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When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?

  • You can stop paying support in New Jersey when a court determines that a child is no longer dependent on their parents for support.  
  • The spouse who is paying the support must apply to a court for this determination because NJ law does not say that a child is emancipated upon reaching a certain age.  
  • The law will change in February of 2017 to state that a child is presumed emancipated upon reaching the age of 19 unless the custodial parent can rebut this presumption.

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