How Long Is Child Support Due

By | March 21, 2011

Child support is generally due until the child in question marries, becomes emancipated, dies, turns 18 and is no longer a full time high school student, or turns 19, whichever occurs first. Many high school students are age 18 when they graduate, so support would be owing until they graduate. The occasional child will still have not completed high school when he or she turns 19 and regardless of whether the child finishes high school, support will cease to be due when the child turns 19. Many parents continue to support their children through college, but there is no state mandate that a divorced parent has to support a college student.