New CS question

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New CS question
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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 12:24pm

Hypothetical....

In this instance, CS is ordered until child turns 19 or graduates high school, which ever happens first. Child turns 18, and moves from CP to NCP home (in same town, so no school district change). Should the former CP have to pay CS, even though child is 18?
Also does your answer change if there are younger children of CP and NCP that are still living with CP?

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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 12:33pm

~In this instance, CS is ordered until child turns 19 or graduates high school, which ever happens first. Child turns 18, and moves from CP to NCP home (in same town, so no school district change). Should the former CP have to pay CS, even though child is 18?~

Why wouldn't CP have to pay? Is he/she more special than the NCP? And what difference does it make if the child is 18? The CO states until 19 or graduation....18 isn't even an option.

~Also does your answer change if there are younger children of CP and NCP that are still living with CP?~

Ummm....no.....

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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 12:34pm
FTR...this debate is making no sense to me...at all....
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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 12:38pm

Me neither.


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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 12:39pm

"Should the former CP have to pay CS, even though child is 18?"

Child is still in hs, so yes.

My ods moved in with his dad when he was a senior in hs and was 18. I offered to pay him cs but he declined. I ended up paying for all of ods's college so I think ex got the better end of that deal :)

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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 12:51pm
If the child is still in high school and not 19 yet, until a new CS order is established, he or she is still on the hook for child support. Regardless of where the kid is living. If the change is permanent, get it in writing and file for a change in CS.
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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 1:08pm
Legally and morally, yes.

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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 1:12pm

~~Legally and morally, yes.

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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 11:31pm

Sorry...totally my fault, half of my post is missing, and I didn't notice it. I apologize for the confusion. Let me try again

Hypothetical....
In this instance, CS is ordered until child turns 19 or graduates high school, which ever happens first. Child turns 18, and moves from CP to NCP home (in same town, so no school district change). Should the former CP have to pay CS, even though child is 18?
Also does your answer change if there are younger children of CP and NCP that are still living with CP? What if the CP is a SAHP to younger children?
And if both parents are working how do you calculate CS? In my state the percentages are..

17% 1 child
25% 2 children
29% 3 children
31% 4 children
34% 5 or more children

So obviously you can't use the standard formula, what would you suggest?

And honestly, I guess the reason I was asking the question originally is how do you justify a new CS order for an adult, especially since at that point the child completely has all the control? Its not like the CP can go to court and retain custody, since there is no custody to retain.

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Tue, 08-24-2010 - 6:44am

In this instance, CS is ordered until child turns 19 or graduates high school, which ever happens first. Child turns 18, and moves from CP to NCP home (in same town, so no school district change). Should the former CP have to pay CS, even though child is 18?


In theory, yes, CP should pay CS; however, if its CO'd CS, NCP may have difficult time getting CO changed.



Also does your answer change if there are younger children of CP and NCP that are still living with CP?


My answer changes slightly. If there are still children living with CP, CS should be lowered to account for the child no longer living in the home.

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