Q: Does a second family affect a child support order?
A: When a child support order is established, a noncustodial parent’s second family will be reflected in the support calculation. However, once the child support order has been established, a second family is not considered a valid reason to modify the support order for the first family.
Q: Will SES help collect any amounts owed after my current support ends?
A: Yes. SES will continue to enforce the order to collect any amounts that are owed.
Q: When does the child support order end?
A: In general, the duty to support created by a child support order ends when the child reaches the age of 18. However, this general rule may vary from state to state. For example, in Connecticut, the duty to support may extend to age 19 if the child is still in high school. Please contact SES for a more accurate determination about the duration of your child’s support order.