Continue child support when a child turns 18
In most states child support stops when a child turns 18, even if they are still in high school. You can apply to get a COURT order to continue support when the child turns 18. I suggest applying to have it continued past the 18 birthday well before the child has their 18th birthday. This way you will continue to get your weekly child support payments. You can also file to have it continued while the child is in and attending college.
You need to go to your local Family Court ( you can find this on your states home web page) and file a Motion or Complaint for Modification to continue child support. P.S. do this several months before the child turns 18, so you get a court hearing before the support ends and support continues.
Support can continue if the child is still in high school, ( usually not a GED program) full-time college student until age 23, or is dependent on you for example a child with special needs or severe mental health issues. Bring proof of these things and go to court… Doctor letter, counselor letter, college trascripts or report cards. Yoour local Department of Revenue or Child supporr enforcement agency can also help you. They may even help you file the paper work, serve the other party, or represent you in Court. As always if you have any questions you may want to consuklt with an attorney. In some court hpuses there maybe an
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