How long does my child get child support?

Absent an agreement between the parties to pay for a longer period of time, child support will continue to be paid for any child over the age of 18 who is (i) a full-time high school student, (ii) not self-supporting, and (iii) living in the home of the party seeking or receiving child support until such child reaches the age of 19 or graduates from high school, whichever first occurs. The court may also order the continuation of support for any child over the age of 18 who is (i) severely and permanently mentally or physically disabled, (ii) unable to live independently and support himself, and (iii) resides in the home of the parent seeking or receiving child support.[1]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kellam T. Parks
Managing Member of Parks Zeigler, PLLC