The Louisiana State House, The Louisiana State Senate, and Governor John Bel Edwards
Extend Louisiana Child Support Laws for Children with Severe and Profound Disabilities Past the A...
Please amend the current Louisiana Child Support laws to extend child support for children with severe and profound disabilities past the age of 21.
Why is this important?
Current Louisiana child support law terminates at age 22 for children with disabilities. As a result too many custodial parents of adult children with severe and profound disabilities are faced with the daily challenges of raising their child on their own, i.e., 100% of their financial, physical, and emotional care frequently becomes the sole responsibility of the custodial parents for the rest of their lives, while the noncustodial parent refuses to provide support even though they are very capable of doing so. This is not fair to either the adult child with severe and profound disabilities or their custodial parent!
Governor Jindal and the Louisiana legislature has the chance to change this. We're calling on them to standup for and protect the well-being of adult children with severe and profound disabilities and stop the unfair responsibility put on their custodial parents.
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