Fairhope, AL asked in Divorce, Family Law, Adoption and Child Support for New York

Q: Does remarriage and adoption end court ordered child support in New York?

My mother and father divorced in 1984. My father was ordered to pay child support. My mother remarried in 1989 but my stepfather did not adopt me. Had he adopted me, would that have nullified the child support mandate?

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Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
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  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Adoption terminates the parental relationship of the biological parent that is replaced by the adoption. As such, child support is no longer an obligation. However, arrears of child support still remain.

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Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
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  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Remarriage does not end child support, adoption does as you are then the child of another parent.

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