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    How to get support reduced when one child turns 18

    What is the name of your state? Tennessee

    I have 3 children, who I pay child support for. One has reached age 18 and has graduated from high school. Can I file a something (Motion for Modification of Child Support?) on my own or am I going to have to pay an attorney to file something. I was thinking that would be some sort of simple process for changing child support when one of the children reaches adulthood. What do I have to do?


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    what is in your court order?


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    It states the standard 18 years of age or upon graduation from high school, whichever comes later. It would automatically be stopped if there were no other children being supported, but I still have two under 18.


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    Is the support through CSE? You can do that on your own by requesting a modification.


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    To be quite honest , if you filed for a reduction through a modification , it may not be reduced hardly at all if any .


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsseeoh View Post
    What is the name of your state? Tennessee

    I have 3 children, who I pay child support for. One has reached age 18 and has graduated from high school. Can I file a something (Motion for Modification of Child Support?) on my own or am I going to have to pay an attorney to file something. I was thinking that would be some sort of simple process for changing child support when one of the children reaches adulthood. What do I have to do?
    You don't have to have an attorney for a simple modification due to the eldest child emancipating. Before you file though, if your income has increased since the order was issued, you need to run the numbers on a CS calculator to see how much of a decrease there might be. Sometimes, if a NCP is earning alot more than before the CS could increase even though there's one less child.


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