Last CS Payment

If last child has turned 18 prior to graduation and they graduate in the middle of the month, does the last payment have to be a full month of CS or can it be prorated? Is there anything else that needs to be done to stop payments, i.e. additional paperwork to the court, etc? Payments are being made directly to ex-spouse and not through any service.

Yes, the last month (the month the child graduates since the “child” is already 18) must be paid in full. Child support for a child that ages out (turns 18 and graduates from high school) terminates without court order and you do not need to file anything in court.


Anna Ayscue

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Thank you, Anna!

I do appreciate you responding to my question, it does help!