My son dropped out of school at 14 years old. I have been paying arrears from back then up till now . I want to ask should I still be responsible for paying support for a child who currently 34 years old, and voluntarily dropped out of school and spent most of time incarcerated in all kinds wrong doings.
One would be responsible for arrears as it is a debt owed.
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Once child support accrues, it is owed. You are not paying child support for a 34 year old. You are just now paying child support that should have been paid during the time that the child was a minor.
Sometimes it is possible for there to be an agreement to waive child support arrears. If you do not owe repayment of public assistance money, if the mother/payee is willing to waive some or all of the arrears, it may be possible for the arrears or part of the arrears to be zeroed out, which would cause you to stop having to pay child support sooner. You may want to talk to an experienced family law attorney in your area.
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