Washington, DC asked in Child Support for Missouri

Q: Am I still obligated to pay child support under Missouri Law?

My daughter dropped out of school when she was 16. She just turned 18 and received her GED in Dec 2019. She has not enrolled in higher education and plans to take a year off, seek employment, and think about it. As she is 18 and not enrolled in higher education am I obligated to continue to pay child support. Missouri Law says child support continues if she HAS enrolled in higher education by October of graduating high school or GED. Where she is not enrolled, and not sure if she even will, am I still obligated to continue child support?

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Kristen Thurmond
Kristen Thurmond
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  • Kansas City, MO
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A: You will want to look into your options to terminate child support in Missouri if Missouri has issued the support order through an administrative proceeding or judgment containing a support order. Try looking for the self representation forms regarding termination of child support on the courts.mo.gov website. You shouldn't need an attorney.

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