When a child subject to court-ordered child custody turns 18, do the terms of the order regarding custody/visitatio still apply?
I realize certain portions, such as "child support" will still apply if the child enrolls and maintains enrollment in college. But do other portions of the order still remain in effect?
Furthermore, will I have to return to court to terminate the portions of the order that DON'T apply due to the child's age?
2 attorney answers
An 18 year old is an adult and is entitled to choose where he or she goes or stays. Where he or she chooses to live may affect the child support amount. If the child is no longer enrolled in school then you should file an affidavit for termination of child support. If the child remains enrolled full time he or she is eligible for child support until age 21.
In a word, no. The child is now an adult and is free to go where they wish. Of course this is not true if there is a Guardianship over the child/adult. Good luck.