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Question: I live in Missouri, I have been paying child support on my son faithfully, in fact, I have overpaid app $5000! Two ?'s, one-how do I go about filing a petition to end child support(was due to end May 31, 2011-recently found out I have to petition the court first), second-am I entitled to my overage to be repaid? My son is 18 and doesnt live with his mother anymore.

Answer:

-Assuming the Child Support order is from Arizona, and deals with Arizona law, the Arizona Child Support Guidelines state that the duration of child support is governed by ARS 25-320 and 25-501, the guidlines can be accessed in full here. In part, it states that “upon entry of an initial or modified child support order, the court shall…establish a presumptive date for the termination of the current child support obligation.” Such forms can be accessed through the Arizona Superior Court’s website, here.

-When a parent who pays child support has paid more than the required amount, ARS 25-527 indicates that an obligor whose obligation to pay support has terminated, they may file a request for reimbursement against the oblige for support payments made in excess of the amount ordered. But, the obligor must file the request with the clerk of the superior court within twenty-four months after the termination of the obligation, see ARS 25-527. The self-service center for the Arizona Superior Court can be accessed here.

 

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  • I live in Missouri, I have been paying child support on my son faithfully, in fact, I have overpaid app $5000! Two ?'s, one-how do I go about filing a petition to end child support(was due to end May 31, 2011-recently found out I have to petition the court first), second-am I entitled to my overage to be repaid? My son is 18 and doesnt live with his mother anymore.

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