April 2016 | '--So.3d--, 2016 WL 1564432 (Miss. Ct. App. 2016)

Oster v. Ratliff (Mississippi 2016)

A father argued his two children emancipated for purposes of ending child support because they had moved out of their mother’s home into an apartment and were employed full time. The Court found that for the period of time in question, the children were full-time students, not full-time employees, and dependent on their parents for financial support. Therefore, they were not emancipated. The older child had since turned 21, but back support was owed from the time the father stopped paying until his 21st birthday. Support is still ongoing for the younger child until she turns 21 or another of the emancipation reasons apply.

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