Greetings. It sounds to me like you have a separation agreement that deals with child support. The law for child support states that child support shall terminate when the minor child reaches age 18 unless the child is otherwise emancipated prior to the age of 18 or unless the child is still attending school, making satisfactory academic progress towards graduation. If the child is still in school heading towards graduation, child support may be paid until the child reaches age 20, unless the court orders child support terminated at age 18 or before high school graduation.
If your ex husband will not pay voluntarily, then I would suggest that you file an action with child support enforcement, and they will assist you in obtaining the child support you require for the remainder of your child’s high school graduation. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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