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18yr old in Texas, custodial mom in Indiana where support and

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18yr old in Texas, custodial mom in Indiana where support and divorce originated. 52K in back support down to 22k currently @ which $15wkly goes toward (owed to the mom, not to the state). Mom would like cash payout in a lump sum of 11k now to forgive remaining back support and will agree to forgo any further child support payments as well. Will this pose any problem with a judge?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Ely replied 5 years ago.
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As long as both parties are in agreement to this deal, the Court will not think twice about it. The Courts always sign off on deals for arrears as long as both parties are in agreement, for the sake of amicability. You will not have any trouble whatsoever.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Almost complete~how does a judge look on the request to discontinue further support payments as well? She is 18, but is in alternative school to complete her high school diploma and currently lives with friends~again, the mother lives in Indiana~daughter in Texas~support originated in Indiana as did the divorce.

Expert:  Ely replied 5 years ago.
Sure - take your time - this is what I am here for. :)

The Court will not mind. As long as both parties agree, the Court will allow it (if the parties want no child support at divorce and are in agreement, the Court will agree as well, for example). The child herself does not get any say in this.

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