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Child Support until 22 ?!?!

Where2Begin's picture

Is anyone or their spouses obligated to pay child support until the child is 22 as long as they are enrolled in college???

stamina's picture

My ex has to pay child support until age 25 if the children live at home and are in school. He is also supposed to pay part of their post secondary, extra-cirricular activities and braces, etc. However, he does pay child support which hasn't been increased or altered in 12 years. He doesn't provide anything towards their other expenses and I don't care. I am just glad to be rid of his abusive, life threatening behaviour. I have been the sole provider for my children for 14 years, even when into a second marriage. I just paid $8,000 for braces for 2 kids as I am contributing to their post secondary expenses as well. But that is better investment than one's children. I don't invest in my current spouse's children though: that is his concern. Callous? Maybe, but I have to take care of my own. I am the only one who will!

Chel Bell's picture

My dad pays my mom CS on my brothers, one is going to be 21, he is in collage, thats why it goes until 22, same w/ my younger brother who is now 16.....if he goes to collage too, my dad has to pay until he is 22 as well......the poor bastard will probably be dead by then.~ " I started out clean, now, I'm jaded"~ Rob Thomas, Matchbox 20

Chel Bell's picture

It has to be agreed apon in the divorce decree...before the divorce is final, that they will do this, otherwise it is 18 and out....BM cannot spring it on you later.~ " I started out clean, now, I'm jaded"~ Rob Thomas, Matchbox 20

StepLightly's picture

I our state, it is 19 (college and all that stuff doesn't matter. Nineteen.

kassandrarayne's picture

Same here. The laws vary from Province to Province but the rule of thumb is 23 or the first degree (18 if they have no plans to further their education)

smurfy1smile's picture

In MN, it's 18 and/or out of high school. So in my case, BS16's child support will end in a little over 2 years, if he graduates on time.