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You asked how you could have child support payments stopped in the State of Illinois for your daughter who has reached the age of 18.
Under Illinois Statutes, 750 Ill. Law. Con. Stat. § 5/513, you can terminate child support when the child reaches the age of 18, or if the child is still attending high school, when the child reaches 19. In certain instances, the Court may make the parents liable for the child's college expenses and tuition.
You can still help your daughter with tuition, without having to pay it to her mother, or have it taken out of your weekly or monthly salary. File a Petition to Terminate Child Support. At the hearing, tell the Judge that you do not mind helping your daughter, but you have seen that your daughter does not receive any of the child support you were paying all those years. Also tell the Judge that as proof of what you are saying, your daughter is working two jobs , with her mother not giving her any of the amount that you had been paying in child support.
If the original Order for Child Support provided for your income to be attached each pay period, ask the Judge to include in his Order Terminating Child Support a provision for the rescission of your wage attachment. Then you would serve it on your payroll department.
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