In Orange county, CA. Can a 23 year old son close a child support case? The young man is not interested in collecting allege monies owed
Hello and welcome to Just Answer.Typically, the child of the parties has no rights in the child support action (whether he is still a child or now an adult). While we all know that child support is being paid for the benefit of the child, legally the debt is owed to the Custodial Parent. So, what that means is that them money was being paid to the custodial parent to help support the child. If the child is now 23, it is likely that the money that is owed is from arrears which were not paid when they were due to the custodial parent. So the debt is owed to that parent. However, it is not unusual for the child to ask the custodial parent to waive collection activity or to forgive the outstanding arrears. If so, then the parents (and not the child) will need to utilize the court system to make that a legal and binding agreement. Even after all that, if the custodial parent received TANF, AFDC, Medi-Cal or some other state assistance, the right to collect the child support might reside with the state and they are highly unlikely to waive any arrears.I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX this response, while it may not provide the response you were hoping for, does address your concerns. However, I am only aware of very limited facts regarding this matter, so if you have any followup questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.Hope you have a good afternoon.
Divorce, custody and child support attorney.
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