Q) My stepson will be 18 next year. So, he will be a Senior in high school. He doesn’t plan on going to college right away and wants to move in with us. Divorce papers doesn’t specifically say when child support stops. Can you tell me
A) Generally, in most states, child support obligation ends when the child reaches age 18, goes off to college, dies, or gets married. Some states may allow child support to continue beyond the age of 18 in situations such as if the child is still living at home and attending high school, or if the child has special needs. Please consult your state child support office for clarification.