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First let me say I am and will help my son through college

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First let me say I am and will help my son through college by buying clothes, helping him with fuel cost, extra cash for spending, carry medical insurance, pay for cell phone, etc. My divorce papers say I have to pay child support until the child becomes 18, marries, etc., except that if the child becomes 18 while enrolled in and attending secondary school on full time basis, then such support shall continue until the child completes secondary school, provided that such support shall not be required after 20. He is in college now an is 18. Do I still have to pay child support?

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Hello again, Tom.

Based on the plain language of the court's order, you would typically be required to continue to pay support for the child. I'm sorry, I realize that is not what you wished to hear.

If there have been significantly changed circumstances since the order was entered that would justify a termination or modification of support, you could file such a motion with the court, but your son's going to college would not justify a change typically since that appears to have been contemplated by the court's order.

Here is a link which sets out common grounds to support a modification or termination of support under GA law:

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