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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, eligible to practice in front of state and federal court, who is ready to help. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here to see my ratings information) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation. According to one of my most trusted sources, “You begin the procedure to stop child support payments by contacting the Domestic Relations Office, or DRO at the family court in charge of your case.” Texas isn't very good with having all of its counties put their Domestic Relations office information online, but if you had an order in a specific Texas County then you should go back to that county’s Domestic Relations office or maybe you can run a Google search and find out where it's at. After that, you will submit the request, pursuant to whatever procedures they have, and explain that your child is now over the age of 18 and that you are child support should not be taken out it anymore. The enforcement division of the DRO will then make sure that the child support garnishments stop after that
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sign.. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for a demand letter (click here). It only costs $10 and it is way cheaper than litigation.
The other thing that I would do is call that office back and ask them why the other Parent's signature is required when you have proof that your child is over 18. You could tell them that the law requires that once the child turns 18 in particular that because your child has a child of her own, your child support obligation is over. Therefore, you should say that your payments should not be continued to be taken out simply because they are lacking the signature of the other parent who is receiving the child support.