Asked in Family Law for Minnesota

Q: What happens with child support when my daughter turns 18 and I still have my son half the time?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Kristen Bullock

Answered
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: It depends on how the child support order was written. However, in general, there is no automatic reduction when one of the children become emancipated (turn 18 or graduate from high school). The obligor is still responsible until they file in court asking or a reduction. Again, that would depend on what the child support order stated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 651.270.6484 if you have any questions.

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