How long am I entitled to receive child support?

Child support is an extremely important aspect of family law that is designed to ensure that a parent with primary custody is able to provide a child or children with all of the necessities of a healthy upbringing without sacrificing too much time spent with the child or children. It is possible to earn enough money to provide for a child's upbringing, but it could be at the expense of being able to spend the time necessary to ensure the child is succeeding in academic and social settings.

For many custodial parents, child support is a necessity. Without child support, the life that a child is accustomed to may not be maintained, which is why many custodial parents may worry about the cutoff date for their child support payments. A sudden and unexpected loss of child support payments could ultimately cause a massive upheaval in not only your financial situationĀ but your entire life.

Child support ends when the child reaches what is known as the age of majority. This is the age at which a child is no longer considered a minor under the law; in most states, including Florida, this age is 18. It is important to note that while it is most common for child support to end when a child reaches the age of majority, there are many circumstances and situations in which child support payments can be extended, such as if a child has special needs or is still in high school.

As important as child support is, it is not always easy to understand the laws surrounding the payments. If you have any questions about child support, consider contacting an attorney who is familiar with family law in your area. This will ensure that the information you receive is accurate for your particular circumstances.

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