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In NY State, when a child reaches 21, do you have to petition the court to stop child support payments and change the order?

Angola, NY |

or can the support unit just stop the payments without going back to court?

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  1. As always, do not construe posts as legal advice but as "attorney advertising" and you should always consult with a lawyer on any legal matter.

    The original order ior orders should be reviewed first as it may have the answer. Consult with counsel or visit the NYS Court self-help section.


  2. No, you should not have to petition the court...but the support enforcement unit isn't perfect in terminating payments. If it doesn't stop as it should first contact the unit, then you may have to petition the court.

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