Brandon, MS asked in Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi

Q: Does my child support end if my 19 yr old son joins the military? He is joining air national guard with Air Force in MS.

My son will be 19 yrs old in January and is currently in college; however, he may not be next semester due to him joining the military. Does joining the military automatically emancipate him and child support stops or will I need to file a modification to end the child support and show proof of him joining the military? He is joining the Air Force with plans to do air national guard and become an officer. We live in Mississippi.

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Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Yes, joining the military on a full time basis is an emancipating event in Mississippi.

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