My daughter turns 18 in April of this year. According to my divorce agreement my ex is to pay child support until one of the following:
"1) Completion of the child’s high school education, but not beyond the age of twenty (20) years
- Attaining the age of 18 years if such child has completed his high school education"
The first condition doesn’t apply since she will finish high school in June of this year. My question is on the second condition, is it saying the support will stop when she turns 18 in April or when she completes high school in June. My interpretation is when she finishes in June because in April she is 18 but has not completed her high school education.
Another question - our agreement says:
“The Defendant shall have a right to the tax exemption to the minor child every other year beginning with the year 2005.”
My question here is since she will be 18, does that no longer qualify her as a minor (as stated in the above statement) and does that mean he can no longer claim her on his taxes? She is getting ready to attend college and in order lower her tuition and to deduct her college costs I will need to claim her. She lives with me and will be living at home while attending college.
Thanks for your help.