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If my son no...

If my son no longer lives with his mother and works 30 hours a week would the judge still make me pay ex child support?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

No my son is 19 going to be 20 in aug

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Ny

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No that's good

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Family Lawyer: Sean K, Family Law Attorney replied 24 days ago
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Hi, I’m Sean and I will be assisting you as an expert today. I’m an attorney with more than 20 years of experience. It is my goal to provide a solid overview of your situation. Whether the analysis is good or bad as to your matter, I want to make sure you understand any points you need and that you have options to better address the questions you have. If I am able, I will also provide you with some resources. Please note that the system, independent from me, may offer a phone call. You are not obligated to engage in a phone call, but I am happy to speak if you desire. This is completely up to you.

The law in New York establishes that a child support obligation runs until a supported child is 21. However there are exceptions. Two particular ones are if the child is self-sufficient, even if under 21, then the support will end. In your case if he lives on his own and works 30 hours a week, the argument would be that he is self-sufficient and if so, then no more support, even if under 21.

Now this would have to end with the agreement of your ex (frequently easier said than done) or a petition would need to be filed with the Court and it be shown he was self-sufficient and the Court could terminate.

I have attached here a link to the NY Consolidated Court System addressing the overview I have given.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or if there are more questions based on what I have provided.

Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. There is no specific course of action is proposed and no attorney-client relationship or privilege formed within this conversation.

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Would I beable to file myself or will I need a lawyer
Family Lawyer: Sean K, Family Law Attorney replied 24 days ago

The NY Court systems are pretty user friendly.

NY has a portal where the process can be done online with Do it Yourself forms.

A link to this site for modification is here.

So yes, no issue at all with you starting it yourself as soon as you can get to it.

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