Q: Does child support end for two kids when the youngest isn't a minor anymore?
I'm not familiar with the child support laws in AL but it seems that child support is determined by how many minors and both parent's income. Is that correct? So if I have a client who is getting $500 for two kids, the youngest kid is 10 and the oldest is 17. So will child support be given in full until both kids aren't minors anymore?
A: Unless the order specifically states that the support will drop to a certain number when one child ages out, the support continues at the current number until the 2nd child ages out. In most cases, this isn't a problem because the person paying child support may be earning more money, so the amount paid paid for 1 child, if recalculated, would be the same as what they already paying for 2.
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