Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida

Q: How should I respond to a petition for modification of child support due to a child turning 18?

This fact is true however, the child is in college and is still being supported by myself and currently resides in my home. I also still pay for his insurance, vehicle, gas, and food.

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
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  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The law in Florida is that child support terminates at age 18 and/or high school graduation. Unless you have a settlement agreement that says something different the child support will end.

Ariel Rojas agrees with this answer

Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
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  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Agree with Rand. Child support is through high school or until a child turns 18. Therefore, it looks like child support will be completed if your child already finished high school and is approaching 18.

Good luck!

Ariel Rojas agrees with this answer

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