My question involves child support in the State of: New Jersey.
I am 20 years old and my mother has been receiving child support for years. I don't have contact with my father and he recently took my mother to court to have me emancipated and the child support terminated. His request was denied. My mother is unemployed and still receiving the child support.
Now last year my mother kicked me out of the house upon returning home from college and I currently reside in PA. Now for the last year I have found full time employment and am trying to make ends meet on my own. However, I haven't received or seen a dime of the support and since I am no longer living under her roof the things she uses the support for such as her mortgage no longer apply since its not my residence. I am currently receives medical benefits and food stamps along with receiving rental assistance from the local assistance office because I am not receiving any money.
The court rendered that child support would be paid until I reach the age of 22. However I had to take the year off of school because of my financial situation, neither parent helping. But am going back next fall.
How do I get the child support? and is my mother using the child support fraudulently if she doesn't support me with rent, car insurance, school, food, clothes, etc?