In State Laws
Do you have to continue paying child support for an 18-year-old who dropped out of school when the order reads '18 or graduates with normal graduating class whichever occurs later'?
Answer To make an accurate assessment it would be necessary to know the exact and entire wording of the age stipulation. Logic would dicta…te that it would have been necessary for the custodial parent to give permission for the minor to leave school before graduation. Therefore, the age of 18 would apply rather than the stipulation of graduating from high school. The best and safest option would be to consult an attorney who is licensed to practice in the state where the order was issued. Answer If she has dropped out of school and has a job or has married, probably not. If she's just staying home, either talk to the judge or wait until her graduating class is done or the school will verify that there is no way that she can graduate with the class. Don't just stop making payments until you have good reason to believe that you are following the mandate of the court. Then you're done. (MORE)