Legal Question in Family Law in New York

At what age do I stop paying support for my child?

Asked on 12/04/10, 8:03 am

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David Browde David A. Browde, P.C.
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That depends upon the reason you're paying support - whether it's under a court order or a settlement agreement. If it's a court order, the terms of the order usually specify age 21.

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Answered on 12/09/10, 12:25 pm
Debra Palazzo Law Offices of Debra Palazzo, LLC
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NY law is until age 21 uless you and the Mother have opted out of the law in a written agreement that conforms to the child support standard act.

There are some limited exceptions though. If the child has abandoned you and refuses to visit and/or the Mother has intentionally interfered with visitation so that the child does not visit.

These exceptions are only ajudicated in a court. Do not use self help or you will fall into arrears and could go to jail..


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Answered on 12/10/10, 4:16 am

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