One of my kids is graduating from Providence College next month. The settlement agreement says kids are emancipated upon completion of a four year degree. Can I stop paying child support as soon as he graduates or must I file something with the Court?
Interesting question. I think you probably must file a motion to stop the payment of support. While support in RI normally terminates upon graduation form high school, it sounds like you contracted to pay for a longer period of time. As such, it may be necessary to have a court affirm that the obligation is over. Moreover, RI has recently passed legislation allowing for child support to essentially go on permanently and you want to make sure you get a definitive ruling terminating your obligation. [Read more...]