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How long does a child support order last?


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Answered 2010-11-29 03:09:37

It depends on your state. In most places it ends when the child reaches and 18 and also graduates from high school but not after their 19th birthday. In some states it is 21.

A Separation Agreement signed by the parties at the time of the divorce can provide for child support until the child has completed an undergraduate degree in a timely manner. Also, some states are extending the period for child support to cover higher education.

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