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okgriffin
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Child support termination
      #777287 - 02/09/12 09:54 AM

I live in Maryland and am having trouble getting my child support payments terminated for my daughter that will be 21 in just a few weeks. I have met all my obligations and no payments have ever been missed. Employer is telling me I need a high school diploma but I thought all I needed was her birth certificate. Can someone assist?

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Re: Child support termination [Re: okgriffin]
      #777293 - 02/09/12 10:18 AM

In my experience, in NY, you need to file a termination with the COURTS and they will send something to your employer stopping all payments. In our case, after the hearing to terminate CS was finished our lawyer sent something to the employer letting them know that CS was terminated but the final order would take a few weeks. That was enough to stop payments.

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Re: Child support termination [Re: okgriffin]
      #777294 - 02/09/12 10:18 AM

From a MD website:

quote "My child will still be in high school when he/she turns 18. Is my child still entitled to Child Support?
YES. Effective October 1, 2002, a child who turns 18 & is still enrolled in secondary school has the right to receive support maintenance from both parents until the person graduates or is no longer enrolled in a secondary school."

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So you have to prove that the child finished high school - the diploma or similar will do.


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Re: Child support termination [Re: Renny]
      #777296 - 02/09/12 10:48 AM

dhr.state.md.us/csea/faq.php

"How long am I obligated to pay child support?
Under Maryland law, child support continues until the minor child reaches the age
of 18. It may be extended to age 19 if the child is still enrolled in high school. If
there is past-due child support, the agency will continue to enforce payment until
the arrears are paid in full, regardless of the age of the child."

Contact the Customer Care Center at 800-332-6347 and ask them to notify the employer asap to stop collection. Since you have no arrears, it looks like support should have stopped 2 years ago according to current law.


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Re: Child support termination [Re: Sherron]
      #777300 - 02/09/12 11:32 AM

Very good. 19 years of age is the limit.

@ OP: See the tel # above for practical adice on what to furnish your employer.


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Re: Child support termination [Re: Renny]
      #777370 - 02/10/12 11:19 AM

why are you waiting until she is 21?

Frankly if I wanted to support my kids after high school I would send them money directly and not filter it through their mother. Did you know that through a 529 you can get a tax deduction for paying her tuition? You get no tax deduction for paying her mother anything.


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