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  • Child support Question regarding "soon to be" 18 yr old daughter Pennsylvania

    What is the law regarding child support in PA where a child turns 18, but is still in High school living with me, the custodial parent. She is not working, has never worked due to no jobs and has 8 more months of school "post her 18th birthday". From there, she plans to attend a local college for 2 years where she'll still be living with me and being supported by me, and then transfer to a campus farther away where she'll be living on campus due to the distance away. Does the non-custodial parent (her mother) who doesn't even see my daughters (have another one who is 9), no longer have to pay child support once she turns 18, or does she have to pay until she is working and able to support herself on her own, no longer being supported by me? Could someone please shed some light on this topic for me? I'm disabled and on a fixed income and am receiving little child support from her mother as it is due to SSDI paying a derivative to me for both children monthly, but I am going to be in a major bind once the child support stops, unless my daughter is able to find work and help "pay her way".

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    Take a look here regarding PA child support orders...

    https://www.humanservices.state.pa.u...q.ascx#BQ6Link

    "Pennsylvania law establishes that both parents are liable for the support of their children who are unemancipated and 18 years of age or younger. However, parents may be liable for the support of their children who are 18 years of age or older. For example, a support obligation may continue for a child who is 18 and still attending high school. When a child is emancipated, or over 18 years of age and no longer attending high school, one of the parents may file a "Petition for Modification of an Existing Support Order" to request that the child support order be stopped. See Question and Answer #3 for more information. Additionally, there may be other situations, such as the existence of physical or emotional challenges, when parents may be required to pay support for a child who is 18 years of age or older.

    Arrears remain an outstanding debt until paid in full, regardless of how long that takes. Modification of a child support order will not eliminate arrears that accumulated as a result of nonpayment of the support order. "

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    • #3
      Thera, please don't post just to tell the original poster you can't help them. Thanks.
      Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

      Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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      • #4
        I strongly suspect Thera of being a spammer but I can't prove it yet.
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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        • #5
          Right, only 1 post so far - hard to say.
          Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

          Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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          • #6
            Nah, looking at Thera's magnificent history I'd say just a newbie.
            I don't believe what I write, and neither should you. Information furnished to you is for debate purposes only, be sure to verify with your own research.
            Keep in mind that the information provided may not be worth any more than either a politician's promise or what you paid for it (nothing).
            I also may not have been either sane or sober when I wrote it down.
            Don't worry, be happy.

            http://www.rcfp.org/taping/index.html is a good resource!

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            • #7
              It's difficult to say whether she's a newbie or a spammer. I have no idea, really.
              sorry, couldn't resist.

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              • #8
                LOL. At first I didn't get it until I read the newbie or spammer's post again.
                Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

                Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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