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    littlelitefoot3 is offline Junior Member
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    When do we stop paying Child Support???

    What is the name of your state? Louisiana
    I have a daughter that will be 18 years old in June. When does child support stop?
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    Age of majority in LA is 18, however, Louisiana Revised Statue 9:309(C)allows for child support to be paid for a child over the age of majority if the child is unmarried, a full time student in good standing in a secondary school, and dependent on either parent.
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    BethM is offline Member
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    Child support stops when you go back to court and ask for a modification of the child support. You can't just stop paying unless it stipulates in your decree that it stops at a certain age.
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    In Louisiana, It automatically stops at 18 unless the child is still in high school, then it continues until graduation or age 19 whichever comes first. There is no need to file to stop the child support.

    Louisiana Revised Statue 9:315.22 states:
    315.22. Termination of child support upon majority or emancipation; exceptions

    A. When there is a child support award in a specific amount per child, the award for each child shall terminate automatically without any action by the obligor upon each child's attaining the age of majority, or upon emancipation relieving the child of the disabilities attached to minority.

    B. When there is a child support award in globo for two or more children, the award shall terminate automatically and without any action by the obligor when the youngest child for whose benefit the award was made attains the age of majority or is emancipated relieving the child of the disabilities attached to minority.

    C. An award of child support continues with respect to any unmarried child who attains the age of majority, or to a child who is emancipated relieving the child of the disabilities attached to minority, as long as the child is a full-time student in good standing in a secondary school or its equivalent, has not attained the age of nineteen, and is dependent upon either parent. Either the primary domiciliary parent or the major or emancipated child is the proper party to enforce an award of child support pursuant to this Subsection.

    D. An award of child support continues with respect to any child who has a developmental disability, as defined in R.S. 28:381, until he attains the age of twenty-two, as long as the child is a full-time student in a secondary school. The primary domiciliary parent or legal guardian is the proper party to enforce an award of child support pursuant to this Subsection.
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    LdiJ is online now Senior Member
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    The bottom line is that child support doesn't automatically end at the age of 18...there are other factors that come into play....most particularly, high school graduation.

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