How long do I have to pay child support?

Unless there is an agreement between the parents in place, child support is statutorily paid until a child reaches age 18 or until that child is no longer a full-time high school student, not self-supporting, and living at home or 19, whichever comes first.  The courts may also order the continuation of support for any child over the age of 18 who is severely and permanently mentally or physically disabled,  unable to live independently and support him or herself, and resides in the home of the parent seeking or receiving child support. See information on how support is determined.

Kellam T. Parks
Managing Member of Parks Zeigler, PLLC