My 18 year old son lives with his grandparents in Alabama. The Louisiana court continues to court order me to pay his mother whom the child has not lived with for past year. I want to send the money to his current guardians as his mother has not used prior funds to support him. Child support enforcement has been made aware of the facts for several months now but they have not been helpful at all. I don’t want to violate a court order but I can’t understand the legality of paying his mother when he has not lived with her for a year.
Any help or guidance would be appreciated.
You can file a "rule" or motion with the court asking for the support to be terminated. Most people need a lawyer to help with this.
When a child turns 18, child support is no longer owed. However, if the child is a senior in high school, child support would be owed until the child graduates from high school or turns 19, whichever occurs first. You may want to contact the court in the parish where your case is to see if they have a form for a Motion to Terminate Child Support. They may have a blank motion form that you can fill in. The form should be filed as soon as possible. Good luck.
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