What happens to child support if non-custodial parent dies?

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I am a single mom with an 18 year-old daughter who still lives with me. We live in New York State. My ex-husband is quite ill and currently on life-support. He may not survive. What will happen with respect to child support? He is re-married and I am wondering if there are any obligations on his part? Will she get his social security benefits or do they go to his wife? To my knowledge, he has no will.

Alex Roshuk Answered 7 years ago| Contributor
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