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Child Support

How old does your child have to be before you can stop paying child support?

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02/25/2007

The terms of the child support order define when the non custodial parent's financial obligation ends. Generally it is at the age of majority for the state in which the support order was issued, in most states that age is 18. The obligated parent should not arbitrarily cease payment regardless of what circumstances may arise.