Dallas, TX asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania

Q: I have two son in pennsylvania, one graduates in May, Does he get removed from the support when he graduates?

I have two sons 17 and 14, The 17 year old turns 18 in April and Graduates in May. Neither his mother or I reside in Pennsylvania any longer. Does he automatically gets removed or do I have to file?

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Kathryn Hilbush

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  • Media, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: A notice should be sent out in advance of his 18th birthday, asking his mother, and I believe you as well, whether he should be removed from the order at 18. Obviously, the answer is no because he's not been graduated from high school. If the mother says to remove him at at graduation, then he'll be remove. However a word of caution - when they remove a child under this procedure they do not reduce the amount of the order so, if you want the order to be adjusted to reflect support for one child, you'll have to file a petition to remove the older child and recalculate the order. You should also look into having the case moved to TX if that's where you both now reside.

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