The age of emancipation in Nebraska is 19. Child support is paid through the birth month of the child when (s)he reaches the age of 19. Upon the child’s emancipation, the obligation should terminate automatically.
If there is an outstanding balance due at the time the child turns 19, that amount will continue to be owed and enforced until it is paid in full.
In certain situations, child support may terminate earlier than the age of emancipation. Possible reasons for termination include: the court made a finding that the child has emancipated, death of the child, and termination/relinquishment of parental rights. If termination should occur prior to the child turning age 19, a Motion and Order may need to be filed. If you believe your child support obligation may be eligible for termination, please contact the Nebraska Child Support Customer Call Center at (402) 441-8715 or (877) 631-9973 (toll free).