yes, as each child ages out/graduates from high school you will need to file a modification of support.
When your oldest child is no longer eligible for child support you can agree to a new amount with your spouse or you can file a motion to modify child support. The court will recalcuate the amount based on only two children.
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You can file to modify CS after the oldest graduates from HS but I’d run the numbers first. You may find that you’ll pay more for one child than you have been paying for two. It sounds crazy, I know, but it can happen.
I guess it is possible to pay more if it has been a while since your cs has been adjusted or if your income has increased.
There is a 3 year age difference between my 2 children. When my oldest daughter graduates HS, I know I will not be obligated to pay child support for her anymore. However, how does that work since I am paying for 2 children? Do I have to go to court when she graduates and request to modify the amount on my own?