You must ask the court for an Order that end child support when:1) the child is 18 years old or emancipated;2) the child is in college or vocational school;2) the child is married; or3) there is a written agreement between the parents.
How do I stop child support after 18 in Florida?
In Florida, child support is enforced through the circuit court system. If you have a child with an individual who is receiving public assistance, the Child Support Services Division of the Department of Children and Families will administer the program. It is your responsibility to obtain legal counsel so you can represent your interests in court.If you have a child who is not receiving public assistance and lives with you, the circuit court will establish child support and may modify it as circumstances change. To modify support, you must file a petition with the circuit court and serve notice on all parties who may be affected by the change. The petition must provide sufficient grounds for modification and state the proposed new terms and conditions, including the date and amount of payment.Once modifications are allowed to take effect, they are final and cannot be changed without another hearing. The only way to modify support is to go through the circuit court system.
Does child support automatically stop at 18 Florida?
No, child support does not automatically stop at 18 Florida. Child support payments can be made for the child until the child turns 18. If the child is living with you, the child support payments can be directed to a bank account that is set up for the child. If the child is not living with you, the payments can be sent to a third party who is responsible for picking up the payments. The parent who is making the payments must also keep records of when, where, and how much was paid to the third party and how much was paid to the minor.Child support generally stops when both parents become unavailable to provide care or financial assistance. One of these parents may have a legal obligation called “implied termination.” This means that that parent no longer has a duty or right to support their child unless special circumstances develop. If there are no special circumstances, then an individual may still receive support from their parents even after they turn 18 Florida. It all depends on how likely it is that a child would need financial support in order for it to be considered a special circumstance. It is very important for parents to make sure that they have a written agreement about who will provide financial support and how much will be provided if there are any changes in income or other circumstances like illness or death of either parent