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Nov 2022NEW CHILD SUPPORT LAW POSSIBLY PROVIDING ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR ADULT CHILDREN THROUGH AGE TWENTY SIX
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Dec 2018CHANGES IN DIVORCE LAW
NEW CHILD SUPPORT LAW POSSIBLY PROVIDING ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR ADULT CHILDREN THROUGH AGE TWENTY SIX
November 17, 2022
NEW LEGISLATION AFECTING CHILD SUPPORT
On October 8, 2021, the Domestic Relations Act was amended to provide possible support for adult children through age 26. See DRL, Chapter 437 of the Laws of 2021)
Also, the Family Court Act added a like provision in its Section 413-b.
Both provisions provide possibilities for petitions for continued child support for adult children with certain qualifying disabilities.
The Mental Hygiene law controls the controlling definition of what diagnosis would qualify for purposes of a developmental disability in an adult child. If you or someone you know has an adult child and is in need of child support it would behoove you to look into this with a New York Family Law Attorney.
By: Your New York Divorce Lawyer Lisa Beth Older