Many states require parents to continue to pay support after a disabled child reaches the age of majority. If the child becomes disabled after reaching the age of majority, most states do not require the obligor parent to pay for his or her care. Parents also can come to an independent agreement, subject to approval by the court, to provide care for a disabled child after he or she reaches adulthood. The costs and needs of an adult disabled child may be best handled separately from a child custody and/or divorce proceeding.
Talk to a Child Support Lawyer
For more information on terminating child support obligations, contact The Mandel Law Firm in New York, New York. An experienced family law attorney can explain the child support laws and help you construct a plan for your children’s needs.
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