Saint Charles, MO asked in Child Support and Divorce for Missouri

Q: Do all aspects of divorce settlement end when child turns 21?

My son turns 21 in a few weeks and will still be attending college in the fall. I am 100% responsible for health insurance and 60% responsible for college costs. The settlement says neither parent shall be responsible for college costs for more than 8 semesters but doesn't say I am responsible for 60% for all 8 semesters. When he turns 21 am I still responsible for 100% of health insurance and 60% of college costs?

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Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: When he turns 21 you are no longer financially responsible for him. You may stop paying for college costs and health insurance if necessary.

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