Q: what are the provisions re ending child support if 18yo child is involuntarily hospitalized for drug abuse in PR?
Hello and thank you for using Justia. The child support payment is for the child's benefit regardless where he/she may be. There is no provisión in law as to eliminating child support payment because said child is in rehabilitation. I donot think that a Court will eliminate the obligation to make payments. However a Court may adjust the obligation to be paid monthly depending on how long he/she will be in rehabilitatión, costs of rehabilitatión per month, the child's económical and well being needs during said time.
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There are no provisions to end the payment of child support because of involuntary hospitalization for drug abuse. The treatment may even cause an adjustment on the monthly child support payment, depending on is cost and other factors essential to the dependents care. The court might take in consideration those and there maybe other considerations related on the minors supervision as well as custody.
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