A member recently let us know that his ex-wife’s attorney had contacted him threatening legal action unless he continue support for his 18 year old daughter. The SecretDivorce member told us that he had already filed for a release from child support from the court due to the fact that his daughter had not attended school since before she was 18. His petition was successful and a judge had signed off on the child support release order. Even so, his ex-wife’s attorney had still come after him.
In most states, child support obligations cease at 18 UNLESS the child is still in full-time education, in which case child support can be extended until the age of 19.
It is very common for attorneys to use strong-arm tactics to scare an individual into paying for something even though they have no case. If you receive such a letter, don’t let it intimidate you. Attorney’s use these tactics often and a strongly worded letter is not always backed by a strong case.