Q: Will working cut my child support?
I am 19 and going to college this year as a freshman. I am still under the care of my mom and I will not be dorming. I know I am entitled to child support until 21 unless I am self-supporting myself. Is getting a job while in college and living with my mother enough to cancel my child support?
A: If you make enough to be self supporting then it could be grounds for emancipation. If you simply work part time or make minimum wage, it is not likely to terminate support.
A: You don't say if the child support is due to an Stipulation between your parents or a court order. Usually, working part time or even full time during periods that you are out of school will not affect the child support. However, if you are working full time while going to school and are self-supporting that can be a problem. The threshold is "self-supporting" which means even if you work full time but still need help from your parents, you are not self-supporting.
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