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If I have a 19 year old living with me who has been supported

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If I have a 19 year old living with me who has been supported thru child cupport from his Dad, it states in our Divorce until he is emancipated, does that require that his dad continue support until he completes college (much like my health insurance coverage? I would rather not go to court over this but do nbeed the additional monies to maintain our household.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Pro replied 7 years ago.
What state is the child support ordered through?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Law Pro replied 7 years ago.

In New York - termination of support is at age 21 or if the child becomes emancipated as determined by court.


Additionally, in N.Y. Do . Re. Law § 240(1-b)(c )(7) provides that the court may award educational expenses, such as for college or private school or for special enriched education. A parent may not, however, be directed to pay child support and/or contribute toward college education expenses for a child who is 21 years of age or older absent express agreement to do so. See Setford v. Cavanaugh, 175 A.D.2d 665, 572 N.Y.S.2d 591 (1991).


This is what the law is - your agreement cannot lessen this but could only increase such .

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