Q: Can I get an itemized statement showing all payments&charges on my case? I'm the non-custodial parent.
Why is DHS still taking the full amount of support, $556, even though both of my kids have turned 18 (as of 1/16/21) and are out on their own? Since the case was established $506 went to current and $50 went to back. I thought once current ended only the $50 for back would be collected unless she petitioned the court for an increase and the court agreed. I am also still having to pay for their health insurance. How is this possible and can I do anything about it?
A: DHS will often continue to take out the same amount unless/until the wage assignment is changed. You can get an attorney to help you try to lower the payment. You can also request an accounting of payments.
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A: Just because the children turned 18 does not necessarily mean the child support ends. Typically it will end at age 18 but it CAN go longer. The statute reads age 18, UNLESS the child is regularly enrolled in and attending high school, then they are entitled to support until they graduate or reach the age 20 (whichever comes first) -- Alternatively, some divorce decrees stipulate even longer if the parties had agreed on support until later such as in college.
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