Originally Posted by mazzo1
There are several issues I have questions about:
1. If a child over the age of 18 changes his surname to his mother's maiden name, does the father still have to pay college expenses or child support (in NJ)?
2. If the father has NO say in the college choice, is he still obligated to pay college expenses - without any consideration to his income by the mother?
3. Should the child support, if not terminated by sent directly to the child instead of the mother if the child is A) over 18 and B) living on campus?
Any experience, advice, or suggestions would be highly appreciated
2. If the court orders it, then yes.
3. In my opinion, yes, but I'm not sure how it actually works.
NJ is probably about the worst state to live in if you are a non-custodial parent paying child support ordered by a NJ court. NJ has just about the most stringent child support laws in the nation, with NY probably running a close second. Remember, they don't call it the "Greedy State" for nothing.