At what age is a parent no longer financially responsible for children?

Asked over 4 years ago - Buffalo, NY

I am a divorced mother with total custody of an 18 year old. Am I finacially responsible for her if she has moved out of my home? She has applied for a credit card. Am I responsible for anything she can not pay? I will not co-sign.

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  1. David Alexander Browde


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . In New York a parent has responsibility for the support of a child through age 21, unless that child is legally emancipated. That does not mean that you are responsible for debts an 18 year old incurs under credit the 18 year old obtained without your assistance

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