Note that it says "OR" the other provisions of the law cited about dependent children being defined. That definition probably includes turning 18. Note however, that if there are any arrears, those are still owed even after the child is no longer a dependent.
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No, support will terminate when she graduates from high school next year.
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The child support should end when she graduates high school.
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Generally, until the children turn 18. Sometimes that gets extended depending on various factors.
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If your child has special needs, the support could be extended.
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One is only obligated to pay child support until child reaches 18 years of age UNLESS child is still in high school then it is extended until the child is 19 years of age. Some children will marry at a very young age and if the child marries under the age of 18, child support stops. Emancipation means the child went in front of a court and petitioned to make their own decisions and for all legal purposes, be deemed an adult before actually reaching the age of 18 years.
When the child graduates from high school, noting that is seems the child does not have a disability that would continue to make them considered a dependent.
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