HOW LONG DO I PAY ?!!!

I have a 18 year old daughter and a 13 year old daughter. Currently, I pay $600 per month. No big deal. I have been paying a long time and I do not mind paying my C.S. Plus, I send extra money at Christmas, B-days, start of school, etc.

My 18 year old daughter now has one son and is about to give birth to another. She has been married adn divorced (sad story really).

My question is this:

How long do I continue to pay? She is 18, two children, married and divorced. At what point do we consider her an adult and no longer have to pay? She is going to be attending "beauty school" full time (she hopes) which is fine. If it offers her an opportunity to make her own income then I am fine with that...however...does "beauty school" count as full time secondary education?

I believe that the law states that if the child is a full time student in an accredited secondary school, then the non-custodial must pay C.S. until they are 24 years old.

Does that law apply to "Beauty school" (cosmetology school) and/or does it still apply once the child has been married, divorced and with children?

Any, and all, help will be greatly appreciated. I cannot find any answers anywhere online regarding this. Nor will anyone offer my answers without paying a lot of money.

Anyone out there have any suggestions, ideas or opinions?

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Answer: What you should do
by: Anonymous

Go to the child support office in your city. They will tell you what you should do. Also contact the Attorney General, letting them know about the situation. In some cases, the ex might have to PAY YOU BACK!! But let them know your daughter WAS married! (It's written in your court order) This should get the ball rolling. Good Luck!
You might even have to hire a lawyer and go back to court. Take proof of your payments.

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HEY I JUST MOVED TO CALIFORNIA FROM CORPUS
by: FELICIA

WATCH OUT FOR THE A.G OFFICE AS SOON AS THEY GRADUATE AND DO NOT ATTEND COLLEGE OR AS SOON AS THEY TURN EIGHTEEN AND YOU DO NOT OWE BACK PAYMENTS YOU DONT PAY.I HEAR THE A.G IS TRYING TO TAKE PEOPLES MONEY TO MAKE UP FOR THEIR MISTAKES.THE MONEY HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE,ITS US.THEY WITHHELD MY CHECKS AND TOLD ME THEY WERE LOST SOMEWHERE AND THEY WERE STILL GOING TO TAKE IT OUT OF MY EXS CHECK AGAIN EVEN THOUGH THEY ALREADY DID,PASS IT ON TOP OTHER PEOPLE SO WE CAN FIND OUT WHAT THE A.G IS DOING AND HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS.IF THAT IS YOUR CASE

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watch out for the a.g
by: Anonymous

as soon as they turn eihteen you dont have to pay anymore.some one is screwing you,look into the attorney general office theyr trying to screw me out of my court ordered child support. i believe they enforce parents to pay but they are keeping the money to pay for mistakes they make they tried with my money

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Confused
by: Anonymous

I have a daughter who lives in Corpus Christi and she is turning 21 this month. I am still paying support for her. I found this web site and I read that you do not have to pay support after she turns 18 or when she graduated from high school. Is this true? Confused

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Should I Still Be Paying?
by: Anonymous

And what if the child you are paying on is a male over 30 and has been in jail for years and the mother has received these payments without the knowledge of the son for her own personal use. Am i still require to pay? mind you this is based on back child support because i could prove with receipts that I had been paying her all along.

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Not Sure
by: Anonymous

Im not sure but I have one child and the the state of Texas has ordered me to pay $611.00 a month. To me thats alot of money, i currently make $9.50 an hour with a 40 hour week. Is this correct? Im going to have to get 2 more jobs. How else am I expected to live? Exwife gets the first two weeks of my paychecks and I get the left over to support my household.

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WHAT are you still paying for?
by: Stepmother of 3

If you 18 yr old daughter has been married you shouldn't be paying. You obligation should have stopped the day she married. Here is the law that states the end of your obligation.

SUPPORT OF CHILD. (a) The court may order either or both parents to support a child in the manner specified by the order:

(1) until the child is 18 years of age or until graduation from high school, whichever occurs later;

(2) until the child is emancipated through marriage, through removal of the disabilities of minority by court order, or by other operation of law;

(3) until the death of the child; or

(4) if the child is disabled as defined in this chapter, for an indefinite period.

(a-1) The court may order each person who is financially able and whose parental rights have been terminated with respect to a child in substitute care for whom the department has been appointed managing conservator to support the child in the manner specified by the order:

(1) until the earliest of:

(A) the child's adoption;

(B) the child's 18th birthday or graduation from high school, whichever occurs later;

(C) removal of the child's disabilities of minority by court order, marriage, or other operation of law; or

(D) the child's death; or

(2) if the child is disabled as defined in this chapter, for an indefinite period.

(b) The court may order either or both parents to make periodic payments for the support of a child in a proceeding in which the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services is named temporary managing conservator. In a proceeding in which the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services is named permanent managing conservator of a child whose parents' rights have not been terminated, the court shall order each parent that is financially able to make periodic payments for the support of the child.

(c) In a Title IV-D case, if neither parent has physical possession or conservatorship of the child, the court may render an order providing that a nonparent or agency having physical possession may receive, hold, or disburse child support payments for the benefit of the child. Now this is the law in Texas but I know that any child that gets married, that the child support obligation stops!



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