Q: My daughter recently turned 18 and moved in with me. What do I need to do to stop paying child support payments?
My daughter just turned 18 and recently moved out of her mothers house and asked to live with me. Am i still obligated to pay child support to her mother? If so, what do I need to do to modify support arrangements?
A: Your child support order from the court should indicate the cut-off time frame for when you can stop paying child support. If the support order says that you pay until she turns 18, then the obligation has ended. If you find the child support order, and it does not have a limit to your daughter turning 18, then I would consider reviewing the Division of Child Support Enforcement's child support modification process. You can submit a request with DCSE, and if they find the circumstances have changed sufficiently, then they will send the court, where the support was ordered, a recommendation to modify the support. If you're modifying a court order, then you may not need an atty if DCSE agrees. Here's the link: https://www.dss.virginia.gov/files/division/dcse/forms/032-18-0820-04-eng.pdf
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