Child turning 18


#1

Try to negotiate with the other parent first. If that fails, file a motion to modify the support with the Court. Do not simply pay half unless that is what is provided for in the court’s order.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCdivorce.com
(919)787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

If I negotiate directly with my ex (which is unlikely) how will this affect the current CS order in place with CSE? Also, I have been paying over and above the court ordered amount for a few years. Can I reduce the amount I am paying to equal the amount on the original support order without going to court? Not sure I have set a precedant.

Thank you for your help!


#3

You can pay the amount you are ordered to pay. You need not pay any extra. If you make a deal with your former spouse be sure and document it in the form of a consent order, signed by the judge and filed with the court.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCdivorce.com
(919)787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

My oldest child is turning 18 soon. I also have a 15 year old. Right now I pay child for both children. When my oldest reaches age 18 do I need to go to court to have my child support adjusted or can I just begin paying half the current amount?