She will be 17 this February and we just found out that she quit school when she was 16. His child support is up for review now and has almost doubled! Is he still obligated to pay child support once the child quits school or will he have to continue anyway until she is 18?
He has to pay until 18 or out of High School, but not past turning 20...unless she is emancipated judicially
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Yes. Generally, a parent is responsible for the welfare of the child until 18 or after graduation from high school.
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If you want to stop paying child support, you need to file an action to that end. You cannot unilaterally stop paying child support if there is a child support order. Best of luck.
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The high school provision of the statute is a way of extending the child support obligation past the child's birthday if they turn 18 while still in school. It is not a mechanism for cutting off child support before she is 18.
You should consider consulting with a child support attorney to ensure that the calculations have been done correctly.
A person is generally obligated to pay child support until a child reaches the age of 18 years, or graduates high school, whichever occurs last. However, just because the child may have quit high school does not mean that the support obligation is over. You may want to consult with a local attorney to make sure you understand your rights and obligations.
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