My son has a mental disabilities that affect his judgement and reasoning.
Child support terminates upon the child becoming emancipated. The presumptive age of emancipation for child support purposes is 19 years. If the child is unable to function on their own, such as a special needs child, they may not be emancipated even at age 19. You may stop paying child support when the child turns 19 years of age, in which event the mother may move the court to continue child support due the child's dependency.
If your son is living on his own and is financially independent, you can file a motion asking the court to terminate child support because he is emancipated. Otherwise, Colorado law specifies that your child support obligation continues until your son reaches the age of 19 years or the month after he graduates from high school, whichever occurs last in time. If he is disabled and unable to provide for himself, the other parent could ask the court to extend your support obligation beyond your son's 19th birthday, and the court has the authority to do so.
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