My 19 year old granddaughter is a college student. Her parent put her out and is refusing to render financial assistance for her well being. She now resides with me. Can I take the parent to court for child support?
As a New York family law attorney, I can assure you that in most circumstances under New York law, parents are responsible for supporting their children until age 21. As such, you may be able to obtain a child support order if you have custody of the child; however, I suggest you consult with a local attorney to review all your rights, options and obligations before you take any further action. Sometimes a telephone consult can provide you with sufficient information to plan for the future. You can find attorneys in your area by searching among the profiles here on AVVO. Good luck!
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You or the granddaughter may petition in Family Court for child support. Consult a local attorney to give you a more in depth consultation.
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