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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?

A: If the petition was shipped to NY, it depends on whether it was done so merely for enforcement purposes (i.e., to enforce a CT order), or whether the order of support itself is (or becomes) a NY order. If it’s a NY order, then support terminates at age 21, unless sooner emancipated. Call a White Plains Child Support attorney for more info.

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