Written by attorney Katrin Eleonore Falco

Does Child Support Stop at 21

Are you a parent who has been paying child support for many years? Watch this video to learn the answer to the question, does child support stop at 21?

Child support ends when a child emancipates, which can occur at age 21, or upon a sooner emancipating event. You may see reference into entrance in the military or even marriage being a qualifying event. You should, if you have an agreement, refer to that agreement for how and when the child support would stop and if it happens automatically. Otherwise, what you can do, if you are paying through the child Support Collection Unit, is to file a petition with the family court.

Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., is a New York family law and divorce attorney in Albany, Saratoga, and the surrounding areas. If you are experiencing an issue in family law, divorce, child custody, or child support give us a call for a consultation at 518-380-2588 or visit us online at (

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