Saratoga Child Support Lawyer Discusses Calculation by Age

Saratoga Child Support LawyerQuestion:

I filed for divorce when one of my children was 17. The divorce is not final yet and that child is now 18. I have been informed by the Ad Litem attorney that the 18 year old is not “subject to the matrimonial action”. I live in NY where emancipation age for child support 21. I am confused since he is over 18 and under 21.

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This is one of the quirks of NY law. A court cannot issue a custody order for a child over the age of 18. As a result, the attorney for the children will not represent the 18 year old’s interests in the matrimonial action. However, child support is paid until the age of 21, unless a child emancipates sooner. The court can and will address the issue of child support for the 18 year old.  You should speak to an experienced Saratoga Child Support Lawyer.

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This legal question was provided by a Avvo and answered by Jean Mahserjian an experienced Saratoga Saratoga Child Support Lawyer.  This does not consent an attorney client relationship.

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