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  • Emancipation laws for Missouri

    Hi there I am wondering about a situation my x husband wants my two kids age 18 & 20 to be emancipated, both of my children are in college full time and he wants this so that he doesn't have to pay child support any more. I am wondering if this is legal in this state of Missouri. Can anyone send me some feedback on this issue, if you need more info I will be glad to give it.

    Thanks,

    Ronda

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    No. Pretty much all states require support to continue so long as the child is enrolled full-time in post-secondary schooling, or some states may say making progress of half-time, until age 22 or 23. But, an order should not be granted to terminate support unless the children pursue emancipation, which some do to be eligible for more student aid. So it depends on the situation, but generally, no termination of support should occur under the circumstances you are describing.

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