Constructive Emancipation: The Breakdown of a Relationship Between Parent and Child and the Termination of Child Support


Within the last month, the Appellate Division, Second Department, has decided several interesting family law cases. One, in particular, directly answers a question I am frequently asked, which, in some form, goes like this: My son refuses to visit me; do I have to pay child support for him?

The answer, as supplied by the Court in the case of Gold v. Fisher, is- it depends.

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