Scottsdale, AZ asked in Child Support for Arizona

Q: My child 18. Graduates soon, 15000 in arrears. It says have to agree to pay current support plus arrears for 24 months??

Case is in NC. How does it work? Why do I pay Support after graduation after child turns 18?

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Randi Sirlin

  • Licensed in Arizona

A: I cannot give you legal advice regarding North Carolina. If your case was in Arizona, a child support order is presumed to terminate upon the minor child turning 19 or graduating from high school, which ever comes first, so here, there could easily be a current support obligation. Regarding arrears, those may be ordered to be paid until the amount is paid off.

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