Does child support automatically stop at 21 in NY?
In New York, orders requiring the payment of child support typically terminate at age 21, unless the parties have specifically agreed, in a written stipulation, that child support would continue beyond age 21. But does the child support obligation automatically end, or is it necessary to go to court?
Do you have to pay child support after 18 in NY?
Although many states have child support terminating by law at age 18, that is not the case in New York. Although some states have a younger age of emancipation, in New York, unless there is an signed agreement that states otherwise, child support must be paid until the child reaches the age of 21.
Do you still have to pay child support if the child goes to college in NY?
“The Child Goes to College But the Bills Stay Home” The law in New York requires the “non-custodial” parent to pay child support to the “custodial” parent until the child is 21 years old. This means the obligation to pay support often extends through some, if not all, of the time that the child is in college.
How do I stop child support in NY?
If you have a lawful reason for stopping child support payments, and you want to initiate the process, you can visit your nearest family court (or the one that issued your current child support order). Speak to the county clerk and request the appropriate paperwork to cease child support payments.