My daughter will be turning 18 this May.&( expecting to do secondary schooling/ college) this Fall. I'd like to know if support
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If you have a New York order of support, the payment automatically goes until 21 unless your daughter gets married, joins the armed forces or is working full-time and self sufficient. No child support ever automatically ends at 18. In addition, to child support, he may be obligated to pay a portion of the cost for your child to attend college.
You can file a petition with the court for an upward modification so that support is increased and payment for college be added to the order. No increase whether cost of living or otherwise will be retroactive. You will only be entitled to receive an increase from the date of filing going forward.
You should consult with an attorney before going forward with a petition.
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