HOW CHILD SUPPORT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST UNMARRIED PARENTS
In some states Child Support continues past the age of 18 or graduation of HS (whichever is later). I find this absolutely ridiculous. In NYS where I live child support continues until 21 and I've heard whispers that it can be extended and continued through college (OMG hides from over zealous BM's). I feel that this violates the 14th Amendment equal protection of the law. Divorced or never married parents are forced to continue supporting their adult children- while no such mandatory enforcement is made to married parents. While many parents divorced or not do continue to support adult children for married parents or those blessed to not deal with the family court system this is not mandatory. How is it an ADULT can marry, join the military, move out (w/out consent) or refuse to see their non custodial parent, but yet child support is still enforceable. Does anyone know of any court cases that are or have tried to overturn this age? I've also heard of cases that require non-custodial child support paying parents of paying for college (not including divorce decrees where this was agreed upon). I don't know but last I checked college was a privilege not a right. Your parents do not owe you a college education. Is there anyone that lives in NY or any other state that extends child support past 18/graduation of high school? And is there anything beCHILD SUPPORTing done to correct this discriminatory practice?