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Terminate Payments, according to our State Laws, the noncustodial parent’s financial obligation terminates at 18 or graduation from high school unless the support order states otherwise. For some reason this causes a lot of confusion for both the custodial and noncustodial parent but in reality it’s pretty simple.

Now, if the noncustodial parent is behind the arrears do not just disappear and in this case payments must continue until all back payments have been paid.

Now, if you have been paying on time and the state is still deducting your child support through wage garnishment or will not properly account for all of your payments call my office immediately.  A skilled San Antonio lawyer can help you resolve lingering issues with the attorney generals office.

Sec. 154.006.  TERMINATION OF DUTY OF SUPPORT.  (a)  Unless otherwise agreed in writing or expressly provided in the order or as provided by Subsection (b), the  order terminates on:

(1)  the marriage of the children;

(2)  the removal of the child’s disabilities for general purposes;

(3)  the death of  the children;

(4)  a finding by a court that the children:

(A)  is 18 years of age or older; and

(B)  has failed to comply with the enrollment or attendance requirements described by Section 154.002(a); or

(5)  if the child enlists in the armed forces of the United States, the date on which the child begins active service as defined by 10 U.S.C. Section 101.

(b)  Unless a nonparent or agency has been appointed conservator of the child under Chapter 153, the order, and any provision relating to conservatorship, possession, or access terminates on the marriage or remarriage of the obligor and obligee to each other.