Do I have to pay child support if my son completed independent studies and have a full time job?"
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Child support orders usually contain language that states that child support continues until the child turns 18 and graduates high school. So if the child turns 18 during their senior year of high school but has not graduated, then child support continues until they graduate.
If both criteria occurred, you should notify your local county Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) and inform them of that information. Otherwise, if only one of the criteria is met, then you should inform DCSS when those criteria are scheduled to occur. For instance, if the child turns 18 in December but does not graduate until May/June then you should notify DCSS in advance.
If your child support orders do not contain any such language then you should contact DCSS to have that issue heard scheduled to be heard before the court or you can independently file a motion to address the issue before the court.
You may want to contact a local family law attorney or seek additional information from your local county court Self Help Center.
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