UPDATE: Today is the Big Day!
For whatever reason, the Girhippo wants YSS (HousesHitter 18.5) to emancipate without a full time job and without being out of the house. As a refresher, CS automatically goes to age 21 no matter what the "child" is doing. There are very few specific emancipation events that meet the criteria BEFORE age 21. This is not one of them and the Gir should know that having been in the CPS biz, foster parent counseling, etc. etc.
Also coincidentally the lights have come back on for the HousesHitter's social media accounts. He had scrubbed them for awhile shortly after "graduating" HS.
There has to be an ulterior motive for the Gir to want to stop CS before 21 which has been speculated upon before. The Gir and her clan have told everyone who will listen that "Chef never paid a penny" and "left them high and dry." (TM)
Nothing could be further from the truth, however.
Here are three options from best case to worst case scenario:
1. The court will agree with the Gir and let her have her way, ending CS (not likely at all; the state loves their Fed kickbacks for most CS ordered/collected)
2. Chef's attorney will present that this is not an emancipation event as defined by NYS law and things will continue status quo i.e. CS will continue as is until the HousesHitter turns 21 or if there is an actual legal emancipation event before then
3. The court will reexamine finances and somehow contrive a CS upwards modiication as a result of the Gir filing this (although she is not due for an actual review until 4/22). There has been no signficant financial differences on Che's side, however she is almost certainly making more money working for the VA (a 30 minute commute for her which is unprecedented so this must be a promotion from her foster parent counseling gig for a local to her non profit).
UPDATE: Apparently the HousesHitter has some under the table job at $14 an hour and is still living with the Gir. The Magistrate read off the NYS definition of emancipation, that it didn't rise to that definition, Chef's attorney moved to dismiss and everything is status quo. CS still goes on. There was also a matter of the Gir saying that "both parents have agreed that YSS is emancipated" which is a lie. Chef never has any communication with them outside of court proceedings so his attorney advised against this as the job (probably) may not last very long and she can go back for more CS should (when) the HousesHitter loses his job.