Child support

H.E.A. 1520, P.L. 263
Effective: July 1, 2019

Provides that the duty to support a child ceases when the child becomes 19 years of age unless the child is a full-time student in a secondary school. Provides that in order for child support to continue for a child who is: (1) 19 years of age or older; and (2) a full-time student in a secondary school; a parent or guardian of the child must file notice advising the court that the child continues or will continue to be enrolled in secondary school. Specifies requirements for the content and filing of the notice. Provides that if a party to the child support proceeding does not file an objection or request for a hearing within thirty (30) days after the party receives the notice, the court may, without holding a hearing, issue an order continuing child support through the date on which the child is expected to graduate. Provides that senior prosecuting attorneys include persons employed for at least eight years as a part-time deputy prosecuting attorney. Provides that senior prosecuting attorneys may prosecute criminal nonsupport cases.

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