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Can I end child support if my kid is working full-time, going to school part-time and still living with his mother?


VERY interesting news coming out of the New Jersey Appellate Division: it is now possible to apply for a reduction or elimination of child support if the child is working full-time, going to school part-time, and still living with the parent receiving support. This is a big change – prior to today, going to school part-time and living at home meant child support continued.

The case is Gall v. Gall and you can read a synopsis here. (link opens in a new window)

In short, the relevant part is quoted below:

“A child over the age of eighteen, working full-time, and attending school only part-time, absent some unusual circumstances not evident in this record, is emancipated even if residing with a parent because his or her employment income is alleged to be insufficient to allow the child to live independently.”

If you or someone you know is in a situation like this, I may be able to help. Please call me at 973-584-5402 or email me at

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