Does my child support automatically stop being deducted when my son graduates? Or, do I have to file some type of paperwork for it to stop?

Free Legal AdviceDoes my child support automatically stop being deducted when my son graduates? Or, do I have to file some type of paperwork for it to stop?
Asked in Texas | asked 7 months ago
Does my child support automatically stop being deducted when my son graduates? Or, do I have to file some type of paperwork for it to stop?

My son turned recently turned 18 and is a senior in high school. I understand that sometimes child support stops when the child turns 18, but mine continues until he graduates.  Does the state automatically stop deducting child support at the end of the school year, or do I need to file some type of document in advance to make sure that it ends on time?

Family Law
1 Answers
Posted 6 months ago

You need to look at your child support account on-line and see if there is any past due child support owed. 
The child support will NOT automatically end. Most employers will not stop withholding until they receive an order signed by a judge. So you might want to talk to your Human Resource Department for their policy on this matter.
If they require a judge order then you will have no choice but to go to court and ask a judge to order it stopped. 
Many people move from job to job so this is not an issue for them. I have had an airline refuse to cooperate even though we proved he’d overpaid for 4 hours – until both of his kids were over the age of 21 and married! The judge was glad to sign. The ex refused to cooperate in any way since he was paying maximum child support and she needed the money. 
If in doubt, talk to a family law attorney in your area. 
Merry Christmas!