Q: My son turned 18 and moved out of his mother's house to live with his girlfriend. Does child support continue ?
A: As general rule, the order will not self-terminate until a new Court order is entered; states have different versions of laws governing how and when the child is emancipated and when the child support obligation ends.
While the custodial parent is not entitled to the child support on emancipation, getting it back from the parent is much harder than filing appropriate legal documents to terminate.
I would recommend you file the appropriate pleadings with the court in your state to terminate the child support. You may be able to do it on your own with assistance from the Court’s law library or an experienced attorney who can handle on a limited scope engagement for that purpose.
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