I have been receiving child support money for my granddaughter who has been living with us for the past year. She will be 18 on Saturday and feels that what is left is hers to do as she wants. Please helpKen
State/Country relating to question: Wisconsin
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child support in Wisconsin ends when a child turns 18, unless the child is still enrolled in high school or working on a GED, in which case support continues until graduation or they turn 19 (whichever is first). Child support is intended to be paid directly to the parent or guardian who has custody of the child. In order for support to be paid directly to the child, the parent paying support would have to seek an order from a court to allow this, A court can allow it when a child is majority age, but it's not typically done. Absent such an order, however, the money is still paid to you and you decide how it is used to care for the child.
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