I am a Fayetteville area non-custodial parent, and I’ve paid child support for several years due to a divorce. I have no payments in arrears. I’m actually ahead on payments by 7 months (my final payment will be made on February 30, 2017). My daughter will turn 18 this August, and at that time-according to my current order, I am no longer obligated to pay.
While I do intend on helping my daughter directly with support for college, I want to close out the current order with the proper documentation (if required) here with the Cumberland County court system. FYI, both my ex-wife and I had private attorneys during the divorce.
My questions are: (1) What documents need to be filed (and in what sequence) to close out the order, and (2) Do I have to wait until her 18th birthday to file them or can I file early since my obligation is paid off early?
Thanks for any guidance.