Q: My child turns 18 next month... what do I need to do regarding Child Support/Parenting Plan, does it end automatically?
I am just needing to know what I do when he turns 18, do I need to go to court to terminate those 2 things, or do they just end automatically when he turns 18? I obviously do not want to keep paying child support at 18, but do owe a small amount of back support, and also obviously don't either want that accumulating towards back support past his 18th.
I also assume the Parenting Plan stops needing to be followed by both parties, when he turn 18, is that correct? I only have every other weekend currently, plus an additional Saturday and 1st and 3rd Wednesday. However, he wants to stay here more often when he can... since parenting plan refers to the "minor child", I assume it ends on his 18th birthday.
Please advise, I am incredibly appreciative of your legal advice, but clueless here. Thank you!
The parenting plan will terminate automatically when your child turns 18.
Child support can be a little different. There is a termination date on the order. It will state something like this order ends when the child reaches 18. Often it is after he or she graduates high school or turns 18.
You should also check the order for post-secondary support which can be ordered until the child is 23.
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