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§ 42-371.01. Duty to pay child support; termination, when; procedure; State Court Administrator; duties
(1) An obligor's duty to pay child support for a child terminates when (a) the child reaches nineteen years of age, (b) the child marries, (c) the child dies, or (d) the child is emancipated by a court of competent jurisdiction, unless the court order for child support specifically extends child support after such circumstances.
(2) The termination of child support does not relieve the obligor from the duty to pay any unpaid child support obligations owed or in arrears.
(3) The obligor may provide written application for termination of a child support order when the child being supported reaches nineteen years of age, marries, dies, or is otherwise emancipated. The application shall be filed with the clerk of the district court where child support was ordered. A certified copy of the birth certificate, marriage license, death certificate, or court order of emancipation or an abstract of marriage as defined in section 71-601.01 shall accompany the application for termination of the child support. The clerk of the district court shall send notice of the filing of the child support termination application to the last-known address of the obligee. The notice shall inform the obligee that if he or she does not file a written objection within thirty days after the date the notice was mailed, child support may be terminated without further notice. The court shall terminate child support if no written objection has been filed within thirty days after the date the clerk's notice to the obligee was mailed, the forms and procedures have been complied with, and the court believes that a hearing on the matter is not required.
(4) The State Court Administrator shall develop uniform procedures and forms to be used to terminate child support.
This is why I keep coming here! thanks so much. May I ask you a couple follow up questions to make sure I understand. (1) what grounds would I have to object to child support ending (the divorce decree states at age 19)? (2) Am I required to provide the child's other parent with the child's address until such date as child is 19? She's going off to college in August, her birthday is XXXXX November and I am planning to move out of state in November. (3) must I delay my move until after all child support is collected?
For our older children, I don't remember an application coming my way to respond to, could their father apply for termination other ways besides the ones you so quickly and clearly provided ). could it be that the birthdates on that accounting database online has already verified their birth certificates?
thanks again for making legal questions so much more pleasant to explore, not wedged in between work day pressures. I am most grateful for your great guidance.
You mean I can move prior to our last child turning 19, and am not obligated to provide the father the address where the child for whom I still receive (since permanent address on college info is my now address and will be my new address, as she will remain dependent for tax purposes)? I am not required either to give college address for months Aug - Nov or my address, as child's permanent address on college info, during the time the support is being paid to me?
I appreciate your patience with the clarifications, I don't often get a chance to clarify so specifically, it usually takes so long to sink in, don't think of the question until new information is given to me. Being able to see it in writing like this is so much more digestable and understandable to those of us without law degrees.
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