Q: My son will be 19 in three months. How do I petition the court to have child Sup stopped & how soon should I do that ?
My child support currently comes out of my pay check. The age of emancipation in Alabama is 19. He will be 19 in July. Is a court petition done through a letter or in person ? And how soon should I petition so that child support stops on time ?
A: You would petition the Court to end the support. You do that through the Court. I would do it right now. You don't tell us if there is any other child involved who is still a minor. There is no basis for your paying support to a person who is over 19 years of age UNLESS you have a "pre Christopher" order that commands that you pay post minority support -- like college expenses. You should also check and see if the wage withholding order has any language that makes it expire. Get something going with the court right away.
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