Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
Yes, your custody orders say until she is 18 (unless she is still enrolled in school) or otherwise emancipated. Birth of a child should emancipate but as a father, you may want to consider giving her (Your daughter) support even after the grandchild is born. You may be sued by your ex when you stop but this is an easy matter to prove to the court.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
The fact that your daughter is pregnant is immaterial. If she is 18, lives with the other parent, and is a full-time high school student,but has not yet finished the 12th grade, your child support obligation will continue until the first of the following events: your daughter's completion of the 12th grade, or your daughter reaching age 19.
Answer Applies to: California
Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law | Gregory T. Buckley
Whether you are required to continue paying support past her eighteenth birthday depends on the language of the existing child support order. Generally support ends at age 18, but it can be extended to age 19 if the child is still working towards graduation. The fact that she herself is pregnant is not a factor in this case.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Armand Fried
In Nevada, if a child is still in school, support runs to the age of 19. But you also need to look at whether the child is emancipated, meaning self supporting. If she is on her own and living independently of her mother (which is possible from your statement that she is pregnant) , then there would be no more child support due, even if she was only 17.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Cody and Gonillo, LLP | Christine Gonilla
Check your divorce decree - support normally terminates at age 18 unless the child resides with a parent & is a full time high school student then it is until the child graduates or age 19 which ever first occurs.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
It depends on what the child support order says. The typical child support order in Washington says that child support ends after the later of the child reach age 18 or graduating from high school, unless there is a timely petition for post-secondary support. If she is pregnant, let's assume that there is no petition for post-secondary support. Since she is already 18, the only remaining criteria is high school. If she graduate next June, then, June, 2012, would be your last month to pay child support.
Answer Applies to: Washington
AyerHoffman, LLP | Cara Lee Thompson
Typically child support is paid until a child is emancipated. Emancipation is defined in your state's statute, and could occur upon the happening of several events. I would consult your state's statute or an attorney specializing in child custody and support matters in order to better ascertain your situation and how to proceed.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Law Office of Cassandra Savoy | Cassandra Savoy
Your support payments are ordered by the court. Until there is another order of the court which stop the payments, you must continue to support your daughter. You can of course ask the court to make your daughter an emancipated minor, in which case your obligations would stop.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Law Office of Patricia Van Haren | Patricia Van Haren
Yes, you must continue to pay child support until your daughter graduates high school or reaches the age of 19 if she is still in high school. Your daughter's pregnancy does not alleviate your responsibility to pay child support.
Answer Applies to: California
Donaldson Stewart, PC | Monica H. Donaldson Stewart
Your child support obligation continues until your child is legally emancipated. If she is 18 and still attending high school, then the obligation goes until she graduates or turns 19, whichever comes first. The fact that sheh's pregnant doesn't affect child support; however, if she gets married, then she would be considered emancipated and your obligation would terminate.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Lana Panagoulia Law, PLLC | Lana Panagoulia
The relevant Michigan statute regarding continuation of child support after the child turns 18 years old provides that a court may order child support for the time a child is attending high school, full time and with a reasonable expectation of graduating while living with the recipient of child support or at an institution (like a boarding school perhaps) but in no case after the child reaches 19 years and 6 months of age. You can petition the court at any time to terminate child support if your facts do not comport with the statute,
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Bivek Brubaker and Prescott LLC | Damon Bivek
It depends on the specifics of your settlement agreement. Does it state that "child support shall continue past 18 should the child remain in high school full-time." I suggest you review the child support section of your Settlement Agreement or Divorce Decree. If this language is in there, then you are on the hook. If not, child support terminates at 18. Hope this helps and good luck!
Answer Applies to: Georgia