Children in Massachusetts and elsewhere in America are generally entitled to receive support until they reach the age of majority. When parents separate or divorce, a court may mandate support payments even if neither party requested them. However, if a parent does initially request child support, he or she may wish to stop the payments in the future.
There are several circumstances which may cause a parent to stop wanting to receive child support payments. In one such scenario, the parents may decide to get back together. When this happens, there is no reason for the child support to continue, and the parent who requested it will need to go to court and request that it is terminated.