If a child didnt finish High School do you still pay child support at age18?
In NYS if a child did not finish HS are you still obligated to pay child Support.
If child finished HS but does not go to college, but has a job and stays home with mom in NYS. Are you still obligated to pay Child Support.
- 9 months ago
you are an adult at 18, no one is required to take care of you
- BruceLv 79 months ago
I have never seen an order like that. I have seen an order where child support continues past 18 if the child is still in high school.
The date the child support terminates will be listed on the court order. That is where you will find your answer.
- 9 months ago
You will usually pay until HS ends or minority ends, which is at age 21. Sometimes it can go beyond that if they are disabled or in college. The rules are different in each state.
- Sunday CroneLv 79 months ago
It would depend on how the child support decision is written, but usually YES you pay support until they are 18.
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- yLv 79 months ago
I have never seen high school as part of a child support order, guess it could be. The order is supposed to specify age unless you are in a state like NH, where state law makes them all 21 or 22, don't remember which. If unsure, check the order and cross it against the state laws.
- davidmi711Lv 79 months ago
Smart people read the court order and do what the order requires. Smart people call their lawyer if after reading the order they are still unclear of the requirements.
Not smart people post generic questions like "If a child didnt finish High School do you still pay child support at age18?" that do not even reference the state/country where this happened and expect either the law to be global or the reader to be clairvoyant.
- SlickterpLv 79 months ago
That depends on what the support order says.
- KjelstadLv 69 months ago
- alLv 59 months ago
In most states child support is paid until the child's 19th birthday as they are a minor until then. School has nothing to do with it!
- scott bLv 79 months ago
Child support stops when they turn 18, as they are then adults and not children anymore. And finishing School or not has nothing to do with child support.