Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Up to what age is a parent financially responsible for their child in NY if he is a part time student taking only 1 class?
Q: My child will be 23 on April 1st. He is working part time. He is under the impression that we have a legal obligation to support him until he is 24 since he is taking 1 course in college. He is currently failing the class which is a basic English course.
David’s answer: I also agree. Child support statutorily cuts off at age 21, unless there is a valid, written agreement to the contrary (which in turn was incorporated into an order/judgment). As such, I suggest that if there was such an agreement, you take the time to have it reviewed by an Orange/Westchester Co. Child Support lawyer. -- David Bliven, Westchester Co. Child Support lawyer (www.blivenlaw.net)