Fort Washington, MD asked in Family Law and Child Support for Maryland

Q: My bf's ex is filing for child support and he is 17, can she receive cs for all those 17 years even tho they were marrie

And living together until 2015? He was supporting them and taking care of his kids, and she just filed in December 2017. Does it go back to when she filed?

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Nyasha A. West
Nyasha A. West
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  • Pikesville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: In Maryland, child support ends when the child reaches 18 years of age. The Court may enter an Order that includes arrears back to the date of filing, not the date of separation. Your boyfriend will be required to pay those arrears in full, even after the child turns 18.

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