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My son will be 18 in March, he is a senior in high school.

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My son will be 18 in March, he is a senior in high school. His father thinks that child support will stop on his birthday. He will be going to college, is his father responsible for child support and college expenses until he is 21? We live in IN. Thank you for your response.
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Thank you for contacting our JA team for guidance.

If the order of support is in IN, child support stops at the age of 21 or when the child is declared imancipated by a court. In addition,

Ind. Code § 31-16-6-2 provides that a child support order may include sums for the child's education at institutions of higher learning, where appropriate.

Therefore, the father is wrong and child support will continue at least 3 additional years unless your son is declared emancipated.

Please let me know if you need additional information.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
How much is his father responsible for his college?
It depends on what your order of support says. If it is silent on the subject, then you would need to get your order modified. It would depend on your comparitive incomes and you'd still be subject to the state child support guidelines. Here is a child support calculator that you can use to estimate the amount of support: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/childsupport/

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