You need an Order confirming that your children are demed emanciipated and that the child support obligation has been terminated. The termination date can be retroactive set back to the date that your daughter should have been deemed emancipated. Such an Order can be a Consent Order if the other party will cooperate. Otherwise, you should immediately file a Motion with the court seeking such relief.
Kenneth A. White, Esq.
New Jersey Family Law Attoney
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I agree with my colleagues. Have a motion prepared arguing that your adult children are emancipated. It can be a bit complex so I would advise speaking to an attorney about helping you prepare the necessary documents. If the other party who is receiving child support is contesting this matter then you would really need an attorney at that point to help you prepare your argument in favor of emancipation of your adult children. Good luck with your case.
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I also agree with the responses above. You need to file an application to the court to get an order of emancipation of the children and, in turn, terminate your child support. You should consult with an attorney because the procedure of motion practice can be confusing and you need to know the law should your ex spouse object to your application.
You need to file a Motion with the Superior Court in the county that has jurisdiction over your divorce and subsequent child support/custody matters. If you do not know which court has that jurisdiction, it should be the county you lived in when the children and your ex-spouse lived in your home.
You should retain counsel to assist you in preparing this Motion and to argue it on your behalf. If you wish to contact my office regarding this matter, I would be happy to discuss the matter in detail with you.
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