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Which age does my child support ends?

Q: My 17 year old daughter lives in Ct where child support ends at 18. Her mother filed a petition in Ct and it was forwarded to new York where I live. I appeared in child support court in NY on behalf of Ct child support unit. Child support ends at age 21 in NY and at age 18 in Ct so at what age does it ends?

Legally ending Child Support

Q: I have been paying child support for my son from ages 9- 21, withheld from my paycheck ( $400.00 every two weeks) Now due to a disability (Pending) the Social Security Administration is withholding $945.00 per month from my SS. Told by SSA it's a Child Support matter and to contact them, they agree a mistake was made and my case was purged 12 years ago ( when son turned 21) Was never given any legal papers stating all my obligations were fulfilled, was called into CSEWEB office and told its over. Have nothing legal or in writting, doesn't the Court have to terminate the order..

My ex doesn't work. Am I still supposed to pay day care expenses?

Q: I had to go to court today and my ex wife gave me day care bills. In our stipulation it was mentioned that she will get day care expenses when she works. Now her lawyer says that I have to pay up because she was looking for job. I would like to go on trial for this. Is it possible that she can ask me to pay day care expenses when she doesn't even work. If she just shows some recruiter mails saying she was looking for work then I have to pay the day care expenses as well. I feel this is very unfair esp. when the day care expenses in essence double the amount I have to pay for child support. 

I have petitioned for child support in NY, have a date for initial hearing but live in London and cannot make it. What to do?

Q: My children's father pays no child support. He lives in NY. We were married in NY, divorced in the UK. Both children were born in NY and are citizens as is he. They now live with me in London. Today I received a letter advising me a date for an initial hearing in NY. However I live in London and cannot attend. Please advise. 

Should I bring a lawyer to a preliminary hearing a child support modification?

Q: My husband has been going to court and fighting about paying for his 22 year old son. They moved to Pennysylvania and so not reside in Manhattan anymore. She never showed up to any of the court dates, this was going on for about a year since he turned 21. Needless to say the judge did nothing but transfer the case to Westchester during the last court date. We finally received a notice to appear in Westchester and it says that this will be a preliminary hearing. I just wanted to know if its worth bringing a lawyer or should he wait until the next court date. Don't want to waste $700 for nothing. Thank you 

I have just come to know that I have to attend court next week for child support modification. I am traveling unprepared.

Q: I have just come to know that I have to appear for child support modification case for my son. I already pay a good amount in child support. The papers were not served on me. I plan to appear in the court but I cannot prepare my financial statement as I have no time. Is it ok to not fill out the financial statement and ask court for some time? What should I do as next steps? My ex is asking to include the day care expenses in the SCU garnishment from my paycheck when my son is already 4.2 years old. She kept delaying posting the receipts on Family Wizard and now she says that I have not been paying on time. I am unable to prepare because I was not even served with the papers. Also, as my son is already 4.2 years old, he will go to the school and the exorbitant day care expenses ($ 1800 per month) will not remain what they are right now. The papers were served at my previous lawyer's office and I did not get a chance to prepare. Can I take more time from court? Can I stop her from asking money for daycare expenses through garnishment? 

Lower Child Support with Increased Salary?

Q: Is it possible to lower child support payments with increased salary when I am already paying a over $ 2,400 in support + Day care expenses? I know it depends on substantial change in circumstances, but is there an upper limit to child support payments? My ex wife makes at least 100 k per year and our combined salary is definitely over 143,000 

NYS-How Do I collect Child Support Arrears after child emancipates-His dad owns an LLC.

Q: Child Support ending soon w/arrears. His dad's consulting's going thru a dry spell & he consults thru an LLC he owns. How can I collect the arrears owed when they emancipate & the support unit's involvement ends? How does he pay the arrears if he attends to? 

My fiance and I are planning on getting married but we want to know if by us getting married she will be dragged into my c/s?

Q: I pay child support and we Re wondering before we move ahead with getting married by us being married will her check be garnished as well? We are aware of filing taxes separately etc. And we live on NY 

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