Category: Emancipation

Parents are expected to support their children until they are emancipated, regardless of whether the children live with one, both, or neither parent

A child’s attendance in postsecondary education may be a basis to delay emancipation and continue support

When parties have multiple children covered under an unallocated child support order, and a child becomes emancipated, such emancipation is a change of circumstance

Reaching the age of eighteen merely creates the presumption a child is emancipated

Notwithstanding that both parents and their child no longer reside in New Jersey, a judge may have jurisdiction to determine the date of emancipatio

A child’s emancipation results in the complete termination of child support obligations

Parents are expected to support their children until they are emancipated, regardless of whether the children live with one, both, or neither parent

A declaration of emancipation must be based on the facts that then exist

A person on active duty with the military and enrolled in a service academy is emancipated from his or her parents for purposes of child support and college expenses

Once children are adults, the statutory presumption is established, and the burden of proof to rebut the presumption of emancipation shifts

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