Can a 19 yr.old college student receive child support directly from the responsible parent?
I am in my first year of college and my custodial parent is still receiving child support for me. I've asked that it be given to me but they refuse. Is there any circumstance where the responsible parent can direct payment to the child and not the custodial parent?
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 72 months ago
Child support NEVER goes to the child.
If the custodial parent is still receiving support, its because they are receiving arrears that were still owed to them
- SlickterpLv 72 months ago
No, child support is never owed to the child, unless the custodial parent dies and the money goes through the estate to the child.
- YYYZZ 2Lv 72 months ago
As far as I know, you are nineteen, grown-up and an adult, thus you are entitled to the child support they receive. Except if they are still looking after your child. (instead of you.)
- xyzzyLv 72 months ago
No. The purpose of child support is to help the custodial parent to defer the cost of rising a child. Child support never goes directly to the child.
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- CarolineLv 72 months ago
Generally speaking, no. You'd have to file a Petition with the Court where the non-custodial parent resides, asking for a hearing...but unless the custodial parent is shoving the money straight up "their" nose or vein, it's unlikely to change.
Those saying child support ends at 18 are not necessarily correct. It varies by state and more than anything, is determined by the terms of the Divorce Agreement if there was one.
- KiethLv 72 months ago
The responsible parent needs to get their lawyer involved.
- I Like StoriesLv 72 months ago
There shouldn't be any child support in your circumstance. Child support ends when you turn 18 unless you are still in high school, then it ends the day you graduate high school.
College is completely elective, neither parent has any legal obligation to support you once you're in college, and over 18 years old.
- JohnLv 52 months ago
What is your major and minor?
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
No, child support is paid by one parent to the other and normally until they are 18 yrs old, still in f/t education or if there is back payments still due.......
- Anonymous2 months ago
No. Child support ends when you turn 18 or graduate high school, whichever is later. The only exception is for dependents with a disability.