You probably don’t have to pay child support for a mentally disabled child past the age of 21.
While there may be ethical and moral considerations in how you approach this question, the position taken by the State of New York is that there are state-sanctioned services available to disabled adults, which help to relieve the burden on family caregivers.
The extent to which the burden is relaxed is an open question.
Obviously, the spouse who provides care to a disabled adult child will be making sacrifices for the rest of their life.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we understand the delicacy of matters like this, and work with our clients to ensure that the settlement agreement protects them financially, while giving them peace of mind.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.