I was never married to the mother and I live in Florida where the order was originated. She lives with child in Connecticut. The original order was and still driven by Florida. The language of the support order only specify that the support ends at 18. The child is 18 this year 2012. There is no condition that says "And" or "Or" in the order related to high school. The child will still be in high school until May 2013. Do I still need to file to stop the support order at 18, since the order specifies to end at 18 without any condition(s)?
I will still support the child but not from a court order if the support will terminate.
Your question is tricky because of the jurisdiction you post from, Fort Lauderdale. If your child support is coming out of your pay, you should probably file a motion to terminate because motions to terminate are generally required in all cases where there is not a specific date listed in the order (not something like "stops at 18," but "stops on May 1, 2012). All the new orders are saying, "stops on May 1, 2012," which is fine because employers know when to stop the income deduction. On the old orders ("stops at 18"), employers will often continue the deduction because they don't know when "18" is (even if you tell them) and, since they have to pay the support if they mess up, they are overly cautious, and they won't stop support without a court order.
If you are paying support directly to your ex, you may just want to stop payments when your child turns 18. Is suggest this because it's a common practice in Fort Lauderdale to file "Motion to Extend Support Until Graduation." These motions aren't generally granted in Florida (because you can't just change a court order for no reason), but court orders are getting changed in Fort Lauderdale. So, if you file a motion to terminate, the response might be a successful motion to extend support.
Talk to a local attorney to get your best strategy.
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