Child Support


#1

. You can fill out your modification of support forms earlier than he graduates. You may want to do so a month or two ahead so it takes effect when he graduates. You can get a letter from the school and attach it to the modification of support letter that states he is in good standing and will graduate on _______(date). We waited until she graduated and it took about 3 months to go into effect. If it takes longer you can also ask for a retroactive adjustment of support so you get money back.


#2

You can file to modify child support on the date that you become eligible for a reduction. The reduction can be applied retroactively.

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#3

My son will be graduating from high school in June. He is already 18 and actually will be 19 when he graduates.

My question is when should I begin the process of filing to reduce child support based on his age and graduation from high school. I will still be paying for another child for quite some time, but I was wondering when I should start filing the paperwork for reduction, based on the amount of time it might take to get a hearing in court.