What are the legal repercussions of my fiance and I running off to get married?

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What are the legal repercussions of my fiance and I running off to get married?

I am an 18 year old college student engaged to a US Marine. My parents are divorced and father has full custody; mother pays child support until I am 22 years old or graduate college. Does imy gtting married cancel the child support my mother pays to my father?

Asked on December 16, 2012 under Family Law, New York

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Absolutely; the child support usually stops at 18, when you are a legal adult. You get child support because it is used to offset your education (this is not the case in many states). As a result, your marriage will no longer have you legally a dependant of your father and therefore, your mother can immediately petititon for reimbursement or stopping the support.

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