Terminating Child Support In New York
If you haven’t spoken to your children and are considering terminating child support in New York state, read this blog and then contact our office in Saratoga for guidance.
I am a non custodial parent. My daughter is 16 and will be 17 in March. She has not spoken to me or my parents in over a year and we have been told by her mother she doesn’t wish to speak to us or see us. How do I stop my child support and waive my rights. I don’t feel it’s fair to continue to support a child who refuses to speak with me.
If your child’s mother has alienated her from you, you could seek to suspend child support on that basis. That is not an easy path. Proving alienation requires litigation and the testimony of a psychologist who has met with all of you. Once your daughter is 18, you could seek to terminate support if she has abandoned her relationship with you with no fault on your part. You should consult with an attorney to fully discuss all of the facts and to make sure you properly prepare for whichever path you choose to take.
To speak with the lawyers at Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C., call us at the number above. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule an initial appointment at our Clifton Park office. You can also schedule an appointment by contacting us online.