Custody/medical end?


My step-daughter is turning 18 soon. Does the custody order 50/50 end the day she turns 18 or would the custody order continue until graduation?

Would medical bills still be split 50/50 until graduation or do they no longer get split once child is 18?


Custody terms terminate once the child turns 18.

Child support terms typically terminate once the child has turned 18 and graduates from high school (whichever comes later) unless the child support order states differently. So unless the child support states otherwise, the medical bills would continue to be divided until she is 18 and has graduated from high school (assuming the child support order already requires division of medical bills).

Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

Rosen Online | Unlimited confidential access to a North Carolina attorney for $199/mo - click here

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service only, a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action. The information posted on this forum is available for public viewing and is not intended to create an attorney client relationship with any individual. These answers are provided for informational purposes only, a person should consult with their own individual legal counsel before taking any action that could affect their legal rights or obligations.