Will My Child Support Payments Ever End?

Child Support

If you are a parent paying child support, it may seem like those payments will never end, and that’s especially true if you don’t agree with the amount the court ordered you to pay.

But child support does end, and that completion date may be different depending on the circumstances.

Child Support

Let’s take a look at the factors that affect the termination date of your child support payments, so that you’re aware when your child support responsibilities end.

Situations That Terminate Your Child Support Payments

In 2010, the state of Florida established a law that required every child support order to contain an automatic termination provision that provided the date on which payments would end. read more

The Hidden Truth About Child Support Laws

child support laws

The goal of child support is not to punish a parent, but rather to ensure that a child is properly cared for, and that all that child’s needs are met. In fact, the overriding factor that a judge will take into consideration is what is in the best interest of a child.

However, that doesn’t mean that child support is always fair, and that was recently highlighted in a Houston case in which a man was forced to pay child support for a child that is not his biological offspring.

Hidden Truth About Child Support Laws

Although Gabriel Cornejo, 45, proved through a DNA test that he was not the biological father of his ex-girlfriend’s child, he had already been named as the child’s father back in 2003, and a court had ordered him to pay child support. read more