When Does Child Support End?

There are significant consequences that come with falling behind or failing to pay child support. Hence, it is imperative to make these payments a priority. Eventually, these payments will cease, but when does that time come?

In most cases, child support ends when the child completes high school. There are scenarios where the payments will cease when the child legally becomes an adult at age eighteen, regardless of whether or not he or she has finished high school. However, there may also be situations where neither of these two scenarios applies.

It’s not a wise idea to make assumptions regarding when you can stop making child support payments. To see when the judge stipulated that they will cease, take a look at the court orders. When you don’t make sure that your responsibility is terminated based on a court order, it is possible to end up responsible for penalties that you did not pay even if the child is a legal adult.

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