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Frequently Asked Questions: Divorce & Family Law

How Long Does Child Support Continue?

In general, child support in accord with the Child Support Guidelines is paid until a child attains age 18.  Thereafter the court may make appropriate orders of maintenance, support and education of any child who has attained age 18 but who has not attained age 21 and who is domiciled in the home of a parent, and remains principally dependent on the parent for maintenance.  The court can also make appropriate orders of maintenance, support and education for any child who has attained age 21 but who has not attained age 23, if the child remains dependent due to enrollment in an educational program, excluding educational costs beyond an undergraduate degree.

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