Do the parents have to pay child support when a child turns 18, still in school, and lives with an aunt?

I have a son that is a manipulator that has been in and out of trouble. He has manipulated the system to move in with his aunt. Currently I am paying a very large sum of support for him, he will be 18 in August but has one more year of school left. Am I required to pay support for him until he is 18 or out of school?

Carlisle, PA -

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April Marie Townsend

April Marie Townsend

Child Support Lawyer - Langhorne, PA
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The obligation to pay child support generally lasts until the child is 18 or graduates high school, whichever is later. Therefore, you would likely be obligated to continue paying until he graduates high school.

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Karen Ann Ulmer

Karen Ann Ulmer

Child Support Lawyer - Langhorne, PA
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You will be required to pay support until he graduates from high school as long as he is in school and attending full time.

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