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A child moves from another state to Georgia and lives there

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A child moves from another state to Georgia and lives there for several yrs reaching the age of 18 are they still emancipated even though they came from another state
Dear JACUSTOMER - The child would be a legal adult in both GA or NJ but if you are referring to a child support order from NJ which requires support beyond the age of 18 that order would still be in effect. Under the Uniform Child Support Act the state of GA would apply the NJ laws of child support so if you are wanting to terminate child support based on emancipation then you would have to establish that the child is on his or her own and supporting themselves in order to get the support order terminated. The child support would not automatically cease upon turning 18 as it might in GA if the order had been issued in that state.
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