Does The Emancipation Date Change If A Child Is Held Back In School?

child studyingQuestion:

My daughter has been held back in school multiple times and her mother does not force her to apply herself. I’m supposed to pay child support until she graduates, but will the emancipation date change because of these setbacks?

Answer:

While I am not licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and am unable to give you legal advice, I can give you some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.

Where I do practice in Virginia, child support is controlled by statute. Child support will last until the child turns 19 or graduates from high school, whichever first occurs. So, while the court will not consider why the child has been held back a grade, it will end child support upon the child turning 19.

Virginia Divorce Attorney Charles Hatley
Virginia Divorce Attorney Charles Hatley

Child support is very jurisdiction-specific and requires a specialized knowledge of local law. For these reasons I would suggest you contact an attorney who specializes in family law matters in your jurisdiction.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than tips on these matters, so please contact an attorney in your jurisdiction to obtain specific advice as to the laws of Pennsylvania and how they impact your case.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Virginia divorce Lawyer Charles D. Hatley, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk, and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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