Baltimore, MD asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania

Q: When does i stop paying child support my child will be 19 on feb 6 2018 in 11 grade and being home school. Please help

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Lisa Marie Vari
Lisa Marie Vari
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: In Pennsylvania, child support is generally payable until a child reaches eighteen years old or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later. A support obligation may continue, however, when a child has special needs.

You must file a request for a hearing to determine if modification of the support order is appropriate. Until a petition for modification is filed with the family court and a new court order is entered, the parent paying support is required to continue making payments as outlined in the existing support court order.

Please feel free to visit my website for more information on filing a support modification in Pennsylvania.

Lisa Marie Vari, Esquire

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