Q: my husband child support case close now reopened without his knowledge now he is penalized
the case was supposed to be closed because the order states but the mother went back and had it reopend because the kids are in their last year of school the children are both 18 he was not notified and his employer was not informed
A: Simply because a case is closed does not mean it cannot be reopened. In the state of GA child support should be paid until the children turn 18 and have graduated from high school, that is, if it is a GA child support order. If the order was signed in another state, then the non-custodial parent would have to adhere to the laws of that state regarding child support. Therefore, in GA, support is owed until the children have graduated from high school, even if they have already turned 18. And keep in mind that if it is arrears, they don't expire.
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