Saturday, June 2, 2012
Effective July 1, the obligation for non-custodial parents to pay child support in Indiana will end with their offspring's 19th birthday.
While support payers have long had the right to have a child in their late teens or early 20s declared emancipated, the presumptive age for the end of support payments has been the child's 21st birthday.
Under the revised law, "children" who are college-bound will retain the ability to seek court-ordered financial assistance with those expenses from their parents -- provided the parents aren't married to one another.
In Indiana, the children of married parents have no such right to seek court-ordered support for their education expenses.
Read more here.