A parent in New York state is expected to support a child until the child reaches the age of 21, according to NYCourts.gov. This is true as long as the child is still living at home.
There are certain circumstances under which a child or the child's custodial parent stops receiving parental support or child support before the age of 21 in New York state. This occurs if the child is considered emancipated because they no longer live in their parent's home and are self-sufficient, marry before age 21 or enter the military. Parents may still be required to pay for child support if a child moves out of the parent's home before age 21 if the child is attending college.Learn More
To get child support, the custodial parent must contact the child support office within the state where the parent and the children reside and complete an application to apply, according to the U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement. Paternity must be established before child support can be ordered.Full Answer >
According to California Courts, if the termination of parental rights is granted, the person is no longer deemed the parent of that child and is released of all responsibility of the child, including financial responsibility. If child support was owed prior to termination, those payments are still due.Full Answer >
Nolo explains that a parent is not required to pay child support until he is established as a legal parent, by a paternity test, court order or other legal means. An unmarried father who signs an acknowledgement of paternity pays child support, even without his name on the birth certificate.Full Answer >
By law, child custody and visitation rights for fathers are identical to those of mothers in every state. While mothers and fathers are technically equal under the law, About.com notes that fathers' visitation rights can sometimes be harder to exercise and enforce.Full Answer >