife filed for it (June 30)?
I know that this is getting long, but please allow me four more questions. My minor child moved out of my wife’s apartment in the month of February 2011 and was living on her own. One month later, the minor child decided to move back in with me (March 2011) and is still living with me (she has since turned 18 as I said above).
Should I be required to pay child support for the month the child lived on her own?
Should I be required to pay child support while the minor was living with me until she turned 18 or graduated from HS?
Should my wife be required to pay ME child support while the minor was living with me?
Is my wife required to give some of the child support money to my daughter? My wife told my daughter that she will never see a penny of the money.
- Poor Dad