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Q: I have two daughters. One is 21 and will be 22 this May. My court date for modification is in April 2022. I’m still paying child support for her. Because of the pandemic, virtual court has been set up, but the court system is so back logged this is why I’m still paying child support. The other daughter will be 21 this November. She attends college. Will I have to continue paying child support after she turns 22? Will child support automatically end afterwards or will I have to go back to court to have it stopped?
A: Child support should automatically end when the child turns 21, assuming it’s being garnished by SCU. You wouldn’t necessarily get a credit against future support for overpayments as the relief you get on your current petition is only retroactive to the date you filed. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Support attorney for a full assessment.