What You Need To Know About Child Support And Handicapped Children.
This topic comes about from a consultation that I had with a parent who stated that her husband was wanting to stop paying child support for their handicapped child now that that child has turned 18 years of age.
What you need to know about child support and handicapped children is that Nevada has a statute whereby a parent is obligated to support a handicapped child beyond the age of majority. That child has to have had the handicap prior to reaching the age of majority, but the parent is responsible by law to continue the child support for a handicapped child after they’ve reached the age of majority.
For this purpose, handicap is described as a child that is physically or mentally impaired and therefore cannot support themselves. That impairment has to be continuous for 12 months or more before reaching the age of majority and also after the child has reached the age of majority that impairment must have been diagnosed or continued longer than a year.
This is just a brief overview of the obligations of a parent for handicapped children. If you want to discuss this topic more and this topic does need a more in-depth discussion if you have this issue, please don’t hesitate. Go to vegasdivorcemeeting.com. I’ll be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss this particular situation. If you are facing this issue please give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss this situation with you.
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