St. Louis Family Law Firm, Zolman Law Firm, Offers Tips on the Emancipation of Children at the End of Child Support Obligation

St. Louis Family Law Firm, Zolman Law Firm, handles both ‘sides’ of the emancipation equation.

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St. Louis Family Law Attorney

Carla Zolman

There are also the cases where the parent obligated to pay support believes that their child should no longer be subject to the court or state-ordered child support obligation.

(PRWEB) June 24, 2014

There are parents who wish to continue providing child support after their child moves on to college after high school. However, not knowing the basics of what they must do to legally continue to receive child support from the paying parent often causes children to emancipate even when parents have the best intentions. A custodial parent has certain obligations to fulfill to continue to receive support, and failure to follow these guidelines can stop support, and even result in the receiving parent owing a significant refund to the paying parent.

There are also the cases where the parent obligated to pay support believes that their child should no longer be subject to the court or state-ordered child support obligation. Sometimes these parents simply stop paying child support without ascertaining if their child is indeed emancipated, which can lead to the filing of a Motion for Contempt by the custodial parent. In these cases, the state can also take actions, such a suspending driver’s licenses, hunting and fishing licenses, revocations of passports, and even of professional licenses.

People that try to navigate without any legal counsel often end up with less than desirable results, because they don’t understand all the pitfalls that can completely sink their case. Often paying for one hour of an attorney’s time to go over what they need to do, regardless of which ‘side’ of the equation they are on, can save thousands of dollars down the road. Once armed with the knowledge from that meeting, many clients are then equipped to go forward towards their goal.

“Knowing the statutory guidelines that cover emancipation, including all the ‘little’ nuisances and caveats that can make or break your case, is essential to a successful outcome,” states a representative of the Zolman Law Firm. “ A St. Louis Child support attorney at Zolman Law Firm can help you navigate these waters and reach the most advantageous outcome possible for your case.”

Many children have the potential of emancipation once they graduate from high school and do not enroll in college prior to October 1st of the same calendar year. Even enrolling by October 1st does not assure the child of non-emancipation unless certain statutory guidelines are followed.

Zolman Law Firm handles cases in St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, and Lincoln County.

About the Zolman Law Firm:

Since establishment in 1996, the Zolman Law Firm has been working with the people in St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding areas, specializing in divorce cases, family law, child support, father’s rights, custody and visitation, and much more.

The Zolman Law Firm takes the time to learn about their clients and understand the vision for their future. The skilled team of St. Louis family law attorneys educates the customers, provides realistic feedback and possible outcomes, while ensuring the cost and time spent is of minimal financial impact to the families.


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