My 16 year old step son has not been attending high school since his sophmore year he has been taking minimal home school once a week and is trying to take a test so he will not have to finish high school does my husband still need to pay child support even if he is not going to school?
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
He must continue to pay child support until one of the following events:
1. Child dies or is legally emanicipated
2. Child turns 18; unless child is enrolled full time in high school, in which case child support continues until the child graduates from high school or turns 19, whichever occurs first.
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Family Law Attorney
Sorry, but yes is the answer. Every parent has a duty to support their minor child. That obligation stops when the child becomes an adult (not including special needs children) or is deemed and emancipated minor. A child is deemed an adult when they reach 18. A child is deemed and emacipated minor by virtue of entering into a valid marriage or is on active duty with the armed forces of the United States, or the minor has been granted a declaration of emacipation.