Q: What do I need to go to a hearing to stop child support. I met all the requirements. I need a lawyer in denton countyTX
I am at the end of my child support obligation due to my daughter graduated from high school and turned 18. There is nothing in the original divorce decree about the continuation of payments after this to support college.
I have already filed a motion via the county court. This is an older decree from 2012 before the OAG took over managing CS payments. OAG still keeps the payment history, but the county handles the enforcement of the CS obligation. In the motion I filed I asked for them to notify the other party that I was asking for it to be stopped and paid for that option. It has been a few weeks since I filed and I called to see if there was anything else I should do like getting a copy of the graduation certificate. Since the HS is in the same county, I told it would not be. Now the clerk also mentioned that I would need to hire a lawyer to have this stopped. I am not behind on any payments, met all conditions in the divorce decree, and support order. I just want it over.
Most support orders already specifically state that child support ends on the date of the earliest occurrence of one of several things, including the child turning 18 years of age and graduating from high school. When one of those things occurs, there is usually nothing more you have to do.
Sometimes, wage withholding continues. If that is the case, there is a relatively simply form to complete and submit:
The box for "Termination of IWO" should be checked. "IWO" is an acronym for Income Withholding Order.
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