Q: Can I terminate paying child support if my son is 20 yo is in College but has steady earnings workin remotely in NJ?
A: I dont know if there is a court order or agreement in place requiring you to pay child support until your son graduates from college or if there is an order requiring you to pay child support through the probation department system, but simply terminating your payments may cause your ex or the probation department to take action against you. The better course of action is to talk with, email or text your ex, telling her that you do not feel that it is necessary any longer for you to pay child support to her for your sons support especially since he is working and earning his own money. Suggest to her that you would like her cooperation ( if an order or agreement is in place or payments are being made through the probation department) to enter a consent order for termination of your direct child support obligation. If she ignores your request or says no, then you should meet with a family law attorney to discuss the filing of an application to the court for termination of your direct obligation.
A: Thank you for your question. Yes, you can but only if you have an agreement by consent with the Mother or an order from the court. If the Mother refuses to terminate child support then you must file a motion with the court seeking to emancipate your son and terminating child support. I recommend that you speak to a matrimonial attorney to discuss your rights and options.
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