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Asked on: 8/08/00, 12:46 pm

Divorce and a Disabled 19 year old boy

My husband's 19 year old son has cerebral palsy which we have supported along with his mother for over 7 years without missing a payment. Now that he is 19, he wants to control his money, but his mother will not allow him to. Keep in mind that he receives SSI on a monthly bases and she has a van paid for by SSI. All medical is paid by us and equipment is paid by Medicaid. She will not supply us with any information about my step-son's financial situation so we were advised to stop paying her. We are going to court with this in September and the resolution we would like to see happen is, any support we send goes to my step-son to control and it is decided by us how much. My question is, Are we required by Alabama law to pay support for a 19 year old that receives SSI? And are we required to pay his mother this money? If so, what is the typical percentage of income?

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