My daughter graduates highschool 3 months prior to her 18th birthday. Does child support end upon graduation or after she turns 18?
Hi @Amypowell - while you wait for the Rosen attorneys to respond, I suggest looking it up in the statutes. Short answer - after your daughter turns 18.
Payments ordered for the support of a child shall terminate when the child reaches the age of 18 except: If the child is still in primary or secondary school when the child reaches age 18, support payments shall continue until the child graduates, otherwise ceases to attend school on a regular basis, fails to make satisfactory academic progress towards graduation, or reaches age 20, whichever comes first, unless the court in its discretion orders that payments cease at age 18 or prior to high school graduation.
Child support does not terminate until the child has turned 18 and has graduated from high school, unless a court order or separation agreement state differently. In your case, the very earliest child support could terminate is the month your daughter turns 18 since she will still be 17 at the time of her high school graduation.
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Thanks, I appreciate you responding to my message.