Legal Question in Family Law in Nevada

Does child support stop after adoption

My ex-wife's husband adopted my two daughters. My ex says the adoption has been finalized, but I have to pay child support untill their names are changed on their social security cards. When can I stop the allotment? Also, The divorce was in Clark Co. Nevada, and I think the adoption was done in Texas. Do I need to file anything with or notify Clark Co. pertaining to my stopping the child support due to their adoption?

Asked on 10/22/06, 8:26 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Anita Webster Webster & Associates

Re: Does child support stop after adoption

Once the children are adopted by their step father and the order is signed by the court, your child support obligation ends.

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Answered on 10/23/06, 12:02 pm
Anita Webster Webster & Associates

Re: Does child support stop after adoption

Just by way of clarification to my earlier answer, if there was a termination proceeding, the obligation to pay support ends with the finalization of the termination proceeding. There is no ongoing obligation to pay child support after that.

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Answered on 10/23/06, 12:03 pm


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