Why don't I have any way of getting the child support stopped so that the money is available for my son. When my husband told a court officer that he had another child to care for and that is why he wanted support stopped for his 18 yr old. The response was that he should have thought about the expense before he had another child. This tells me that that they condemed my child even though he was a product of marriage. My husbands other child is an illigitimate the second for the ex-girlfriend. I want to know why I am not given more consideration for my son since I am married to his father and there was never a marriage between my husband and the other childs mother. The other issue is that I live in Middlesex County and the other child lives in Ocean County.
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First, my husband was never married to the other person and there was never a divorce. I was led to believe (by a mother who had the term emancipated placed into her child support order) that only when the term "until emancipated" was stated on the support order it was required of the father to continue support. Does the latter term mean nothing in reality? If I can't afford to send my child to college as a married parent the government can't force me to pay for that child yet if I'm divorced they can. I see something wrong with this logic. The way I see it Is that NJ must be the only state that rewards non-married woman who have illigitimate children because the money is going to the mother and not the child.
I appreciate your answer but I am still asking about the order itself. The only statement on the court order of child support is the decription for amount to be paid and nothing else. There is nothing on the paperwork indicating duration of support. This is why I asked my question since what I have read regarding how the system works. All things equal termination of support should have acured upon reaching the age of 18 yet each time my husband has gone to court they state that he is required to continue merely on the basis that child may or maynot be attending school and even then he was told that the child could have a lapse in time of up to 6mos to determine when the child was ready to attend. Are there documents that I can prepare on my husbands behalf to file in the courts to request a reduction or discontinuance of the support or must these forms be submitted by an attorney?
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