If I get Married will my Father have to Stop Paying my Mother Child Support for me?

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“I am 17 years old, my mother has full custody of me and my little brother. I am gettin married but my father is paying child support. If I get married would he stop passing child support for me or what happens…? What is the law about this…?”

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It depends on what state you live in; in some states the act of getting married will essentially emancipate you, which may or may not be grounds for discontinuing child support. You should check with an attorney in the state in which you live and, if different, in the state which issued the child support order.



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